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Phil Esposito

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A true hockey icon, Phil Esposito once held the record for most goals in a season (76) and points (152) before a youngster named Wayne Gretzky broke them. Esposito won 2 Stanley Cups with the Boston Bruins (1970, 1972). In addition to his 2 Stanley Cups, Esposito also won 5 Art Ross Trophies as the NHL’s scoring leader 5 times and is a 2 time winner of the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP. Esposito was also a member of Team Canada during the infamous 1972 Summit Series and the 1976 Canada Cup. In recognition for his outstanding career, Esposito was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984, his first year of eligibility. In retirement, Esposito served as General Manager of the New York Rangers from 1986 to 1989 and the Tampa Bay Lightning from 1992 to 1998. Esposito is currently a member of the Lightning’s broadcast team.

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Doug Favell

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A goaltender in the Boston Bruins organization, Doug Favell benefited from the expansion in 1967 and was picked up by Philadelphia. Favell split goaltending duties with Bernie Parent until Parent was traded to Toronto in 1971. However, in 1973, the Flyers traded Favell to Toronto for his old partner Parent. He split duties with two other goaltenders but played the bulk of the games. He played out his career with the Colorado Rockies and retired in 1979.

Bernie Federko

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The favourite son of the St. Louis Blues, Bernie Federko (HHOF ’02) spent 13 of his 14 NHL years in Missouri. After splitting his first season between the Blues and the CHL, Federko earned 23 points in 31 games for the major league team and thus a permanent spot on the bench. Described by coach Jacques Demers as “the most underrated player in the league”, he led the Blues in scoring eight times with three 100+ seasons. When a shock trade moved Federko to the Detroit Red Wings for his final season, he possessed 11 career team records. In 1991, the Blues retired his number ‘24’. Federko is currently a colour commentator for Blues television broadcasts.

Tom Fergus

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Fergus was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1980 NHL entry draft by the Boston Bruins. Tom spent 4 seasons in Boston and tallied 236 points. He was traded to Toronto in 1985 and was a top scorer. Fergus played 7 seasons in Toronto before moving to Vancouver and his final 2 seasons in the NHL with the Canucks. He amassed career totals of 256 goals and 363 assists for 619 points in 791 NHL games, along with 547 penalty minutes.

Viacheslav Fetisov

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Viacheslav Fetisov (HHOF ’01) was part of one of the all-time great defensive pairings. Skating alongside Alexei Kasatonov, Fetisov was captain of both the Soviet National team and the Central Red Army team in the 1980’s. In his international career, he played on nine Olympic and World Championship teams. Originally, Montreal had selected him in 1978 but he re-entered the draft and went to New Jersey in 1983. Although he signed with the Devils, his army superiors refused to release him. By 1989, the Soviet Union was falling and Fetisov was finally free to join the NHL at age 31. He played six years in New Jersey and another three in Detroit, earning two Stanley Cups. After his retirement, he became an assistant coach with the Devils and won a third Stanley Cup ring in 2000.

Cecil Fielder

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Cecil Fielder began his Major League career in 1985 with the Toronto Blue Jays. He would play with the Jays as a part time first and third baseman. At the conclusion of the 1988 season, the Hanshin Tigers in Japan signed Fielder to play with the team. After hitting 38 homeruns in Japan’s Central League in 1989, the Detroit Tigers signed Fielder prior to the 1990 season. In his first season with Detroit, Fielder emerged as an elite player in the Major Leagues, hitting 51 homeruns and adding an additional 132 RBI’s. Throughout his tenure with Detroit, Fielder was a 3 time All-Star, 2 time Silver Slugger Award winner, 2 time AL home run champion and a 3 time AL RBI champion. In June of 1996, Fielder was traded to the New York Yankees, where he arrived just in time to be a crucial part of the Yankees’ 1996 World Series Championship team. Fielder would also have brief stints with the Anaheim Angels and the Cleveland Indians before retiring in 1999.

Mike Fisher

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The Ottawa Senators drafted Mike Fisher in 1998. Upon being drafted, he would continue to dominate the OHL with the Sudbury Wolves for another season. After scoring 9 points in a injury shortened 32 game rookie season, Fisher became a fixture on the Senators roster. Known both for his aggressive style of play and his ability to put the puck in the net, Fisher remained a fan favourite in Ottawa until he was traded to the Nashville Predators in 2011, where he still plays to this day.

Pat Flatley

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Playing almost all of his 13+ seasons with the New York Islanders, Patrick Flatley was a hard-working scorer and checker. After winning the NCAA championship with Wisconsin, he was chosen by Long Island but served time with the Canadian National team, winning the bronze in the Sarajevo Olympics (1984). He returned just in time to help the Islanders make a fifth run at the Stanley Cup. After 12 seasons, he signed with the New York Rangers and retired after one season. Flatley is currently Director of Alumni Relations for the NHL Alumni Board of Directors and is chair of the BreakAway Program.

