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    Bep Guidolin

    Armand "Bep" Guidolin (December 9, 1925 – November 24, 2008) was a Canadian National Hockey League player. He was born in Thorold, Ontario. He and Eleanor, his wife of 62 years, had four children. Guidolin stood 5'8" at 175 lbs, and was left shooting left winger in the NHL. He later went onto a coaching career. He was nicknamed "Bep" because his mother spoke Italian and very little English. Armand was the baby of the family and his mother pronounced baby as "beppy". The nickname stuck and was shortened to "Bep". Guidolin played junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals of the OHA, playing in the Memorial Cup in 1942. Later that year he became the youngest player (16 years, 11 months) to play in an NHL game, on November 12, 1942. His quick rise to the NHL was a direct result of World War II. The Boston Bruins were in dire need of replacements to fill the roster holes created by so many players leaving for military service. In 1944, his eligibility for military service brought a one-year break from his NHL career. Guidolin also played for the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Black Hawks. Armand was an ardent support for the formation of a players' union, which led to an early demise to
    8.13
    8 votes
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    Paul MacLean

    • Current Team Coached: Ottawa Senators
    Paul A. MacLean (born March 9, 1958) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. MacLean played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, and the original Winnipeg Jets. He currently serves as the head coach of the NHL's Ottawa Senators. Born in France while his father was serving with the Canadian Armed Forces, MacLean moved to Canada at the age of two, and grew up in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. In junior, as a member of the Hull Olympiques, an in-game deal was formalized to send MacLean to the Quebec Remparts, but the trade was called-off by the time the game ended - after he had scored five goals. In the 1978-79 season MacLean led the Dalhousie Tigers to the AUHC championship with 12 goals, 17 assists and 71 penalty minutes in 18 games. MacLean was drafted by the NHL's St. Louis Blues. He then represented Canada internationally at the 1980 Winter Olympics, held in Lake Placid. The experience helped MacLean to excel when he finally did crack the NHL: he scored 36 goals in his rookie season after being traded to the Winnipeg Jets. He continued to enjoy success in Winnipeg on a line with Dale Hawerchuk, tallying
    6.13
    8 votes
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    Adam Oates

    • Current Team Coached: Washington Capitals
    Adam Oates (born August 27, 1962) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current head coach of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). During the current 2012 NHL lockout, the team assigned him to co-coaching duties in their AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, for the 2012-13 season. He played 19 seasons in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Edmonton Oilers. Known as an elite playmaker, his career total of 1,079 assists was the fifth highest total in NHL history at the time of his 2004 retirement. Oates then turned to coaching, serving as an assistant for the Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils prior to joining the Capitals as their head coach for the 2012–13 NHL season. As a college player, Oates was a standout forward for the RPI Engineers. He set single-season school records for assists and points and was named an East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) all-star and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All-American in both 1984 and 1985. He was named a tournament all-star in helping RPI win the 1985 national championship, and in
    7.33
    6 votes
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    Al Sims

    • Current Team Coached: Fort Wayne Komets
    Allan Eugene Sims (born April 18, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian former professional hockey player and later a head coach in the NHL. In 1972, Sims was the first round and first ever draft pick of the New York Raiders of the World Hockey Association, but he chose to sign with the Boston Bruins who drafted him in the third round. At Cornwall, Ontario in Junior Hockey he had played with Bob Murray who was a rushing defenceman. When he played for Boston he played with the greatest rushing defenceman of all time, Bobby Orr. They were a pairing for two years. He played for Boston and its American Hockey League affiliate for 6 years. He then played for the Hartford Whalers for 2 years. After his retirement from the NHL, Sims played and coached hockey with Fife Flyers in Scotland. Later he coached in the International League and won the Turner Cup with the Fort Wayne Komets in 1993. Sims was named assistant coach under Ron Wilson with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1993-1996 before he became head coach of the San Jose Sharks for the 1996–97 NHL season. Sims was the head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals of the IHL for 3 years from 1998–2000, then moved on to the Central Hockey League
    7.33
    6 votes
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    John Mariucci

    John Mariucci (May 8, 1916 - March 23, 1987) was an American ice hockey player, administrator and coach. Mariucci was born in Eveleth, Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota where he played for both the hockey and football teams. He was named an All-American in hockey in 1940. Mariucci was inducted into the inaugural 1973 class of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame and was elected to the NHL Hall of Fame as a builder in 1985. After starring for the Eveleth hockey and football teams, Mariucci would go onto college at the University of Minnesota where he would play both sports - leading his football squad to an undefeated AAU championship in 1940. Mariucci played for the Chicago Black Hawks for five seasons and would be the team captain in 1945-46 and 1947-48. Mariucci would be known primarily as a defensive-minded bruiser, finishing with only 11 goals and 34 assists in 223 games, but would total 308 penalty minutes. He would lose three seasons to the war (1942-43 through 1944-45), but would play two seasons for the United States Coast Guard in the Eastern Amateur Hockey League. Mariucci's best season with the Black Hawks would come in 1946-47 when he would play in 52
    7.33
    6 votes
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    John Muckler

    John Muckler (born April 13, 1934) is a professional hockey coach and executive, most recently serving as the general manager of the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. Muckler has over 50 years of professional hockey experience as a part owner, general manager, director of player personnel, director of hockey operations, head coach, assistant coach and player. He has been a part of five Stanley Cup championships in various roles. Born in Midland, Ontario, and raised in Paris, Ontario, Muckler was a defenceman in the minor leagues for 13 seasons, playing the bulk of his career in the old Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Muckler began his professional coaching career as a player/coach in 1959 with the EHL's New York Rovers. He then spent the next 20 years in off-ice positions with the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and Vancouver Canucks before joining the up and coming Edmonton Oilers organization in 1981. During those 20 years, Muckler served briefly as head coach of the Minnesota North Stars in 1968–69, and won multiple regular-season titles, playoff championships and league coach-of-the-year honours in the minor leagues. For his successes, The Sporting News named him the top coach
    8.40
    5 votes
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    Tom Renney

    Thomas "Tom" Renney (born March 1, 1955) is a Canadian ice hockey Assistant Coach, currently with the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings. He has also served as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, and Edmonton Oilers. Renney began his coaching career in the major junior Western Hockey League (WHL), capturing a Memorial Cup in his two-year stint with the Kamloops Blazers. In addition to the Rangers, he has also previously coached the Vancouver Canucks for two seasons. He has participated in the coaching staff for Team Canada on numerous occasions, capturing a silver medal as the head coach at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Renney began his career behind the bench in the major junior ranks with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 1990–91. He immediately established success at the junior level, leading the club to consecutive President's Cup championships as WHL champions and a Memorial Cup as Canadian Hockey League (CHL) champions. In his two seasons with the Blazers, Renney compiled a 101-37-6 record for a .714 winning percentage, which ranks as the all-time highest winning mark in CHL history. Renney earned his first National Hockey
    8.40
    5 votes
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    Kurt Kleinendorst

    • Current Team Coached: Alabama–Huntsville Chargers men's ice hockey
    Kurt Kleinendorst (born (1960-12-31) December 31, 1960 (age 51) in Grand Rapids, Minnesota) is the head coach for the UAH Chargers NCAA Division-I men's ice hockey program. He previously coached the AHL Binghamton Senators., the Under-18 team of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, and the Lowell Devils, the AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils. He also served as an assistant coach and later a scout for the Devils. He coached the UK Superleague team Manchester Storm for three seasons from 1997–1998 to 1999–2000. Kleinendorst played four seasons at Providence College and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. He is the younger brother of former NHL player Scot Kleinendorst. Kleinendorst played for Providence College for four years, from 1979-1980 to 1982–83, for Lou Lamoriello. He was selected in the fourth round (77th overall) of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers, but never played in the NHL. He was a member of the Tulsa Oilers (CHL) team that suspended operations on February 16, 1984, playing only road games for final six weeks of 1983-84 season. Despite this adversity, the team went on to win the Adams Cup. In 1986-87 he played
    7.17
    6 votes
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    Murray MacPherson

    Murray "Muzz" MacPherson (born February 19, 1938, in London, England), is a retired British professional ice hockey goaltender and coach. MacPherson played 12 minor league games in the International Hockey League over two seasons, for the Troy Bruins, Indianapolis Chiefs, Minneapolis Millers and the Fort Wayne Komets. MacPherson's coaching career including the Winnipeg Monarchs, Winnipeg Clubs, Portage Terriers, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Jersey Aces/Hampton Aces, Richmond Rifles, New Westminster Bruins, Drumheller Miners, Burnaby Bluehawks and the Langley Eagles. While with the Greyhounds during the 1977–78 OMJHL season, MacPherson coached Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky requested to wear # 9 for his idol Gordie Howe, but that number was already taken by linemate Brian Gualazzi. MacPherson suggested wearing two nines would be better than one. From that season on, Gretzky has always worn the legendary # 99.
    8.20
    5 votes
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    Guy Charron

    Guy Joseph Jean Charron (born January 24, 1949 in Verdun, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey centre. He played in the NHL from 1969–1981. He is currently head coach of the WHL Kamloops Blazers, after being hired for that position in November 2009. Originally a product of the Montreal Canadiens' system, Charron played twenty games with the Canadiens before he was traded during the middle of the 1970–71 NHL season to the Detroit Red Wings in the monster deal that sent Frank Mahovlich to Montreal. He played with the Red Wings until he was traded to the expansion Kansas City Scouts in 1974. Prior to the 1976–77 NHL season, Charron signed as a free agent with the Washington Capitals, where he played until he retired following the 1980–81 NHL season. Despite playing in 734 NHL regular season games, he never appeared in a single playoff game, which is an NHL record. This record was broken at one point by Olli Jokinen, who went 827 games without a playoff appearance before finally appearing in a playoff game with the Calgary Flames. Midseason replacement
    6.14
    7 votes
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    Steve Ludzik

    Stephen Paul Ludzik (born April 3, 1961 in Etobicoke, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player and coach. Steve Ludzik (born April 3, 1961 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player and coach who has worked as a television analyst for The Score television network. He had a distinguished junior career with the Niagara Falls Flyers of the Ontario Hockey League, amassing an incredible 125 goals, 233 assists, and 358 points, breaking the career point total record for the Flyers, which still stands today. He was named to the Five Man All Star Flyer team of All Time. He then turned to coaching where first coached the Muskegon Fury of the IHL for two years before moving on to the IHL and the Detroit Vipers for four years, where he won a Turner Cup with General Manager Rick Dudley. He played all but eleven of his 424 career NHL games for the Chicago Blackhawks, and also briefly played for the Buffalo Sabres. After his retirement he coached the Muskegon Fury, Detroit Vipers, Mississauga IceDogs, San Antonio Rampage and Tampa Bay Lightning. He was drafted 28th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. After one more year of
    7.00
    6 votes
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    Herb Brooks

    Herbert Paul Brooks, Jr. (August 5, 1937 – August 11, 2003) was an American ice hockey player and coach. His most notable achievement came in 1980 as head coach of the gold medal-winning U.S.Olympic hockey team at Lake Placid. At the games, Brooks' US team upset the heavily favored Soviet team in a match that came to be known as the 'Miracle on Ice'. Brooks would go on to coach multiple NHL teams, the French hockey team at the 1998 Winter Olympics and ultimately returned to coach the US men's team to a silver medal at the 2002 games in Salt Lake City. Brooks was killed in a 2003 car accident. At the time of his death, Brooks was the Pittsburgh Penguins' director of player personnel and head scout. Herb Brooks was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Herbert Sr. and Pauline Brooks. He attended Johnson High School, where his team won the 1955 state hockey championship. Brooks continued his hockey career with the University of Minnesota Gophers from 1955 to 1959. He was a member of the 1960 Olympic team, only to become the last cut the week before the Games started. Three weeks later, Brooks sat at home with his father and watched the team he almost made win gold. Afterwards, Brooks
    9.25
    4 votes
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    Marc Crawford

    Marc Crawford

    Marc Joseph John Crawford (born February 13, 1961) is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach with the ZSC Lions of the National League A. He was previously the head coach of four other organizations and won a Stanley Cup in 1996 with the Colorado Avalanche. He is also a former professional ice hockey forward who played for the Vancouver Canucks. Crawford was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft in the fourth round, 70th overall. After three seasons of major junior in the QMJHL with the Cornwall Royals, he joined the Canucks in 1981–82. As a rookie, Crawford was a part of Vancouver's 1982 run to the Stanley Cup finals in which the Canucks were defeated by the New York Islanders. During his six seasons in the NHL, Crawford would split time between Vancouver and their AHL affiliate, the Fredericton Express. As a result of constantly flying between the two cities, which are over 5,000 kilometers apart, he earned the nickname "747", though most contemporary Canucks fans know him as "Crow", a nickname coined during his tenure as a head coach with the team. In total, Crawford tallied 19 goals, 31 assists and 50 points in 176 games during his NHL
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Mike Yeo

    • Current Team Coached: Minnesota Wild
    Michael Yeo (born July 31, 1974 in North Bay, Ontario) is the current head coach of the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. He was formerly an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins and head coach of the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros. Yeo spent 5 seasons with the Houston Aeros while they were members of the International Hockey League (IHL). In 1998-1999, he captained the team to the Turner Cup Championship. Yeo was brought in as a minor league veteran by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the top affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, at the onset of their inaugural season. This was to be the beginning of what would eventually become eleven years of service with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. After just 19 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Yeo suffered a career ending knee injury. He accepted an offer to become Glenn Patrick's assistant with the American Hockey League Penguins, and remained in that position when Michel Therrien replaced Patrick in 2003. Yeo was promoted with Therrien in 2005 to the Pittsburgh Penguins as Therrien's assistant after the firing of Eddie Olczyk and his coaching staff. With his primary responsibilities focused towards
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Ian Herbers

    Ian Herbers (born July 18, 1967 in Jasper, Alberta) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman and the current head coach of the University of Alberta Mens Hockey Team. He was drafted in the tenth round, 190th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Herbers played four seasons in the Western Hockey League coached by Graham James, Played with Joe Sakic,followed by four seasons with the University of Alberta, won the national championship before going professional. He made his pro debut with the Cape Breton Oilers, won the Calder Cup of the American Hockey League in the 1992–93 season. He made it to the NHL in the 1993–94 season, appearing in 22 games with the Edmonton Oilers. Herbers would not find his way to the NHL again until the 1999–2000 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning then traded him to the New York Islanders on March 9, 2000, in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. After finishing the season with the Islanders, Herbers was left unprotected in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft and was picked by the Minnesota Wild. After spending the 2000–01 season with the Wild's International Hockey League affiliate, the
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Janne Karlsson

    Janne Karlsson

    Jan "Janne" Tordh Ingemar Karlsson (born 28 August 1958) is a Swedish professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach for the Atlant Moscow Oblast of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Karlsson played for HV71 from 1977 to 1981, for Västra Frölunda from 1981 to 1990 and for Mörrums IK from 1990 to 1993. After retiring as a player after the 1992–93 season, Karlsson took a coaching position with Mörrums GoIS. In 1995 he returned to Frölunda to work as a coach and manager of their youth department. He became an assistant coach for Frölunda together with Christer Kellgren under head coach Tommy Boustedt during the 1999–00 season. The following season Karlsson was the lone assistant coach to Boustedt, and he continued as assistant coach when Conny Evensson took over as head coach prior to the 2002–03 season. Together they led Frölunda to win the 2003 Swedish Championship against Färjestads BK, winning the best-of-seven finals in four games. The following season Evensson was forced to retire due to illness and Karlsson took over as interim head coach for the rest of the season. Karlsson returned to his position as assistant coach when Stephan Lundh was
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Napoléon Dorval

    Napoleon Dorval was the third head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, following Adolphe Lecours. He coached the team for the 1911-12 season and the 1912-13 season. His record for those two seasons was 17-21-0.
    6.67
    6 votes
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    Bill Gilligan

    Bill Gilligan (born August 5, 1954 in Beverly, Massachusetts, U.S.) is an American professional ice hockey coach. He is also a former professional ice hockey winger who played in 128 World Hockey Association regular season games with the Cincinnati Stingers between 1977 and 1979 before moving to Europe. In addition to the WHA Stingers, Bill Gilligan played for Brown University (NCAA), Hampton Gulls (AHL), Vienna EV and Klagenfurt AC in Austria and EHC Chur in Switzerland. He was also a member of Team USA in the 1978 and 1983 Ice Hockey World Championship tournaments. He first became coach in 1984 in Klagenfurt, Austria, where he won 4 Championships in a row right away. From season 1988/89 to season 1991/1992 Gilligan was head coach of Swiss ice hockey team SC Bern. He won 3 NLA Championships and was one time runners up in 4 years. He later was head coach of the Swiss U-20 national ice hockey team and together with John Sletvoll also of the Swiss national team. From 1994 - 1998, Gilligan was Sports Director of SC Bern and then returned to the US to work as assistant coach for the hockey team of University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Massachusetts Minutemen and as a scout for NHL
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Ray Kinasewich

    Ray Kinasewich (born September 12, 1933 in Smoky Lake, Alberta) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player and coach. He was the head coach of the Edmonton Oil Kings team that won the 1966 Memorial Cup and he was the first coach for the Edmonton Oilers in the inaugural 1972–73 season of the World Hockey Association (WHA). Kinasewich played minor professional hockey from 1953 to 1965, with teams in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and American Hockey League (AHL). He started with the Edmonton Flyers of the WHL before spending two seasons (1956–58) with the Seattle Americans. These would be the two most productive seasons of his career. Playing right wing on a line with Guyle Fielder and Val Fonteyne, he scored 44 goals in 1956–57 and 42 goals in 1957–58, leading the Americans in goal scoring for both seasons. Kinasewich returned to the Flyers for one season before playing for the Hershey Bears of the AHL from 1959–62. The final three years of his playing career were spent playing for Edmonton (for a third time), for the Cleveland Barons (AHL), and for the Seattle Totems (WHL) before retiring in 1965. Kinasewich turned to coaching for the next season. He led the Edmonton Oil Kings to
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Viktor Tikhonov

    Viktor Tikhonov

    Viktor Vasilyevich Tikhonov (Russian: Виктор Васильевич Тихонов; born June 4, 1930) is a Russian former ice hockey player and coach. He was the coach of the Soviet team when it was the most dominant team in the world. He is in the IIHF Hall of Fame (builder, 1998). Viktor Tikhonov was born in the Soviet Union on June 4, 1930. Tikhonov played as a defenceman with the VVS (Team of the Soviet Air Forces) and Dynamo Moscow. He scored 35 goals in 296 games in the Soviet elite hockey league from 1949 to 1963. In 1950, he became a Soviet Sports Master. As a player, he won four gold medals of the Soviet national championship (three times with VVS (1951–1953) and once with Dynamo, 1954). He won the USSR Cup in 1952 as a member of VVS. His coaching career started in 1964 when he became an assistant coach for Dynamo Moscow, then he took the position of the Head Coach for Dynamo Riga. In 1973, he was named a Latvian merited sports coach (ZTR SSSR). In 1977 he became the Head Coach for both CSKA Moscow (Central Sport Club of the Army or the Red Army Club as it was known in USA and Canada), and the Soviet National Team. In 1978, he became a Soviet Merited sports coach (ZTR SSSR). He was the
    8.75
    4 votes
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    Babe Siebert

    Babe Siebert

    Albert Charles "Babe" Siebert (January 14, 1904 – August 25, 1939) was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger and defenceman who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Maroons, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. He won the 1926 Stanley Cup championship with the Maroons, and was a member of the famous "S Line", and another with the Rangers in 1933. A physical forward known for his fighting ability while with the Maroons and Rangers, an apparent decline in his play was reversed when he switched to defence after he was traded to the Bruins. Siebert was named an all-star three times after the switch and won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player in 1937 as a member of the Canadiens. Siebert was named the head coach of the Canadiens upon his retirement as a player in 1939. He never coached a game as he drowned in Lake Huron prior to the 1939–40 NHL season. The league organized an all-star benefit game that raised $15,000 for Siebert's family. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1964. Born in Plattsville, Ontario, Siebert grew up in the nearby community of Zurich, located on the eastern shores of Lake
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Serge Boisvert

    Pierre Serge Boisvert (born June 1, 1959) is a former Canadian ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. In Sweden, Boisvert played for Västra Frölunda, and for Frisk Tigers and Vålerenga in Norway. He won the Calder Cup in 1985. He won a Stanley Cup championship in 1986 with Montreal. In 2002 Boisvert coached Frisk Tigers to the Norwegian Championship.
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Bryan Watson

    Bryan Joseph "Bugsy, Super Pest" Watson (born November 14, 1942 in Bancroft, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Oakland Seals, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals and the Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association. Watson also previously served as a head coach and assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers in 1980-81. Watson worked his way up through the Montreal Canadiens system starting his junior hockey career with head coach Scotty Bowman and the Peterborough Petes. He would eventually become team captain of the Petes and would be named the team's MVP in his final junior campaign. Watson continued and signed a contract with the Montreal Canadiens, making his NHL debut in the 1963-64 NHL season. He would play just over half the season in his rookie year appearing in 39 games with the big club and playing 6 more games in an opening round series vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Stanley Cup playoffs. In Watson's sophomore season he only appeared in 5 games with Montreal, spending the bulk of the season with the AHL's Quebec Aces where
    8.50
    4 votes
    24

    Peter Sidorkiewicz

    Peter Paul Sidorkiewicz (born June 29, 1963 in Dąbrowa Białostocka, Poland) is a former Canadian professional goaltender who played in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, the Ottawa Senators and the New Jersey Devils. Sidorkiewicz played his junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals following his arrival to Canada with his family. Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, Sidorkiewicz never got the opportunity to play for the Caps; they traded him to Hartford in 1985 with Dean Evason for David Jensen on March 12. After spending a lot of time with the Binghamton Whalers, he made his NHL debut in 1987–88, playing a single game. The next season, the difficult start of the season by Mike Liut gave him a chance to play more often. He played in about half of the games that season and had the chance to take part in his first playoffs games. He was later named to the 1989 NHL All-Rookie Team. Peter Sidorkiewicz was given the starting job with the Whalers the following season when Liut was traded to Washington. He played two more seasons as the Whalers' starter before being claimed by the Senators in the 1992 NHL Expansion Draft. He would stay for a
    6.33
    6 votes
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    Robbie Ftorek

    Robert Brian Ftorek (born January 2, 1952 in Needham, Massachusetts) is a former NHL player and coach. He was enshrined as member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991. Ftorek is currently the head coach of the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. As a player, he was a member of the 1972 United States Olympic Hockey team that surprisingly won the silver medal at the 1972 Winter Olympics. Ftorek also played for Team USA at the 1972 "Pool B" Ice Hockey World Championship where he was selected to the tournament all-star team. Originally drafted by the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association in 1972, he instead signed with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. However, the Red Wings regarded Ftorek as too small to make it as a professional and he only appeared in a handful of NHL games. Having spent most of his time in the minors with the AHL's Virginia Wings, Ftorek decided to move over to the WHA in 1974, and it was at this time the Whalers traded his WHA rights to the Phoenix Roadrunners. Ftorek quickly became the Roadrunners' biggest star and he made history in 1977 when he won the Gordie Howe Trophy as the league's most valuable player—the first American ice
    6.33
    6 votes
    26

    Ralph Krueger

    • Current Team Coached: Edmonton Oilers
    Ralph Krueger (born August 31, 1959) is a German-Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. Krueger is currently the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was the coach of the Swiss men's national ice hockey team from the 1997/1998 season until the end of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010. Born in Winnipeg, Krueger was raised in Steinbach, Manitoba. His son Justin is currently a member of the German men's national ice hockey team, playing in his first international tournament at that level in the 2010 IIHF World Championship. Ralph Krueger played 350 matches in the German Bundesliga, accumulating 187 goals and 186 assists. In the 1980/81 season, as a member of Düsseldorfer EG, he led the league in scoring with 103 points. He also played 45 matches for the West German national ice hockey team. Krueger began his coaching career as an assistant with EV Duisburg of the German second league. Between 1994 and 1998 he led VEU Feldkirch to five straight Austrian championships, culminating in Feldkirch becoming champions in 1998 of the European Ice Hockey League, made up of the champions of various European leagues. This experience later
    6.17
    6 votes
    27
    Davis Payne

    Davis Payne

    Davis Payne (born September 24, 1970 in Port Alberni, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey winger who played in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins and is the former head coach of the St. Louis Blues. On 7/26/2012, Los Angeles Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi announced that Davis Payne would be hired as assistant coach to Darryl Sutter. Payne was drafted 140th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He turned pro in 1992 and joined the Greensboro Monarchs of the East Coast Hockey League. He then had spells in the International Hockey League with the Phoenix Roadrunners and the American Hockey League with the Rochester Americans before returning to the Monarchs for a second spell. After playing two games with the Providence Bruins, Payne signed with the Boston Bruins. While spending most of his time playing in Providence, he managed to play 22 games for Boston over two seasons, scoring an assist while collecting 14 penalty minutes. He moved to the San Antonio Dragons before returning to the ECHL to spend his final two seasons with the Greenville Grrrowl. Payne also played for Michigan Technological University in his collegiate
    9.33
    3 votes
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    Ike Hildebrand

    Isaac Bruce Hildebrand (May 27, 1927 – August 27, 2006) was a Canadian ice hockey and lacrosse player. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he played for the Chicago Black Hawks and the New York Rangers of the `original six' NHL teams 1949–1953. In 1985, he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame for the sport of lacrosse. He was inducted into Canada's Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1972 and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1985 as well as Sports Halls of Fame in Peterborough (1978), Belleville (1989) and Oshawa (1993). Ike excelled at both of Canada's national sports, lacrosse and hockey. He played lacrosse with the New Westminster Salmonbellies Senior team and at age 17 won the MVP award in the Mann Cup Canadian Championship. In a lacrosse career that spanned 17 years (1943–1960) he was honored 13 times as an all-star. After a junior ice hockey career with the Oshawa Generals, he spent 10 years playing professional hockey with minor pro teams in the Pacific Coast League, the US Hockey League, the Quebec Pro League and the American Hockey League. Hildebrand also played with the New York Rangers, and the Chicago Black Hawks of the `original six' NHL teams 1949–1953. He was playing coach
    9.33
    3 votes
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    Brian Kilrea

    Brian Blair "Killer" Kilrea (born October 21, 1934 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey head coach, general manager, and player. He is most notable for his 35 year association with the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League. Kilrea is an esteemed member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in the builders' category. Kilrea played his first major junior season with the Hamilton Tiger Cubs in 1954–55. In his playing career he played only 26 NHL games, although he had great success in the minor leagues. Kilrea spent four seasons with the Troy Bruins of the IHL, where he was named a second team All-Star in 1958–1959. Most of Kilrea's career was spent with the AHL's Springfield Indians, where he was a multiple All-Star and the franchise's career leader in assists. He has been named to the Springfield Hockey Hall of Fame. Kilrea played under Eddie Shore and credits Shore with teaching him many things that he took into his coaching career. Kilrea returned to the NHL, briefly, with expansion in 1967. Kilrea has the distinction of scoring the first-ever goal for the NHL Los Angeles Kings. It was during his time with the team's AHL franchise, however, that the roots for what would become the
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    Phil Hergesheimer

