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Yvan Cournoyer

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Nicknamed the Roadrunner, Yvan Cournoyer (HHOF ’82) is one of the most prolific scorers ever to wear le bleu, blanc et rouge. His speed came from legs that were so big, he needed specially tailored pants at 18 years old. Debuting in 1963, he finally became a bench regular in 1968 – even though he earned three Stanley Cups in the meantime. After winning three more cups (1968, 1969, 1971), Cournoyer played for Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series. Returning to the North America, his Canadiens went on to win the cup yet again and Cournoyer won the Conn Smythe trophy for playoff MVP. In 1975, he became team captain and led his team to three more consecutive championships before a bad back forced him to retire after 15 glorious seasons. He is sixth on Montreal’s all-time scoring list, including fourth for goals and third for playoff goals.

Geoff Courtnall

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A late bloomer who caught the eye of NHL scouts during an extra season of junior hockey, Geoff Courtnall signed with the Boston Bruins in 1983 as a free agent. He cracked the line-up the next season and played for Boston until 1988, when he moved to the Edmonton Oilers just before the playoffs. Ironically, Courtnall ended up defeating his old team in the Stanley Cup finals (1988). His stay in Edmonton was over by the summer and he moved on to Washington for three seasons. Playing for Vancouver and St. Louis, Courtnall finished his 17-year NHL career with 908 total points…not bad for someone who was never drafted and never supposed to play!

Russ Courtnall

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Russ Courtnall was Toronto’s first draft pick in 1982. Incredibly fast (some say one of the fastest skaters ever), Mike Nykoluk called up Courtnall to play for a goal-starved Maple Leaf team in the following season. He played for the 1984 Canadian Olympic team in Sarajevo and for the Maple Leafs for five more seasons before they traded him to Montreal for John Kordic. Courtnall’s flashy Cournoyer-esque style made him a fan favourite and helped the Habs reach the 1989 Stanley Cup finals. He moved to Minnesota in 1992, followed the Stars to Dallas and finished his career off in Vancouver (playing with his brother Geoff) and Los Angeles. Over 15 seasons, Courtnall amassed 744 points.

Bob Cowan

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As co-host of CH Morning Live (in Hamilton), Bob Cowan uses his unique brand of humour to help the GTA start its day. A former host of Global’s Inside Entertainment, Cowan brings a wealth of journalistic and speaking experience. He is the honourary chair for City Kidz, an organization dedicated to making a difference in Canada’s urban neighbourhoods. Cowan is an excellent speaker who blends humour, knowledge and compassion.

Jim Craig

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Best known as the goalie of the famous Miracle on Ice team, the North Easton, Massachusetts native played 3 seasons at Boston University. As a college goaltender, Craig helped lead Boston University to a NCAA championship in 1978 and he was an NCAA All-Star in 1979. Immediately after college, Craig joined the US Olympic team for the 1979/80 season. In the Olympic semi-finals against the heavily favored Soviet Union, Craig led the Americans to a 4-3 victory, stopping 36 of 39 shots. The US flag that Craig wore on his shoulders following the victory over the Soviets was on display at the Sports Museum of America until the museum closed in 2009. After the Olympics Craig would play parts of 3 seasons in the NHL with the Atlanta Flames, Boston Bruins and Minnesota North Stars before retiring from professional hockey after the 1984 season. Jim Craig was inducted into the Boston University Hall of Fame in 1989 and the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1999. Jim Craig is currently a highly sought after motivational speaker.

Lynn Crawford

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Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Lynn Crawford was trained as a chef at Toronto’s George Brown College. Crawford has held several prestigious positions throughout her culinary career, including executive chef roles at both the Four Seasons in Toronto and New York City. Most food fans first heard Crawford’s name when she first appeared on The Food Network’s Restaurant Makeover in 2005. She would continue to appear on Restaurant Makeover as one of the rotating chefs until 2008. In 2007, Crawford became the 3rd Canadian ever to appear on The Food Network’s Iron Chef America, during which she battled against Bobby Flay to make a dish that revolved around peanuts. Since 2010, Crawford has hosted Pitchin’ In, which airs on The Food Network Canada. Crawford has also appeared on Chopped Canada and Top Chef Canada as a judge and appeared in 2013 on Top Chef Masters as a contestant.