Theo Fleury

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Fleury was drafted by the Flames in the 8th round, 166th overall, at the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, and played over 1,000 games in the NHL between 1989 and 2003. He played for the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, and Chicago Blackhawks while in the NHL. Fleury is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche. He scored his first two NHL goals in a 7–2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on January 7. Fleury continued to score, and finished with 34 points in 36 games in his NHL rookie season. He added 11 points in the playoffs, helping the Flames to the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

Lou Franceschetti

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Known as a strong player who was extremely dedicated to every aspect of the game, Lou Franceschetti was drafted in 1979 by the Washington Capitals. Lou spent three seasons playing in both the AHL and IHL before making him debut into the NHL in the 1981/82 season. Although he spent 8 great years with the Captials, Lou’s greatest season came in 1989/90 when he scored 23 goals and had 15 assists with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lou finished his NHL career in Buffalo in 1991. Although he is retired, Lou is still keeping busy in the world of hockey whether it be through playing or coaching. He has also traded blades for wheels and is heavily involved in the roller hockey world, having played for the Toronto Planets and coaching the Buffalo Stampeded and the Pheonix Cobras.

Grant Fuhr

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An Edmonton Oiler first round draft pick, Grant Fuhr (HHOF ’03) led his team to five Stanley Cup championships between 1984 and 1990. In 1987, he played 4, 304 minutes and recorded 40 wins, earning him the Vezina trophy and finishing just behind team mate Wayne Gretzky for the Hart Trophy. In 1991, Fuhr was traded to the Maple Leafs and, in 1993, he joined Dominik Hasek in Buffalo and together they won the William Jennings trophy. Traded to Los Angeles the next season, he lasted a mere 14 games there. In 1995, just when he appeared ‘over the hill’, Fuhr signed with the St. Louis Blues. He played an astonishing 79 games, 76 of them consecutively. Both still stand as single-season records. After injuries started to take its toll, he moved on to Calgary to finish his career as a leader for a young team. He is one of only six goalies to have won 400+ games.

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Dave Gagner

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Drafted 12th overall by the New York Rangers, Dave Gagner first played on the Canadian National team, where he competed in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics. When he returned, he alternated between the Rangers and their AHL affiliate for three seasons. When he was traded to the Minnesota North Stars in 1987, his career significantly picked up – he had a 30+ goal season in every year he played there. His best season was 1990-1991 when he had 82 regular-season points and was a juggernaut in the Stars run to the Stanley Cup. Staying with the team when they relocated to Dallas, he was traded to the Maple Leafs for the last third of the 1995-1996 season. He then spent a season in Calgary and then a year and a half in Florida before finishing his career in Vancouver. In retirement, Gagner has dipped into various aspects of coaching and player development. He has as served as an assistant coach from 2006 to 2008 with the OHL’s London Knights and as director of player development for the Vancouver Canucks from 2008 to 2013. He now plays an integral role in the operations of The Orr Hockey Group and also runs a successful private rink-building business.

Sam Gagner

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Currently a member of the Arizona Coyotes, Sam Gagner was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers 6th overall in the 2007 NHL Draft. Gagner would crack the Oilers lineup shortly after his 18th birthday. In his rookie season, he played 79 games and scored 49 points. He was the youngest player in the NHL during the 2007/08 season. Gagner is perhaps best known for a game he played on February 2nd 2012 versus the Chicago Blackhawks. Gagner would score 4 goals and add another 4 assists for 8 points during the game. This feat tied a team record set by Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey. Gagner also became only the 13th player in NHL history to score 8 points in a game and the first to do so since Mario Lemieux did in 1988. The following game 2 days later, Gagner scored 2 goals and added an assist in the first period against Detroit. In doing this, Gagner set a new Oiler record for 1l consecutive points. In the 2014 off season, the Oilers traded Gagner to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who almost immediately dealt him to the Arizona Coyotes.

Bob Gainey

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Soviet national coach Viktor Tikhonov considered him the world’s best all-around player. Bob Gainey’s (HHOF ’92) was certainly a factor in the Montreal Canadiens’ five Stanley Cups in ten years. Drafted in 1973, he played for the Habs his entire career. Representing Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup, he was never a flashy scorer but his presence on the ice made opponents think twice. When Montreal won the cup in 1979, Bob Gainey received the Conn Smythe for playoff MVP. Following two 100-point seasons for the Habs in the late eighties, Gainey retired. Hired on as the GM and coach of the Minnesota North Stars, he moved to Dallas with the team to build a perpetual playoff powerhouse. The Stars won the President’s Trophy twice in 1998 and 1999, and won the Stanley Cup in the latter year. Gainey also served as the GM of his beloved Canadiens from 2003 to 2010. In 2012, Gainey re-joined the Stars as a team consultant.