    Philip "Nip" Hergesheimer (July 9, 1914 – March 6, 2004) was a professional ice hockey right winger. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Hergesheimer was the brother of fellow NHL player Wally Hergesheimer. Phil played for teams in the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL), International Hockey League (IHL), National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey Association (AHA), American Hockey League (AHL) and the Ontario Secondary Hockey League (OSHL). Among the minor league teams he played for were the Winnipeg Falcons, Boston Cubs, London Tecumsehs, Minneapolis Millers, Cleveland Barons, Ottawa Commandos, St. John's Navy, Philadelphia Rockets, (also Head Coach), Cincinnati Mohawks, Kelowna Packers, and Kamloop Elks. He played four seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks of the NHL. Hergesheimer was a five-star American Hockey League All-Star Game Champion, and the winner of the Calder Cup Trophy in 1946. By 1951 his career had totaled 288 goals and 265 assists for 553 points in 548 games. He retired in 1955 as the second-leading goal scorer of his era, and today still ranks 20th on the league's all time list. On March 6, 2004, Hergesheimer died in Kelowna, British Columbia, shortly
    8.00
    4 votes
    31

    Pit Lepine

    Alfred Pierre "Pit" Lépine (July 30, 1901 – August 2, 1955) was a Canadian ice hockey forward and coach. He was born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. Lepine played in the National Hockey League from 1925 to 1939, spending his entire career with the Montreal Canadiens, winning two Stanley Cups, in 1930 and 1931. Lepine, a center, played over 500 games with Montreal and was an excellent goal scorer who could also check and battle for the puck in the corners. In his rookie NHL season (1925–26), he scored nine goals and played on the same line as a his older brother, Hec. He had played senior hockey in Montreal with the Royals, Hochelega and Nationale squads. Overall, Lepine reached double figures in goals six times. In 1929–30 he scored a personal best 24 goals in 44 games while forming a dangerous line with Wildor Larochelle and Georges Mantha. In 1937 he was on hand for the Howie Morenz Memorial Game in the aftermath of the former Habs star's death. After 13 years in the NHL, Lepine finally played a year in the minors with the New Haven Eagles of the AHL in 1938–39. When Babe Siebert drowned in 1939 after being named the coach of the Canadiens, Lepine was named coach for the
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    32

    Craig Hartsburg

    Craig William Hartsburg (born June 29, 1959) is a retired Canadian professional hockey player. He also coached in the Ontario Hockey League. He has previously been an NHL head coach with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Ottawa Senators. He played Defence for ten seasons with the Minnesota North Stars of the NHL from 1979 until 1989, captaining the team for 7 of his 10 NHL seasons before pursuing a coaching career. Before going to Calgary, Hartsburg was the head coach of the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. Hartsburg played three seasons of junior hockey for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, where he was a teammate of Wayne Gretzky's during the 1977–78 season. In Hartsburg's last two seasons with the Greyhounds, he averaged over a point per game. In 1977–78, Hartsburg represented Canada at the World Junior Championships, scoring five points in six games. Hartsburg skipped his fourth and final junior season, deciding instead to turn pro with the Birmingham Bulls of the WHA in June 1978, as an underage free agent. Hartsburg amassed nine goals and 40 assists in his rookie professional season. With the collapse of the financially troubled WHA in
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    4 votes
    33
    Ted Nolan

    Ted Nolan

    Theodore John Nolan (born April 7, 1958 in the Garden River Ojibwa First Nation Reserve outside of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional hockey left winger and coach. He played 3 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins. He also coached for the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders, after serving as assistant coach for one season with the Hartford Whalers. He is currently the head coach of Latvia men's national ice hockey team. Nolan and his wife Sandra are the parents of Brandon Nolan, a Vancouver Canucks draft pick who last played for the AHL's Albany River Rats, and Jordan Nolan, a winger currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings. Ted is very active in his foundation, the Ted Nolan Foundation “Through the philosophy of healthy lifestyle, the Ted Nolan Foundation is committed to the healing process to renew and revitalize the mind, body and spirit of our young people. We will explore to help us train a new cadre of Aboriginal leaders today, to take their rightful place in Canadian society tomorrow. We will help develop programs at the community level for First Nations youth in communities no matter how
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    4 votes
    34

    Todd McLellan

    • Current Team Coached: San Jose Sharks
    Todd McLellan (born October 3, 1967 in Melville, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian former ice hockey player and current head coach of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. After living in Goodeve, Saskatchewan and Melville, Saskatchewan during his childhood, McLellan started his playing career with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League from 1983 to 1987. In the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, he was drafted by the New York Islanders in the fifth round. He played a total of five games at the NHL level, spending most of two seasons with the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Indians. However, recurring shoulder injuries dating back to his junior hockey days ended McLellan's North American playing career after the 1988–89 season. He returned home to study at the University of Saskatchewan for a year, before resuming his playing career for S.IJ. Utrecht of the Eredivisie in the Netherlands. During his three seasons there, the team hired a new coach, who moved in with McLellan and made him a player-coach, which McLellan recognizes as the reason he became interested in coaching. Following his stint as a player-coach with SIJ Utrecht, McLellan returned
    7.75
    4 votes
    35
    Claude Julien

    Claude Julien

    • Current Team Coached: Boston Bruins
    Claude Julien (born April 23, 1960) is Canadian professional ice hockey head coach of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously served as the head coach for the Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils. In the American Hockey League (AHL), he coached the Hamilton Bulldogs. Julien was a NHL defenseman for the Quebec Nordiques in the 1984 and 1986 seasons. Julien had previously played in the Ontario Hockey League for the Oshawa Generals and Windsor Spitfires. In the Central Hockey League he played for the Salt Lake Golden Eagles. In the IHL, Julien played for the Kansas City Blades and the Milwaukee Admirals. In the AHL, he played for the Fredericton Express, Baltimore Skipjacks, Halifax Citadels and Moncton Hawks. Julien began his professional coaching in the QMJHL for the Hull Olympiques, with whom he won the Memorial Cup in 1997. From 2000–2003 he served as head coach for the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. In 2000, Julien won a bronze medal as the head coach of Canada's national junior ice hockey team. He also served as an assistant coach to Marc Habscheid at the 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. On January 17, 2003, Julien became head coach of the
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    6 votes
    36

    Dan Marshall

    Dan Marshall was the former coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
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    4 votes
    37

    Joseph Cattarinich

    Joseph "Joe" Cattarinich (November 12, 1881 in Lévis, Quebec – December 7, 1938), was a professional hockey player, and co-owner of horse racing tracks in Canada and the United States as well as a co-owner of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. Of Croatian ancestry, he was born Joseph Cattarinich. He grew up in Quebec City and played ice hockey and lacrosse as a young man. Later, he lived in Levis near Quebec City. He is best known as the first goaltender of the professional Montreal Canadiens, then known as 'Les Canadiens'. He retired after Georges Vézina shut out Cattarinich's club in a game with Vézina's amateur Chicoutimi team (The Canadiens had been on a pre-season barnstorming tour to promote the upcoming season of the NHA). He was so impressed, that he recommended the Canadiens sign Vézina; and voluntarily stepped down, from his place on the team.(In those days, hockey teams carried only one goaltender, as a rule.) With longtime business partner Leo Dandurand, Cattarinich became prominent in the Montreal tobacco wholesaling business, but it was their popularization of the Parimutuel betting system at local tracks that provided their greatest commercial
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    4 votes
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    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray

    • Current Team Coached: Western Michigan Broncos men's ice hockey
    Andy Murray (born March 3, 1951) is the current head coach for the Western Michigan Broncos men's ice hockey team of the NCAA Division I Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). He is a former head coach of the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League. Andy Murray's family had an auto dealership in Souris, Manitoba that was started by Murray's grandfather. Once Murray was old enough, he began to work there. In 1976, when Murray was 25 years old, his uncle hired him to be the coach of the Brandon Travelers after a brawl. Three years later, he got the head-coaching job at Brandon University in Manitoba while still working at the dealership during the day. In 1981, his father died the day after a victory that qualified Brandon for a National tournament. After that season, he needed to get away, and took a coaching job in Switzerland. In 1988, he went to the United States to be the assistant coach for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. That year, the Bears won the AHL championship, and he was promoted as an assistant coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. He spent two years there before joining as an assistant coach with the Minnesota North
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    3 votes
    39
    Bob Johnson

    Bob Johnson

    Robert Norman "Badger Bob" Johnson (March 4, 1931 – November 26, 1991) was an American college, international, and professional ice hockey coach. He coached the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team from 1966 to 1982, where he led the Badgers to seven appearances at the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championships, including three titles. During his time as the head coach at Wisconsin, Johnson also coached the United States men's national ice hockey team at the 1976 Winter Olympics and seven other major championships, including the Canada Cup and IIHF World Championships. He then coached the Calgary Flames for five seasons that included a Stanley Cup Finals loss in 1986. Johnson achieved the peak of his professional coaching career in his only season as coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990–91, when the Penguins won the 1991 Stanley Cup Finals, the first Stanley Cup in team history. In August 1991, following hospitalization due to a brain aneurysm, Johnson was diagnosed with brain cancer. He died on November 26 of the same year. Johnson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended Minneapolis Central High School and the University of Minnesota, where he played hockey under legendary
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    3 votes
    40
    Bruce Boudreau

    Bruce Boudreau

    • Current Team Coached: Anaheim Ducks
    Bruce Allan Boudreau (born January 9, 1955) is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach and current head coach of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). As a player, Boudreau played professionally for 20 seasons, logging 141 games in the NHL and 30 games in the World Hockey Association (WHA). He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Black Hawks of the NHL and the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA. Boudreau won the Jack Adams Award for the NHL's most outstanding head coach in the 2007–08 NHL season during his tenure with the Washington Capitals. While Boudreau's major professional career was modest, he had a long career in the minor leagues, and was one of the most prolific minor league scorers of all time, largely in the American Hockey League (AHL). His junior career was spent with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), for which he averaged over 100 points a season. He scored 165 points in his final season in juniors, adding 44 points in 27 games en route to captaining the Marlies to a Memorial Cup championship. He was awarded the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the top goal scorer for the 1974–75 OMJHL season. After
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    3 votes
    41

    Malcolm Gordon

    Malcolm K. Gordon (January 10, 1868 – November 13, 1964) was an ice hockey coach at St. Paul's School from 1888 to 1917. Gordon was born in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1882, he arrived at St. Paul's in Concord, New Hampshire. Hockey had been earlier introduced at St. Paul's from Canada, but Gordon is regarded as the individual who helped formalize the game by putting down on paper what is regarded as the first set of rules in the United States. This occurred in 1885; in 1888 he was made hockey coach. Play at St. Paul's was strictly intramural, but in 1896 Gordon took the first St. Paul's team to New York to play at the old St. Nicholas Rink. In that first game the St. Paul's alumni defeated Gordon's team 3-1. His coaching career extended until 1917, during which time he developed numerous players, including Hobey Baker, for the Eastern colleges. It was such former players who provided the financial backing for the St. Nicholas Rink. Gordon was head of the history department at St. Paul's and in addition to hockey, also coached football and cricket as well. After World War I service he was in the real estate business until 1927, when he founded the Malcolm K. Gordon School at Garrison,
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    3 votes
    42

    Paul Maurice

    Paul Maurice (born January 30, 1967 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player and current head coach of Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. At age 43, Maurice became the youngest coach in NHL history to coach 1,000 games. Maurice reached this milestone on November 28, 2010. Originally a defenseman in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Maurice's playing career ended after an eye injury. Maurice formerly coached the Hartford Whalers/Hurricanes franchise from 1995–2003 and the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2006–2008. On December 3, 2008, Maurice was re-hired by the Hurricanes after the firing of Peter Laviolette, who had replaced him in 2003. On November 28th, 2011 the Carolina Hurricanes announced that he had been fired for a second time. Maurice was the Philadelphia Flyers' 12th choice, 252nd overall, in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, five spots after former Maple Leafs Vice-President and General Manager John Ferguson, Jr. was taken by the Montreal Canadiens. In 1985, Paul played defense for the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL. He was struck in the eye by a puck, which had ricocheted off his stick, during a charity hockey game in which
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    43
    Jack Adams Award

    Jack Adams Award

    The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League coach "adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success." It has been awarded 38 times to 33 different coaches. The winner is selected by a poll of the National Hockey League Broadcasters Association at the end of the regular season. Four coaches have won the award two times, while Pat Burns has won three times, the most of any coach. The Jack Adams Award is named in honour of Jack Adams, Hall of Fame player for Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa, and long-time coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. It was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1973–74 regular season. Jacques Demers is the only coach who has won the award in consecutive seasons. Four coaches in history have won the award with 2 different teams. Jacques Lemaire, Pat Quinn, and Scotty Bowman have won the award twice, while Pat Burns is the only coach to win the award three times. The franchises with the most Jack Adams Award winners are the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes with four winners, although the Coyotes had two winners in Winnipeg before they moved to Arizona, followed by the St. Louis Blues
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    5 votes
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    Jarrod Skalde

    • Current Team Coached: Cincinnati Cyclones
    Jarrod Skalde (born February 26, 1971 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey centre who is currently the head coach of the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. Skalde was drafted 26th overall by New Jersey Devils in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft and started his National Hockey League career with the Devils in 1990. He would also play for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Thrashers, and Philadelphia Flyers, but spent most of his career bouncing around the minor leagues. He went on to play a total of 115 regular season games, scoring 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points and collecting 62 penalty minutes. He left the NHL after the 2002 season and played in Switzerland's Nationalliga A for Lausanne, before spending three seasons in the American Hockey League. He then moved to Sweden's Elitserien to play for Leksands IF. In 2006, he played in the Asia League Ice Hockey, playing for the Oji Ice Hockey Team. In 2007, he returned to North America and signed with the Bloomington Prairie Thunder of the International Hockey League.under a player/associate coach role. On August 12, 2010, Skalde was named the head coach
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    5 votes
    45

    Gerry Fleming

    Gerald Alexander Fleming (born October 16, 1967 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played 11 games in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens. He is currently an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Barons. Gerry Fleming's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
    7.25
    4 votes
    46

    Ivan Hlinka

    Ivan Hlinka (January 26, 1950 – August 16, 2004) was a Czech professional ice hockey player and coach. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in Czech ice hockey history. A big center, his playing style was comparable to Phil Esposito, often scoring with shots from the slot. Hlinka began to play ice hockey at a young age. When he was six years old, he was playing HC Litvínov's youth team. He played in Czechoslovak league for the first time when he was 16. At the age of 20, he became a captain Litvínov's men's team and played in the Czechoslovak national team for the first time. He played 256 games as a member of the Czechoslovak national team and scored 132 goals in international games. He also played in 544 games in Czechoslovak league and scored 347 times. Hlinka was named the Golden Hockey Stick winner as the country's top player in 1978. Hlinka helped the Czechoslovak team to win world titles in 1972, 1976, and 1977. As a member of the Czechoslovak team, he won an Olympic bronze medal in 1972 and a silver medal in 1976. He played in the inaugural Canada Cup tournament in 1976, the international tournament in which the best available players competed for their
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    4 votes
    47
    Michel Therrien

    Michel Therrien

    • Current Team Coached: Montreal Canadiens
    Michel Therrien (born November 4, 1963), is the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. Prior to that he was a player, then head coach for the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Therrien coached the Canadiens for three seasons, taking them to the Eastern Conference semi-finals in the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs. During the 2006–07 season, he coached the Penguins to one of the most successful single-season improvements in NHL history, finishing with a 47–24–11 record (105 pts), a berth in the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs, and a nomination for the Jack Adams Award, as the NHL's best coach. The following season, the Penguins under Therrien made it to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals, ultimately losing to the Detroit Red Wings in six games. On February 15, 2009, with the Penguins struggling to make the playoffs, the Penguins organization announced that it had relieved Therrien of coaching duties and had promoted its AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma to serve as interim head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Prior to his coaching career, Therrien played three years as a defenceman in the AHL, compiling a total of 86 points
    7.25
    4 votes
    48
    Scotty Bowman

    Scotty Bowman

    William Scott "Scotty" Bowman, OC (born September 18, 1933) is a retired National Hockey League head coach. He holds the record for most wins in league history, with 1,244 wins in the regular season and 223 in the Stanley Cup playoffs. He coached the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Detroit Red Wings. He is currently the Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations for the Chicago Blackhawks. Bowman is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in history, in any sport. As head coach, Bowman has won a record nine Stanley Cups with the Canadiens (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979), Penguins (1992) and Red Wings (1997, 1998, and 2002). He has also won three Stanley Cups as a member of an organization's front office. He was director of player development for the 1991 Penguins, Consultant with the 2008 Detroit Red Wings, and Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations for the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks. Bowman won the Jack Adams Award in 1977 and 1996. In the 1976–77 season he won a record 60 games, breaking his own record of 58 wins the year before. He broke his own record again in the 1995-1996 season, with 62 wins. His 8 losses in 1976-77 are a modern record.
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    4 votes
    49

    John Marks

    John Garrison Marks (born March 22, 1948 in Hamiota, Manitoba) is a retired former professional ice hockey player. He is currently the head coach of the Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. He was head coach/director of player personnel for the Dayton Gems. Marks served his 657-game NHL career with the Chicago Black Hawks, recording 112 goals and 163 assists for 275 points as well as 330 penalty minutes. He was the head coach of the Augusta (GA) Lynx of the ECHL until they folded midway through the 2008-09 season. In the 2006–2007 season he was the head coach of the Fayetteville FireAntz of the SPHL and under Marks, the team won the President's Cup taking 1st place in the playoffs. The first for the FireAntz, the championship was the first for the city of Fayetteville in 51 years. From 1998-2006, he was the only Head Coach of the now defunct Greenville (S.C.) Grrrowl of the ECHL. He guided them to their only league championship in 2002 when the Grrrowl swept the Dayton Bombers in 4 games, and still the only ECHL team to sweep the Kelly Cup finals. He became the first coach in ECHL history to win two ECHL championships with two different teams. He has two children,
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    3 votes
    50

    R.H. "Bob" Peters

    R. H. "Bob" Peters is a former men's ice hockey coach. He was the head coach of the Bemidji State University ice hockey team from 1967 to 2001. With 744 wins, he ranks fifth all-time in career wins by a men's college ice hockey coach. Peters entered the college hockey head coaching ranks in 1964 as bench boss at the University of North Dakota. During his initial campaign, Peters, the eventual Western Collegiate Hockey Association Coach of the Year, led the Fighting Sioux to a WCHA title and a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships. He coached in Grand Forks for two seasons, leading the Sioux to a 42-20-1 mark before making a career decision that would change the face of collegiate hockey. Peters left the Division I powerhouse in 1966 and took over at Bemidji State University. Within two seasons Peters led BSU to its first national championship and set the foundation for what would become one of the most dominant programs in college hockey. Thirty-five years later, Peters retired from coaching with one of the most impressive lists of achievements in the history of collegiate sports: 744 victories as a head coach, 702 coming at Bemidji State alone, to make Peters the first
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    3 votes
    51

    Ted Green

    Edward Joseph "Terrible Ted" Green (born March 23, 1940) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey coach and player. Green played defence for the NHL Boston Bruins and the WHA New England Whalers and Winnipeg Jets, and was noted for his physical play. Green has served as a head coach with the Edmonton Oilers, and as an assistant coach with the Oilers and the New York Rangers. Green played junior hockey in Manitoba for the Winnipeg Braves, winning the Memorial Cup in the 1958–59 season. He was originally the property of the Montreal Canadiens, but was claimed by the Bruins in the summer of 1960 and was called up for good in the 1961–62 season. He played ten seasons for Boston, gaining a reputation as a hard-hitting defensive defenceman, as well as one for violent play, and was a bulwark on the blue line when the Bruins emerged from being at the bottom of the league to becoming a powerhouse in the late 1960s. He was named to play in the All-Star Game in 1965 and 1969. Coming off his best season in 1969 (for which he was named to the Second All-Star Team), Green was involved in an infamous incident in an exhibition game in Ottawa versus the St. Louis Blues on September 21, 1969,
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    5 votes
    52

    Bob Francis

    Robert Emile Francis (born December 5, 1958 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan) was an ice hockey head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes from June 1999 to February 2004. He became the first Coyotes coach to win the Jack Adams Award in 2002. He is the son of former NHL general manager, coach Emile Francis. On April 26, 2006 Francis signed a two year-contract to coach HIFK in the Finnish SM-liiga. On December 19, 2006 Francis's contract was terminated (). The Coyotes had chosen to hire Bob Francis, who over the past 2 years, had been the assistant coach for the Boston Bruins. His only NHL experience was with the Coyotes. Francis was fired in 2004 after a slow start, and was replaced by assistant coach Rick Bowness. Although he was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, he spent much of his youth growing up in Long Beach, New York, where his father was coaching the New York Rangers. Bob Francis holds both Canadian and American citizenship.
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    2 votes
    53
    Dan Bylsma

    Dan Bylsma

    • Current Team Coached: Pittsburgh Penguins
    Daniel Brian Bylsma (/ˈbaɪlzmə/BYLZ-mə; born September 19, 1970) is the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) as of February 15, 2009, replacing Michel Therrien. Prior to coaching the Penguins, he played as a forward in the NHL and coached in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was drafted in the sixth round (109th Overall) of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, by the Winnipeg Jets. On June 12, 2009, four months after becoming head coach in Pittsburgh, Dan Bylsma coached the Penguins to their third Stanley Cup Championship in 7 games over the Detroit Red Wings. During his high-school days, Bylsma was a standout in many sports, including golf, baseball, and ice hockey. Bylsma graduated from Western Michigan Christian High School where he won the Class D golf individual championship as a freshman. He also played baseball and was the starting left fielder as a freshman on Christian's 1985 State championship team. In his senior year, he was a member of the all-state all-class "Dream Team" (the best player at each position in the state – all classes), and won many regional baseball honors. Bylsma played amateur hockey in Muskegon Junior Hockey, Norton Shores
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    2 votes
    54
    Doug Jarvis

    Doug Jarvis

    Douglas M. Jarvis (born March 24, 1955) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals and Hartford Whalers in the National Hockey League, who holds the current record for most consecutive games played in the NHL (964). Jarvis never missed a regular season game in his NHL career, which began on October 8, 1975 and ran until 1987. He currently serves as an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. Doug Jarvis began his hockey career with the Peterborough Petes in the OHA. He was a key player with the Petes as he took important faceoffs and strengthened their special teams unit. Jarvis was chosen to represent Team Canada in the 1974 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Canada took home the bronze medal as Jarvis scored four goals in five games. After a 133 point effort in 1974-75, he was selected to the OMJHL First All-Star Team. This caught the attention of NHL scouts and in 1975, he was picked 24th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. After being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, he was traded almost right away to the Montreal Canadiens in
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    2 votes
    55

    Charles Thiffault

    Charles Thiffault is a former assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens. He won the Stanley Cup with the team in the 1993 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Prior to joining the Canadiens, he was an assistant coach for the New York Rangers and the Quebec Nordiques before that. He was head coach of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies for one season.
    7.00
    4 votes
    56

    Gennadiy Tsygankov

    Gennadiy Dmitrievich Tsygankov (Russian: Геннадий Дмитриевич Цыганков; 16 August 1947 – 16 February 2006) was a Soviet and Russian ice hockey player and coach. He trained at the Armed Forces sports society.
    7.00
    4 votes
    57

    Mike Sullivan

    Michael Barry Sullivan (born February 27, 1968) is a former American head coach and center in the National Hockey League. He is currently assistant coach with the New York Rangers. Sullivan played schoolboy hockey at Boston College High School and college hockey at Boston University Where he scored a game winning goal in the Beanpot Tournament. He was drafted 67th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He elected to remain at BU to finish school, and in 1990, he began an 11 year NHL career in which he accumulated 54 goals, 82 assists, 136 points and 203 penalty minutes in 709 games. Sullivan began coaching professional hockey during the 2002–2003 season, when he became the head coach of the Providence Bruins of the AHL. In his only season, his team had a 41–17–9–4 record. Sullivan was hired as the 26th head coach of the Boston Bruins in 2003 by then-general manager Mike O'Connell. His first season with the Bruins was highly successful, as he led them to a 41-19-15-7 record, 104 points and a first place finish in the Northeast Division. They were eliminated however, in the first round of the playoffs to the Montreal Canadiens. After the lockout, Sullivan and
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    4 votes
    58

    Peter Laviolette

    • Current Team Coached: Philadelphia Flyers
    Peter P. Laviolette Jr. (born December 7, 1964) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman and is the current head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was previously the head coach of the New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes, the latter which he led to a Stanley Cup championship in 2006. 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 during the 1988–89 season. Laviolette also played for the United States in the Olympics twice (1988 and 1994). Laviolette played collegiate hockey at Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts. He began his coaching career as head coach of the ECHL Wheeling Nailers. In one season as coach, he led his team to a 37–24–9 record and a berth in the playoffs, wherein they lost in the third round. He left Wheeling to take over the head coaching job for the Providence Bruins. In 1998–99 he coached the team to a 56–15–4 regular-season record. In the playoffs Providence won the American Hockey League (AHL) Championship with a 15–4 playoff record. Laviolette was named AHL Coach of the
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    4 votes
    59

    Petr Vorobiev

    • Current Team Coached: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
    Petr Vorobiev (Russian: Пётр И́льич Воробьё́в; Latvian: Pjotrs Vorobjovs) (born 28 January 1949) is a former ice hockey player who is better known as the head coach of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League. Vorobiev played his whole career in the Soviet Championship League for Dinamo Riga (1968–79). Vorobiev was an assistant coach for Dinamo Riga from 1982 till 1989, but on 1989-90 season he got hired as a head coach. From 1990 till 1992 he was an assistant coach for Dynamo Moscow but in the 1992-93 season he got hired as a head coach. After that he was hired as a head coach for Frankfurt Lions, Torpedo Yaroslavl, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and Lada Tofliatti. In 2006 Vorobiev was invited as a head coach for Latvian national ice hockey team. After that he returned at Russian Superleague for the last two seasons to coach Khimik Mytischy and Torpedo Nizhny-Novgorod. When KHL debuted he managed to reach 1/8 final with Lada Tofliatti. On 08.02.2010 he resigned from coaching Lada to return to Yaroslavl for coaching Lokomotiv Yaroslavl once again. At the end of the year he got hired to coach junior team Loko, which takes participation in MHL. Vorobiev is currently in his second
    7.00
    4 votes
    60

    Rick Adduono

    Rick Norman Adduono (born January 25, 1955 in Fort William, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League as well as a coach in various minor leagues. Rick Adduono was drafted by the Boston Bruins of the NHL in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft and by the San Diego Mariners of the WHA in the 1975 WHA Amateur Draft. The Bruins took him in the fourth round, 60th overall, while the Mariners took him in the second round, 27th overall. He began his short professional career by playing one game for the Boston Bruins in the 1975–76 NHL season. Adduono would not play in the big leagues again until the 1978–79 WHA season when he played a full 80 games for the Birmingham Bulls. He was quite productive in his only full season scoring 20 goals and 53 points. After the collapse of the WHA, Adduono went back to the NHL where he played three games for the Atlanta Flames. In 1990, Rick joined the coaching staff of the Thunder Bay Flyers of the United States Hockey League. He became head coach of the Flyers in 1993 and left the team in 1995 to coach professional minor league hockey. From 1995 to 1998, he served as the assistant coach for
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    4 votes
    61

    Ron Wilson

    Ronald Lawrence Wilson (born May 28, 1955) is a Canadian-born American former professional ice hockey player and head coach. In his coaching career in the NHL, he has coached the Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks, Washington Capitals and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He also was head coach of the United States men's national ice hockey team at the 1998 and 2010 Winter Olympics. Wilson holds dual citizenship of the United States and Canada. Wilson was born in Windsor, Ontario, and raised in Fort Erie, Ontario. He moved from Fort Erie to Riverside, Rhode Island, when he was 12 years old. As a result, Wilson holds dual citizenship of Canada and the United States, and has represented Team USA in both playing and coaching. Both his father, Larry Wilson, and his uncle, Johnny Wilson played for the Detroit Red Wings in the 1950s and later coached in the NHL. He began his career playing hockey at East Providence High School and then went on to attend Providence College, where he set several NCAA defenseman scoring records and was named the ECAC Player of the Year in 1975. He was a teammate of Brian Burke and Jeffrey Nixon at Providence. Burke and Wilson now work together for USA Hockey and
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    4 votes
    62

