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Tom Brady

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Born in San Mateo, California, Tom Brady attended Junipero High School and graduated from St. Mary’s Cathedral in 1995. In addition to being a star football player, Brady was also an excellent baseball player and was drafted as a catcher by the Montreal Expos in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft. Brady would play college football for the University of Michigan. After backing up fellow future NFL quarterback Brian Griese, Brady started every game in the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Brady’s career highlights as Michigan’s starting quarterback include the 1998 Rose Bowl, 1999 Citrus Bowl and the 2000 Orange Bowl. Not regarded as a blue chip prospect coming out of college, Brady was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL Draft. This is now considered one of the greatest steals in the history of any draft. In Brady’s 2nd season with the Patriots, Brady took over as starting quarterback for an injured Drew Bledsoe. Brady subsequently led the Patriots to a victory in Super Bowl XXXVI and won the Super Bowl MVP that same season. Since then, Brady has guided the Patriots to 3 more additional Super Bowl titles (XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX). Brady was also the game MVP in Super Bowls XXXVIII and XLIX. In addition to winning Super Bowls as the cornerstone of the New England Patriots, Brady has also been named to the Pro Bowl 10 times and is a 2 time NFL MVP. He has also won several awards outside the NFL, such as the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 2005, the Sporting News Sportsman of the Year in 2004 and 2007, and the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2007. Brady has also been named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team and currently holds the NFL record for most career wins with a single team.

Billy Bridges

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Born with spina bifida, Billy Bridges developed into a multi-sport athlete. Bridges has played both sledge hockey, and wheelchair basketball for the Canadian Para-Olympic team. Despite not starting to play sledge hockey until age 12, Bridges became the youngest ever to be picked for the Para-Olympic Team, when he was named to the team at 14 years old. Throughout his sledge hockey career, Bridges has 3 Gold Medals and 2 Bronze Medals at the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships. In addition to his success at the World Championships, Bridges was a member of Canada’s Gold Medal winning team at the 2006 Para Olympics in Torino and won the Bronze Medal at the 2014 Games in Sochi. In wheelchair basketball, Bridges was a member of Team Canada at the 2001 World Junior Championships and has won 7 Canadian titles with Team Ontario throughout his career.

Lou Brock

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In his 20-year career as a Major Leaguer, there was no one faster than Lou Brock. Playing for four seasons with the Chicago Cubs, he moved to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1965, where he went on to terrorize infields with his batting and base-stealing ability. In fact, he led the National League in stolen bases for eight seasons (1966-1969, 1971-1974) and established a record of 12 straight seasons of 50 or more stolen bases. A six-time NL All-Star, Brock led the NL in 1967 in at-bats and bases stolen, and tied Hank Aaron for most runs scored (136) — it is no coincidence that the Cardinals won the World Series that same year. Stealing 118 bases in 1974 gave him the modern single-season record for stolen bases. (MLB HOF ’85)

Martin Brodeur

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One of the greatest goalies to ever play the game of hockey, Martin Brodeur, is the holder of numerous NHL goaltending records. These include all time regular season wins (691), shutouts (125) and games played for a goaltender (1266). Brodeur has accumulated several accolades throughout his legendary career, including 4 Vezina Trophies, 5 Jennings Trophies and the Calder Memorial Trophy. Brodeur has won 3 Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils (1995, 2000, 2003) and helped guide Canada to 2 Olympic Gold Medals. In addition to these many awards, Brodeur is also a 10 time NHL All-Star and holds the distinction of being one of two goaltenders to score a goal both in the regular season and playoffs. Brodeur recently retired in January of 2015 as a member of the St. Louis Blues and has recently been named the Blues’ Assistant General Manager.

Todd Brooker

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A member of the Crazy Canucks from 1976 until 1987, Todd Brooker won three World Cup Downhill events (two in 1983 and one in 1985). In fact, the International Ski Federation ranked Brooker as number one in 1983. He has been an ESPN/ABC World Cup analyst and commentator since 1988, as well as having worked for NBC to cover the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic ski events. An entrepreneur, broadcaster and downhill legend!

