• Alexis Lafreniere All Star

    Alexis Lafreniere is still a realistic option for Team Canada at the World Juniors!

    Per NHL.com: Alexis Lafreniere, who was selected by the New York Rangers with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, remains a possibility to play for Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, according to Hockey Canada. Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada senior vice president of national teams, said Thursday that the 19-year-old forward could join the group despite its WJC selection camp in Red Deer, Alberta, pausing all activities Tuesday after two players tested positive for the coronavirus. All players and staff members are going through a 14-day isolation period at a hotel in Red Deer. “There are precautions that you can put in place, in terms…

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    Brendan Shanahan

    Brendan Frederick Shanahan (born January 23, 1969) is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player who currently serves as the president and alternate governor for the Toronto Maple Leafs, having previously served as the director of player safety for the National Hockey League (NHL). Originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils second overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Shanahan played in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils (two stints), St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, and New York Rangers. While playing with the Red Wings, he won three Stanley Cup championships (1997, 1998, 2002). In 2017 Shanahan was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players‘ in history.[1] With his physical play and goal scoring ability, Shanahan scored 656 goals in his NHL…

  • John Tavares

    John Tavares

    John Tavares (born September 20, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected first overall by the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, where he spent nine seasons and served as captain for five seasons. Previously, Tavares competed at the major junior level as a member of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before being traded to the London Knights at the 2009 OHL trading deadline along with Michael Del Zotto. Tavares broke into the OHL after gaining “exceptional player” status[1] at age 14, allowing the Generals to…

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    Wayne Gretzky

    Wayne Douglas Gretzky (born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed “The Great One“,[1] he has been called the greatest hockey player ever by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself.[2] Gretzky is the leading scorer in NHL history, with more goals and assists than any other player.[3] He garnered more assists than any other player scored total points, and is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season – a feat he accomplished four times. In addition, Gretzky tallied over…