    Steve Martinson

    • Current Team Coached: Chicago Express
    Steven Martinson (born June 21, 1957) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played in 50 NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, and Minnesota North Stars over parts of four seasons. He was the head coach of the ECHL's Elmira Jackals from 2007 to 2010 and the Chicago Express during their inaugural season in 2011-12. He is currently the Coach of the [CHL's} Allen Americans. He was member of the Tulsa Oilers (CHL) team that suspended operations on February 16, 1984, playing only road games for final six weeks of 1983-84 season. Despite this adversity, the team went on to win the league's championship. He won the 1983-84 CHL Championship (Adams Cup) as a member of the Tulsa Oilers team coached by Tom Webster.
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    4 votes
    63

    Jack Kelley

    John H. "Jack" Kelley (born July 10, 1927 in Medford, Massachusetts) is a former American ice hockey coach. He is a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Kelley was general manager and head coach of the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association in the 1972-73 season, winning the Howard Baldwin Trophy as the coach of the year. He also led the Whalers to the Avco World Trophy that year. He was also head coach at Boston University, leading the Terriers to back-to-back NCAA hockey championships in 1971 and 1972. His son is writer and producer, David E. Kelley.
    8.00
    3 votes
    64
    Luke Richardson

    Luke Richardson

    • Current Team Coached: Binghamton Senators
    Luke Glen Richardson (born March 26, 1969) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. Richardson played for 21 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He is currently an assistant coach with the Ottawa Senators, the last team for whom he played. Luke Richardson was selected 7th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft after two successful seasons with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL. Midway through his rookie NHL season, on January 6, 1988, Richardson was the victim of an infamous attack from Dino Ciccarelli of the Minnesota North Stars, who clubbed him over the head several times with his stick. Ciccarelli was later convicted of assault, serving one day in jail and paying a fine of $1000 (Canadian). However, the assault had no discernible effects on the play of Richardson, who lasted four years in Toronto, until 1991 when he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers along with Vincent Damphousse, Scott Thornton, Peter Ing, future considerations, and cash for Grant Fuhr, Glenn Anderson and Craig Berube. Though not a great point producer, Richardson developed a reputation as an aggressive, stay-at-home blueliner. He
    8.00
    3 votes
    65

    Barbara Williams

    Barbara Williams is an American ice hockey skating coach. Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Long Island. In 1977, she became the NHL'S first female skating coach. Barbara Williams was named the official power skating instructor for the New York Islanders, becoming the first female skating coach in the National Hockey League and the first female coach in a men's sport on the national level. The Long Island native worked with the Islanders throughout their four consecutive Stanley Cup wins, then continued working with them after becoming the New Jersey Devils' skating coach. She also trained four NHL farm teams and more than 200 NHL players privately. A skater since the age of five, she's one of only a few women with her own hockey school. A 25 year resident of Kings Park, NY. In addition to teaching, she currently lectures on drug and alcohol abuse in schools.
    6.75
    4 votes
    66

    Larry Sacharuk

    Lawrence William Sacharuk (born September 16, 1952 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 151 games in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues. He would also play 15 games in the World Hockey Association with the Indianapolis Racers. He is the current head coach of the Serie A team Sport Ghiaccio Pontebba. Larry Sacharuk's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
    6.75
    4 votes
    67

    Paul Gillis

    Paul Gillis (born December 31, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. Gillis started his National Hockey League career with the Quebec Nordiques in 1983. He also played for the Chicago Blackhawks and Hartford Whalers. He left the NHL after the 1993 season. In the spring of 2007, Gillis was named as just the third head coach in the Jackalopes 12-year history, and his impact was immediate. With his 11 years of experience as an NHL player and 14 years experience as a coach, Gillis led the Jackalopes back to the CHL postseason after the team missed out entirely in the 2006–07 campaign. Gillis began his coaching career with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL in 1994–95, following by two years as head coach of the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL. Gillis then led the Quad City Mallards to a UHL championship in 1997–98 with a remarkable 55-18-1 regular-season record. After a brief stint back in the OHL, Gillis returned to the UHL as head coach of the New Haven Knights for two years then returned to Quad City where he would guide the Mallards to the UHL finals again in 2002–03. He moved on to the Danbury Trashers and in 2005–06 made his third trip to the UHL
    6.75
    4 votes
    68

    Tom Mutch

    Tom Mutch is the former and most recent coach of the Boston College women's ice hockey team. In four years as head coach of the women's ice hockey program at Boston College, Mutch revitalized a lagging program. During the 2006-2007 season, Mutch led the Boston College Eagles to their first ever NCAA Frozen Four appearance. Additionally, he led the Eagles to the first Beanpot Tournament Trophy in 2006, and repeated in 2007. As head coach of the women's hockey program, he was named Hockey East Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2007. Mutch has served as an assistant coach on the United States national women's ice hockey team, where he started his career as a women's hockey coach in 1996. During his time as assistant coach, the national team won gold at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Additionally, he has been a men's hockey assistant coach with the Omaha Lancers, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and Northeastern. During his college career from 1986–1988, Mutch played for the Northeastern University Huskies. Afterwards, he played professionally in the Central Hockey League. On April 24, 2007, Tom Mutch resigned as head coach of the women's ice hockey program. The resignation came in the wake of
    6.75
    4 votes
    69
    Dave Lewis

    Dave Lewis

    David Rodney Lewis (born July 3, 1953 in Kindersley, Saskatchewan) is a former National Hockey League (NHL) defenceman and coach. He is currently an assistant coach of the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL. He has both Canadian and American citizenship. Lewis began his playing career with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Canada Hockey League. He was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft, third round, thirty-third overall. He played sixteen seasons with the New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, and Detroit Red Wings, scoring 36 goals and 224 points in 1,008 games. After his playing career ended with the Red Wings in the 1988 season, he stayed with the team as an assistant coach. He helped Detroit win 3 Stanley Cups in the 1997, 1998, and 2002 season playoffs. When Scotty Bowman retired in 2002, Dave Lewis was named head coach of the Red Wings. In two seasons, he guided the Red Wings to two 48-win campaigns, including a Presidents' Trophy. In the playoffs, however, he had a record of 6–10. After the lockout ended, his contract was allowed to expire on June 30, 2005. He was re-hired by the Red Wings on August 9, 2005, as a scout. On June 29,
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    2 votes
    70

    Lasse Falk

    Lasse Falk (born May 11, 1958) is a retired Swedish ice hockey coach. He coached Djurgårdens IF, Södertälje SK, and Västra Frölunda HC.
    9.00
    2 votes
    71

    Scott Pellerin

    • Current Team Coached: Bridgeport Sound Tigers
    Scott Jaque-Frederick Pellerin (born January 9, 1970 in Shediac, New Brunswick) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League between 1992 and 2004. He was drafted 47th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Hobey Baker Award as the best collegiate player in America in 1992 while playing for the University of Maine. He turned pro in 1992, joined the Devils organization and divided his time between the NHL and the AHL with the Utica Devils and then the Albany River Rats. Pellerin signed with the St. Louis Blues in 1996 where played more ice time. His best season in the NHL came with the Blues in 1998–99 where in 80 games, he scored 20 goals and 41 points. In 2000, Pellerin was claimed by the Minnesota Wild in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft but was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for the rights of Askhat Rakhmatulin and two draft picks. He signed with the Boston Bruins in 2001 but after just one goal in 35 games, he was placed on waivers and eventually claimed by the Dallas Stars. In 2003, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Claude Lemieux and the rights to Guy Lanouette. Pellerin re-signed with St.
    9.00
    2 votes
    72

    Leo Dandurand

    Joseph Viateur "Léo" Dandurand (July 9, 1889 – June 26, 1964), was a sportsman and businessman. He was the owner and coach of the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL). He also was an owner of race tracks and of the Montreal Alouettes football team in the league that evolved into the Canadian Football League. Dandurand was born in Bourbonnais, Illinois. He moved to Canada with his family when he was 16 years old and attended St. Mary's College where he was an athlete in baseball, hockey and lacrosse. After graduating, he became involved in real estate and later in wholesale tobacco in the Montreal area. His first sports investment was the Kempton Park racetrack in Laprairie. After his retirement from professional sports, he owned a successful restaurant in downtown Montreal. He died of a heart attack on June 26, 1964 at age 75. He was a referee in the National Hockey Association and was involved with the St. Jacques minor hockey team in the Montreal area. He was an ice hockey representative at the founding of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association in 1914. He is considered the inventor of the rule in ice hockey limiting the number of concurrent
    5.80
    5 votes
    73

    Adolphe Lecours

    Adolphe Lecours (January 23, 1878-? )was a Canadian sports executive. Lecours was the president of the L'Association athletique d'amateurs le National in 1910 when the Club Athletique-Canadien, owned George Kennedy purchased the Montreal Canadiens professional ice hockey team. Lecours became the second head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. He coached the team for only the one season 1910–11. His record that one year was 8-8-0. He demanded a raise in pay and was replaced by Napoleon Dorval.
    7.67
    3 votes
    74

    Bill Riley

    William James Riley (born September 20, 1950 in Amherst, Nova Scotia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player, and was the third black player in the National Hockey League. Riley was given a tryout with the Washington Capitals during their inaugural season and actually played in one game, but he spent most of his time in the minors, primarily with the Dayton Gems. It was during this time that he played under future Capitals' coach Tom McVie. He would eventually be signed as a free agent by the Capitals during the 1976–77 NHL season and would play for the Capitals in parts of the next three seasons. Riley was claimed by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1979 NHL Expansion Draft, but only played in 14 games before he was sent to the minors, where he played until he retired following the 1983–84 season. Riley was player-coach and captain of the St. John's Caps located in Newfoundland for a number of years during the late 1980s. After retiring from professional play, Riley moved into coaching. He was the Head Coach, General Manager and Director Of Player Personnel of the Miramichi Timberwolves of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. He also served as Head Coach of the Moncton Wildcats during
    7.67
    3 votes
    75

    Doug Shedden

    Douglas Arthur Shedden (born April 29, 1961) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He coached Team Finland to a bronze medal in 2008 World Championships. Shedden is currently the head coach of EV Zug of the Swiss Nationalliga A. Shedden, who played the position of centre, spent eight seasons playing in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Quebec Nordiques and Toronto Maple Leafs. He was drafted 93rd overall by the Penguins in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. In 416 career NHL games, Shedden recorded 139 goals and 186 assists for 325 points. Shedden had a brief stint in Europe as he played in Italy for two seasons but returned to North America and retired from playing in 1993. Shedden's Career as Head Coach started when he was hired to take over the Wichita Thunder in 1992. After leading Wichita to back-to-back CHL Championships in 1993-94 and 1994–95, Shedden coached several teams in UHL, CHL and ECHL before becoming the Head Coach for St. John's Maple Leafs of the AHL, where he guided the team to their best record for wins in franchise history in their final year in St. John's. After that Shedden was hired by Finnish SM-liiga
    7.67
    3 votes
    76

    Denis Savard

    Denis Joseph Savard (born February 4, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League from 1980 to 1997, and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000. He has also served as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL, and now serves as an ambassador for the Blackhawks' organization. Denis Savard was drafted in the first round, 3rd overall, in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He was the highest drafted player in Blackhawks' history, until the organization drafted Patrick Kane with the first overall pick in 2007. He began his career during the 1980–81 NHL season in which he had three assists in his first game. He then went on to set the Blackhawks' record (since broken) for most points by a rookie with 75. He was known for his trademark move, the 'Savardian Spin-o-rama' (a term actually coined by Danny Gallivan, referencing the move performed by Serge Savard ), which entailed Savard whirling around with the puck in a full rotation allowing him to defeat defenders and goaltenders alike. Savard had two separate stints with the Blackhawks. The first was from the 1980–81 season to the 1989–90 season. The
    10.00
    1 votes
    77
    Guy Carbonneau

    Guy Carbonneau

    Guy Carbonneau (born March 18, 1960) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. He is also the president of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)'s Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Carbonneau started his hockey career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. After an impressive 182 points season with the Sagueneens, Carbonneau was drafted 44th overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. His strong play as a defensive forward helped the Canadiens to a Stanley Cup championship in 1985–86, followed by three Frank J. Selke Trophy wins in 1987–88, 1988–89, and 1991–92. In 1989–90, he was named the captain of the Canadiens, and led them to another Stanley Cup win in 1992–93 against Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings. On August 19, 1994, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Jim Montgomery. He played there for one season before moving to the Dallas Stars. He won his third Stanley Cup in 1998–99 with the Stars. Next season, Carbonneau and the Stars reached the Stanley Cup Finals again but this time they lost to the New Jersey Devils. Carbonneau retired shortly after
    10.00
    1 votes
    78

    Lucien DeBlois

    Lucien DeBlois (born June 21, 1957 in Joliette, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right wing / centre. DeBlois was selected in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers in the first round, eighth overall. He was chosen over Mike Bossy by Rangers' GM John Ferguson, Sr. because "Bossy didn't check enough for the NHL." DeBlois was a top Canadian major junior player in the mid-seventies, where he tallied excellent numbers with the Sorel Black Hawks. He also won the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy as the league MVP during his last junior season in the QMJHL. In his NHL career he played for six teams, the New York Rangers (1977–1979 and 1986–1989), Colorado Rockies (1979–1981), Winnipeg Jets (1981–1984 and 1992), Montreal Canadiens (1984–1986), Quebec Nordiques (1989–1990) and Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–1992). He won a Stanley Cup in 1986 with the Montreal Canadiens and also participated in the Stanley Cup Final in 1979 with the Rangers. During his career, DeBlois captained the Jets for two seasons and was an assistant for others (Montreal, New York and Winnipeg). He scored his 200th NHL career goal in the 1986–87 season against his former team, the Montreal
    10.00
    1 votes
    79

    Pat Burns

    Patrick Burns (April 4, 1952 – November 19, 2010) was a National Hockey League head coach. Over 14 seasons between 1988 and 2004, he coached in 1,019 games with the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, and New Jersey Devils. Burns retired in 2005 after recurring battles with cancer, which eventually claimed his life. Burns was head coach of the QMJHL Hull Olympiques from 1984 to 1987, and of the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the American Hockey League for the 1987–1988 season. Burns began his NHL coaching career in 1988 with the Montreal Canadiens. Throughout his career, he won three Jack Adams Awards with three different teams – Montreal (1989), Toronto (1993) and Boston (1998). He is the only three-time winner to win in his first year as coach. Burns won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 2003. After stepping down from coaching the Devils in 2005, Burns became a special assignment coach for the Devils. Before his career in hockey, he was a police officer in Gatineau, Quebec. Burns survived colon cancer in 2004 and liver cancer in 2005, retiring from coaching after the second diagnosis. In 2009, Burns acknowledged he had been diagnosed with cancer for a third time,
    10.00
    1 votes
    80

    Bruce Cassidy

    • Current Team Coached: Providence Bruins
    Bruce James Cassidy (born May 20, 1965 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks. He was formerly the head coach of Washington Capitals and is currently the head coach of the Boston Bruins's AHL affiliate Providence Bruins. Cassidy was a defenceman who played in the Ontario Hockey League with the Ottawa 67's from 1982–1985, and he was selected by the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, selected in the 1st round, 18th overall. Cassidy's best OHL season was in 1982–83, when he registered 25 goals and 86 assists for 111 points. He won the Memorial Cup under coach Brian Kilrea in 1984 scoring 12 points. At the age of 19, he made his NHL debut with the Black Hawks in March 1984. During the years of 1984–1988, he had 3 knee surgeries, including major reconstruction of his ACL. Between 1985–1990, Cassidy would spend most of his time in the Hawks minor league system, playing with the Nova Scotia Oilers of the American Hockey League, the Saginaw Generals of the International Hockey League, the Saginaw Hawks of the IHL and the Indianapolis Ice, also in the IHL. Cassidy's NHL
    6.50
    4 votes
    81

    Don Granato

    Don Granato (born August 11, 1967 in Downers Grove, Illinois) is a former American ice hockey player. Granato was previously head coach of the Worcester IceCats and Chicago Wolves of the AHL He was also head coach of the Columbus Chill and Peoria Rivermen of the East Coast Hockey League (with whom he won the Kelly Cup as a coach in 2000). He also coached the Green Bay Gamblers and Wisconsin Capitols of the United States Hockey League. During the 2000–01 AHL season, Granato won the Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award as the outstanding coach of the AHL. He is also the brother of Cammi and Tony, and the brother-in-law of Ray Ferraro.
    6.50
    4 votes
    82

    Real Paiement

    Réal Paiement (born September 30, 1959) is currently coaching the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the QMJHL after spending over 2 years coaching professional hockey in Europe. His last stint in the QMJHL was serving as head coach and general manager of the St. John's Fog Devils in 2007-2008. He previously was a former ice hockey player for several major junior teams from 1975 until 1982, then played in the IHL and in France before returning to Canada to play at McGill University. Paiement was a defenceman in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for several years. He was drafted by the Montreal Junior Canadiens in 1975. He played with the Jr. Canadiens until he was traded in the middle of the 1978–79 season to the Flint Generals of the IHL. He played no regular season games with the Generals, but played in six playoff games where he scored one goal. The Generals then traded Paiement to the Milwaukee Admirals where he played until the end of the 1981–82 season and then suited up for the McGill University Redmen, where he played for head coach Ken Tyler from 1983 to 1985. Paiement began his coaching career in 1985 as an assistant coach with the McGill University Redmen. In 1986-87, he was
    6.50
    4 votes
    83

    Steve Thornton

    Steve Thornton (born March 8, 1973 in Gloucester, Ontario) is a former professional Canadian ice hockey player. Apart from playing junior hockey with the Gloucester Rangers, college hockey with Boston University and one season in the International Hockey League with the Peoria Rivermen, Thornton's career has been played in Europe. He has single season spells in Austria with Klagenfurt and in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga with the Adler Mannheim before moving to the United Kingdom, spending five seasons with the Cardiff Devils. He also had spells with the London Knights and the Belfast Giants where he won the playoff cup in 2003. He then moved to Italy, spending two seasons with Val Pusteria Wolves and then had spells in Switzerland and Sweden before returning to Britain, joined the Basingstoke Bison. On April 7, 2008, Thornton was confirmed as the new player/coach of the Belfast Giants, replacing Ed Courtenay and in two seasons in charge he guided the Giants to three trophies. He departed in 2010 and was replaced by Doug Christiansen. Thornton has acquired British citizenship. Thornton is now a real estate agent with Paul Rushforth Real Estate in Ottawa, Ontario.
    6.50
    4 votes
    84

    Sean Simpson

    Sean Simpson (born May 4, 1960) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. He is currently the head coach for Swiss national ice hockey team. He was the head coach for Team Canada at the 2007 Spengler Cup. As a player, Simpson played two AHL seasons before embarking upon a career playing in Europe. Simpson played major junior briefly for the Kingston Canadians and then for four seasons with the Ottawa 67's. Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, he played a season with the New Brunswick Hawks. He then played the following season for the Springfield Indians, also of the AHL. Simpson joined Tilburg Trappers in 1983, for whom he played four seasons. In 1988 he joined Rotterdam Panda's. He was the Eredivisie's top scorer in both 1983–4 and 1988–9. In 1989, he joined Nationalliga A side EHC Olten. He played the following season in Serie A with HC Fiemme Cavalese. Simpson was head coach of DEL side Munich Barons from 1999 through 2002. He then Hamburg Freezers head coach for 2002–3. He then coached EV Zug in the Swiss National League A until 2008 when he became coach of ZSC Lions with whom he won the Champions Hockey
    5.60
    5 votes
    85

    Bryan Murray

    Bryan Clarence Murray (born December 5, 1942 in Shawville, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and executive. He currently serves as general manager of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously been general manager of the NHL's Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings. He was also the head coach for the Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and Ottawa Senators, for a total of 17 full or partial seasons. He has compiled over 600 NHL victories in regular season games. In his 13 full NHL seasons as head coach, he has taken his teams to the playoffs 12 times. In other leagues, he has been head coach of the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears and the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats. Bryan's younger brother, Terry Murray, is the former head coach for the Los Angeles Kings. Murray played hockey in his hometown of Shawville growing up, joining the Shawville Pontiacs intermediate club at age 14. He later joined the Rockland Nationals of the Central Junior Hockey League. He attended Macdonald College, a suburban campus of McGill University, which is located in Ste. Anne de
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    2 votes
    86

    Charlie Huddy

    Charles William Huddy (born June 2, 1959) is a Canadian former NHL defenceman and current assistant coach of the Winnipeg Jets. He is also one of only seven Edmonton Oilers to be a member of all 5 of the franchise's Stanley Cup-winning teams 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990. His greatest success came with the Oilers with whom he played from the start of his career in the 1980–81 season until the end of the 1990–91 season. He would tally 368 points in 694 regular season games, and 77 points in 138 playoff games. In 1983, Huddy won the NHL's first Plus/Minus Award, presented annually to the player who (in at least sixty games) leads the NHL in Plus/Minus statistics. After he left Edmonton, Huddy would play four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, which included former Oilers, Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Marty McSorley, and Paul Coffey. He played an important role in LA's march to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. Huddy would later finish his career with the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres, eventually retiring after the 1996–97 campaign. He previously held an assistant coaching position with the New York Rangers, and was the head coach of the ECHL Huntington Blizzard. Charlie was relieved of
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    2 votes
    87

    Christian LaRue

    Christian La Rue is a Canadian ice hockey coach. He was head coach of the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (2002–05) and before that of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens (1996–97). In May 2005 la Rue was named head coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), an appointment that was, however, to last less than a year. On the international scene, La Rue was an assistant coach for the Canadian team at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Under 18 Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic in June 2005 when Canada brought home a silver medal. He was also an assistant coach with the national under 18 team when it won a gold medal at the 2000 summer championship.
    8.50
    2 votes
    88
    Dick Irvin

    Dick Irvin

    James Dickinson Irvin, Sr. (July 19, 1892 – May 15, 1957) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Irvin was one of the greatest players of his day, balancing a torrid slapshot and tough style with gentlemanly play. He played junior and senior amateur hockey in Winnipeg, Manitoba, winning the Allan Cup in 1915 with the Winnipeg Monarchs. He began his professional career in 1916 with the Portland Rosebuds of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and was the fourth leading scoring rookie tallying 35 goals. Following a brief stint in the Canadian Army, he was reinstated as an amateur, but turned professional again in 1921 with the Regina Capitals of the Western Canada Hockey League. In 1926, at age 34, he entered the NHL, signed by the newly formed Chicago Black Hawks. Irvin was made the team's first captain, and had an impressive campaign, finishing second in the league in scoring. In their first season, the Black Hawks led all NHL teams in scoring, led by Irvin and Babe Dye. Irvin's second season turned to tragedy as he fractured his skull, which led to retirement after the 1928–29 season. The Hawks had finished with the
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    2 votes
    89
    Jacques Demers

    Jacques Demers

    Jacques Demers (born August 25, 1944) is a Canadian senator and a former head coach in the World Hockey Association and in the National Hockey League. He is a former analyst for Montreal Canadiens games on RDS. On August 27, 2009, he was nominated by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to fill the Canadian Senate seat vacated by Yoine Goldstein. Senator Demers represents the Conservative Party in the Senate. Two of the franchises Demers coached in the WHA were the Chicago Cougars and the Quebec Nordiques. Additionally, he was the exceedingly popular coach of the Indianapolis Racers, which won the Eastern Division championship under his guidance. Demers had the opportunity to coach Wayne Gretzky in the 1979 WHA All-Star Series. The format of the series was a three-game set that pitted the WHA All-Stars against HC Moscow Dynamo. Demers asked Gordie Howe if it was okay to put him on a line with Wayne Gretzky and his son Mark Howe. In Game One, the line scored seven points as the WHA All-Stars won by a score of 4–2. In Game Two, Gretzky and Mark Howe each scored a goal and Gordie Howe picked up an assist as the WHA won 4–2. The line did not score in the final game, but the WHA won by a score
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    2 votes
    90
    John Tortorella

    John Tortorella

    • Current Team Coached: New York Rangers
    John Francis Tortorella (born June 24, 1958) is an American ice hockey coach for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Tortorella was previously the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning and he led the team to the 2004 Stanley Cup championship. Tortorella became head coach of the Lightning on January 6, 2001 and stayed on until his firing on June 3, 2008 after six and a half seasons, having compiled a 239–222–36–38 record. The firing took place four years after the team's Stanley Cup victory. Tortorella has been credited by East Coast Hockey League founders Henry Brabham and Bill Coffey with coming up with the name for the league during a league meeting at a Ramada Inn in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At the time Tortorella was the head coach of Brabham's Virginia Lancers, but left the Lancers to become the assistant coach of the American Hockey League's New Haven Nighthawks before the ECHL's inaugural season in 1988. Tortorella attended Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, Massachusetts, and he is listed on the school's athletic Hall of Fame wall (1976). He also attended the University of Maine, graduating in 1981. John's brother Jim Tortorella is also
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    Randy Cunneyworth

    Randolph William Cunneyworth (born May 10, 1961) is a former assistant coach and former interim head coach of the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played professionally in the National Hockey League (NHL) in a twenty-year career. Cunneyworth began his junior hockey career with the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League in the 1979–80 season, where in 63 games, he scored 16 goals and 41 points, helping the club into the playoffs. In 11 playoff games, Cunneyworth recorded an assist. After the season, Cunneyworth was chosen in the eighth round, 167th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He returned to the 67's for the 1980–81 season, as Cunneyworth led the team in scoring with 54 goals and 128 points in 67 games. He also led the team with 240 penalty minutes. In the playoffs, Cunneyworth appeared in 15 games, scoring five goals and 13 points. Cunneyworth appeared in one game with the Buffalo Sabres AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans in the 1980–81 season, where he earned an assist. He also played in his first NHL game with the Sabres in 1980–81, where he was held off the scoresheet. He spent most of the 1981–82 season with the
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    2 votes
    92

    Randy Ladouceur

    Randall Ladouceur (born June 30, 1960 in Brockville, Ontario). Ladouceur is a former assistant coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Hamilton Bulldogs and Toronto Maple Leafs. He is also a former NHL defenceman, having played for the Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, retiring after the 1995–96 season. He played a total of 930 regular season games, scoring 30 goals and 126 assists for 156 points, collecting 1322 penalty minutes. He also played 40 playoff games in his career, scoring 13 points (5 goals and 8 assists). He previously served under Paul Maurice as an assistant coach of the Carolina Hurricanes between 1997 and 2004. On May 7, 2008, Ladouceur was fired by interim Maple Leafs GM Cliff Fletcher, along with head coach Maurice.
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    2 votes
    93

    Bill Tobin

    Bill Tobin (born May 20, 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - May 8, 1963) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, executive and head coach. He was president of the Chicago Black Hawks from the team's inception in 1926 until 1954. For the last ten of those years (1944–1954), he was also nominally the team's owner. However, he was actually a puppet for Detroit Red Wings owner James E. Norris, who had helped Tobin put together a syndicate to buy the team from the estate of founding Black Hawks owner Frederic McLaughlin. Ironically, Norris had been the Black Hawks' landlord since 1936, when he bought Chicago Stadium. Tobin was head coach of the Black Hawks for two seasons, 1929–30 and 1931–32. He was included on the Stanley Cup team picture with Chicago as executive in 1934 and 1938. However, his name was only included on the Cup in 1938.
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    3 votes
    94

    Daniel Lacroix

    Daniel "Dan" Lacroix (born March 11, 1969 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Dan Lacroix entered his season as an Islanders assistant coach this year, joining Ted Nolan and Daniel Flynn from the Memorial Cup finalist Moncton Wildcats of QMJHL. A former seven-year NHL veteran left wing, Lacroix wrapped up his NHL career with the Islanders in 1999-2000 season. He appeared in a total of 188 NHL games for the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers and the Islanders recording 11 goals and seven assists for 18 points and 379 penalty minutes. Aside from the playing in the NHL, Lacroix also spent eight seasons in the AHL, three seasons in the IHL and four seasons in the QMJHL. In 2000, he won the Turner Cup championship with the Chicago Wolves. Lacroix was drafted by the Rangers in the second round, 33rd overall, in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. From 2002-03 to 2005-06, Lacroix was an assistant coach in Moncton. During his stint with the team, the Wildcats reached the QMJHL finals twice, including last season's Memorial Cup appearance. Halfway through the
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    3 votes
    95

    Graeme Townshend

    Graeme Scott Townshend (born October 23, 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a retired ice hockey forward. He emigrated to Toronto, Ontario in 1969 with his younger brother Kurt. His sister, Laurie, was born in Toronto. Townshend started his National Hockey League career with the Boston Bruins. He would also play with the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators. His NHL career would last from 1990 to 1994. He played in the American Hockey League for the Maine Mariners, Capital District Islanders, and Prince Edward Island Senators. Townshend also played in the International Hockey League with the Houston Aeros, Minnesota Moose, and Utah Grizzlies and in the Western Professional Hockey League for the Lake Charles Ice Pirates. His professional playing career lasted for 10 seasons. Graeme was distinguished by the International Hockey League and the Western Professional Hockey League as the Man of The Year for his leadership on and off the ice and for his contributions to his community. After his retirement, Townshend coached professional hockey for the Macon Whoopee of the Central Hockey League and the Greensboro Generals of the ECHL. Prior to turning pro, Townshend played four seasons at RPI
    7.33
    3 votes
    96

    John P. Riley, Jr.