Alton Brown

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Alton Brown was born in Los Angeles, and was raised in Georgia. His father owned a radio station and was publisher of the White County News newspaper. During Brown’s early career in the show business, he was a cinematographer to several music videos in the 1980s and the early 1990s. Feeling dissatisfied with the number of cooking shows on American television, Brown wanted to start his own. To prepare himself, Brown enrolled in the New England Culinary Institute, graduating in 1997. Shortly thereafter, Brown’s first show, Good Eats, began airing on The Food Network. In addition to Good Eats, Brown has also starred on Feasting on Asphalt, Feasting on Waves and he currently hosts Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen.

Jim Brown

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A true natural athlete, Jim Brown earned a total of 13 letters playing football, lacrosse, baseball, basketball and running track at Manhasset Secondary School on Long Island. After high school, Brown would become a 3 sport athlete for Syracuse University, continuing football, track and lacrosse. As a junior in football, Brown rushed for 666 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. That same year in lacrosse, Brown was an All American selection. Brown really broke out in football during his senior year, rushing for 986 yards and scoring 14 touchdowns. At season end, Brown was named an All American in football and finished 5th in the Heisman Trophy voting.. In lacrosse, Brown scored 43 goals in 10 game to finish 2nd in the nation. Brown was named a 1st team All American at the end of the lacrosse season. Drafted in the 1st round of the 1957 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, Brown would play 9 years in the NFL for Cleveland. By the time Brown retired from the NFL, he would be the record holder for both single season rushing yards (1863 set in 1963), career rushing yards (12 312), career rushing touchdowns (106), total touchdowns (126) and all purpose yards (15 549). Brown would also claim several accolades throughout his NFL career, including being selected to 9 Pro Bowls (Pro Bowl MVP in 3 of those games), being named an Associated Press First Team All-Pro 8 times, NFL MVP 4 times, NFL Championship (before it was Super Bowl) in 1964 and was the 1957 NFL Rookie of the Year. After retirement, Brown was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1971), Lacrosse Hall of Fame (1983), College Football Hall of Fame (1995) and had his #32 retired by the Cleveland Brown. In retirement, Brown has held several acting roles, served as a commentator on CBS and is currently a special advisor for the Cleveland Browns.

Kurt Browning

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One of Canada’s most popular figure skaters, Kurt Browning is a 4 time World Champion (1989, 1990, 1991, 1993) and 3 time Olympian (1988, 1992, 1994). Browning retired from International competition in 1994 and embarked on a career as a professional skater, choreographer and commentator. He has since appeared on several television programs such as Battle of the Blades, Stars on Ice and Skating with Celebrities. In addition, Browning has choreographed programs for several prominent skaters such as Patrick Chan, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier.

Caroline Brunet

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A 16-year veteran of Canada’s national kayaking team, Caroline Brunet is a three-time Olympic medallist (Atlanta 1996 – Silver, Sydney 2000 – Silver, Athens 2004 – Bronze). A fierce and gritty competitor, Brunet has won multiple medals at the World Championships and swept the 1997 World Sprint Canoe Championships with three gold medals. In 1998, she was awarded Canada’s Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year.

Johnny Bucyk

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A true Boston Bruin, Johnny Bucyk has been a member of the Bruins in one capacity or another since the 1957-58 season, his first playing with the team. Throughout his 22 year NHL career (20 with Boston), Bucyk seemed to improve as he got older, having hit the 30 goal plateau for the first time in his 12th NHL season, but scored at least 30 goals in 7 of his final 11 seasons. Standing at 6’0 and weighing 215 pounds, Bucyk was a huge man in an era where players were generally much smaller. Although big in size, Bucyk played the game with class and respect for his opponents, as demonstrated by his 2 Lady Byng Memorial Trophies in 1971 and 1974. Bucyk was also an integral part of the Bruins 2 Stanley Cup winning teams in 1970 and 1972. Since his retirement from playing in 1978, Bucyk has held several posts within the Bruins organization both in broadcasting and in the front office. Currently, Bucyk is currently the Bruins director of road services. Bucyk won his third Stanley Cup in this role with the Bruins in 2011. A true hockey great, Johnny Bucyk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.

