Rod Cory Langway is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League (NHL) and Birmingham Bulls of the World Hockey Association (WHA). Langway also spent time with teams in the American Hockey League (AHL) and East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). A two-time winner of the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the top defenceman in the NHL, Langway was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.
Derian Hatcher (born June 4, 1972) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, and Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the younger brother of former NHL player Kevin Hatcher.
Bryan Wallace Berard (born March 5, 1977) is an American professional ice hockey player, currently a free agent. He was the first overall pick in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He is most noted for a debilitating eye injury he received early in his career. He also attended Mount Saint Charles Academy.
Brian Joseph Leetch (born March 3, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played 18 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins. He is generally considered one of the top defensemen in NHL history, being particularly noted for his skating, offense, and playmaking abilities. He and fellow Rangers teammate Mike Richter were inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008.
Peter Laviolette Jr. (born December 7, 1964) is a retired American National Hockey League (NHL) defenseman and current head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. From 2003-2008, he was the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, which he led to a Stanley Cup championship in the 2005-06 season. As a player, Laviolette spent the majority of his 10-year career playing for various minor league teams. He played twelve games in the NHL for the New York Rangers in the 1988–89 season.
There are two people associated with ice hockey named Ron Wilson. For the other see Ron Wilson (ice hockey b. 1956). Ronald "Ron" Lawrence Wilson (born May 28, 1955) is a former professional ice hockey player and current head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the United States men's national ice hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He is also the former head coach of the San Jose Sharks, Washington Capitals and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim of the NHL.
Chris Chelios (born Christos Kostas Tselios on January 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently with the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League. Chelios has also played for the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, and Detroit Red Wings. Chelios is the oldest active player in the NHL, has played the most games of any active player in the NHL, and has the most career penalty minutes of any active player.
Francis Bouillon (born October 17, 1975 in New York) is an American professional hockey defenseman for the Nashville Predators. Bouillon was born in New York City to a Québécois mother and a Haitian father. He was signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens in 1998, with whom he has played most of his career (except for a short stint with the Predators in 2002–03 and another stint with the Predators starting in 2009–10).
Brian Christopher Rafalski is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) and an alternate captain of the US Olympic Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Prior to joining the Red Wings, Rafalski played seven seasons with the New Jersey Devils. After struggling to enter the NHL, Rafalski has won the Stanley Cup three times and become an effective defenseman in the league.
Lee Joseph Fogolin, is a retired defenseman who played in the National Hockey League. He played for the Buffalo Sabres and the Edmonton Oilers, appearing in 924 NHL regular season games between 1974 and 1987, winning the Stanley Cup in 1984 and 1985.
Angela Marie Ruggiero (born January 3, 1980 in Panorama City, California) is an American ice hockey defenseman. She is also the author of a memoir about her hockey experiences and a former contestant on the NBC reality show The Apprentice.
Mathieu Schneider (born June 12, 1969) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League. Schneider is known as an offensive defenseman and has played with ten teams during his NHL career. He won the Stanley Cup in 1993 with the Montreal Canadiens.
Keith Edward Carney is an American retired professional ice hockey defenseman . He last played for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2007–08 season and will not be back for a third season with the team.
Michael James Milbury is an American sportscaster currently working as a professional ice hockey analyst for the New England Sports Network (NESN), Hockey Night in Canada and the NHL on NBC. He played twelve seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), all of them as a defenseman for the Boston Bruins. He later served as assistant general manager under Harry Sinden and head coach for Boston, as well as general manager and coach for the New York Islanders.
William Robert Baker is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played 143 regular season games in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers between 1980 and 1983.
Kenneth Arlington Morrow is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman and currently serves as the New York Islanders' director of pro scouting. A member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, he played 550 regular season games in the National Hockey League between 1980 and 1989.
Michael Allan Ramsey is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played 1070 regular season games in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings between 1980 and 1997.
Bob Suter is a retired American ice hockey defenseman and member of the Miracle on Ice 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team won the gold medal team. He is the brother of former National Hockey League (NHL) player Gary Suter and father of current NHLer Ryan Suter and Garrett Suter who plays for the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.