    John Patrick "Jack" Riley (born June 15, 1920) is an American former ice hockey player and coach. The hockey coach at West Point for more than 35 years, Riley coached the United States to the gold medal at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics. He played for the U.S. Olympic team at the 1948 St. Moritz Olympics. A native of Medford, Massachusetts, Riley played prep-school hockey at Tabor Academy and was graduated in 1939. He played college hockey at Dartmouth College (1940–1942 and 1946–47) as well as for the U.S. Naval Air Corps (1942–1946). In 1948 he was part of an American team that was disqualified as two rival teams arrived for the Americans at the St. Moritz Olympics. (See Ice hockey at the 1948 Winter Olympics). He was then player-coach of the national team at the 1949 IIHF World Championship. Riley began his Army coaching career in 1950, remaining the Cadets' head coach through 1986. During his tenure, he twice won the Spencer Penrose Award for NCAA Coach of the Year. He was replaced by one of his sons, Rob Riley in 1986. Another son, Brian Riley, took over the job from Rob in 2004. Riley's Americans surprised the hockey world going undefeated in winning the country's first
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    3 votes
    97

    John Torchetti

    John Torchetti (born July 9, 1964) is the head coach of the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros and a former professional ice hockey player. Previously, he was the head coach of the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (2002–2003), and the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL for the 2006–2007 season. He also served as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Atlanta Thrashers, and Chicago Blackhawks; also he was the interim head coach for the Florida Panthers, and Los Angeles Kings. Torchetti played prep school hockey for the powerful New Preparatory School of Cambridge, Massachusetts as a Post-Graduate at the age of eighteen under the coaching tutelage of the regionally renowned Mike Kozack. Before attending New Prep School, Torchetti played for Jamaica Plain High School in the Boston City League, where he set state scoring records, superseding the ones achieved in the late 1960s by the legendary Robbie Ftorek of Needham High School. Torchetti started his professional career as a member of the Carolina Thunderbirds, where he would spend seven of his eight seasons. Torchetti led the All-American Hockey League in goals (63), assists (71), and points (134) during
    7.33
    3 votes
    98
    Todd Nelson

    Todd Nelson

    • Current Team Coached: Oklahoma City Barons
    Todd Nelson (born May 15, 1969 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, and is the older brother of Jeff Nelson. He is currently the head coach of the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL), affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, Nelson played primarily in the minors and played just one game for the Penguins. Signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals, he helped guide the Capitals' minor league affiliate Portland Pirates to the Calder Cup in 1994. He was inducted into the Pirates Hall of Fame in 2007. Nelson played in just two games for the Washington Capitals, and played in the minors until his retirement in 2002. Following his professional hockey career, Nelson moved into coaching. He was first the assistant coach/player coach for the Muskegon Fury of the UHL for the 2001-02 season. He was then an assistant coach for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL for the 2002-03 season before returning as head coach of the Muskegon Fury from 2003-2006. The Fury won the Colonial Cup his first two years as their coach. He moved on
    7.33
    3 votes
    99

    Bernie Geoffrion

    Joseph André Bernard Geoffrion (French pronunciation: [ʒɛfʁiɔ̃]; February 14, 1931 – March 11, 2006), nicknamed Boom Boom, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. Generally considered as one of the innovators of the slapshot, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972 following a 16-year career with the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. Geoffrion was born in Montreal, Quebec, and began playing in the NHL in 1951. He earned the nickname "Boom Boom" for his thundering slapshot (which Geoffrion claimed to have 'invented' as a youngster ) from sportswriter Charlie Boire of the Montreal Star in the late 1940s while playing junior hockey for the Laval Nationale. He was the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in one season, the first being teammate Maurice Richard. Half the time, he played left-wing on Montreal's front line with fellow superstars Richard and Jean Béliveau, helping the Canadiens to six Stanley Cup championships, and at other times was right wing on the No. 2 line. But Boom Boom had a hard time convincing the NHL of his considerable talents; Maurice Richard, Andy Bathgate (New York Rangers) and
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    4 votes
    100

    Brent Sutter

    Brent Colin Sutter (born June 10, 1962) is a retired National Hockey League (NHL) player and former head coach of the New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames. Selected by the New York Islanders 17th overall at the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, Sutter played over 1,000 games for the Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks during his 18-year career. He won the Stanley Cup twice with the Islanders and was an All-Star. He represented Canada on numerous occasions, winning the Canada Cup three times. After retiring as a player in 1998, Sutter bought the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League and served as the team's head coach and general manager for eight seasons, winning the Memorial Cup in 2001. He coached the Canadian junior team to gold medals at the 2005 and 2006 World Junior Hockey Championships, as well as winning the 2007 Super Series. Sutter compiled a 19–0–1 record in three years as the national junior team coach. He joined the New Jersey Devils as their head coach in 2007. He led the Devils to one division title in two seasons before leaving New Jersey to take on the same position in Calgary, working for brother Darryl, who was at the time, the Flames' general manager. He is a member of
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    4 votes
    101

    Jack Capuano

    • Current Team Coached: New York Islanders
    Jack Capuano (born July 7, 1966 in Cranston, Rhode Island) is the head coach of the New York Islanders. He is a retired former professional ice hockey defenseman who spent parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A 5th round selection (88th overall) in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, Capuano played his college hockey at the University of Maine. At Maine, he was a teammate of his younger brother Dave Capuano and played on the same blueline as future NHLers Eric Weinrich and Bob Beers along with future Vancouver Canucks executive Dave Nonis. He enjoyed a decorated college career, earning First-Team All-American honours in his junior year. His 32 goals remains the most ever by a Black Bear. Capuano turned pro in 1988 following his junior year and signed with the Maple Leafs. He spent his first season with the Newmarket Saints of the AHL recording 21 points in 74 games. He would crack the Leafs' NHL roster for the 1989–90 season, but played in only 1 game before Tom Kurvers returned from a holdout, forcing his demotion. Shortly after his demotion, he walked out on the Saints and demanded a trade, feeling he belonged in the NHL. Toronto would
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    4 votes
    102

    Joe Sacco

    • Current Team Coached: Colorado Avalanche
    Joseph William Sacco (born February 4, 1969) is an American retired National Hockey League player and current head coach of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche. His younger brother David Sacco also played in the NHL. Drafted in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sacco played for Boston University before joining the Leafs. Sacco also played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals, and Philadelphia Flyers. In 738 NHL games, he had 94 goals and 119 assists. In the 2005–06 season, two years into retirement from playing, Sacco was hired as an assistant coach for the Lowell Lock Monsters, affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. On May 7, 2007, after two years as an assistant, Sacco was named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche's new AHL franchise, the Lake Erie Monsters. Sacco then led the Monsters for the next two seasons and while recording somewhat unimpressive season's numbers with limited resources was credited with helping development of younger players to the NHL. On June 4, 2009, a day after Avalanche head coach Tony Granato was fired, Sacco was promoted and later introduced as the new head coach of the Colorado Avalanche for the 2009–10
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    4 votes
    103

    Al MacNeil

    Allister Wences MacNeil (born September 27, 1935 in Sydney, Nova Scotia) is a former National Hockey League player and coach. He was the first person from the Maritime region of Canada to be a head coach in the NHL. He played parts of eleven seasons in the National Hockey League as a rugged defenceman with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Upon retiring as a player, MacNeil turned to coaching with the Montreal Voyageurs of the American Hockey League, top farm club of the Canadiens, for the 1969–70 season. After a successful debut, MacNeil became an assistant coach to Claude Ruel of the NHL Canadiens for the 1970–71 season. During that season, the Habs struggled for a good portion of the season, at one point in danger of missing the playoffs for a second straight year. Ruel resigned and MacNeil took the helm; meanwhile, the club swung a major trade to net top scoring left wing Frank Mahovlich from the Detroit Red Wings. The Canadiens rallied to qualify for the playoffs as third seed in their division, then MacNeil led the team to an unexpected Stanley Cup championship. The Habs stunned the heavily favoured
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    104
    Joel Quenneville

    Joel Quenneville

    • Current Team Coached: Chicago Blackhawks
    Joel Norman Quenneville (born September 15, 1958 in Windsor, Ontario) is the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks professional ice hockey team. He is a former ice hockey defenseman and former head coach of the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues. He is known affectionately by fans and players as "Coach Q." As a player, Quenneville was drafted 21st overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft. He has played for the OHA Windsor Spitfires, AHL New Brunswick Hawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies, New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers, AHL Baltimore Skipjacks, Washington Capitals and AHL St. John's Maple Leafs. He has also been a player/assistant coach for St. John's, head coach for the AHL Springfield Indians, and assistant coach for the Quebec Nordiques and Colorado Avalanche. He won the Jack Adams Award with the Blues in the 1999–2000 NHL season. Quenneville won the Stanley Cup as an assistant coach with the Avalanche in 1996. He then moved to the Blues franchise, becoming head coach midway through the next season after Mike Keenan was fired. He led St. Louis to 7 straight playoff berths. In Quenneville's 8th season with the Blues, the team started poorly.
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    3 votes
    105

    Kevin Lowe

    Kevin Hugh Lowe (born April 15, 1959) is a retired defenceman and coach in the National Hockey League and the current President of Hockey Operations for the Edmonton Oilers. As a defenceman, he played for the Edmonton Oilers and the New York Rangers. Lowe played 3 seasons starting in 1976 with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. He scored 42–131–173 in 201 games played, with 245 PIM. In the 1978–79 season, he was named the first English-speaking captain of a QMJHL team. He was drafted in the first round, 21st overall, of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Lowe played 13 full seasons in his first stint with the Oilers, winning 5 Stanley Cups. He was team captain for the 1991–92 season. The Oilers traded him to the New York Rangers, in December 1992 (Lowe was a restricted free-agent). There he helped other ex-Oilers Glenn Anderson, Jeff Beukeboom, Adam Graves, Craig MacTavish, Mark Messier, and Esa Tikkanen to win another Stanley Cup, bringing his personal total to 6. As Stephen Cole said in The Best of Hockey Night in Canada, the Rangers winning the Stanley Cup in 1994 was a win for "New York's Oilers," as the team consisted of members of the great Edmonton team of the
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    3 votes
    106

    Nick Vitucci

    • Current Team Coached: Toledo Walleye
    Nick Vitucci (born June 16, 1967 in Welland, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender. Currently, he is the head coach of the ECHL's Toledo Walleye. In 2008, Vitucci was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame. Vitucci was joined by ECHL founder Henry Brabham, the league's first commissioner Patrick J. Kelly, and defenceman Chris Valicevic as members of the Hall of Fame's inaugural class. During his playing career, Vitucci spent most of his time as a journeyman in the ECHL, but had numerous call ups including stints in the IHL with the Peoria Rivermen and in the AHL with the Maine Mariners, Hershey Bears, and Binghamton Rangers. Vitucci also spent several summers in the RHI, with the Buffalo Stampede, Empire State Cobras, Buffalo Wings, and the New Jersey Rockin Rollers. During his career in the ECHL, Vitucci won four Riley Cups in 1989, 1990, 1994 and 1996 and was named the Finals Most Valuable Player on two occasions (1989 and 1996), one of only two players in the league's history to do so, and Goaltender of the Year in 1998. Vitucci spent at least some time in all of his 13 years of professional hockey in the ECHL and when he retired in 2001 Vitucci left as the
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    3 votes
    107
    Vladislav Tretiak

    Vladislav Tretiak

    Vladislav Aleksandrovich Tretiak, MSM (Russian: Владисла́в Алекса́ндрович Третья́к, IPA: [trʲɪˈtʲjak]; born April 25, 1952) is a former goaltender for the Soviet Union's national ice hockey team. Considered to be one of the greatest goaltenders in the history of the sport, he was voted one of six players to the International Ice Hockey Federation's (IIHF) Centennial All-Star Team in a poll conducted by a group of 56 experts from 16 countries. He is the current president of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia and was the general manager of the Russian 2010 Winter Olympic team. Tretiak's mother was a middle school physical education teacher (his father taught Russian literature) and although he initially followed his brother as a swimmer, as a child Tretiak was known to excel at many sports and is remembered for his ambition to master all of them. However, like many children of his generation, he loved hockey and at age 11 entered the Children and Youth Sports School of the Central Sports Club of the Army (known by its Russian abbreviation as TsSKA or CSKA), that now bears Valeri Kharlamov's name. His first trainer was Vitaly Erfilov. He apparently started playing goal as a bargain
    5.20
    5 votes
    108
    Jim Playfair

    Jim Playfair

    James Playfair (born May 22, 1964) is the associate coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. He is a former NHL ice hockey player and a former head coach of the Calgary Flames. Before making the NHL, Playfair played for the Fort Saskatchewan Traders located just north of Edmonton. He played for the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks over the course of his career. His older brother Larry Playfair shares a lot of the same characteristics - both were drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft (Larry in 1978 and Jim in 1982), and both played junior hockey for the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League. However, Larry played 688 career NHL games; Jim for 21. Jim Playfair became the head coach of the Calgary Flames on July 12, 2006, a promotion from his role as an assistant coach and replacing Darryl Sutter who previously had been both head coach and general manager. Sutter continued as general manager of the Flames. Playfair was also previously the head coach of the Saint John Flames of the American Hockey League, where he coached the Baby Flames to a Calder Cup championship in 2001. He used to live in Calgary, Alberta with his wife Roxane, and their 3 sons Dylan, Jackson,
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    4 votes
    109

    Rick Green

    Richard Douglas Green (born February 20, 1956 in Belleville, Ontario) is a former ice hockey defenceman. Green was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft, First Overall. He was also drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, First Round, Tenth Overall. He won the OHA 1976 Max Kaminsky Trophy for Most Outstanding Defenceman as selected by league general managers. He has played for the OHA's London Knights and the NHL's Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders. He has also been assistant coach for the New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens. He won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1986.
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    4 votes
    110

    Toe Blake

    Hector "Toe" Blake, CM (August 21, 1912 – May 17, 1995) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League (NHL). He is best known for his three-decade association with the Montreal Canadiens, with whom he won 10 Stanley Cups as a player or coach. His nickname came out of his childhood for his younger sister was unable to pronounce his name. When she said it, it often sounded like Hec-toe, hence Toe as his nickname which later replaced the nickname he had been given as a scorer, the Old Lamplighter, because he often activated the light behind the goal. Born in what is now the ghost town of Victoria Mines, he was raised playing outdoor hockey in the town of Coniston near the city of Sudbury in Northern Ontario. Blake played junior and senior hockey in the Sudbury area and was part of the 1932 Memorial Cup champions, the Sudbury Cub Wolves. He played for the Hamilton Tigers of the Ontario Hockey Association during the 1934–35 season before he signed with the Montreal Maroons of the National Hockey League on February 22, 1935; he made his NHL debut two days later on February 24, against the Chicago Black Hawks. Blake played 8 games with the Maroons in the 1934–35
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    4 votes
    111

    Tommy Boustedt

    Carl Tommy Boustedt (born May 5, 1959) is the development chief for the Swedish Ice Hockey Association. He is also the current head coach for Bajen Fans Hockey. Boustedt is most known for his long coaching career. He has been the head coach for Hammarby IF, Djurgårdens IF, IK Vita Hästen, Linköpings HC and Frölunda HC. He has also been an assistant coach for the Swedish national men's ice hockey team. He has also been a TV analyst for Viasat, covering the Ice Hockey World Championships.
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    4 votes
    112
    Don Cherry

    Don Cherry

    Donald Stewart "Grapes" Cherry (commonly referred to as Don Cherry) (born February 5, 1934) is a Canadian ice hockey commentator for CBC Television. Cherry co-hosts the "Coach's Corner" intermission segment (with Ron MacLean) on the long-running Canadian sports program Hockey Night in Canada, and has also worked for ESPN in the United States as a commentator during the latter stages of the Stanley Cup playoffs. He is known for his outspoken manner, flamboyant dress, and staunch Canadian nationalism. Prior to his broadcast career, Cherry was a professional hockey player and National Hockey League coach. He played one game with the Boston Bruins, and later coached them for 5 seasons, starting with Bobby Orr's final 93 games as a Bruin. He is also well known as an author, syndicated radio commentator for the Sportsnet Radio Network, creator of the Rock'em Sock'em Hockey video series, and celebrity endorser. Cherry was voted as the seventh greatest Canadian on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's television special, The Greatest Canadian. In March 2010, his life was dramatized in a two-part Canadian Broadcasting Corporation made-for-television movie, Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don
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    2 votes
    113

    Ed Johnstone

    Edward Lavern "Eddie" Johnstone (born March 2, 1954) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He played for the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Johnstone played major junior with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Canada Hockey League from 1971 to 1974. After two consecutive 100 point seasons with Medicine Hat, Johnstone was drafted 104th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, and 78th overall by the Michigan Stags in the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft. He played 23 games for the Stags in 1974–75 and played in the American Hockey League for the Providence Reds. Johnstone started his National Hockey League career in 1975–76, scoring 3 points in 10 games. Johnstone played for the Rangers until the end of the 1982–83 season, before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings along with Ron Duguay and Eddie Mio for Mike Blaisdell, Willie Huber, and Mark Osborne. He played for the Red Wings and their AHL minor league affiliate, the Adirondack Red Wings before retiring in 1987.
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    2 votes
    114

    Ed Zawatsky

    Ed Zawatsky is the former head coach and general manager of the Yorkton Terriers Junior 'A' Hockey Team. He led the Terriers team to the SJHL championship, the Anavet Cup, in his rookie year, and was named named SJHL Coach of the Year. He followed that up by taking the team to a second Anavet Cup, and into the final of the national championship, the RBC Cup. Zawatsky began as an assistant coach in 2002-03 season. He maned the bench for three years as an understudy to Don Chesney. Zawatsky is a former Terrier himself and still holds the team’s single season scoring record. He earned a NCAA Division 1 scholarship while playing junior hockey, and from Colorado College went to the American Hockey League, ECHL, and 9 seasons in Germany.
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    2 votes
    115

    Godfrey Matheson

    Godfrey Matheson was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach. Matheson was head coach of the Chicago Black Hawks for one season, 1932–33 along with Emil Iverson. He attempted to innovate coaching by using a whistle system; One whistle to shoot, two to check etc.
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    2 votes
    116

    Tony Granato

    Anthony Lewis Granato (born July 25, 1964 in Downers Grove, Illinois) 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. Following a college career at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Granato was drafted by the New York Rangers in the sixth round (120th overall) in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He has played for the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks. In February 1994, Granato was suspended by the NHL for 15 games after he slashed Chicago's Neil Wilkinson in the head during a game in Los Angeles. As of 2005, this was the 7th longest suspension in NHL history. In 1997, while with the Sharks, Granato received the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Granato joined the Colorado Avalanche as an assistant coach prior to the 2002–03 season. After a sub-par start to the season, the Avalanche fired head coach Bob Hartley on December 18, 2002, and Granato was subsequently promoted to permanent head coach. Despite the slow start under Hartley, the Avalanche went 32–11–8 under Granato and captured their ninth consecutive
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    2 votes
    117

    Wayne Cashman

    Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach. Cashman played his junior hockey as a teammate of Bobby Orr's on the Oshawa Generals of the OHA. He played parts of three seasons in the minor leagues for the Oklahoma City Blazers and the Hershey Bears before making the Bruins' squad for good in 1969. Cashman played his entire NHL career with the Boston Bruins (1964–65, 1967–83). His jersey number was #12. Cashman was a hard-grinding left winger on the era's most formidable forward line with superstar centre Phil Esposito and right wing Ken Hodge His role was to get into the corners and battle for loose pucks, feeding them to Esposito or Hodge. Cashman was also a tenacious forechecker and he also served as an enforcer to protect Esposito and Bobby Orr. Cashman was a member of Stanley Cup winning teams in 1970 and 1972, the latter where he scored twice in the deciding game six against the New York Rangers. He scored 20 goals a season eight times in his career, accomplishing this feat in four straight seasons with 100 or more penalty minutes. His best season was in 1974, when he scored 30 goals and 59 assists to
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    2 votes
    118

    Al MacAdam

    Reginald Alan MacAdam (born March 16, 1952 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) is a retired professional ice hockey player who spent 12 seasons in the National Hockey League between 1973 and 1985, and was twice selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game. He is best known for his time with the Minnesota North Stars, where he was one of the franchise's top players in the early 1980s. Currently he serves as a scout for the Buffalo Sabres. One of the few players ever drafted out of Canadian university hockey, MacAdam was selected 55th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft after starring for the University of Prince Edward Island. He turned pro after being drafted, and spent most of his first two professional seasons with the Richmond Robins, Philadelphia's AHL affiliate. He made his NHL debut in the 1973–74 campaign, appearing in 5 games for the Flyers without scoring a point. He was also recalled for the NHL playoffs, and made his NHL playoff debut in the clinching game of the 1974 Stanley Cup finals as the Flyers won the championship. By virtue of that appearance, he is considered a member of the championship team although he had only appeared in 6 NHL
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    1 votes
    119

    Cam Brown

    Richard Cameron Brown (born May 15, 1969 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a former professional Canadian ice hockey left winger who played one game for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. In 2009, Brown was named to the ECHL Hall of Fame Class of 2010 and was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame during the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game in Ontario, California.
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    1 votes
    120

    Craig MacTavish

    • Current Team Coached: Chicago Wolves
    Craig "MacT" MacTavish (born August 15, 1958) is a former ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League and American Hockey League. He played center for 17 NHL seasons with the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues. MacTavish later coached the Oilers from 2000 to 2009. He has also served as assistant coach with the Rangers and Oilers. He is known for being the last NHL player to play without a helmet. He is also remembered as the player who took the last faceoff for the New York Rangers in Game Seven of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals against the Vancouver Canucks with only 1.6 seconds left, helping give the Rangers their first Stanley Cup in 54 years. MacTavish played two years of NCAA hockey with the University of Lowell Chiefs (now UMass Lowell) from 1977 to 1979. He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft with their ninth pick, 153rd overall, and spent the next several years splitting time between the Bruins and various American Hockey League teams. He finally made the Bruins for good in 1982–83 and played two full seasons with them. MacTavish missed the 1984–85 season after being convicted of
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    Dean Talafous

    Dean Charles Talafous (born August 25, 1953 in Duluth, Minnesota) is a retired ice hockey player. He played 497 NHL regular season games in 1974–82 for the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and the Atlanta Flames as a right winger. Talafous played for the Wisconsin Badgers where he helped the team win a National Championship in 1973, where he was named the MVP. Drafted 53rd overall by the Atlanta Flames in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft after helping the Wisconsin Badgers win the NCAA title. He played 18 games for the Flames before being traded to the Minnesota North Stars. In international hockey he played for the United States in the 1976 Canada Cup and 1981 Canada Cup. In 1978 Talafous signed on as a free agent with the New York Rangers. He retired from playing in 1982 after only playing 29 games for New York that season. Juniors College Coach (20 years) Currently Talafous lives in Hudson, Wisconsin, and runs Total Hockey Training, a hockey training company. Template:Hockey-bio-stub
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    Eddie Powers

    Eddie Powers (died January 18, 1943) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and coach. Powers was head coach of the Toronto St. Pats for two seasons.
    9.00
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    123
    Rich Preston

    Rich Preston

    Richard John Preston (born May 22, 1952 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former forward. Preston began his pro career in the World Hockey Association in the 1974-75 season with the Avco World Trophy champion Houston Aeros. He then played three more years with the Aeros before joining the Winnipeg Jets in 1978-79. The Jets won the Avco World Trophy in 1979 (the league's final year) and Rich was named Most Valuable Player of the WHA playoffs. Preston started his National Hockey League career with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1980. He also played for the New Jersey Devils. He left the NHL after the 1987 season. Most recently Preston served as an assistant coach for the Calgary Flames from the 2003-2004 NHL season until just after the 2008-2009 NHL season. Shortly after his dismissal from the Flames, Preston was hired as the WHL's Lethbridge Hurricanes head coach and general manager. Prior to his NHL career, Preston played for the University of Denver Pioneers. He is the son of Ken Preston, general manager of the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1958–1977 and a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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    Alex Currie

    Alex John Currie (1891-12-11 – 1951-10-04), was head coach of the original Ottawa Senators for the 1925/26 NHL season and, as a player for the Senators, he won the Stanley Cup in the 1910/11 NHA season. Born in Ottawa, Currie graduated to senior hockey with the Ottawa Primroses of the Ottawa City Hockey League in 1907, joining the Ottawa Emmetts in 1908. Currie joined the professional Haileybury Comets for their season in the National Hockey Association in 1909/10, before returning to Ottawa to play for the Senators in their 1910/11 Stanley Cup championship season. He was loaned to Quebec for one game that season. The following season, he did not play hockey. He returned to the NHA in 1913 with the Montreal Wanderers for one season, and played one final season with Senators in 1914/15. Starting in 1914, Currie became coach of various teams in the Ottawa area. He coached in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Ottawa Senators in the 1925/26 season. Currie died from drowning on October 4, 1951.
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    Alexander Smirnov

    Alexander Evgenievich Smirnov (born April 16, 1964 in Voskresensk, Soviet Union) A former Russian ice hockey player who has played for Russia’s national team, winning the gold medal at IIHF's 1993 World Championships in Germany. He played nine seasons for the Storhamar Dragons and won the Norwegian Cup as head coach with the Dragons in 2008. Smirnov is currently the head coach of the Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia. He has been the head coach of the Storhamar Dragons on two occasions, and has previously coached Gjøvik Hockey, Norway.
    6.67
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    Chris Stewart