Brain Burke

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A Harvard Law alumnus, Brian Burke is one of the most knowledgeable executives in hockey. Starting as the Assistant GM for the Vancouver Canucks, Burke then became General Manager of the Hartford Whalers. After that, he was the NHL’s Senior Vice-President and Director of Hockey Operations responsible for, among other things, player discipline. He returned to the Canucks to be the President and General Manager, where he turned the organization around and was named The Sporting News’ NHL Executive of the Year. Following a four year tenure as the GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Burke joined the Calgary Flames as President of Hockey Operations. In 2012, Brian along with his son Patrick, launched the You Can Play campaign, in the honour of his late son Brendan. The campaign is targeted at ending homophobia in sports.

Sean Burke

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A former net minder who loomed in the net (6’4” without skates), Sean Burke made his NHL debut for the New Jersey Devils after playing in the 1988 Winter Olympics (Calgary). Over his 19-year career he has won over 300 games with New Jersey, Hartford, Carolina, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tampa Bay bcefore finishing his career with the Los Angeles Kings in 2007. He was also a member of the Canadian Olympic team in Albertville, France in 1992. Currently, Sean holds dual roles as the assistant general manager and goaltending coach of the Arizona Coyotes.

Henry Burris

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A native of Spiro, Oklahoma, Henry Burris played college football for the Temple Owls before going on to have a lengthy professional career as a quarterback. Undrafted in the NFL draft, Burris would sign as a free agent with the Calgary Stampeders, where he would spend 2 seasons, mostly in a backup role. However, he was a member of the Stampeders 1998 Grey Cup Championship team. Signing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders prior to the 2000 season, Burris got his chance to be a starter in the CFL. Starting 16 of the 18 games he played, Burris would throw for 4647 yards and 30 touchdowns. After the 2000 season, the Green Bay Packers gave Burris an opportunity in the NFL, when he signed him to a contract. Burris split the 2001 season between the Packers active roster as their third string quarterback, and on their practice squad. The following season, Burris joined the Chicago Bears, with whom he saw action in 6 games. After his stint in the NFL, Burris returned to the Roughriders before rejoining the Stampeders in 2005, with whom he’d stay with until 2011. During his 2nd tenure with the Stampeders, Burris won several accolades. These include CFL West Division All-Star honors in 2005, 2008 and 2010. In addition, Burris won the CFL Most Outstanding Player Award and was a CFL All-Star in 2010. Burris also won his second Grey Cup with the Stampeders, in which he was the Grey Cup MVP in 2008. After his second tenure in Calgary, Burris would spend 2 seasons with the Hamilton Tiger Cats, with whom he was a CFL East Division All-Star in 2012. In 2014, Burris signed with the expansion Ottawa Redblacks, with whom he is currently a member of.

Rob Butler

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Born and raised in East York, Ontario, Rob Butler played parts of four seasons in Major League Baseball (Toronto Blue Jays 1993, 1994, 1997; Philadelphia Phillies 1999). Butler retired after only 109 games; however, his work off the field is just as important. He formed Butler Baseball, a camp for urban youths that now operates year-round. Working on fundamentals, Mr. Butler is trying to develop Canadian kids’ baseball skills while allowing them to have fun.
Mr. Butler is a great speaker for youth, school or parent groups.

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Brian Campbell

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Drafted 156th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 1997, Campbell in his final year of junior would score 87 points in 62 games and helped lead his team to the Memorial Cup Championship. He was also named the OHL’s Top Defenseman, and MVP. Brian’s next two seasons were spent with the Sabres farm team the Rochester Americans though he would play 29 games on the Buffalo blue line and chipped in three goals and six points. Campbell would dress as an everyday player with the Sabres in 2002-03. After his breakout season with the Sabres in 2005-06, Campbell led all Eastern Conference defenceman in All-Star voting. As a result, starting in his first NHL All-Star game. That season Campbell recorded a career high 48 points and helped the Sabers win the Presidents Trophy in 2006-07. A year later, with Campbell set to become an unrestricted free agent, the Buffalo Sabres would trade him to the San Jose Sharks. Campbell played in 20 games that year and was the quarterback of the Sharks offensive rushes. During the off-season in 2008 Campbell signed an 8-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks, due to injury Campbell was limited 68 regular season games and 19 playoff games. the 2009-10 season would end triumphantly for Campbell and the Blackhawks when they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in six games to capture the club’s first Stanley Cup championship since 1961. In the summer 2011, Campbell’s time in Chicago would come to an end. He was traded to the Florida Panthers. In his first season with the panthers, Campbell was awarded the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. After spending five seasons in Florida, Campbell would re-join the Chicago Blackhawks. He would appear in 80 games for the Blackhawks during the 2016-17 season. In the summer of 2017, Campbell officially announced his retirement from the NHL.