Danny Gare

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Reporting to camp two months after being drafted, Danny Gare scored 61 points in the regular season and another 13 in Buffalo’s run to the Stanley Cup finals. His sophomore year found him with a 50-goal season playing on the checking line with Don Luce and Craig Ramsey. By 1979, Gare was team captain and led the league in scoring that year with 56 goals (along with Charlie Simmer and Blaine Stoughton). After representing Canada in the 1981 Canada Cup, he was traded to Detroit where he played until 1986. After another 18 games with Edmonton, he retired from playing, serving briefly as an assistant coach with Tampa Bay. He now is a broadcaster for the Buffalo Sabres’ televised games.

Mike Gartner

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One of hockey’s fastest ever skaters, Mike Gartner (HHOF ’01) developed his hockey skills immensely before he hit 18. Ready to turn pro but underage for the NHL, he signed a four-year contract for the WHA’s Cincinnati Stingers. Scoring 52 points, he finished as a runner-up to Wayne Gretzky for Rookie of the Year. The next year, the WHA merged with the NHL and the Washington Capitals picked Gartner. Over the next eight years, he achieved numerous team records prior to his trade to the Minnesota North Stars. That stay lasted only until the next season when the Stars traded him to the New York Rangers. His next stop was Toronto and then Phoenix in 1996. Gartner possesses the NHL record for most 30-goal seasons (17), most consecutive 30-goal seasons (15), is 6th for goals all-time (708) and 15th for career games (1432). While active, he served time as the NHLPA’s president and currently works with the NHLPA’s Goals and Dreams Foundation.

Steve Garvey

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Nicknamed the ‘Iron Man’, Steve Garvey set a National League record of 1,207 consecutive games, the majority of them with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is a four-time Golden Glove winner, a lifetime batting average of .294 and fielding percentage of .996, a ML record for first basemen. He is the only first baseman to ever have an errorless season and has been a playoff MVP three times. In 1981, Garvey won the World Series with the Dodgers and moved to the Padres in 1983, winning the NL pennant in 1984. He retired in 1988 and now runs his own marketing and communications firm. He has won award several times for his charity and business successes.

Cito Gaston

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Cito Gaston was a successful professional baseball player and is incredibly well know because of his time managing the Toronto Blue Jays. He became the hitting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1982 and remained the hitting instructor until 15 May 1989, when he took over managerial duties from Jimy Williams, when the team was suffering through an unexpectedly bad start. Gaston originally declined the offer to be manager when Williams was fired. He told Ebony magazine: “When I was offered the job as manager, I didn’t want it. I was happy working as the team’s hitting instructor”. It was only when his players encouraged him to take the job did he reconsider the offer. Under Gaston’s leadership, Toronto transformed from a sub-.500 team (12–24 under Jimy Williams) to the eventual division winners, going 89–73 (77–49 under Gaston). Toronto’s success under Gaston was not short-lived, as they finished second in the division behind Boston the following year and won the division again in 1991, 1992 and 1993.

Stew Gavin

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Picked up by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Stew Gavin worked hard to establish himself as a Leaf regular. By 1982, he became Toronto’s designated checker and penalty killer. Traded to Hartford in 1985, he continued to excel defensively while lifting his offensive numbers. In 1988, Minnesota claimed him on waivers. In 1993, he had blown his knee and his career was effectively over (even though he attempted a come-back a year later). Working as a scout for Dallas, he eventually formed Gavin Management Group, a financial planning company for professional athletes and executives. He is an excellent speaker and guest for a business or finance-oriented event.

John Gibbons

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Born in Great Falls, Montana, and raised in San Antonio, Texas, John Gibbons was the son of United States Air Force colonel Williams Gibbons. He had his first Little League Baseball at-bat while playing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada, where the Gibbons family lived at the time.After being selected by the New York Mets with the 24thoverall pick of the 1980 amateur draft, Gibbons had a very brief 18-game stint in the majors as a catcher with the Mets before retiring as a player in 1990. Gibbons went on to be the Mets’ bullpen catcher during the 1986 postseason, in which the Mets won the World Series.In 2003, following a decade of coaching in the minors, the Toronto Blue Jays hired Gibbons –Relatively unknow at the time –to be their bullpen coach. By 2004 he found his way into the manager’sseat, a position he held until 2008.After bouncingaround a few different positions, Gibbons had been unable to land himself another bench boss gig. After the 2012 season, the Blue Jays did the unexpected and brought backtheir former skipper for a second go-around.That second tenure lasted six more seasons, with the team making consecutivetrips to the American League Championship Series in 2015 and 2016.Affectionatelyknown by manyas “Gibby”, John Gibbons has left his mark on the Blue Jays organization during his two stints spanning over a decade. He ended his Blue Jays career second in both wins and games managed only trailing that of Cito Gaston. His reputation is that he is a true players manager, someone who would go into the trenches for his guys. Gibbons is a passionate, straight-shooting, old-school baseball man –not to mention a leader many of his players adored. “He’s like a second dad,” said Russel Martin, veteran Blue Jays catcher. “You don’t want to disappoint him.”