    Chris Stewart

    • Current Team Coached: Colorado Eagles
    Chris Stewart (born October 30, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League (NHL). Chris is the younger brother of Anthony Stewart, who plays for the Carolina Hurricanes. Chris was the second of seven children—he has five younger sisters—born to Norman Stewart, a Jamaican immigrant, and Sue, his Canadian mother. Chris grew up quite poor but he still loved to play hockey. He and Anthony played with the North York Jr. Canadiens, and thanks to a representative of the team, his hockey was paid for entirely. He also liked football, and seriously considered playing it throughout his high school years at West Hill Collegiate Institute. Growing up, Chris became friends with fellow Toronto native hockey player, Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers, and they return to Toronto as house-mates during the off-season. Prior to the 2004-05, Chris' older brother Anthony Stewart, who was the captain of the Kingston Frontenacs, put his reputation on the line when he asked Frontenacs general manager Larry Mavety to give Chris the chance to try out with the Frontenacs as an undrafted free agent. Mavety complied, and
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    127
    Dean Evason

    Dean Evason

    • Current Team Coached: Milwaukee Admirals
    Dean C. Evason (born August 22, 1964 in Flin Flon, Manitoba) is a Canadian former National Hockey League player who is currently the head coach for the Milwaukee Admirals. Selected by the Capitals in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, Evason played in the NHL from 1983 to 1996 for the Capitals, Hartford Whalers, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, and Calgary Flames. He also played in Switzerland, for the Canadian National Team, and in the German Hockey League before retiring as an active player. In 803 NHL games, playing primarily as a defensive-minded forward, he had 139 goals and 233 assists. Prior to joining the Capitals as an assistant coach, Evason spent many years in the Western Hockey League in various coaching capacities, starting in 1999 as an assistant with the Calgary Hitmen. He then became the head coach of the Kamloops Blazers from 1999 to 2002 and the Vancouver Giants from 2002 to 2004. He returned to the Hitmen for the 2004–05 season as a co-coach.
    6.67
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    128

    Doug Sulliman

    Simon Douglas Sulliman (born August 29, 1959) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger, and is currently an assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League, as well as a special consultant with the Glace Bay Jr. Miners of the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League. He played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League from 1979–80 until 1989–90. Sulliman was drafted 13th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, after a standout junior career with the Kitchener Rangers. He played 631 career NHL games, scoring 160 goals and 168 assists for 328 points. In 1981–82, Sulliman enjoyed a career year for the Hartford Whalers, establishing career highs in goals (29), assists (40), points (69), PIM (39) and games played (77). Following the 1986–87 season, he received several team awards from the New Jersey Devils, including the Players’ MVP, Fan Club MVP, Good Guy Award, and was the team’s Masterton Trophy nominee, awarded to the player who best exemplifies "perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication" to hockey. He also won the team’s Three Star award in 1984–85. Upon retirement, Sulliman served as an assistant coach with the Devils from
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    129

    Emil Iverson

    Emil Iverson (1893 – February 21, 1960) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach. The Minnesota Gopher Hockey Team won seven national championships while Emil was coach. His training programs were so ahead of the times, that some are still used today. Iverson was head coach of the Chicago Black Hawks for one season, 1932–33 along with Godfrey Matheson. Emil Iverson was also responsible for discovering 50 Ojibwa skeletons and native artifacts 1928. The site was one of the last undisturbed dwellings inhabited by the Kawawaigamak people - of the First Nation Ojibwa people. He continued to conduct extensive research regarding the history of the Ojibwa people that seasonally migrated throughout Hunters Island and the Border Lakes. The thriving tribe of Kabwawiagamaks, located at Kawa Bay, were eventually decimated by the Spanish infuenza epidemic and the forced removal by the Canadian Government. The people of the village were known by the White Settlers as the Kabwawiagamaks - because of their proximity to, and reliance on, what is now called The Wawaig river. After discovering the village Emil made sure the dead got the proper burial rites and brought back many artifacts to the Nett
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    Gerard Gallant

    Gerard Gallant (born September 2, 1963) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former NHL player. He is currently an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens. Gallant was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, sixth round, one-hundred seventh overall. He scored 211 goals in 615 games as a leftwinger for the Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning. He also scored 18 playoff goals. Despite his smaller stature (5'10, 180 lbs), Gallant was known as a power forward during his time with the Red Wings. He was a team leader, and served as an alternate captain alongside either Bob Probert, Rick Zombo, or Steve Chiasson. During the late 1980s, Gallant was a fixture on the Red Wings top line alongside Steve Yzerman. Gallant was named to the NHL All Star Second Team for the 1988-89 NHL season. He was the head coach of the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets before being fired on Monday, November 13, 2006. Gallant was an assistant coach for the New York Islanders during the 2007–08 season. On Friday, April 24, 2009, Gallant was named head coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. During his three seasons in Saint John he lead the team to three first place
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    Pat Quinn

    Pat Quinn

    John Brian Patrick Quinn OC (born January 29, 1943), is a former head coach in the National Hockey League (NHL), most recently with the Edmonton Oilers. Known by the nickname "The Big Irishman", he has also coached for the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals twice with the Flyers in 1980 and the Canucks in 1994. Internationally, Quinn has coached Team Canada to gold medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics, 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2009 World Junior Championship, as well as World Cup championship in 2004. Prior to coaching, Quinn was an NHL defenceman, having played nine seasons in the league with the Maple Leafs, Canucks and Atlanta Flames. Coming out of the junior ranks with the Edmonton Oil Kings, he won a Memorial Cup with the club in 1963. He later won another Memorial Cup as part-owner of the Vancouver Giants in 2007. Quinn began his junior career with the Hamilton Tiger Cubs and Hamilton Kilty B's in the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA). After graduating high school, Quinn accepted a scholarship from Michigan Tech, but was declared ineligible to play by the NCAA because he had already
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    132

    Bert Olmstead

    Murray Albert Olmstead (born September 4, 1926) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks and Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL). Olmstead began his career with the Black Hawks in 1949. In December 1950, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens via Detroit. Olmstead had his best statistical years playing for Montreal, leading the league in assists in 1954–55 with 48, and setting a league record for assists with 56 the following season. Olmstead was claimed in an Intra-League Draft by Toronto Maple Leafs in 1958, and played there until his retirement in 1962. In the 1967–68 season, Olmstead served as coach of the expansion Oakland Seals. Olmstead played in the Stanley Cup final in 11 of his 14 seasons in the NHL, winning it five times. He won it four times with Montreal, in 1953, and from 1956 to 1958, and once with Toronto, in 1962, which was his last season. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985. Olmstead was born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan, a small village with a population less than 200, in southwestern Saskatchewan. In 1944, at the age of 18, he moved to Moose Jaw,
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    2 votes
    133

    Jack Parker

    • Current Team Coached: Boston University Terriers men's ice hockey
    Jack Parker (born March 11, 1945 in Somerville, Massachusetts) is the current head coach of the Boston University Terriers men's ice hockey team. The 2011-2012 hockey season is Parker's 39th season as head coach of the Terriers. Parker played for the Terriers beginning in the 1965-66 season, and ending at the end of the 1967-68 season. The team was a combined 77-22-4 while Parker was a center for the team. Parker played on three Beanpot Championship teams and two teams which played in the NCAA tournament placing fourth in 1966 and second in 1967. Parker was captain of the team during his senior year on the team. Interestingly, Parker played against Boston College's current coach Jerry York while York was at BC and in high school. Parker went to Catholic Memorial High School. He enters the 2011-12 season with an overall record of 853-441-112 for a .647 winning percentage. He is only the third coach to top 800 wins, and the first to do it with one team. He ranks second in total wins among active coaches, and third overall, behind only Jerry York of Boston College and retired Coach Ron Mason. Jack Parker was named the NCAA Coach of the Year three times, the first after the 1974-75
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    Shawn Walsh

    William Shawn Walsh (June 21, 1955 in White Plains, New York – September 26, 2001 in Bangor, Maine) was the head ice hockey coach for the University of Maine Black Bears. Walsh was a third-string goalie for Bowling Green State University. As a sophomore, he decided to concentrate on coaching as a volunteer assistant for the BGSU hockey team. He was graduated from Bowling Green with a bachelor's degree in education. He later earned a master's degree in the same field of study. After completing his undergraduate studies, Walsh was hired as a full-time assistant coach at BGSU by Ron Mason. Walsh followed Mason to Michigan State in 1979 where they inherited a program that had only won 36 games in its previous three seasons. After only five years, Mason and Walsh had guided MSU to three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, back-to-back 30-win seasons and the 1984 Frozen Four--the school's first Frozen Four appearance in 17 years. In 1984 Walsh took over a Maine program that had gone 27-65 in the three seasons prior. He built the program into a national power, winning national championships in 1993 and 1999. The 1992-93 Maine team finished the season with an astonishing 42-1-2 record.
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    Sylvio Mantha

    Sylvio Mantha (April 14, 1902 – August 7, 1974) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played fourteen seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. Born in Montreal, Mantha was a three-time Stanley Cup winner - 1924, 1930 (Captain), 1931 (Captain). He played fourteen NHL seasons from 1923–24 to 1936–37, with all but four games as a Montreal Canadiens player. He was the captain of the Montreal Canadiens from 1926–27 to 1931–32 and from 1933–34 to 1935–36. Mantha started as a right-winger for the Notre Dame de Grace Juniors in 1918–19 season, before playing for Verdun in the Intermediate Mount Royal Hockey League, Montreal Imperial Tobacco, and Montreal Northern Electric in the Montreal industrial league. He played briefly for the Montreal Nationales in the Quebec league. After scoring four goals in nine games with the Nationales, he was signed by the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens started Mantha as a forward, then moved him to right defence, because veterans Sprague Cleghorn and Billy Coutu were aging. When Cleghorn was traded just before the 1925–26 NHL season, Mantha gained a more prominent role. He scored the first-ever goal in
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    136

    Tim Burke

    Tim Burke (born May 29, 1955 in Melrose, Massachusetts) is a former ice hockey defenseman and assistant coach in many different leagues. List of New Jersey Devils head coaches Tim Burke's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database, retrieved on 2007-06-19. Tim Burke serves as the director of scouting for the San Jose Sharks. In this role, he coordinates and oversees the Sharks efforts in the National Hockey League's annual Entry Draft while working closely with Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson and his staff. In addition to being the principal decision-maker at the draft table, Burke is also responsible for evaluating amateur talent at every level in all North American and European leagues and supervises all aspects of the club's amateur scouting efforts. Burke's hard work and keen decision making, coupled with the talents of his competent staff at evaluating players, has produced admired results. Burke's selection process has helped the Sharks create a solid foundation of talented players from which to build the franchise around — including Patrick Marleau (1997), Douglas Murray (1999), Ryane Clowe (2001), Joe Pavelski (2003), Thomas Greiss (2004), Torrey
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    2 votes
    137

    Clément Jodoin

    Clément Jodoin is a retired ice hockey player, former head coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League, and current assistant coach of the Montréal Canadiens, having previously been the head coach of the Rimouski Océanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Jodoin was an assistant coach with the Canada national junior hockey team for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Jodoin has twice been named the QMJHL's "Coach of the Year," receiving the Ron Lapointe Trophy in 1997 and 2007. The Canadian Hockey League honoured Jodoin with the Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award in 2007, leading the Lewiston Maineiacs to the QMJHL President's Cup and a 2007 Memorial Cup berth. He is representing the Cantonniers of Magog Midget AAA hockey team for the 2012-2013 season as their president of honour. Jodoin played junior ice hockey with Rosemont National in the QMHL during 1969–70 and 1970–71, and later with Concordia University in the CIS. Jodoin was hired as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 1987–88 NHL season, then earned his first head coaching duties with the Halifax Citadels of the American Hockey League during 1990–91 and 1991–92.
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    3 votes
    138

    Doug MacLean

    James Douglas "Doug" MacLean, (born April 12, 1954 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian sportscaster and former ice hockey coach and general manager. He is the former president/general manager and head coach of the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets and was also the head coach of the Florida Panthers. MacLean began coaching at the University of New Brunswick, followed by assistant coach positions with the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals. MacLean's first professional head coach position came in 1990, when he was sent to the Baltimore Skipjacks, the Capitals' AHL affiliate, as part of a midseason shakeup that placed Skipjacks head coach Terry Murray at the Capitals' helm. MacLean served in the Detroit Red Wings organization from 1990–1994. During this time, he served as an assistant coach under Bryan Murray in 1990–91 and 1991–92. For the 1992–93 and 1993–94 seasons, MacLean served as the General Manager for the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League, the Red Wings top affiliate. During his time as GM, he orchestrated the trade of Kris Draper from the Winnipeg Jets to the Red Wings for "future considerations", which turned out to be
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    Murray Williamson

    Murray Williamson (born January 13, 1934 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a retired ice hockey player and coach. Williamson was an All American at the University of Minnesota in 1959 and played, coached and managed in the United States Hockey League with the [[St. Paul Steers]. He coached the United States National teams in the World Hockey Championships in 1967, 1969and 1971 and the United States Olympic teams in 1968 and 1972. The 1972 team won the silver medal at the 1972 Winter Olympics held in Sapporo, Japan. He was instrumental in the founding of the Midwest Junior Hockey League in 1973 (now called the United States Hockey League) and was the coach and general manager of the first United States National Junior team that participated in the inaugural World Junior Tournament held in Lennigrad, Russia in 1973. Williamson was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005,the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000, the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009 and the University of Minnesota Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. He was awarded the Legend of Hobey Baker Award in 2005 for his contributions to college hockey. He is featured in the book "Striking Silver" the
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    3 votes
    140

    Derek Wilkinson

    Derek Wilkinson (born July 29, 1974 in LaSalle, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey goaltender. He was the final head coach of the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL, from 2004 until the team moved up to the American Hockey League in 2011. Wilkinson played his entire National Hockey League career with the Tampa Bay Lightning. His NHL career started in 1995 and he lasted until the 1999 season. He appeared in 22 games in his NHL career.
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    141

    George Gwozdecky

    • Current Team Coached: Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey
    George Gwozdecky (born July 17, 1953) is an ice hockey coach who is currently the head coach for the University of Denver Pioneers hockey team. The Pioneers have won 2 national championships (2004/2005) under his guidance. He joined the Pioneers as head coach in 1994. He is a member of the prestigious Miami University "Cradle of Coaches", and is the only person to win the NCAA National Championship as a player (with Wisconsin in 1977), assistant coach (at Michigan State in 1986), and head coach with Denver (2004 and 2005). He is a native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, and is married (Bonnie) with a teenage daughter (Adrienne).
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    142

    Herb Boxer

    Herb Boxer (born June 4, 1947) is a retired ice hockey winger. Boxer was the first ever American born player drafted to the NHL when he was drafted in the 2nd round (17th overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1968 NHL draft. Boxer started college in nearby Houghton, Michigan at Michigan Technological University in 1966. He had played hockey in high school and tried out for the team. His freshman year was spent on the junior team, but Boxer showed enough of his skill to make the varsity squad for his sophomore season. Playing on lines with Al Karlander and Brian Watts, Boxer amassed 24 points in the 31 game season. But he also did much more, showing his speed and skill with the puck. Focusing on his studies toward the end of the season, Boxer had no idea that anyone else had even taken notice of his abilities. "I remember it because it was the end of my sophomore season at Michigan Technical University, I was just finishing up final exams. I walked over to the athletic department just to check on something, I really don’t remember what it was. I ran into member of the hockey coaching staff. My coach, John MacInnes, told me that he had talked to the Detroit Red Wings the day
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    Jimmy Gardner

    Jimmy Gardner

    James Henry Gardner (May 21, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec - November 7, 1940) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. His playing career started with Montreal Hockey Club amateur men's team of the Canadian Amateur Hockey League in 1900, where he played until 1903, winning the Stanley Cup twice, in 1902 and 1903 as one of the 'Little Men of Iron'. He then joined the new Montreal Wanderers of the Federal Amateur Hockey League. He then turned professional, playing two years for U.S. teams the Calumet Miners and the Pittsburgh Professionals before returning to Canada and the Montreal Shamrocks. He would return to the Wanderers in 1908 and play for the club until 1911, winning the Cup in 1908 and 1910. He joined the new PCHA and played for New Westminster for two seasons, before returning to Montreal to play for the Montreal Canadiens for two seasons before retiring as a player. He then coached the Canadiens for two seasons and in later years coached the Hamilton Tigers, and teams in the Western Canada Hockey League and Quebec Hockey League. Mr. Gardner is credited with helping to found the Montreal Canadiens in 1909, including its name. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
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    John Kelley

    John "Snooks" Kelley (July 11, 1907 - April 10, 1986) is a former American ice hockey coach. Kelley was coach of the Boston College Eagles ice hockey team for 36 years. Kelley won the 1949 NCAA ice hockey title and was the first coach to win 500 games in the NCAA. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, in 1974 Kelley arrived at Boston College in 1925 after attending Boston College High School. He was a two sport athlete for the Eagles, playing both baseball and ice hockey. Kelley finished his collegiate playing career following his graduation in 1930. Kelley’s graduation came just after hockey was removed from as a varsity sport due to the Great Depression. On January 8, 1933 Kelley agreed to coach a group of BC students while he was completing his teaching at Cambridge Latin. The position offered no pay, and forced him to give up playing with the Boston Hockey Club, but it was the beginning of a career that would last until 1972. Kelley’s coaching career was put on hold with the outbreak of World War II. In 1942 Kelley joined the United States Navy and remained enlisted until 1946, before returning to coaching. Just three years after serving with the Navy
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    John Stevens

    John A. Stevens (born May 4, 1966) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman and is a former head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is currently an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Kings. Stevens was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round, 47th overall, of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Stevens followed up a junior career with the Oshawa Generals by playing four seasons for the Hershey Bears of the AHL. He was called up to the NHL level at times during the 1986–87 and 1987–88 seasons, playing in a total of 9 games with the Flyers. He was signed by the Hartford Whalers in 1990 and reassigned to the Whalers' AHL team, the Springfield Indians. Stevens was named team captain that year and went on to win the Calder Cup with the team that same year for the franchise's seventh Championship title. With the Indians' franchise moving to Worcester, Massachusetts in 1994, Stevens became the first captain of the successor franchise, the Springfield Falcons, where he played for two additional years. In 1996, Stevens signed once more with the Flyers, and was named the first captain of its expansion farm team, the Philadelphia
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    Kent Johansson

    Kent "Lill-Kenta" Johansson (born (1956-04-13)April 13, 1956) is a retired Swedish ice hockey player, currently head coach of Frölunda HC in Elitserien. Johansson started his playing career with Huddinge IK in the Swedish tier two league in 1973. From 1975, the club became a top team in the division, mostly every year participating in play offs to advance to Elitserien, so Johansson wanted to stay and advance with the team, turning down offers from other clubs for many years. In 1982, he finally gave in, and at 26, choosing between newly promoted neighbor team Hammarby IF and more regular Djurgårdens IF in Elitserien, he chose the latter. He won the Swedish Championships with the club 1983 and then went to play with HC Lugano for six seasons, winning the Swiss Nationalliga A three times; 1986, 1987 and 1988. In 1989 he returned home to Sweden, played his second season with Djurgården and won his second Swedish Championship with the club. He then returned to his original club Huddinge, still an annual runner up in the qualification rounds to Elitserien, and played four more years there, and was close to a promotion in 1993. Johansson has also played for the Swedish national team in
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    Andrew Padden

    Andrew Padden formed the Llantwit Lions in 1994 where he still coaches the squad today. Since he started coaching the Llantwit Lions he has gone on to coach the Great Britain women’s inline hockey team, assistant coach to the U18’s Great Britain squad and a short spell coaching Ice Hockey. Andrew is also regarded as a highly rated referee that has seen him qualify as an international referee under the International Roller Sports Federation.
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    148

    Bill Hunter

    William Dickenson ("Wild Bill") Hunter, CM (May 5, 1920 – December 16, 2002) was a Canadian hockey player, general manager and coach. Hunter was involved in hockey, football, baseball, softball and curling but he is best known for founding the Western Hockey League, being a key player in the upstart World Hockey Association and for his efforts to bring professional hockey to previously overlooked Western Canadian cities, especially in Edmonton and (unsuccessfully) in Saskatoon. Hunter was born in Saskatoon, the first of ten children and founded his first competitive sports team when he was 18. Hunter's Saskatoon Dukes football club eventually became the Saskatoon Hilltops who as of 2004 had won 12 national junior titles. Hunter then attended Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Saskatchewan from 1938 to 1940, where he managed the college baseball team. Following the outbreak of World War II Hunter left school to join the Royal Canadian Air Force and served for about four years as a pilot based in England. Hunter flew Beauforts, Spitfires and Hurricanes before returning to Saskatoon in 1944 where he worked briefly for CFQC Radio before opening Hunter's Sporting Goods in North Battleford
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    149

    Bob Hartley

    • Current Team Coached: Calgary Flames
    Robert Hartley (born September 7, 1960 in Hawkesbury, Ontario) is the current head coach for the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League. He coached the Colorado Avalanche from 1998–2002, period during which he won the Stanley Cup (2000–2001). He also coached the Atlanta Thrashers from the 2003 up until the beginning of the 2007, when he was fired after the Thrashers got off to an 0–6 start. Hartley was enjoying a successful media career as a hockey analyst for the French-language RDS television channel, but in summer 2011 signed for the ZSC Lions: where he was the head coach in Zurich, Switzerland. Hartley and his wife, Micheline, have one daughter, Kristine and one son, Steve. Despite his anglophone-sounding name, Hartley is a Franco-Ontarian. French is his first language; his English has a marked French accent. Bob Hartley never played a game in the National Hockey League, instead beginning his coaching career with a junior A team in his hometown of Hawkesbury. After guiding the team to a championship, his accolades caught the eye of the Laval Titan of the QMJHL. While Hartley was coaching the junior A Hawkesbury Hawks, he worked full-time as an assembly line worker at PPG
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    150

    Curt Fraser

    Curtis Martin Fraser (born January 12, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio but raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a former ice hockey player of dual American and Canadian citizenship. He currently serves as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the American Hockey League primary affiliate of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings. Fraser was born in Cincinnati while his father played for the International Hockey League's Cincinnati Mohawks. He was raised in Winnipeg and Vancouver. Fraser was diagnosed with diabetes in 1983 and is active in fundraising and awareness efforts for the disease. Fraser played junior hockey with the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League, where he set franchise records for goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes. He was then drafted 22nd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft. He made the team right away and was placed on a line with fellow rookies Thomas Gradin and Stan Smyl. The trio would be the Canucks' top offensive line for the next four years and play a large role in the club's trip to the 1982 Stanley Cup Finals. On December 20, 1982, Fraser was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks for Tony Tanti. He had his best
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    151

    Darryl Sutter

    • Current Team Coached: Los Angeles Kings
    Darryl John Sutter (born August 19, 1958) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward and currently head coach of the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings. He is one of seven Sutter brothers, six of whom made the NHL (Brent, Brian, Darryl, Duane, Rich and Ron); all but Rich and Gary (the seventh Sutter brother) worked alongside Darryl in some capacity with the Calgary Flames. Sutter has also coached for the San Jose Sharks and the Chicago Blackhawks, the team with which he spent his entire NHL playing career. As a player, Sutter spent five years in the minor leagues, including a year in Japan, where he was rookie of the year. He stands 5 foot 11 inches and his playing weight was 176 pounds. Sutter was drafted by the Chicago Black Hawks in 1978 in the 11th round as the 179th pick overall. In his NHL career as a player, he suited up only for the Blackhawks and scored 279 points (161+118) in 406 career regular season games, plus 43 points (24+19) in 51 playoffs games. He was a well respected, hard working left winger but was never an All-Star and never won the Stanley Cup as a player. His last season as a player was in 1986–87. Sutter began his coaching career in the
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    Don Waddell

    Donald Waddell (born August 19, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan) is the former, and last President of the Atlanta Thrashers and a former ice hockey defenseman. He is currently a professional scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Waddell was selected 111th overall, in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft. He was selected as the 3rd choice of the Los Angeles Kings on June 15, 1978. He played in the NHL for only one game with the Kings during the 1980–81 season. His playing career consisted mostly of minor and college hockey. He played 4 seasons at Northern Michigan University. He was one of the final cuts for the 1980 U.S. men's hockey team after he broke his leg in a pre-tournament game. He won the International Hockey League's Governor's Trophy in 1982 for best defenseman during the regular season. After his tenure as a player, he moved to coaching. For the 1987–88 season with the IHL Flint Spirits as a player-coach. For the next two seasons, he moved behind the bench permanently. Waddell moved on to the IHL San Diego Gulls for the 1991–92 season. Waddell took over as interim coach of the Atlanta Thrashers during the 2002–03 season with a record of 4–5–1–0 as coach before Bob Hartley was named to the
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    Doug Woog

    Douglas Woog (born January 28, 1944) is a former American ice hockey coach and current broadcaster. He is a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, inducted in 2002. Woog was coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers ice hockey team from 1985 to 1999. He was assistant coach of the 1984 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team. He was a broadcaster for Gopher hockey games for FSN North through the 2009-2010 season. In 2008, he was awarded the John MacInnes Award for his work in amateur hockey in the United States. Woog played high school hockey for the South St. Paul Packers. Woog was a Minnesota first team all-state player three of his four years at South St. Paul, leading the Packers to four state tournament berths. He was named to the Minnesota state all-tournament team three of four years and was the tournament's leading scorer in 1962. Woog's No. 7 South St. Paul High School Packer jersey was retired on February 6, 2010. Woog played for the University of Minnesota from 1963-1966. In his three years (freshmen were not allowed to play) with Minnesota, Woog was selected as a first team All-American, named team captain and named MVP in his senior year. Woog was a member of
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    Jacques Lemaire

    Jacques Lemaire

    Jacques Gerard Lemaire (born September 7, 1945) is a former ice hockey forward for the Montreal Canadiens and a long-time coach, most notably with the New Jersey Devils and the Minnesota Wild. After retiring at the end of the 2010-11 NHL season, he now works as a special assignment coach for the Devils. Lemaire played his entire NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens, and was part of eight Stanley Cup winning teams. 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979. He is one of only six NHL players to have scored two Stanley Cup winning goals, achieving the feat in both 1977 and 1979. (The five other players are Mike Bossy in 1982 and 1983, Bobby Orr in 1970 and 1972, Henri Richard in 1966 and 1971, Jean Béliveau in 1960 and 1965 and Toe Blake in 1944 and 1946). One of the two Cup-winners scored by Lemaire came at the 4:32 mark of the first overtime of Game Four in the 1977 Stanley Cup Finals. A model of consistency, Lemaire scored at least 20 goals in each of his 12 seasons. He retired from the NHL after the 1978–79 season to become a playing coach in Switzerland. In 853 career NHL games, he recorded 366 goals and 469 assists for a total of 835 points. Jacques Lemaire learned to
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    Jacques Martin

    Jacques Martin (born October 1, 1952) is a former head coach in the NHL. He was formerly the head coach of the St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and the Florida Panthers where he also was appointed as the general manager. He served first as a coach of the Peterborough Petes in the Ontario Hockey League and then with the Guelph Platers (where he won a Memorial Cup in 1986) before being promoted to head coach of the St. Louis Blues of the NHL. Martin served two years in that position and became an assistant coach of the Quebec Nordiques. When the franchise moved to Denver and became the Colorado Avalanche Martin remained for part of the season before being offered the head coaching position in Ottawa (see below). The Avalanche went on to win the Stanley Cup in 1996. When the Ottawa Senators, a struggling expansion team with a very poor overall record, needed a new head coach in 1996 they hired Martin. Martin led the team to great regular season success (341–255–96), winning the Northeast Division three times and the President's Trophy once. Martin was thrice nominated for the Jack Adams Award for top NHL coach and won it in 1999. An unfortunate mar on Martin's
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    Jean Perron