Marc Crawford

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As a player, Marc Crawford played in 176 games over the course of his six-year career with the Vancouver Canucks. As the rookie head coach of the Quebec Nordiques, he won the Jack Adams trophy for coach of the year – the youngest person ever to do so. Moving with the Nordiques to Colorado in 1995, Crawford lead the newly-named Avalanche to its first Stanley Cup – the third youngest head coach ever to do so. After leaving Colorado, he became an analyst with the CBC and then signed on with Vancouver in 1999. He has the second most wins in Canuck history (161). Following his tenure with the Canucks, Crawford would go on to coach the Los Angeles Kings and the Dallas Stars. Currently, Marc Crawford is the head coach of the ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s National League A. He was Team Canada’s head coach in the 1998 Nagano Olympics and assistant coach in the 1996 World Cup.

Terry Crisp

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Working his way up with the Boston Bruins, he played only three games for them before being traded to the upstart St. Louis Blues. He played in three consecutive Stanley Cup finals and was traded to the New York Islanders in 1972. Lasting only 66 games, he was then traded to Philadelphia where he became a member of the infamous “Broad Street Bullies”. However, Crisp kept his PIMs to a minimum and concentrated on protecting Bernie Parent. After winning two Stanley Cups, he retired in 1977 and went into coaching. Leading the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to several records, Crisp became the Calgary Flames’ head coach in 1988. After winning the Stanley Cup, he moved to coach the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning from 1992 to 1997. Crisp is now a TV analyst for the Nashville Predators.

Troy Crowder

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Troy Crowder was drafted by the New Jersey Devils 108th overall in 1986 but didn’t go pro until the 1988-89 season. In 1989 Crowder left the Devils training camp citing personal reasons. Returning back to the Devils in February, to finish the season, as well as seeing action in two post season games. Crowder become a bit of a household name, at least for hockey fans in the 1990-91 season. In his first ever NHL fight Crowder tangled with Bob Probert and won the fight. He also played with the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, and Vancouver Canucks. He accumulated 433 career penalty minutes, 9 goals and 16 points in 150 NHL games played.

James Cunningham

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Known as the host of Eat St, which airs in Canada on the Food Network and on the Cooking Channel in the United States, University of Toronto Alumni James Cunningham also stars in over 300 stand up comedy performances per year. In addition to Eat St, Cunningham writes and hosts the stage show Funny Money, which is designed to teach young adults about finance. Cunningham has performed for several high profile clients such as Pepsi, Sobeys, Future Shop, Canadian Tire, McDonalds, Nestle Purina and Rogers Media. He has also appeared on comedy television shows such as Last Comic Standing, Just for Laughs and Comedy Now.

Tony Currie

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The St. Louis Blues drafted Tony Currie in 1977. In his first pro year, he scored nine points in 22 games. In 1981, he had his best year with 55 points. Midway through the 1981-1982 season, he went to Vancouver and finished his NHL career in Hartford. He played out his careers in the minors and then in various European leagues before hanging up the skates for good in 1990. He is now the president of Sungold, a virtual gaming and horseracing company.

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Brad Dalgarno

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Brad Dalgarno was drafted in the first round, 6th overall, by the New York Islanders in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. Dalgarno played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Hamilton Steelhawks. He spent his entire professional career in the Islander organization. In his NHL career, he appeared in 321 games. He scored 49 goals and added 71 assists. He also appeared in 27 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring two goals and recording four assists.

John Daly

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John Daly was born in Carmichael, California, but was raised in Arkansas and Missouri. As a high school student at Helias High School in Jefferson City, Daly won the Missouri State Golf Championship and set several kicking records in football. Daly would play colligate golf at the University of Arkansas before turning pro in 1987. Daly debuted on the PGA Tour in 1991 and made his mark at the 1991 PGA Championship. Daly entered the tournament as the 9th and final alternate, but was able to participate when none of the other 8 alternates could make it to the course in time for the first round. Despite not having a practice round, Daly shot a 1st round score of 69. Daly’s strong play continued for the rest of the tournament, and he defeated Bruce Lietzke by 3 strokes to claim the 1991 PGA Tour Championship. The victory made Daly the first rookie to win a major championship since 1976. For his strong first season of PGA competition, Daly was named the 1991 PGA Rookie of the Year. Known for his drive, Daly became the first PGA Tour player to average over 300 yards per drive in 1997, and did so every season from 1999 to 2008. Other noticeable performances by Daly include a victory at The Open Championship in 1995 and a 3rd place finish at the 1993 Masters Tournament. Daly currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Vincent Damphousse

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Drafted 6th overall in 1986 by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vincent Damphousse would play 5 seasons with the Leafs before being part of a blockbuster trade in the 1991 offseason. The trade saw Damphousse dealt to the Edmonton Oilers along with Peter Ing, Luke Richardson, Scott Thornton, future considerations and cash in exchange for Glenn Anderson, Grant Fuhr and Craig Berube. After a single season with Edmonton, Damphousee was traded again, this time to his hometown Montreal Canadiens, with whom he won his only Stanley Cup in his first season as a Hab. Damphousse would play 7 seasons with the Canadiens, serving as team captain from 1996 until his trade to the San Jose Sharks halfway through the 1998/1999 season. After spending 5 full seasons with San Jose, Damphousse retired at the conclusion of the 2005 NHL lockout. Damphousse currently serves as a television analyst for RDS.

