Mario Lemieux, OC, CQ (born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. He played 17 seasons as a forward for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1984 and 2005. Lemieux was a gifted playmaker and fast skater, despite his large size and strength. Lemieux often beat defencemen with fakes and dekes. He is currently the Penguins' principal owner and chairman of the board, having bought the team out of bankruptcy in 1999.
Stephen Gregory "Steve" Yzerman (born May 9, 1965) is a Canadian-American member of the Hockey Hall of Fame who played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Detroit Red Wings. Prior to the 1986–87 season at the age of 21, Yzerman was named captain of the Red Wings and continuously served for the next two decades, retiring as the longest-serving captain of any team in North American major league sports history.
Teemu Ilmari Selänne nicknamed "The Finnish Flash" is a Finnish professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Selänne was originally drafted into the NHL by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1st round, 10th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. He is the all-time points leader in men's Olympic ice hockey with 37 points in 27 games.
Saku Antero Koivu is a Finnish professional ice hockey player and an alternate captain of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He began his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1995–96 after three seasons with TPS of the Finnish SM-liiga. Koivu served as the Canadiens' captain for nine of his thirteen seasons with the club (not including the locked-out 2004–05 season), which makes his the second longest captaincy tenure in team history after Jean Béliveau.
Gary Roberts (born May 23, 1966) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was the first round pick of the Calgary Flames, 12th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Roberts played the first ten seasons of his NHL career with the Flames, winning the Stanley Cup in 1989. A serious neck injury forced Roberts to miss most of the 1994–95 season as well as the first half of the 1995–96 season.
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.
Tony Granato is an American retired National Hockey League left winger and a former head coach and assistant coach of the Colorado Avalanche. He was named an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins on August 5, 2009.
Kenneth "Ken" Daneyko is a retired ice hockey defenceman who played his entire career with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League, winning three Stanley Cup championships with the team. He has sometimes been called "Mr. Devil". Daneyko now provides commentary between periods at Devils games for the sports network MSG Plus.
Patrick Michael LaFontaine (born February 22, 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American former ice hockey center in the National Hockey League (NHL) who spent his entire career playing for the league's New York-based teams; LaFontaine skated for the New York Islanders from 1983 until 1991, the Buffalo Sabres from 1991 until 1997, and the New York Rangers from 1997 until his retirement in 1998.
Charles Simmer (born March 20, 1954, in Terrace Bay, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey forward, most notably for the Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League, who was notable for his scoring and power play prowess.
Joseph Henri Richard is a former professional ice hockey player who played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975. He was the brother of hockey legend Maurice 'The Rocket' Richard and consequently, because he was 15 years younger and three inches shorter, he was given the nickname The Pocket-Rocket.
Serge Aubrey "The Senator" Savard, OC, CQ is a former professional ice hockey defenceman, most famously with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). He is also a local businessman in Montreal, and is nicknamed the Senator.
Joseph Gilbert Yvon "Jean" Ratelle is a former Canadian ice hockey player and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. It has often been said of Jean Ratelle that he was so consistently effective at a high level of play day in and day out that he has been overlooked by some as one of the greatest to have played the game.
Cameron Michael "Cam" Neely (born June 6, 1965) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played right wing for the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League from 1983 to 1996. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Boston Bruins.
David Andrew Taylor is a retired professional ice hockey player who played for the Los Angeles Kings from 1977–94 and the current Director of Player Personnel for the Dallas Stars of the NHL. He was previously the Kings' general manager from 1997 to 2006.
Douglas Bradford (Brad) Park is a retired ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League (NHL) and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He played for the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings.
Douglas M. "Doug" Jarvis was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals and Hartford Whalers in the National Hockey League. Originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs organization in the 1975 NHL Entry Draft, he was traded almost right away to the Canadiens in exchange for Greg Hubick. Doug Jarvis is the NHL's record holder in consecutive games played with 964 — breaking the previous record, set by centre Garry Unger, of 914.
Claude Joseph Antoine Provost (September 17, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec – April 17, 1984) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. Provost played his entire NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens. He won the Stanley Cup 9 times and the first ever Bill Masterton Trophy awarded for perseverance in 1968. He suffered a fatal heart attack while playing tennis at his home in Florida in 1984. Provost has won the most Stanley Cups of anyone who is not be a member of Hockey Hall of Fame.
Rodrigue Gabriel Gilbert (born July 1, 1941 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. He played right wing on the GAG (goal-a-game) line that also featured Vic Hadfield and Jean Ratelle. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982, and was the first player in New York Rangers history to have his number retired. Rod currently works for the New York Rangers Organization.
Adam Graves is a former professional hockey player. He is best-known for his ten-year tenure with the New York Rangers. He also played for the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, and San Jose Sharks. He finished his career with 329 goals and 287 assists and is currently a New York Rangers special assistant with Prospect Development and Community Relations.
Glenn Allan "Chico" Resch is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender and television sportscaster. Resch played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1973 to 1986, winning one Stanley Cup with the New York Islanders in 1980. He is currently the color commentator on New Jersey Devils telecasts for MSG Plus and MSG Network.
Donald Harold Luce is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL from 1969 to 1982. Luce was drafted by the New York Rangers and played three seasons (1965–68) for their farm team; the Kitchener Rangers in Kitchener, Ontario. He then played 1.5 seasons with another Rangers farm team, the Omaha Knights, before being brought up to the NHL team for the last 12 games in the 1969–70 season. While in New York, he often ate dinner with hockey legend Tim Horton.
Robert Thomas "Butch" Goring (born October 22, 1949 in St. Boniface, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins. He is a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the Islanders. After hockey, he has coached for several teams including the Bruins and Islanders.