    Jean Perron (born October 5, 1946 in Saint-Isidore-d'Auckland, Quebec) was a head coach for the National Hockey League Montreal Canadiens and Quebec Nordiques. Perron coached the Habs for three seasons, and led them to a Stanley Cup in 1986. He was the last rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup until Dan Bylsma achieved the same feat in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In Quebec City, he led the Nordiques for one season, 1988. He also coached in the International Hockey League with the Manitoba Moose and the San Francisco Spiders. At the end of his coaching career, Perron became a hockey analyst for different media in Quebec and appeared regularly on TQS's sports debates show 110%. He was often mocked for his incorrect use of proverbs and idioms and a book, Les Perronismes supposedly listing his most famous linguistic faux-pas was published in 2001. Perron sued the authors. In 2004 Perron was named the coach of the Under 18 national hockey team and senior national team of Israel. He has since led both teams to new heights with Israel being promoted to Division I IIHF world championships for one year and the U18 team being promoted to Division II.
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    Kevin Dineen

    • Current Team Coached: Florida Panthers
    Kevin William Dineen (born October 28, 1963) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently the head coach of the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. As a seventeen year old, Dineen played with the St. Michael's Buzzers in Junior "B" hockey, where in 40 games he scored 15 goals and 43 points, while getting 167 penalty minutes in 1980–81. Dineen began his college career in 1981–82, with the University of Denver Pioneers of the WCHA. In his first season with the Pioneers, Dineen had 10 goals and 20 points in 27 games. He was then selected in the third round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers. Dineen returned to the Pioneers for the 1982–83 season, where he was named captain as a sophomore and saw his numbers increase to 16 goals and 29 points in 36 games. Dineen's spent the 1983–84 hockey season with the Canadian National Men's Hockey Team, where he scored five goals and 16 points in 52 games. Dineen also played in the 1984 Winter Olympics, however, he was held pointless in seven games for Team Canada. Dineen began the 1984–85 season with the Binghamton Whalers of the AHL, where he played in 25 games, scoring 15 goals and 23 points.
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    Lorne Davis

    Lorne Austin Davis (July 20, 1930 – December 20, 2007) was an ice hockey scout for the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers, and a former right winger with four NHL teams. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. Davis spent most of his fifteen-year pro career playing for minor-league teams, with occasional call-ups to the Montreal Canadiens -- with whom he won a Stanley Cup in 1953 -- Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, and Boston Bruins. In 1964–65, he player-coached the Muskegon Zephyrs of the International Hockey League. After his retirement, he went on to coach his former junior team, the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats, and then the New York Rangers before becoming a scout for the Oilers. He received five more Stanley Cup rings for his work as a scout with the dynasty Oilers 1984–85–87–88–90, and his name was put on the Stanley Cup in 1985, 1987, 1990. Davis remained employed by the club until his death in late 2007.
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    Roger Melin

    Roger Melin

    Roger Melin (born April 25, 1956 in Enköping, Sweden) is a former Swedish ice hockey player and current head coach of the Elitserien team Linköpings HC. Melin has also been the head coach of other Swedish ice hockey teams, including Brynäs IF, Färjestad BK, Frölunda HC and AIK. In his career as an ice hockey player he played a few games in the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League. He also played several seasons in Elitserien, the top ice hockey league in Sweden for men. As a head coach he received the Årets coach (Coach of the year) award in 2011 for successively coaching Elitserien newcomers AIK to the semifinals in the playoffs that year.
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    Steve Spott

    • Current Team Coached: Kitchener Rangers
    Steve Spott (born May 18, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario) is the head coach of the Canadian National Junior ice hockey team. He is also the head coach and general manager of the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. Spott become a junior hockey coach in 1994, eventually moving to the OHL in 1997. He become a head coach in the OHL with the Kitchener Rangers when Peter DeBoer left the Rangers for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. Spott played NCAA hockey with Colgate University from 1986–1990, as he helped the team win the ECAC Hockey championship in 1990 as Colgate defeated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 5–4 to win the Whitelaw Cup. Colgate then went on to the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship sweeping Lake Superior State University in a best of 3 Quarterfinal Series by the scores of 3–2 and 2–1. Spott scored the winning goal in Game 2, propelling Colgate University to its first ever NCAA Frozen Four. At the NCAA Frozen Four, Colgate defeated Boston University in the semifinals 3–2, however, Colgate lost to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the final game played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Colgate is the last ECAC Hockey team to reach the
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    Viacheslav Fetisov

    Viacheslav Fetisov

    Viacheslav "Slava" Alexandrovich Fetisov (Russian: Вячеслав (Слава) Александрович Фетисов, Vjačeslav (Slava) Aleksandrovič Fetisov; born April 20, 1958) is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman. He played for HC CSKA Moscow for 11 seasons before joining the National Hockey League (NHL), where he played with the New Jersey Devils and won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings. Fetisov was instrumental in breaking the barrier that stopped Soviet players from joining the NHL. Internationally, he was a long-time captain for the Soviet Union national team and won two gold medals at the Winter Olympics. Considered one of the best defensemen of all time, he was voted as one of six players to the International Ice Hockey Federation's (IIHF) Centennial All-Star Team. After retiring as a player, Fetisov embarked on a political and executive career. He is currently a member of the upper house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, president of professional Russian hockey club HC CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), chairman of the Board of Directors of the KHL and chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athletes Committee. He was also the Minister of Sport
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    162

    Andy Moog

    Donald Andrew Moog ( /ˈmoʊɡ/; born February 18, 1960) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently the goaltending coach for the NHL's Dallas Stars. Moog was previously the Dallas Stars' assistant coach. He has played for the WCHL's Kamloops Chiefs, WHL's Billings Bighorns, CHL's Wichita Wind, NHL's Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens and the Canadian national team. Moog is a three time Stanley Cup winner: 1984, 1985 and 1987. He earned the 1989–90 NHL season William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest total goals against the team during the regular season, sharing the trophy with his goaltending partner, Reggie Lemelin. Moog was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 1980 and spent most of the season in the minors, until injuries to goaltenders Ron Low and Eddie Mio forced him into action late in the season. That year he was spectacular in a three-game first round sweep of the Montreal Canadiens. The following year, Moog was expected to share tending duties with Low in the Oilers net. But a then 19-year old Grant Fuhr surprisingly made the team straight out of training camp. Moog was once again relegated to the minors appearing in
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    Ron Low

    Ronald Albert Low (born June 21, 1950) is a former Canadian ice hockey goaltender and coach. He grew up in Foxwarren, Manitoba. Low played for two years with the Dauphin Kings of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) before turning pro, leading the Kings to the Manitoba championship and the Memorial Cup playoffs each year. Originally selected in the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Low only played one season with Toronto before he was left exposed in the 1974 NHL Expansion Draft where he was claimed by the Washington Capitals, where he would spend three seasons and would forever be in the Capitals' record books as the first goalie to get a shutout for the team on February 16, 1975 against the Kansas City Scouts. After being traded to and spending two seasons in the Detroit Red Wings organization, he was claimed by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1979 NHL Expansion Draft. Low was traded to the Edmonton Oilers after playing only 15 games with the Nordiques. He was traded to the New Jersey Devils in 1983, where he completed his NHL career at the end of the 1984–85 NHL season. After playing six games with the Nova Scotia Oilers of the American Hockey League, he became
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    Bob Gainey

    Robert Michael "Le Capitaine" Gainey (born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario) is the former executive vice president and general manager of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is currently a team consultant for the Dallas Stars. He is also a former professional ice hockey player who played for the Canadiens from 1973 until 1989. After retiring from active play, he became a hockey coach and later an executive with the NHL Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars organization before returning to Montreal as general manager from 2003 to 2010. Gainey was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. Bob Gainey began his hockey career in 1972 with his hometown team the Peterborough Petes in the Ontario Hockey League. His lack of scoring was made up by his impressive ability to shut down opposing players. This impressed many scouts in the NHL and in 1973, he was drafted 8th overall by the Montreal Canadiens. He was also drafted 7th overall by the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA although he would never play a game in the WHA. As a rookie, Gainey was committed to a defensive style of play. In his second year, he was paired up with stars Yvan Cournoyer
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    Warren Young

    Warren Howard Young (born January 11, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian Professional Hockey Left Winger who played seven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings. Young was selected in the 4th Round, 59th overall by the California Seals in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft and the 7th round, 74th overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1976 WHA Amateur Draft. He chose instead to play college hockey for Michigan Tech. Upon graduating, he spent three years playing in the minor leagues before being signed as a free agent by the North Stars in 1981, and made his NHL debut that year. He appeared in five games with the North Stars before he was signed as a free agent by the Penguins in 1983. In his first full season of 1984–85, he scored 40 goals and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team that season. His emergence with the Penguins led many teams to increase their scouting of players at the college level. He left the Penguins following that season to sign with the Red Wings but was dealt back to Pittsburgh after one season. He retired in 1988 after playing 236 games in the NHL, scoring 72 goals. In 1993-94,
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    Bob McCammon

    Robert "Bob" McCammon (born April 14, 1941) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre and a former National Hockey League (NHL) and American Hockey League (AHL) head coach and general manager. He was a pro scout with the Detroit Red Wings. McCammon never made it to the NHL, playing his entire career in the minor leagues. He was the head coach of the Maine Mariners and won the Calder Cup in 1977-78 and 1978–79, the first two years of the team's existence. McCammon had two stints as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, also serving as the team's general manager during the latter. He was also the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks and an assistant coach for the Edmonton Oilers on two different occasions. With Vancouver in 1988–89, he was runner-up to Montreal's Pat Burns for the Jack Adams Trophy as NHL Coach of the Year. He won the Stanley Cup with Edmonton Oilers in 1987 as Director of Player Development, 2002 and 2008 as a scout with Detroit. McCammon's name was added to the Stanley Cup in 2002 with Detroit. He presently is co-owner of the Gastown restaurant So.cial in Vancouver. Ex-Canucks goaltender Kirk McLean is a partner.
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    Dave Allison

    • Current Team Coached: Peoria Rivermen
    David Bryan Allison (born April 14, 1959 in Fort Frances, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in three games with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL) during the 1983-84 season and is perhaps best known for a brief stint as head coach of the NHL's Ottawa Senators during the 1995–1996 season. He is currently the head coach of the AHL's Peoria Rivermen. Allison spent his junior hockey career with the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL, appearing in 189 games from 1976–79, and registering 89 points (18G-71A). He led the league in penalty minutes with 407 during his final season. Allison went undrafted, but was signed as a free agent by the then Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens in 1979. Allison spent 5 seasons with the Canadiens' AHL farm team, the Nova Scotia Voyageurs, with his best season coming in 1981–82 when he recorded 8 goals and 25 assists in 78 games, while finishing 2nd in the league with 332 PIM. He eventually appeared in 3 games with Montreal during the 1983–84 season, recording no points and 12 PIM. The Canadiens moved their AHL club for the 1984–85 season to Sherbrooke, Quebec, and Allison would play 4 games with the
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    168

    Don Jackson

    • Current Team Coached: Eisbären Berlin
    Donald Clinton Jackson (born September 2, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an ice hockey coach and a retired professional ice hockey player who played 315 games in the National Hockey League between 1978 and 1987 and began his coaching career in 1988. Jackson grew up playing ice hockey in Bloomington, Minnesota for John F. Kennedy High School and earned a scholarship to attend and play for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Prior to graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1978, Jackson was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in the NHL's 1976 Amateur Draft, 3rd round, 39th overall. He played 2 games for the North Stars late in the 1978 season after finishing his college career and spent most of the next 3 seasons playing for the North Stars minor league team, the Oklahoma City Stars. Prior to the 1981–82 NHL season, Jackson was traded to the Edmonton Oilers and played most of that season with Edmonton's minor league team, the Wichita Wind. Jackson earned his break at the beginning of the 1982–83 season and played 262 games for the Oilers NHL team, earning Stanley Cup Champion rings in 1984 and 1985. After the 1985–86 season, Jackson was traded to the New York Rangers for
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    Frank Carroll

    Frank Carroll (b. December 20, 1878 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada) a former Canadian ice hockey player and coach. Carroll was head coach of the Toronto St. Pats for one season, 1920–21. He won the Stanley Cup with brother Dick in 1914, 1918 serving as the Trainer.
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    Len Ceglarski

    Leonard Stanley Ceglarski (born June 27, 1926) is a native of East Walpole, Massachusetts. He was an All-American left wing on Boston College's 1949 NCAA championship team, and was captain of the 1950–51 squad. He was also a member of the U.S. Olympic hockey team that won the silver medal at the 1952 Winter Olympic Games in Oslo, Norway. Ceglarski was also known as a baseball player. While at Boston College, his .429 batting average as a senior second baseman was best in New England. A native of East Walpole, Massachusetts, Ceglarski taught and coached at Walpole High for four years before beginning his collegiate coaching career. He took the reins of the Golden Knights’ program from retiring Clarkson mentor Bill Harrison. At Clarkson, he had various responsibilities. He was responsible not only for varsity coaching, but for the freshman team, the rink, the equipment, and the laundry, and served as his own secretary and the team’s skate sharpener. Ceglarski began his coaching career at Clarkson College of Technology in 1958. When Ceglarski began his coaching career in the late 1950s, he was the fourth head coach in Clarkson’s storied tradition. It took Ceglarski only four seasons
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    Glen Gulutzan

    • Current Team Coached: Dallas Stars
    Glen Gulutzan (born August 12, 1971) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the NHL's Dallas Stars. Gulutzan played junior hockey with the Moose Jaw Warriors, Brandon Wheat Kings and Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League from 1986–92. After not playing competitive hockey for four seasons, Gulutzan signed with the West Coast Hockey League's Fresno Falcons in 1996. During the 1996–97 campaign, Gulutzan saw short call ups with the Utah Grizzlies and the Las Vegas Thunder of the International Hockey League, while scoring 30 goals and 80 assists in 60 games with Fresno. Following the 1996–97 season, Gulutzan left North America to play for Finnish side Sport in Mestis, second highest hockey league in Finland. Following his short 35-game stint in Finland, Gulutzan returned to Fresno in 1998. Gulutzan would spend his final five years of professional hockey play with Fresno, being named the team's player-assistant in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons and winning the Bruce Taylor Cup as the WCHL playoff champions in 2002. Gulutzan was head coach and general manager of the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers from 2003 to 2009, leading the team to two
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    Jack Adams

    Jack Adams

    John James "Jack" Adams (June 14, 1895 – May 1, 1968) was a Canadian professional hockey player, coach and general manager in the National Hockey League and Pacific Coast Hockey Association. He was a Hall of Fame player during a 10 year professional career with Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa. He is best known for his 36-year association with the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL as coach and as a general manager. He later became president of the Central Professional Hockey League. Born in Fort William, Ontario, Adams began his career with the Fort William Maple Leafs in 1914 of the NMHL, and played for the Calumet Miners a year later. In 1916, he joined the intermediate Peterborough 247th Battalion of the Ontario Hockey Association and the next season moved up to the senior Sarnia Sailors. Mr. Adams turned pro in 1917 upon joining the Torontos of the NHL, earning the reputation as a physical, bruising player. Although he participated in the NHL playoffs, he did not play in any games in the 1918 Stanley Cup Finals against the Vancouver Millionaires when the Torontos won the trophy. In December 1919, he was lured west to join the Millionaires, where he flourished as a player, leading the
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    Joe Mallen

    Joe Mallen is a successful NCAA Division 1 college hockey coach. He has coached both in ECAC Hockey League and Hockey EastCurrently, coaches at Middlesex School, Concord, Ma 01742.
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    Mel Wakabayashi

    Mel Wakabayashi

    Hitoshi "Mel" Wakabayashi (born April 23, 1943, in Slocan City, British Columbia) is a former All-American ice hockey player, a right-handed center, who played for the 1964 NCAA champion Michigan Wolverines hockey team. He was also named Player of the Year in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in 1966. He went on to play 11 season in the Japan Ice Hockey League and to coach the Japan men's national ice hockey team at international competitions, including the 1980 Winter Olympics. After his hockey career ended, Wakabayashi became the President of Seibu Canada. In 2001, Wakabayashi was selected by the WCHA as one of the Top 50 Players in 50-year history of the conference. He was also inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 2006. Wakabayashi was the son of Japanese-born parents who lived in Vancouver, British Columbia. During World War II, his parents were placed in a Japanese-Canadian internment camp at Slocan City, British Columbia. It was at the barren internment camp at Slocan City that Mel was born. Along with thousands of other Japanese-Canadian families, the Wakabayashi family was moved to a second internment camp in Northern Ontario shortly
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    Mikael Johansson

    Mikael Johansson

    Mikael Johansson (born June 12, 1966 in Huddinge, Sweden) is a Swedish retired professional ice hockey player and coach. Johansson started his career at Huddinge IK, but moved to Djurgårdens IF in 1985. Johansson and his team won the Swedish championship in 1989, 1990 and 1991. He was drafted by Quebec Nordiques in the seventh round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, 134th overall. Johansson moved to EHC Kloten of the Swiss National League A in 1992 and won four Swiss championships before moving back to Sweden and Djurgården again in 1997. He has since his stay at EHC Kloten been included in the club's Hall of Fame and his number has been retired. Djurgården and Johansson won two more Swedish Championships in 2000 and 2001. He retired from professional hockey in 2005. Johansson's number 25 was retired in Djurgården on February 15, 2007. Johansson is the younger brother of fellow hockey player and head coach Kent Johansson. He was assistant coach for Djurgårdens IF from 2008 to 2012, but he was fired along with head coach Hardy Nilsson in January 2012.
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    Newsy Lalonde

    Newsy Lalonde

    Édouard Cyrille "Newsy" Lalonde (October 31, 1887 – November 21, 1970) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward in the National Hockey League (NHL) and a professional lacrosse player, regarded as one of hockey's and lacrosse's greatest players of the first half of the 20th century and one of sport's most colourful characters. He played for the Montreal Canadiens -- considered to be the original "Flying Frenchman" -- in the National Hockey Association and the NHL. He also played for the WCHL's Saskatoon Sheiks. Before playing professional ice hockey, he worked in a newspaper plant, where he acquired the "Newsy" moniker. In 1904, Lalonde started his career with the Cornwall Victorias of the Federal Amateur Hockey League (FAHL). The next season, he played for the Woodstock club of the Ontario Hockey Association Senior A League. Lalonde made the trek to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in 1906 to play in the International Professional Hockey League, hockey's first known professional league. In his one season in the Sault, he was named to the IHL Second All-Star Team. In 1907, Lalonde signed with the Toronto Professionals of the Ontario Professional Hockey League, and with linemates
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    Claude Ruel

    Claude Ruel (born September 12, 1938, in Sherbrooke, Quebec) was a head coach for the National Hockey League Montreal Canadiens. Claude was a two-time coach for the Habs. He coached the team from 1968 to 1970 and later from 1979 to 1981. He led the team to the 1969 Stanley Cup Championship. He also won six more Stanley Cups as Director of Players Development with Montreal 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1993.
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    Anatoli Tarasov

    Anatoli Vladimirovitch Tarasov (Russian: Анатолий Владимирович Тарасов) (10 December 1918 in Moscow, Soviet Union - 23 June 1995 in Moscow, Russia) was an ice hockey coach, styled by Encyclopædia Britannica "the father of Russian hockey", who established the Soviet Union as "the dominant force in international competition". He was one of the first Russians to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1974 in the builders category. He was also a footballer and football manager, but is best known for his work in developing the USSR's ice hockey program. After World War II, Tarasov was asked to put together a hockey program from scratch. He helped found a hockey department at the Red Army's sports club, CSKA Moscow with little more than several old hockey rulebooks. Before then, the most popular ice sport in Russia and the Soviet Union was bandy, a sport similar to field hockey. The Russian style of hockey, with its emphasis on skating skill, offense and passing, is still heavily influenced by bandy. Tarasov served either as coach or co-coach of CSKA Moscow from 1946 to 1975, except for three short breaks in 1960, 1964 and 1972. He was named coach of the Soviet
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    Bob Motzko

    • Current Team Coached: St. Cloud State Huskies men's ice hockey
    Bob Motzko is the head coach of the St. Cloud State University Huskies hockey team in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was named the WCHA Coach of the Year in 2006 and again in 2007. He has guided the Huskies to five WCHA Final Five appearances (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2012), and three NCAA Division I tournament appearances in 2007, 2008 and 2010. He has been head coach at St. Cloud State since 2005. In 2009 he was given a six-year contract extension through the 2014-2015 season. A 1987 graduate of St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Motzko was a two-year varsity letterwinner for the SCSU hockey team from 1984-86. Motzko began his coaching career in 1986-87 as an assistant coach for the legendary Herb Brooks at SCSU - and also worked with former SCSU head coach Craig Dahl. Motzko served as general manager and head coach of the USHL's North Iowa Huskies from 1987 through 1991. In 1989, Motzko led the North Iowa squad to a United State Junior A national championship and was named that year's USHL Coach of the Year. In 1991, Motzko was named associate head coach at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he helped lead the RedHawks to a Central Collegiate Hockey Association title and an
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    180

    George Burnett

    George Burnett (born March 25, 1962) is the coach and general manager of the Belleville Bulls in the Ontario Hockey League. Burnett briefly coached the Edmonton Oilers for part of the 1994–1995 National Hockey League season before being fired by General Manager Glen Sather and replaced by assistant coach Ron Low. Burnett began his junior hockey career with the London Knights of the OHL in the 1979-80, where in 68 games, he scored 14 goals and 29 points. Burnett saw his offensive numbers explode in his second season with the Knights in 1980-81, as he scored 17 goals and 76 points in 67 games to finish fourth in team scoring. Burnett returned to London for a third season in 1981-82, as in 68 games, he scored 26 goals and 92 points, which was the third highest point total on the Knights. In four playoff games, Burnett scored a goal and two points. In 203 career games with the Knights, Burnett scored 57 goals and 140 assists for 197 points. Following his junior career with the London Knights of the OHL, Burnett joined the McGill Redmen of the CIAU in 1982-83. In 38 games with McGill, Burnett had 21 goals and 81 points. In 43 games with McGill in 1983-84, Burnett had 22 goals and 59
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    Jeff Jackson

    • Current Team Coached: Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's ice hockey
    Jeff Jackson (born June 22, 1955 in Roseville, Michigan) is an American ice hockey coach and currently is head coach at the University of Notre Dame. Previously, he was the head coach at Lake Superior State University, where he won two NCAA championships in ice hockey. He has also been an assistant coach with the New York Islanders and head coach for the Guelph Storm. Jackson got his start in college hockey at Lake Superior State University in 1986, where he worked with Frank Anzalone, helping lead the Lakers to one CCHA championship, and the 1988 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship. When Anzalone left the Lakers in 1990, Jackson was promoted to head coach. In his six years as head coach with Lake Superior, from 1990–1996, Jackson led the team six consecutive NCAA appearances, including three straight trips to the finals from 1992–1994, and winning the 1992 and 1994 championships. Jackson stepped down as head coach of Lake Superior to become the national coach and senior director of the newly founded U.S. National Team Development program, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In his first season, he guided the U.S. Junior National Team to a silver medal in the 1997 World Junior
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    182

    Pascal Vincent

    Pascal Vincent (born September 22, 1971 in Laval, Quebec) is a retired ice hockey player and current assistant coach of the Winnipeg Jets. Vincent was the QMJHL's coach of the year for the 2007-2008 season. Vincent made his QMJHL debut as a centre in the 1988-1989 season with the St. Jean Castors. Vincent played three more seasons in the QMJHL between St. Jean, Laval, and Verdun before completing his junior career in 1992. Vincent began his coaching career as an assistant coach of the St. Jean Lynx of the QMJHL, and then as the head coach of Laval of the Quebec AAA Midget Hockey League. Vincent joined the Screaming Eagles as an assistant coach for the 1999-2000 QMJHL season before becoming the head coach in October. Vincent became the team's general manager two years later. Vincent came under heavy criticism following an embarrassing second-round playoff exit by the Screaming Eagles in 2003-2004 after a very successful season. Vincent "stacked" the lineup with many NHL prospects, most of which came from the Halifax Mooseheads in a notorious "boomerang" trade. Many speculated that Vincent would be fired, but then-President Greg Lynch opted not to, claiming he was just as much to the
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    183

    Todd Richards

    • Current Team Coached: Columbus Blue Jackets
    Todd M. Richards (born October 20, 1966 in Crystal, Minnesota) is an American ice hockey coach and former player. Currently, he is the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. Richards was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round (33rd overall) of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the University of Minnesota for four seasons. He began his professional career with the Sherbrooke Canadiens during the 1989–90 AHL season. After being traded early the next season to the Hartford Whalers organization, he helped the Springfield Indians win the 1991 Calder Cup. Richards also made his NHL debut during that season, playing two games and recording four assists for the Whalers. Richards spent two more seasons with the Indians before beginning to play in the IHL, spending two seasons with the Las Vegas Thunder, and six seasons with the Orlando Solar Bears. He ended his playing career in 2002 with the Genève-Servette HC of the National League A in Switzerland. After retiring from playing, Richards spent four seasons as an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Admirals. The Admirals advanced to the playoffs each year. In 2004, Milwaukee won the Calder
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    Delbert Genereau

    Delbert Genereau

    Delbert Eugene Genereau (1919-1988) was a renowned hockey coach in Minnesota in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Genereau was inducted into the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame posthumously in 2003. With a record of 72-36, his winning percentage of 67% places him in the top 30 winningest coaches of all time, according to United States College Hockey Online. Born November 19, 1919, Genereau grew up playing hockey in Canada and his native Duluth, Minnesota. From 1958 to 1968, as Head Coach of Duluth Cathedral High School, his dominating teams consistently packed arenas across the state en route to five state championships. Described as a "coaching legend," who encouraged his players to be "good, decent men," he was inducted into the Hilltopper Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. (Source: Hilltopper, Autumn 2003) In 1972, Genereau started the hockey program at the College of Saint Scholastica and compiled a 19-5-2 record his first year as Head Coach, while simultaneously serving as Athletic Director. Within 3 years, his team had won its first of two national NAIA championships. Genereau was described as a "role model" who "taught me the value of giving back" by former player Tom Cartier
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    185

    Larry Courville

    • Current Team Coached: Reading Royals
    Larry Courville (born April 2, 1975 in Timmins, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player who spent parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League. He currently serves as head coach of the Reading Royals of the ECHL. Courville was originally drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 5th round (119th overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He had an excellent final OHL season in 1994–95 in which he scored 73 points and was a key component of Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 1995 World Junior Championships, but was unable to come to contract terms with Winnipeg. As a result, he re-entered the draft and was selected 61st overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1995 NHL draft. Courville had a fine first professional season the following year with Vancouver AHL affiliate in Syracuse, scoring 49 points and earning a 3-game callup to the Canucks, where he scored his first NHL goal. Over the next two seasons, he would continue to be a frequent callup, seeing 30 more games in the NHL with Vancouver. However, he struggled to produce recording just 2 assists. After spending four seasons in the Canuck organization, Courville was released in 1999 and signed with the San Jose Sharks.
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    186
    Al Renfrew

    Al Renfrew

    Al Renfrew was a hockey player (left wing) at the University of Michigan in the late 1940s and a college hockey coach with Michigan Technological University (1951–1956), the University of North Dakota (1956–1957), and the University of Michigan (1957–1973). Renfrew had a storied career as a player, coach and administrator at the University of Michigan, including NCAA championships as both a player and coach. He was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1986. A native of Toronto, Renfrew came to the University of Michigan in 1945. He played four years with the Michigan hockey team, and was selected as the team captain as a senior. As a freshman in 1946, he drew attention when he scored two goals separated by only seven seconds in a game against Michigan Tech. He was the leader of the Wolverines 1948 team that won the NCAA hockey championship. He scored 25 goals in 1948, including four in a game against Minnesota: "Al Renfrew, Michigan's speedy left winger, scored four times to lead the assault." The Wolverines finished the 1948 season by bearing Dartmouth College, 8-4, in the first NCAA ice hockey championship held in March 1948 in Colorado Springs,
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    187