Cassie Campbell-Pascall

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Cassie Campbell-Pascall (born November 22, 1973) is a Canadian former ice hockey player. Born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, she was the captain of the Canadian ice hockey team during the 2002 Winter Olympics and led the team to a gold medal. The left winger took on the role of captain again in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and again successfully led her team to the Gold Medal with a 4 – 1 win over Sweden.

Cassie Campbell retired from competitive hockey on August 30, 2006.[1] She then joined Hockey Night in Canada as a rinkside reporter, becoming (on October 14, 2006) the first woman to do colour commentary on a Hockey Night in Canada broadcast

Zane Caplansky

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Having always dreamed of opening his own restaurant, Zane Caplansky attended George Brown College in Toronto and served under several other chefs throughout his career. In 2008, Zane started Caplansky’s Deli, which is credited as Toronto’s first pop-up restaurant. Shortly after opening, Caplansky’s Deli popularity spread like wildfire, instantly becoming a go-to spot in Toronto. Caplansky has since opened several additional outlets, including at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Zane has also launched a line of flavored mustards for those whom desire a homemade taste of Caplansky’s Deli.

Massimo Capra

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Born in Cremona, Italy, Massimo started his career in culinary by working at several top restaurants and hotels throughout Italy. After spending several years working in his home country, Massimo immigrated to Toronto in 1982 to work at Archer’s, which was owned by a relative. After mastering English throughout his time at Archer’s, Massimo was offered a chef’s position at Prego della Piazza. Throughout Massimo’s time at Prego, the restaurant became one of the most prestigious restaurants in Toronto. In 1991, Massimo opened Mistura Restaurant, which was well received by the public. The most recent restaurant opened by Massimo was Sopra Upper Lounge, which opened in 2006 and is a popular amongst Toronto’s live music lovers. In addition his restaurant ventures, Massimo is has authored 2 books, One Pot Italian, and Three Chefs, The Kitchen Men. He has also appeared on several Food Network shows and appears regularly as a guest expert on City TV Cityline.

Guy Carbonneau

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Drafted in the 3rd round by Montreal in 1979, Guy Carbonneau would spend another year in junior and then two years in the minors before making the roster of the legendary Canadiens. Part of that team’s rebuilding after an unusual gap between Cups, Carbonneau earned 47 points and was plus-18 in his rookie season. His two Cups in 13 seasons with Montreal were a direct result of his leadership and his incredible two-way play. In fact, he single-handedly shut down Wayne Gretzky in the 1993 Stanley Cup finals. He won three Selke trophies before being traded to St. Louis. After only one season there, he moved to the Dallas Stars, where he won a third cup in 1999. He spent five seasons in Texas but then returned to Montreal, this time in the front office. After Bob Gainey became GM in 2003, he made sure that Carbonneau, his old wingman, was behind the bench. In 2006, he became the Head Coach of his beloved Canadiens, a position he held until 2009.

Randy Carlyle

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After a stellar junior career with the Sudbury Wolves, Randy Carlyle was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round, 30th overall in 1976. After spending his first two seasons in the NHL between the Maple Leafs and their farm team, Carlyle was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins just prior to the start of the 1978/79 season. Now an NHL regular, Carlyle flourished in Pittsburgh, becoming a dependable two-way defenseman as well as captain of the Penguins. In 1984, Carlye was traded to the Winnipeg Jets where he would spend the remainder of his playing career. After serving as an assistant coach with the Jets and the Washington Capitals, and head coach of the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, Carlye became the head coach of the Anaheim Ducks. He won a Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007. On March 2nd 2012, Carlyle became head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs and held this position until January 2015.