Dan Daoust

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Told that he was too small to play, Dan Daoust was over looked by NHL scouts, even though he had a solid junior career. He was signed as a free agent by Montreal in 1980 and hustled in the minors for two years. After a few games with the Canadiens, he was traded to Toronto in 1982. Combining some scoring with a stubborn streak, Daoust finished his eight-year NHL career with 254 points and 544 PIMs in 522 games.

John Davidson

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John Davidson’s professional career started when the St. Louis Blues drafted him in 1973. After two seasons with the Blues, the New York Rangers acquired “J.D.” for the rest of his career. This included a trip to the Stanley Cup finals in 1979. However, across North America, Davidson is better known as a broadcaster. He was continually featured on Hockey Night in Canada’s Hot Stove and did commentary on all Ranger games on MSG. He was CBS’ lead hockey analyst for the 1992 Albertville Olympic games, as well as Lillehammer in 1994 and Nagano in 1998. After many years in broadcasting, Davidson took a job with the St. Louis Blues in 2006, being named President of Hockey Operations where h remained until 2012. Davidson then took a similar post with the Columbus Blue Jackets, a job he holds to this day. He is a New York Emmy winner for Outstanding On-Camera Achievement and the recipient of the 2009 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his contributions to broadcasting.

Eric Daze

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Daze was drafted 90th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks and played 11 seasons. Daze was a key contributor to the Canadian under-20 junior team that skated to a gold medal at the 1995 World Junior Championships. That year, he was named a tournament All-Star. In a shortened 1994-95 season, the 19-year-old Daze made his NHL debut on April 27 against the Dallas Stars. Just three nights later, he scored his first NHL goal against the Detroit Red Wings. In 1995-96, Daze joined the Blackhawks full-time and collected 30 goals and in 2000-01, scoring 33 goals before establishing a career high 38 in 2001-02. Aside from his World Junior experience, Daze represented Canada at the World Championships (1998-1999).

Alex Delvecchio

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Only the second player in NHL history to play more than 20 years for the same team, Alex Delvecchio (HHOF ’77) played 22 full seasons for the Detroit Red Wings. An exceptionally clean player, he collected three Lady Byng trophies and earned the nickname “Fats” because of his round face and pleasant smile. Delvecchio won three Stanley Cups (1952, 1954, 1955) and, upon his retirement, was second only to Gordie Howe in games played and most assists and points. He currently sits eighth in games played and still sits in the league’s top 25 for points and assists – even after 30 years. Delvecchio went on to coach and manage the Red Wings during the 70’s and now owns a successful engraving business.

Jacques Demers

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A coach who started in the WHA, he became an NHL coach when his Quebec Nordiques left the now-defunct league. After Quebec didn’t renew his contract, Demers coached in the AHL for two seasons before returning to the NHL with the St. Louis Blues. He spent three seasons there and then went to the Detroit Red Wings for four. In his last year with St. Louis, he brought them to the conference finals; he would repeat this feat the next two seasons with Detroit. Those same two seasons, Demers won the Jack Adams trophy – the only coach to win it in consecutive years. After a two-year absence, Demers returned to coaching in 1992 with Montreal. That year, the Habs won their 23rd Stanley Cup. After only 4 games into the 1995 season, the Habs fired Demers; he rebounded and took over the Tampa Bay Lightning for two seasons. A frequent commentator on CBC and TSN, Demers is a regular analyst and columnist for RDS in Quebec.

Bill Derlago

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A talented centreman when the Vancouver Canucks picked him up 4th overall in 1978, Billy D was dispatched with Rick Vaive to the Toronto Maple Leafs in February 1980. In Toronto, Derlago finally got the stable setting he needed to establish his game as a smooth-skating playmaker. Bill was a consistent 35- to 40-goal man for the Leafs. In 1985 he was traded to the Boston Bruins for Tom Fergus and spent time with Winnipeg and Quebec before retiring in 1988.