    David Quinn

    • Current Team Coached: Lake Erie Monsters
    David Quinn (born July 30, 1966, in Cranston, Rhode Island) is a former professional ice hockey defenseman. He is the former head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. He is currently an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL. After his prep career at Kent School, he was drafted in the first round, 13th overall, by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Quinn forwent turning professional immediately after being drafted, and instead played collegiately for Boston University. After his junior season, he tried out for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team. However, during his tryout he was diagnosed with Haemophilia B (also known as Christmas disease), a rare disorder which prevents blood from clotting properly. Due to the disorder, Quinn was forced to retire from the game. Quinn was later able to find funding for expensive medication to combat the disease, and he was given a tryout for the 1992 U.S. Olympic team. He did not make the team, but he did attract the attention of the New York Rangers, who signed him to his first professional contract in February 1992. Quinn finished the 1991–92 season with the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, the
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    Marsh Ryman

    Marshall W. "Marsh" Ryman (June 26, 1910 – January 31, 1992) was a collegiate hockey coach and athletic director at the University of Minnesota. Ryman played baseball and hockey for Minnesota and was the hockey team captain for the 1931–32 season. Ryman coached the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hockey team in the 1955–56 season to a 16–12–1 record while John Mariucci coached the United States national men's ice hockey team at the 1956 Winter Olympics. Subsequently, Ryman served as the national team coach himself, from 1958–59. in 1960, Ryman was a referee at the 1960 Winter Olympics. Later, Ryman became the Gophers' athletic director from 1963 to 1972, when the University forced Ryman to resign. He won the 1972 George Eldridge Distinguished Service Award for his work in that position. In 1978, he was elected to the National Association of College Athletic Directors Hall of Fame. Ryman died of pneumonia in St. Louis Park, Minnesota in 1992. He is interred in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.
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    189

    Peter DeBoer

    • Current Team Coached: New Jersey Devils
    Peter DeBoer (born June 13, 1968 in Dunnville, Ontario) is the head coach of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL) and current part-owner of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He was an OHL head coach for 13 seasons behind the bench of the Detroit Whalers (1995–97), Plymouth Whalers (1997–2001), and Kitchener Rangers (2001–08), and was the head coach of the NHL's Florida Panthers from June 13, 2008 until he was fired on April 10, 2011. He was named the head coach of the New Jersey Devils on July 19, 2011. He is a two-time winner of the OHL Coach of the Year trophy and led the Kitchener Rangers to a Memorial Cup victory in 2003. He holds a law degree from the University of Windsor/University of Detroit. DeBoer was drafted 237th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. At the time he was playing with the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL, and in his best offensive season with them he scored 45 goals and 46 assists for 91 points. After Windsor, DeBoer went on to play for the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League, and played two full seasons with them. In his last season with the Admirals, he scored 27 goals and
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    190

    Terry Crisp

    Terrance Arthur Crisp (born May 28, 1943) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers and who coached for 11 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning. He currently is a radio and TV broadcaster for the Nashville Predators. Crisp was a member of two Stanley Cup championship teams with the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1970s, and later coached the Calgary Flames to the title in 1989. Crisp got his start playing Jr. 'B' hockey with the St. Marys Lincolns of the Western Jr. 'B' Hockey League. In 1961 he edged out Phil Esposito of the Sarnia Legionnaires for the league scoring title. Crisp began his pro career in the Boston Bruins organization, playing one season for them before being chosen by the St. Louis Blues in the 1967 Expansion Draft. With the Blues, he went to the Finals three straight seasons. In 1972, he was again chosen in the Expansion Draft, this time by the New York Islanders. Late in the 1972–73 season, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Jean Potvin. It is
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    191

    Joe Paterson

    • Current Team Coached: Adirondack Phantoms
    Joseph Andrew Paterson (born June 25, 1960) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers. He was the head coach of the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL). He was previously the head coach of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League and the Louisville Panthers of the AHL, both for two seasons.
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    192

    Paul Holmgren

    Paul Howard Holmgren (born December 2, 1955) is an American former professional ice hockey right winger who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota North Stars. He moved into coaching after his playing career, serving as head coach of the Flyers and Hartford Whalers. He then moved into management and is currently the general manager of the Flyers. Holmgren was selected by the Edmonton Oilers 67th overall in the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft. He never played for Edmonton as his WHA rights were traded to the Minnesota Fighting Saints. A year later he was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers 108th overall in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. He began his professional career with the Fighting Saints in 1975–76, but left the team three days before it folded on February 28, 1976, because of financial problems. He signed with the Flyers shortly after and made his NHL debut a month later. Holmgren's hectic first professional season nearly ended in tragic fashion. While playing for the Richmond Robins, the Flyers AHL affiliate at the time, he suffered a scratched cornea. He was rushed to surgery in a Boston hospital and an allergic reaction to the
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    193

    Bill Lochead

    William Alexander "Whip" Lochead (born October 13, 1954 in Forest, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey forward and current hockey player agent. He started his junior hockey career in 1969-70 with the Sarnia Bees of OHA Western Jr. B league. In 1970-71 he established the current Western Jr. B goal scoring record of 72 goals in 42 games. Lochead was drafted 2nd overall to the OHA Oshawa Generals in 1971. He was then drafted 1st (9th overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1974 NHL draft. He was also selected 3rd (32nd overall) by the Indianapolis Racers in the 1974 WHA draft. He was known as Billy Lochead during his playing days in the NHL and was nicknamed "Whip". Lochead started his Jr. A career playing for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey Association. He enter the league in 1971 but was slowed down by injuries at the beginning of the 1971–72 season. However, once healthy, Lochead started scoring, as he recorded 110 points with 56 goals in 1972–73 and 121 points with 57 goals in 1973–74 and was selected to the OHA second and first all-star teams in each of those seasons. The Detroit Red Wings drafted him with their first pick in 1974. Lochead scored 16 goals as a rookie with
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    194

    Cecil Hart

    Cecil Hart (November 28, 1883 – July, 1940) was a head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. He was born in Bedford, Quebec. Hart helped lead the team to three Stanley Cups, in 1924, 1930, and 1931. He was fired after a dispute with Canadiens' owner Leo Dandurand after leading the Canadiens to first place in the 1931–32 season, but after Dandurand and Joseph Cattarinich sold the Canadiens to Ernest Savard and Maurice Forget of the Canadian Arena Company, the Canadiens hit bottom in 1935–36. To rebuild the team, they rehired Hart in 1936–37, but Hart would only come back if Howie Morenz did. A deal was arranged and with Morenz back, and despite the death of Morenz during the season, Hart managed to lead the Canadiens to first place. After that, the team eroded as age caught up with some key players. When the Canadiens were reclining near the cellar in 1938–39, Cecil resigned as coach and manager. Hart later became vice president and treasurer of the Quebec,Ontario and Vermont Baseball League also before his untimely death.. Hart died after a lengthy illness in July 1940. Hart's father, David Hart, donated the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1923. Hart was inducted into the International Jewish
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    195
    Charles Berglund

    Charles Berglund

    Charles "Challe" Berglund (born 18 January 1965 in Stockholm) is a Swedish former ice hockey player, currently head coach and General Manager for Djurgårdens IF of the HockeyAllsvenskan (Swe-1). He played 12 seasons for Djurgårdens IF of the Elitserien and won five Swedish Championships with Djurgården in 1989, 1990, 1991, 2000 and 2001. He also received silver in 1992 and 1998. The last seasons of his career he was the team captain. He is highly appreciated and loved by the supporters of Djurgården (i.e. Järnkaminerna) for being so devoted to the club and its supporters. Berglund earned 142 caps for the Swedish national team. He won both the World Championship gold in 1991 and the Olympic gold in 1994. In 1996, he also won the Swiss Championship with EHC Kloten. Berglund has also been appearing on Swedish TV4 as an expert commentator for harness racing, which is also his favorite hobby. Berglund has been coaching Djurgårdens IF, Timrå IK and Modo Hockey of the Elitserien. He coached Djurgården for two seasons before leaving the team in 2007 to coach Timrå. He coached Timrå for three seasons before leaving the team in 2010 to coach Modo. Berglund was forced to leave Modo in 2011
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    196

    Craig Berube

    Craig "Chief" Berube (born December 17, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders. He is currently an assistant coach with the Flyers. He played 1054 NHL regular season games between 1986 and 2003. Berube was known as an enforcer and fighter in the NHL, and amassed 3149 penalty minutes in his career, good for seventh on the all-time list. Berube once punched official Kevin Collins while trying to fight Lindy Ruff. In November 1997, Berube called Florida's black player Peter Worrell "a monkey". Berube was suspended one game for his comment. Berube was named the head coach of the Philadelphia Phantoms, the Flyers' affiliate in the American Hockey League, prior to the 2006–07 AHL season. However, on October 23, 2006, Berube was promoted to the Flyers' NHL coaching staff after a major reorganization in the franchise. On October 22, 2006, Bob Clarke resigned from his position as general manager of the Flyers, and head coach Ken Hitchcock was released from his duties. John Stevens, formerly assistant
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    197

    Dale Hunter

    Dale Robert Hunter (born July 31, 1960) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and the former head coach of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. He was selected 41st overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft and played seven seasons in Quebec. According to his former Quebec Nordiques coach Michel Bergeron, even though Hunter was nicknamed the "Nuisance" on ice (La Petite Peste in French), he was known to be "humble" in the dressing room and a sort of "gentleman", close to all the players. He was the "perfect player", always the first to arrive at practice and ready to do all his best for the team. Thanks to his charisma, Hunter was a fan favourite in both Quebec and Washington. His leaving made Quebec very sad, and was seen as an obvious "mistake" linked to the team's future decline. Hunter was traded to the Washington Capitals along with Clint Malarchuk in return for two players and a 1987 first-round draft pick the Nordiques then used to select Joe Sakic. Hunter served as the team captain for the Capitals. In the 1993 Patrick Division Semifinals between the Capitals and New York Islanders, Hunter had led his team with seven
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    198

    Frank Foyston

    Frank Corbett "The Flash" Foyston (February 2, 1891 – January 19, 1966) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. Foyston was a member of Stanley Cup championship teams with the Toronto Blueshirts in 1914, the Seattle Metropolitans in 1917 and the Victoria Cougars in 1925. After retirement from playing, Foyston became a minor league head coach and later a scout. He is one of only ten players in Stanley Cup history to win the Cup with three different teams. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958. Born in Minesing, Ontario, Foyston played junior hockey in Barrie, Ontario, then moved to Toronto. He turned professional for the Toronto Blueshirts of the NHA in 1912. He won the Stanley Cup with Toronto in 1914. He then moved to Seattle and helped the Metropolitans become the first American team to win the Cup in 1917. He also helped the Victoria Cougars win the cup in 1925. The team's players were bought by the new expansion Detroit Cougars franchise of the National Hockey League (NHL). Foyston played a season and a half before being demoted to the minor-league Detroit Olympics, where he finished his playing career in 1930. Foyston was head coach of the
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    199

    George Kingston

    George Kingston (born August 20, 1939 in Biggar, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian ice hockey coach. He is best known as the long-time coach of the University of Calgary hockey team, as well as coaching the Canadian national team at the 1994 Ice Hockey World Championships and being the first head coach of the San Jose Sharks. Kingston started his coaching career at the University of Calgary in 1968. He coached at the school for 16 years over thee stints (the first lasting from 1968 to 1976, the second from 1978 to 1983 and the third from 1984 to 1988), posting a 245–128 record and leading Calgary to two Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championships. His success at the University of Calgary led Kingston to offers as an assistant coach in the National Hockey League, where he served as an assistant for the Calgary Flames from 1980 to 1982 and the Minnesota North Stars during the 1988–89 NHL season. In 1989, Kingston was appointed to become the head coach of the Norwegian national team. After two unsuccessful years in Norway, Kingston was named as the coach for the expansion San Jose Sharks. The Sharks under Kingston, however, performed poorly; the Sharks posted a 28–129–7 in two
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    Ken Hitchcock

    • Current Team Coached: Canadian National Men's Hockey Team
    Ken Hitchcock (born December 17, 1951 in Edmonton, Alberta) also known as "Hitch" is an NHL hockey coach and pro scout, currently coaching the St. Louis Blues. Ken Hitchcock was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on December 17, 1951. While growing up in western Canada, Hitchcock played hockey. Hitchcock found he could motivate players. This mind led him to coaching, first at various levels in the Edmonton area, and later a ten-year stint at the helm of the midget AAA Sherwood Park Chain Gang. Hitchcock led Sherwood Park (an Edmonton suburb) to an outstanding record of 575–69. In his spare time, "Hitch" taught hockey fundamentals to girls at a local hockey school. Taking a chance, Hitchcock submitted his credentials to the new owners of the WHL's Kamloops Blazers, Gary Cooper and Colin Day. Hitchcock assumed his position behind the bench for the 1984–85 season, and had an immediate effect on the Blazers, leading them to four consecutive division titles and two league titles (in 1985–86 and 1989–90). In both of the seasons he guided the Blazers to the league title, Hitchcock was named the WHL Coach of the Year, and he was named the top coach in Canadian major junior hockey in 1990.
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    201
    Leif Boork

    Leif Boork

    Leif Erik Boork (born 3 July 1949 in Stockholm, Sweden) is Swedish former ice hockey coach, who was the head coach for Djurgårdens IF, Brynäs IF, Almtuna IS, and Norway's national ice hockey team. He currently works as a color commentator for the TV4 Group. He previously was the player agent of Johan Alcén, but after failing to find a new club for Alcén, they cancelled their relation to each other in July 2011.
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    202

    Leif Henriksson

    Leif Gunnar "Blixten" Henriksson (born December 26, 1943 in Karlskoga, Sweden) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player and coach. He spent most of his playing career with Frölunda HC. His nickname "Blixten" ("Lightning") referred to his skating strength.
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    203
    Pierre McGuire

    Pierre McGuire

    Pierre McGuire (born August 8, 1961), is an American/Canadian ice hockey analyst for National Hockey League broadcasts on NBC in the United States. Until 2011, he was a prominent hockey analyst on The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada. Previously, he was a player, coach, and scout. McGuire won two Stanley Cups as a scout and assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992. He joined the Hartford Whalers on August 28, 1992 as an assistant coach and was later assistant general manager on September 8, 1993. On November 16, 1993 he was named head coach, replacing Paul Holmgren, who assumed the role as the team's GM. McGuire remained with the team for 67 games, leading the team to a 23-37-7 record in the 1993–94 NHL season. Holmgren replaced McGuire as head coach following that season. From 1994 to 1996, McGuire worked as a pro scout and assistant coach for the Ottawa Senators. McGuire would return to coaching at the start of the 1996-97 ECHL season as the head coach of the Baton Rouge Kingfish, leading the team to a 7th place finish in the South Division, going 31-33-6. His contract was not renewed and McGuire returned to Montreal to start his career in broadcasting. From
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    204

    Roy Sommer

    • Current Team Coached: Worcester Sharks
    Roy A. Sommer (born April 5, 1957 in Oakland, California) was a professional ice hockey player who played for the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. He also served as an assistant coach of the San Jose Sharks. Since 1998, he has been the head coach of the Worcester Sharks, the American Hockey League affiliate of the San Jose Sharks. Currently, he is the longest tenured head coach in the AHL. On November 1, 2009, Sommer became just the 4th head coach in AHL history to reach 400 wins.
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    205
    Ted Sator

    Ted Sator

    Ted Sator (born November 18, 1949 in New Hartford, New York) is an American professional ice hockey coach He has twelve seasons of NHL coaching experience, serving as an assistant coach for various teams and head coach of the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres. He has also spent time coaching in the AHL and ECHL along with coaching in Europe including stints as the Slovenian and Hungarian national ice hockey teams. He is a current assistant men's ice hockey coach at Lindenwood University. Ted Sator played college hockey for Bowling Green State University. During his senior year, the 1971–72 season, for the Falcons, Sator played 27 games, where he tallied 5 goals and assisted on 6 others; helping the Falcons finish the season with a record of 21-10-2. He was also selected to play with the U.S. World Team in Lake Placid, New York. Following his collegiate career, Sator joined the Long Island Ducks of the EHL in the following year. Sator's playing career came to an end due to a knee injury after only playing three games for the Ducks. Sator began his coaching career in the early 1980s, serving as head coach of Rögle BK for the 1982-83 season in the Swedish Division 1 league. That
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    206

    Vsevolod Bobrov

    Vsevolod Mikhailovich Bobrov (Russian: Всеволод Михайлович Бобров; December 1, 1922 – July 1, 1979) was a Soviet athlete, who excelled in both football, bandy and ice hockey. He is considered one of the best Russians ever in all of those sports. Bobrov was born in Morshansk. After serving in the Soviet Army during World War II he was invited to play football for the Army club CSKA Moscow in 1945. Playing until 1953 for CSKA, VVS, and Spartak, he would go on to win the Soviet Championship three times, scoring 97 goals in only 116 games. Bobrov led the country in goals in 1945 with 24 and 1947 with 14. In 1945, Vsevolod was a guest player for Dynamo Moscow's tour of Great Britain, and drew rave reviews after scoring six goals as the Russian club played against teams including Chelsea, Arsenal, and Rangers. He was capped three times for the Soviet Union national team representing them in the 1952 Summer Olympics. He scored five goals in total, including a hat trick against Yugoslavia. Bobrov began playing hockey for CSKA a year after his football start, in 1946. His playing career in this sport lasted until 1957, with the years between 1950 and 1953 spent with VVS. Although football
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    207
    Barry Trotz

    Barry Trotz

    • Current Team Coached: Nashville Predators
    Barry Trotz (born July 15, 1962) is the head coach of the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators. He was previously the coach of the American Hockey League's Baltimore Skipjacks and Portland Pirates, with whom he won an AHL championship in 1994. That same year, he won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award, which is awarded to the outstanding coach in the AHL as voted upon by the AHL Broadcasters and Writers. Prior to becoming a coach, Trotz played for the WHL's Regina Pats from 1979 to 1982 winning the WHL Championship in 1980. Barry played his final year of junior hockey in his home town of Dauphin, Manitoba, where the Kings won the MJHL title as well as the Anavet Cup. Trotz began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba in 1984. The following season Trotz became the GM and Head coach for the Dauphin Kings. For the 1987 season Trotz returned to the University of Manitoba this time as its head coach, while also serving as a part time scout for the Washington Capitals. Trotz became the head coach for the Capitals minor league affiliate, the Baltimore Skipjacks, for the 1992 season. On March 26, 1993 the franchise moved to Portland, Maine becoming
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    208

    Claude Noel

    • Current Team Coached: Winnipeg Jets
    Claude Noël (born October 31, 1955 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and the current head coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. Prior to joining Winnipeg, he was head coach of the Manitoba Moose of the AHL. Noël also served as an assistant coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets from 2007 to 2010 and 24 games as interim head coach after Ken Hitchcock was relieved of the head coaching duties. Noël was undrafted after playing 1974–75 with the Kitchener Rangers, but he was signed as a professional with the Buffalo Norsemen of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), starting a long minor league playing career. The next season he moved up to the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Hershey Bears. He stayed with the Bears until 1981, earning one call-up to the Washington Capitals in the 1979–80 season of seven games. After Hershey he played with several teams in the International Hockey League: Toledo Goaldiggers, Kalamazoo Wings and Milwaukee Admirals before retiring in 1988. While with the Buffalo Norsemen, his team ended up involved in what is now considered to be an infamous pre game brawl with the Johnstown Jets. The events of this
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    John Brophy

    John Brophy (born January 20, 1933 in Fairmont, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former hockey player who has spent most of his career in minor professional leagues, including 18 years as a player in the Eastern Hockey League and 13 seasons as a coach in the East Coast Hockey League. From 1986 to 1988 the native of Antigonish was head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. Brophy was a tough defenceman who played 18 seasons in the Eastern Hockey League, racking up nearly 4,000 career penalty minutes between 1955 and 1973—the most in EHL history—playing parts of nine seasons with the Long Island Ducks and retiring at the age of 40. He was reported to be the model for the character Reggie Dunlop (played by Paul Newman) in the movie Slap Shot. On August 5, 1967, Brophy was involved in a car crash. He survived but his passenger, Dorothea Schiavone, was killed. He had a part as a referee in a Schaeffer Beer commercial which aired for about five years on various New York television stations. Brophy had briefly been player-coach with the Ducks in the 1968–69 season, and became a full-time coach following his retirement as a player. He coached the
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    Lars Molin

    Lars Molin (born May 7, 1956 in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey centre. He spent 3 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks between 1981 and 1984, and spent the majority of his career with Modo Hockey in the Swedish Elitserien. Many of his finest accomplishments came for Team Sweden in international play, as he helped his country to several medal finishes at both the Winter Olympics and World Championships during the 1980s. A skilled playmaking forward who was strong on both the powerplay and penalty kill, Molin broke into the Modo senior squad in 1974-75 at the age of 18. Over the next few seasons, he emerged as one of the club's top two-way players, culminating in his selection to play for Sweden at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. At the Olympics, he was one of Sweden's top players, scoring 7 points in 7 games to help the team to a bronze medal. After another strong season with Modo the following year, Molin was signed by the Vancouver Canucks in 1981 to try his luck in the NHL, joining former Modo teammates Thomas Gradin and Lars Lindgren who were already established at the club. Fresh off representing Sweden in
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    Mike Haviland

    Mike Haviland (born July 24, 1967) was an assistant coach for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League from 2008-2012. Haviland was named the American Hockey League's Coach of Year, winning the Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award for the 2006–07 AHL season.
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    Sylvain Lefebvre

    Sylvain Lefebvre

    • Current Team Coached: Hamilton Bulldogs
    Sylvain Lefebvre (born October 14, 1967) is a retired ice hockey defenceman who played on five different National Hockey League teams from 1989 to 2003. He is currently the head coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL. He signed with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 and made the team's roster in 1989–90 as an undrafted free agent. He played three seasons with the Habs before being dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a third round draft pick prior to the start of the 1992–93 season. Lefebvre played two seasons with the Leafs before being dealt to the Quebec Nordiques as part of the Wendel Clark-Mats Sundin blockbuster trade on June 28, 1994. Lefebvre played the next five seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche before signing a four-year, $10-million US contract with the New York Rangers that secured a club-option for him to play a fifth season at $3 million in the 1999 off-season. Lefebvre's productivity decreased with the help of several injuries, including a shattered index finger which occurred while blocking a shot. The doctor compared the injury to taking a hammer and hitting his finger until the bone is literally shattered into little pieces.
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    Alain Lemieux

    Alain Lemieux (born May 24, 1961 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League with the St. Louis Blues, Quebec Nordiques, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He is also the older brother of NHL great Mario Lemieux. In 1986 he also played in Switzerland for EHC Olten. He also played most of the 1986–87 season with the AHL's Baltimore Skipjacks then went to the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins for the rest of the season. However while with the Penguins, Lemieux only played 1 game in a Pittsburgh uniform. On February 17, 1987 Alain played with the Pens against the Calgary Flames. He then returned to the Baltimore Skipjacks for the first half of the 1987–88 season and then finished the season with the Hershey Bears. While in Baltimore, he recorded 88 games, 43 goals, 70 assists, 113 points, and 66 total penalty minutes. In 1994, Lemieux played 12 games with the RHI's Pittsburgh Phantoms. 1994 was the franchise's only season. Lemieux is currently a member of the Pittsburgh Ice Arena LP group. In August 2012, the group purchased Valley Sports Complex, an ice rink located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Lemieux was then named as the director of facility's
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    Craig Patrick

    Craig Patrick (born May 20, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American hockey player, coach and general manager, the son of Lynn Patrick and the grandson of Lester Patrick. During the 1980 Winter Olympics, Patrick was the Assistant General Manager and Assistant Coach under Herb Brooks for the United States men's national ice hockey team, which won the gold medal and defeated the Soviet Union in the "Miracle on Ice". From 1989 to 2006, Patrick was the General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins where he oversaw back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992, as well as the drafting and signing of some players that would later win a Stanley Cup title for the Penguins in 2009. After spending most of his childhood in Wellesley, Massachusetts, he was sent at age fourteen to Quebec to play junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Lachine Maroons and later the Montreal Junior Canadians. He attended the University of Denver where he helped guide the Pioneers hockey team to the NCAA championship in 1968 and 1969. He played on the US National Team for 1969–70 and 1970–71 seasons, including the 1970 and 1971 Ice Hockey World Championship tournaments while
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    Ken Gernander

    • Current Team Coached: Connecticut Whale
    Kenneth Robert Gernander (born June 30, 1969) is an American fomer ice hockey player and currently head coach for the Connecticut Whale in the AHL. Born in Coleraine, Minnesota, he played for the University of Minnesota for four years and was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the fifth round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Gernander played 14 professional seasons, the last 11 in the New York Rangers organization with their AHL affiliates in Binghamton (1994–97) and Hartford (1997–2005). He served as team captain for 10 years and led the Wolf Pack to a Calder Cup championship in 2000. He is the Wolf Pack's all-time franchise record-holder in games played (599) and playoff games played (78). Gernander also ranks second all-time in goals (160), assists (187) and points (347) in Hartford franchise history. Despite these accomplishments, Gernander was rarely called up to play for the Rangers; he appeared in only 27 NHL games over the course of his career. Gernander retired after the 2004–05 season. He is the AHL's all-time leader with 123 career playoff games played and is the league's all-time leading scorer among American-born players with 624 points in 973 games. After his retirement,
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    Maurice Richard

    Maurice Richard

    Joseph Henri Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, PC CC OQ (/rɨˈʃɑrd/; French: [ʁiʃaʁ]; August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1942 to 1960. The "Rocket" was the most prolific goal-scorer of his era, the first to achieve the feat of 50 goals in 50 games. He lived most of his life in Ahuntsic, Montreal. Richard was the first to score 50 goals in one season (the 1944–45 NHL season), doing so in 50 games, and the first to score 500 goals in a career. He finished his career with 544 goals in the regular season, with 82 in the playoffs which included a record six overtime winners (surpassed only by Joe Sakic who has eight), and led the league in goals five times. He also amassed 421 assists for a total of 965 points in 978 games. He retired as the NHL's all-time leading scorer. Richard won the Stanley Cup eight times in Montreal, was captain for four of the five straight cup wins from 1955-56 to 1959-60, won the Hart Trophy in 1947, was elected eight times to the first all-star team and six times to the second all-star team, and played in every National Hockey League All-Star
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    Randy Carlyle

    Randy Carlyle

    • Current Team Coached: Toronto Maple Leafs
    Randolph Robert Carlyle (born April 19, 1956) is a former ice hockey defenceman and current head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was raised in Azilda, just northwest of Sudbury, Ontario. He won the Stanley Cup in 2007 with his previous team, the Anaheim Ducks. Carlyle was drafted by the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft, 30th overall. He was also drafted by the Cincinnati Stingers in the 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, seventh overall. Carlyle played 17 seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets. He appeared in 1055 games and earned 647 points. Known as a fiery, tough-nosed defenceman, he was selected to play in four NHL All-Star Games, winning the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenceman in 1981. At the conclusion of his playing career in 1993, Carlyle remained with the Jets organization, eventually becoming an assistant coach for the 1995–96 season. In 1989, Randy represented Canada at the World Hockey Championships in Stockholm. In that tournament, Carlyle failed the A sample of a drug test, but was cleared of any improper drug use when his B sample came back clean. Carlyle spent six seasons
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    Stan Drulia

    • Current Team Coached: Wheeling Nailers
    Stanley W. Drulia (born January 5, 1968) is an American former professional right winger and the current assistant coach of the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL as of December 5, 2011. Prior to his mid-season hiring in Milwaukee he was the head coach of the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL where he led the Nailers to a combined 49-35-0-5 record during his tenure there. He was drafted in the eleventh round, 214th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. He played 126 games in the National Hockey League, all with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He scored 15 goals and 27 assists in the NHL. Drulia played junior ice hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Belleville Bulls, Hamilton Steelhawks, and the Niagara Falls Thunder. Drulia holds the OHL record for most career points with 479. Drulia won the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the top scoring right winger, and the Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy as overage Player of the Year in the 1988–89 OHL season. While playing in the International Hockey League, Drulia won the Turner Cup playing for the Atlanta Knights and was playoff MVP winning the Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy in 1993–94. Drulia won another Turner Cup in 1996–97 with
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    Wayne Gretzky

    Wayne Gretzky

    Wayne Douglas Gretzky, CC (/ˈɡrɛtski/; 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", he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself. He is the leading point-scorer in NHL history, with more assists than any other player has points, and is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season – a feat he accomplished four times. In addition, he tallied over 100 points in 16 professional seasons, 14 of them consecutive. At the time of his retirement in 1999, he held 40 regular-season records, 15 playoff records, and six All-Star records. In addition to being its greatest scorer, Gretzky was the most gentlemanly superstar in the modern history of the NHL. He won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship and performance five times, and he often spoke out against fighting in hockey. Born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Gretzky honed his skills at a backyard rink and regularly played minor hockey at a level far above his peers. Despite his unimpressive stature,
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    Jack Laviolette

    Jean-Baptiste "Jack" Laviolette (July 27, 1879 - January 10, 1960) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Laviolette played nine seasons for the Montreal Canadiens hockey club and was their first Captain, Coach, and General Manager. Laviolette was one of the first francophone stars of ice hockey. He was an outstanding scorer from the defenceman position. But Laviolette's true place in hockey history has less to do with his scoring prowess and more to do with his role as the true founding organizer of the Canadiens hockey club. He was their first player, coach and general manager in their inaugural 1910 season. With the formation of the National Hockey Association (NHA) in December 1909, (replaced 7 years later by the NHL), team/league owner Ambrose O'Brien asked Laviolette to put together a team made up of French Canadian players to play as the "Les Canadiens" franchise in Montreal. Laviolette completed the task in time for the NHA's inaugural season. Among those that would sign on to that first team would be future hall of famers Newsy Lalonde, Didier Pitre and the "Chicoutimi Cucumber," Georges Vezina. The team he built would go on to be the most successful franchise in
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    Jim Hiller

    James A. Hiller (born May 13, 1969 in Port Alberni, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played 63 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, while spending time in the American Hockey League (AHL) and International Hockey League (IHL). He finished his career playing overseas in the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A. Upon retiring, Hiller began a coaching career in the junior leagues and currently serves as the head coach of the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) beginning in 2009. After playing major junior in the WHL with the Prince Albert Raiders, Hiller was drafted in the 10th round, 207th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. Upon being drafted, Hiller began a three-year college hockey career with Northern Michigan University. NMU won the 1991 NCAA title in Hiller's sophomore year. Following an 86-point campaign with Northern Michigan in a 41-game 1991–92 season, his third with the university, he turned pro with the Los Angeles Kings. During his rookie season, he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings and completed his rookie
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    Raoul Le Mat

    Raoul Le Mat (September 3, 1875 – February 15, 1947) was an American film director and ice hockey coach, most famous for introducing ice hockey in Sweden. Together with Ernest Viberg and Thomas Cahill, Le Mat introduced ice hockey in Sweden, and coached the Swedish national team in their first international tournament at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. He was also a founding member of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association. When the first Swedish Championship in ice hockey was played in 1922, Le Mat refereed the final game. The Swedish Elitserien Le Mat Trophy is named after Le Mat and was donated by him, with the monetary support of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, in 1926.
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    Scott Gordon

    Scott M. Gordon (born February 6, 1963) is an American-born professional hockey coach and former professional hockey goaltender. He is an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League and a former head coach of the American Hockey League's Providence Bruins and the National Hockey League's New York Islanders. Gordon began his collegiate career with the Boston College Eagles in the 1982–83 season, where in nine games, Gordon posted a 3–3–0 record with a 2.43 GAA. Gordon became the Eagles starting goaltender in 1983–84, where in 35 games, he had a 21–13–0 record and a 3.74 GAA, helping Boston College qualify for the 1984 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. The Eagles faced off against the Michigan State Spartans, where they lost the two-game total goal series 13–8. He retained his starters job for the 1984–85 season, as Gordon went 23–11–2 with a 3.61 GAA in 36 games played. On March 16, 1985, in a game against the Providence College Friars, Gordon and Friars goaltender Chris Terreri made hockey history, as both goalies placed water bottles on the top of their nets. This was the first time ever that goales placed water bottles on the top of their
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    Ed Olczyk

    Ed Olczyk

    Edward Walter "Eddie" Olczyk (/ˈoʊltʃɨk/; born August 16, 1966) is an American former head coach for the National Hockey League Pittsburgh Penguins and former center for Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins. He currently serves as a television color commentator for NHL on NBC, NHL on NBC Sports Network and Chicago Blackhawks games on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and WGN-TV. He played 1,031 NHL games and produced 342 goals and 452 assists for a total of 794 points between 1984 and 2000. Olczyk grew up in Palos Heights, Illinois and went to Brother Rice High School. He was a star on the Illinois midget AAA team (Team Illinois) that won the 1982 national title against a Detroit Compuware squad that featured future NHL stars Pat LaFontaine and Al Iafrate. He then moved to Canada to play for the Stratford Cullitons junior team before joining the United States Olympic hockey team. Olczyk was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, first round, third overall. Olczyk was traded a number of times during his career. In 1987, he was traded to Toronto by Chicago with Al Secord for Rick Vaive,
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    Alain Vigneault

    Alain Vigneault

    • Current Team Coached: Vancouver Canucks
    Alain Vigneault (born May 14, 1961) is a Canadian professional head coach with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also coached the Montreal Canadiens, as well as in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. During his career with the Canucks, he won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach of the year in 2006–07 and has become the team's record holder for wins as a coach. As a team, Vancouver has won back-to-back Presidents' Trophies (2010–11 and 2011–12 and made one Stanley Cup Finals appearance (2011) under Vigneault. Prior to his coaching career, Vigneault played professionally as a defenceman for six seasons in the NHL, Central Hockey League and American Hockey League (AHL). In the NHL, he played 42 games over two seasons, 1981–82 and 1982–83, for the St. Louis Blues. A defenceman, Vigneault played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for four seasons, beginning in 1977–78 with the Hull Olympiques. He recorded 11 goals and 46 points over 59 games as a rookie, before improving to 13 goals and 54 points over 72 games to rank fifth in team scoring the following season. In his third QMJHL season, Vigneault was traded from Hull to the Trois
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    Bob Berry

    Robert Victor "Crease" Berry (born November 29, 1943 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings. He has also served as a head coach in the NHL for the Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues. Berry began his junior hockey career with the Peterborough Petes of the OHA before deciding to attend Sir George Williams College (now Concordia University) in Montreal where he would play three years of collegiate hockey in the OQAA (now CIS). In 1966 Berry joined Canada's National Hockey Team and was later signed by the Montreal Canadiens to his first professional contract in 1968 at age 25. With the Canadiens having a deep roster at left wing, Berry would only manage to suit up for two games with the Canadiens in 1968-69. He spent the following year playing in the AHL for the Montreal Voyageurs and the Canadiens eventually sold his rights to the Los Angeles Kings in 1970 giving him a better opportunity to earn a spot on an NHL roster. Berry joined the Los Angeles Kings the following year in 1970-71 and registered
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    Bob Turner

    Robert George Turner (January 31, 1934 – February 7, 2005) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Montreal Canadiens and the Chicago Black Hawks in the NHL. He won the Stanley Cup 5 times from 1956 to 1960.
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    Brad Larsen

    • Current Team Coached: Springfield Falcons
    Brad Larsen (born January 28, 1977) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League with the Colorado Avalanche and the Atlanta Thrashers. He is currently the head coach of the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Brad Larsen was born in Nakusp, British Columbia, and played junior ice hockey for the Swift Current Broncos where he attracted NHL scouts' attention. Larsen was drafted in round 3, 53rd overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. His rights were traded to the Colorado Avalanche in 1996. He was not signed by the Avalanche by 1997 NHL Entry Draft day and subsequently re-entered the draft and was drafted 87th overall by the Avalanche. His first four professional years were spent almost entirely with Colorado's AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, before securing a full-time role as a member of the Avalanche in 2001–02. Blighted by persistent Back and Groin injuries in 2002–03, Larsen was unable to establish himself in the NHL. Brad returned in 2003–04 and spent time with both Hershey and Colorado before he was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers on February 25, 2004. During the 2004 NHL
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    Chris Cichocki

    Chris J. Cichocki [si-HOCK-ey] (born September 17, 1963, in Detroit, Michigan, USA) is a retired ice hockey right winger. He played a handful of games at the NHL level, but is mostly known for his high scoring in the American Hockey League. He is a former Head Coach of the Stockton Thunder in the ECHL. He currently serves as a professional scout for the Edmonton Oilers. Cichocki began attracting attention while playing in the Michigan National Hockey League during high school. While playing for the Grosse Point Majors, Cichocki put up 50 goals and 70 assists in 70 games to lead the league with 120 points for the 1979–80 season. He then spent two years playing in the Great Lakes Junior Hockey League before deciding to attend college at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Beginning in 1982, Cichocki began to put up big numbers with his NCAA club, including 54 points in his senior season with the Huskies. The hockey world took notice of his skills and Cichocki was signed as a free agent by his hometown team, the Detroit Red Wings, on June 28, 1985. Cichocki began playing for his hometown Red Wings during the 1985–86 season. He played 54 games of the season and
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    Chris Valentine

    Christopher William Valentine (born December 6, 1961 in Belleville, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. Valentine began his hockey career in 1978 at St. Louis University before moving to the QMJHL's Sorel Black Hawks. He was selected in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft in the 10th round by the Washington Capitals. Starting with the 1981–82 NHL season he played for the Capitals and their farm team, the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League. He played 105 NHL games, all with the Capitals, during his career. As a free agent following the 1983–84 NHL season, Valentine elected to sign in Germany with DEG in Düsseldorf. From 1990-93 and again in 1996, Valentine led DEG to the German national championship. By the end of his career in 1996 he had played 571 games for DEG. After the end of his playing career Valentine became a coach, accepting the head coaching position with DEG in 1997. In 1998 he moved to the EV Landshut, later to Adler Mannheim and in 2001 to the Krefeld Pinguine. In 2003, Valentine ended his coaching career in Germany and returned to his native Canada with his family. In December of 2006 he took over as head coach of the EHC Black
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    Dave Tippett

    Dave Tippett

    • Current Team Coached: Phoenix Coyotes
    David G. Tippett (born August 25, 1961) is a National Hockey League head coach, currently of the Phoenix Coyotes. He is the 6th person to be the head coach of the Coyotes, and the 21st coach in the Phoenix Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets franchise. He is the former head coach of the Dallas Stars. He was the fourth head coach of the Stars (19th in the history of the franchise), since accepting the job on May 21, 2002 and being released on June 10, 2009. He is also a former left winger who played in the NHL for the Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, and Washington Capitals. As head coach of the Coyotes, Tippett won the Jack Adams Award in 2010. Tippett began playing with the Prince Albert Raiders of the SJHL in 1979–80. In his first year with the team, Tippett scored 53 goals and 125 points in 60 games. In the playoffs, Tippett continued with the very strong offensive numbers, scoring 19 goals and 40 points in 25 games. He returned to the Raiders for the 1980–81 season, and once again had an excellent season, scoring 42 goals and 110 points in 60 games. In 24 playoff games, Tippett had 20 goals and 45 points. After two seasons with the Prince Albert Raiders, Tippett
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    Derek Laxdal

    • Current Team Coached: Edmonton Oil Kings
    Derek Laxdal (born February 21, 1966 in Gimli, Manitoba) is a former professional ice hockey right winger. Currently, he is the head coach of the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings. He led the Idaho Steelheads to the Kelly Cup as ECHL champions in the 2006–07 season. Laxdal was drafted in the eighth round, 151st overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He played 67 games in the National Hockey League: 51 over four seasons with the Maple Leafs and 16 more over two seasons with the New York Islanders. In an almost 20 year career, he scored points at every level, including a successful four year stint in the UK between 1995/96 and 1998/99, where he iced for the Humberside Hawks, Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers.
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    Drew Bannister

    • Current Team Coached: Braehead Clan
    Drew Bannister (born April 9, 1974) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in the NHL for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and New York Rangers. He finished his playing career as player/head coach for the Braehead Clan of the British Elite Ice Hockey League and is now an assistant coach of the OHL's Owen Sound Attack. Bannister was selected in the second round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, 26th overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Bannister was drafted from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey LeagueWhere he won a Memorial Cup in 93 and was chosen to the Memorial Cup All Star team 91-92 and 92-93 he also won a World Junior Championship with Canada in 1994; (OHL). Upon completing his junior eligibility, Bannister spent a year and a half with the Atlanta Knights of the International Hockey League, Tampa Bay's farm team. Bannister has bounced around the NHL and the minors for most of his career, seeing NHL time with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and New York Rangers. His most successful season came in 1996–97, when he played 65 games, scored a career-high 18 points, and played in
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    Glen Sather

    Glen Cameron "Slats" Sather (born September 2, 1943) is the President and general manager of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also served as the head coach of the Rangers, as well as General Manager and coach of the Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association (WHA) and later NHL. Prior to coaching, Sather was a professional ice hockey left winger in the WHA and NHL. He played for the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars, and Edmonton Oilers (in their WHA incarnation). Also nicknamed "Tomato Face" due to his perpetually red face during his playing days, Sather was born in High River, Alberta but grew up in Wainwright, Alberta. He also lived in Viking Alberta where the hockey playing Sutter family grew up. Sather now resides in Palm Springs, California in the off-season, but also has a home in Banff, Alberta. Sather played three seasons starting in 1964 with the CPHL Memphis Wings and Oklahoma City Blazers, joining the Bruins at the end of the 1966–67 season and playing in 5 games. Sather played 10 full seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) and another in the World
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    Jason Fitzsimmons

    Jason Fitzsimmons (born June 3, 1971) is a retired Canadian ice-hockey goaltender, who played 6 seasons in the ECHL and AHL, most notably for the South Carolina Stingrays. He is currently a Professional Scout for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. Drafted out of the WHL in the 11th Round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Fitzsimmons made his professional debut with the Hamilton Canucks of the AHL in the 1992-93 season, playing in 14 games with a 4.04 goals-against-average. He then played the remainder of the season in the ECHL with the Columbus Chill, posting 10 wins in 23 games. Fitzsimmons found most of his success as a player with the South Carolina Stingrays, posting 24 wins in 37 games during the 1994-95 season, bringing success to the then-new hockey team. He had two more stints with the Stingrays following this season, before retiring as a player and becoming an assistant coach for the Stingrays. Starting with the 1998-99 season, Fitzsimmons was the assistant coach of the South Carolina Stingrays. Following the 2001-02 season, he was promoted to head coach. The 'Rays saw much regular season success under Fitzsimmons' coaching, seeing 188 wins in the 5 seasons
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    Jules Dugal

    Jules Dugal was a head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, following Cecil Hart. He managed the team for half of one year, 1939. His record that one year was 9-6-3. The Canadiens made it to the playoffs, but lost in the first round to the Detroit Red Wings, 2 games to 1.
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    Ken Wilson

    Ken Wilson, born July 23, 1923, in Craik, Saskatchewan, was a minor hockey league General Manager and or owner for forty years. Twenty One years in the International Hockey League, five years in the Continental Hockey League and single seasons in the National Hockey League, Western Hockey League and, Eastern Hockey League. Wilson was known for having a keen eye for young talent as evidenced by his players winner 'Rookie Awards' a total of seven times. Wilson played for the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mayfair Public School hockey team. In 1937, Mayfair won the J.D. McDonald Cup for Saskatoon public schools Hockey Championship, with Ken playing center and left wing. In 1946, he moved from Trail, British Columbia to Fort Worth, Texas to work for the Rangers, a hockey team in the United States Hockey League (1945-51), owned by Eddie Shore. In 1950, Wilson became the Manager of the brand new Hobart Arena, in Troy, Ohio. As Manager of the Hobart Arena, Wilson booked and promoted many of the leading acts of the 1950s, including, the first Ohio venue for Elvis Presley on November 24, 1956, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Nat King Cole, Tex Ritter, Sonja Henie, Victor Borge, Liberace, Guy Lombardo,
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    Kirk Muller

    Kirk Muller

    • Current Team Coached: Carolina Hurricanes
    Kirk Christopher Muller (born February 8, 1966) is a retired professional ice hockey wing who played in the National Hockey League for 19 seasons from 1984–85 until 2002–03. He currently serves as the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. Muller started his junior career with the Kingston Canadians of the Ontario Hockey League, but his most successful junior seasons were with the Guelph Platers. There was a dispute in 1984 between the Platers and the Canadian Olympic Team, who wanted Muller to play with them at the 1984 Winter Olympics. The Platers owner was upset over losing Muller for so much time, but eventually they came to an agreement and Muller played in the Olympics. He was drafted second overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft behind Mario Lemieux. "Captain Kirk" was the heart and soul of the Devils franchise, with his intensity and strong two-way play. However, New Jersey never became a serious Stanley Cup contender while Muller was with them, and he was traded along with Roland Melanson to the Montreal Canadiens for Stephane Richer and Tom Chorske on September 20, 1991. Muller quickly became a fan favourite in Montreal, and he helped them win the
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    Lindy Ruff

    Lindy Ruff

    • Current Team Coached: Buffalo Sabres
    Lindy Cameron Ruff (born February 17, 1960) is the head coach of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. Ruff played in the NHL for the Sabres and New York Rangers as a left winger/defenceman. Currently, he is the longest-tenured head coach in the NHL. Ruff was chosen in the second round, 32nd overall of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers. Ruff gained a reputation as a player for his toughness, character and hard work on the ice. An illustration of this came in a May 10, 1980 playoff game against the New York Islanders where opposing goaltender Billy Smith struck Ruff with his stick as he passed in front of his net. Ruff got up, skated back to the goaltender and tackled him. Ruff played most of his NHL career for the Sabres, serving as captain of the team for nearly three years, but he was traded to the Rangers at the 1989 NHL trade deadline in exchange for a draft pick. The Sabres would use that pick to select Richard Smehlik, who would later play for several years under Ruff. Ruff played in 691 NHL games, scoring 105 goals and adding 195 assists for an even total of 300 points. He also recorded 1,264 penalty minutes. In 52
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    Lou Lamoriello

    Louis "Lou" Lamoriello (born October 21, 1942, in Providence, Rhode Island) is the CEO, president, and general manager of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). Lamoriello, who has been with the Devils since 1987, has served longer than any current general manager in the league with a single franchise. Under his management, the Devils, who had been poor to mediocre for most of their first five seasons, became one of the most successful teams in the NHL. The Devils made the Stanley Cup playoffs all but three times between 1988 and 2012, qualified for five Stanley Cup Finals, and won the Stanley Cup three times (in 1995, 2000 and 2003). Lamoriello also served as general manager for Team USA in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, in which the US won the gold medal, and in the 1998 Winter Olympics. He played a key part in negotiating the settlement of the 2004–05 NHL lockout. In 2009, Lamoriello was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, in the builders category. After attending LaSalle Academy, Lamoriello graduated from Providence College in 1963. He received varsity letters in baseball and hockey and served each team as captain during his senior year. Lamoriello was a
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    Mario Tremblay

    Mario Tremblay (born September 2, 1956 in Alma, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player and former coach in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was honoured by his hometown (Alma, Quebec), who named is local arena Le Centre "Mario-Tremblay". Since 1981, he's the owner of a sports-bar in his hometown : "Bar-Restaurant chez Mario Tremblay". Tremblay, nicknamed "Le bleuet bionique" (The Bionic Blueberry), played with the Montreal Canadiens for his entire NHL playing career (1974 to 1986), and was also the coach of the club from 1995 until his resignation in 1997, winning five Stanley Cup championships with the team as a player in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1986. He scored the winning goal in game six of the Stanley finals giving the cup to the Canadiens in 1978. He was the winner of the Molson Cup for the season 1982-83. Although his playing days have been overshadowed by his controversial coaching career, Tremblay is 10th on the Montreal Canadiens all time list for plus-minus at 184. In 852 regular season games in the NHL, he scored 258 goals and added 326 assists for 584 points, with 1043 penalty minutes. Tremblay was hired four games into the 1995–96 season as head
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    Mike Babcock

    Mike Babcock

    • Current Team Coached: Detroit Red Wings
    Michael "Mike" Babcock, Jr. (born April 29, 1963, in Manitouwadge, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) and former player. Head coach of the Red Wings, he is the only coach to gain entry to the Triple Gold Club as of June 2011, guiding his Red Wings to the Stanley Cup in 2008, as well as leading Team Canada to gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the IIHF world hockey championship in 2004. He is the only coach to win five national or international titles, guiding Canada to gold at the IIHF world junior championship in 1997 and the University of Lethbridge to a CIS national championship in 1994. Before his playing days at McGill University (where he was captain), Babcock played for the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL in 1980–81 and spent a season with the Kelowna Wings in 1982–83. In between, he played a year under Dave King at the University of Saskatchewan and transferred to McGill in 1983 under coach Ken Tyler. In September 1985 Babcock also had a brief try-out with the Vancouver Canucks. Babcock graduated from McGill in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and also did some
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    Paul Dixon

    • Current Team Coached: Guildford Flames
    Paul Dixon (Born 4 August 1973) is an ice hockey defenceman, player-coach; from Sunderland, England. He is currently the Player/Head Coach of the Guildford Flames. After working his way through the Durham Wasps youth system, he made his first appearance for the senior side in the 1989/90 season. After the 1990/91 season, Dixon moved to the Hull based Humberside Seahawks where he helped them gain promotion to the Heineken League Premier Division Dixon then played a season with the Sheffield Steelers where he and the team achieved the same feat. He moved back home to play for the Durham Wasps for 3 years until they were sold and moved to Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1996, where he spent another 3 years playing for the Newcastle based team, who are now known as Newcastle Vipers. In the summer of 1999 Dixon made the move South to Surrey based outfit the Guildford Flames where he remains as Player/Head Coach. From the start of his Flames career Dixon was given the 'Alternate Captain' position, after being awarded the Alan Weeks Trophy in 2001, he was made captain of the side, a position he held until taking over as head coach in 2007. Thus making him the longest serving Flames captain. During
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    Roland Melanson

    Roland Joseph "Rollie the Goalie" Melanson (born June 28, 1960 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a former goaltender in the NHL and the goaltender coach for the Vancouver Canucks. He previously served as goaltender coach for the Montreal Canadiens While playing for the Indianapolis Checkers in 1981, Melanson won the Ken McKenzie Trophy as rookie of the year of the Central Hockey League. Along with Billy Smith, Melanson won the William M. Jennings Trophy in the 1982–83 season. He also won three consecutives Stanley Cup in 81,82 and 83 respectively.
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    Ron Mason

    Ron Mason

    Ron Mason (born January 14, 1940, in Blyth, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian former ice hockey player, head coach and university executive. A head coach of various American universities, most notably Michigan State University (MSU), he is the winningest ice hockey coach in NCAA history with 924 career wins. Mason was athletic director at MSU from 2002-08. He currently serves as senior advisor for the USHL Muskegon Lumberjacks. Ron Mason was born the son of Harvey Mason, a salesman, and Agnes Mackay Mason, an elementary school teacher. He married the former Marion Bell on June 8, 1963. They have two daughters, Tracy (born 1964) and Cindy (born 1968) and two grandsons, Tyler and Travis. Travis will play hockey for Michigan State University starting in 2012-13. Mason has one sister, Marion Mason Rowe. Mason earned a B.A. in physical education from St. Lawrence University in 1964 and a Masters in physical education from the University of Pittsburgh in 1965. Michigan State University awarded Mason an honorary Doctorate in 2001. Mason played junior hockey with the Ontario Hockey Association’s Peterborough Petes and the Ottawa Junior Canadians. From there Mason enrolled at St. Lawrence
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    Stan Brown

    Dr. Joseph Alfred Stanislaus Brown (May 9, 1898 in North Bay, Ontario – July 6, 1987 in North Bay, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in 48 National Hockey League games for the New York Rangers and the Detroit Cougars. He also earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Toronto. Brown played hockey as a teen with the North Bay Arena Stars of the North Bay Hockey League. As a 16 year old, Brown excelled and quickly join the Ontario Hockey Association Junior ranks, playing for both the Berlin Union Jacks and the St. Michael's Majors. During the 1916–17 season, Brown spent some time in the OHA-Senior playing with the Toronto St. Pats, scoring three goals in eight games. Deciding it was time for college, Brown enrolled in the University of Toronto to study dentistry. He also joined the Toronto Dentals, a local club made up of dentistry students, which had just won the Allan Cup. Brown successfully juggles both his studies and his play on the ice, and after two seasons with the Dentals, finally was offered a roster spot on the University of Toronto's Varsity Blues men's ice hockey team. Brown played on the team for two years, helping the
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    Stephan Lundh

    Stephan "Lillis" Lundh (born November 6, 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden) is Swedish hockey coach. Stephan coaching career started 1989 in Nacka. He was an assistant coach in Djurgården between 1990-98. Tre Kronor and then Malmö IF 1999-2004 and Frölunda HC 2004- November 7, 2006.
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    Ted Garvin

    Ted Garvin (August 20, 1923 – November 18, 1992) was a Canadian ice hockey forward and head coach primarily in the International Hockey League. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, he began his playing career in the Eastern Hockey League with the Philadelphia Falcons (1943–44) and Washington Lions (1945–46) and played two seasons with the Sarnia Sailors of the International Hockey League (1949–50 – 1950–51). Garvin led the IHL in goals in the 1949–50 season, scoring 42 with the first-place Sailors. He also finished second in total points that season. Garvin began his coaching career in 1949-50 when he coached the Sarnia Jr. Sailors to the Western Ontario Jr. 'B' championship, even as he was playing with the Sr. Sailors. In 1968 he coached the fabled Sarnia Legionnaires to the Sutherland Cup as all-Ontario Jr. 'B' champs. He returned to the International Hockey League, where he served as head coach of the Port Huron Flags/Port Huron Wings for four seasons (1968–69 – 1971–72). Garvin was hired to coach the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League for the 1973–74 season, but was fired after his first eleven games in which the team went 2–8–1. He again returned to the IHL as head coach of
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    Terry Murray

    Terry Rodney Murray (born July 20, 1950 in Shawville, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and the former head coach of the Los Angeles Kings. Murray, one of ten children of Clarence and Rhoda Murray, was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley town of Shawville, Quebec, near Ottawa. A defenceman in his playing days, Murray was drafted by the California Golden Seals in the 1970 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, and Washington Capitals. Following his final season as an active player in 1981–82, he became an assistant coach for his brother Bryan, then the Capitals' head coach, establishing the NHL's first brother coaching combination. Murray later served as head coach of their AHL affiliate, the Baltimore Skipjacks. He was promoted to the Capitals head coach position in the middle of the 1989–90 NHL season, replacing his brother Bryan Murray. Under Murray's guidance the Capitals advanced further into the NHL playoffs than ever before, before being swept by Boston in the conference finals. Murray coached the Capitals until the middle of the 1993–94 NHL season when he was replaced by Jim Schoenfeld. After a brief coaching
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    Tom Shaughnessy

    Tom Shaughnessy (1??? - September 21, 1938) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and coach. Shaughnessy was head coach of the Chicago Black Hawks for most of the 1929–30 Black Hawks season.
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