Chatham Oct 26 2017

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The 2017 NHL Alumni Benefit Tour Presented by Scotiabank! Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Your Favority Former NHL Legends Face Off Against the Chatham-Kent Knight Sticks in Support of Special Olympics

The Chatham Memorial Arena will play host to Hockey Night in Chatham-Kent on Thursday October 26th, 2017!

Scotiabank proudly presents the 2017 NHL Alumni Benefit Tour featuring NHL legends from Stanley Cup winning teams, classic original 6 hockey teams and local former NHLers representing your hometown all in support of Special Olympics Ontario and the Law Enforcement Torch Run! The NHL Alumni Tour has proudly hosted hockey legends such Walter Gretzky, Wendel Clark, Curtis Joseph, Tiger Williams, Theo Fleury and many more!

The Scotiabank NHL Alumni Benefit Tour gives fans a unique experience and an evening to remember that showcases top shelf hockey skills, on ice pranks and old fashioned hockey nostalgia. This great evening provides something for fans of all ages and gives you an exciting opportunity to see a lighter side of these hockey greats while raising money for a great cause.

The Scotiabank NHL Alumni Benefit Tour supports the Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run’s mission “To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.” Join us for a special night as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Ontario!

Doors open at 6:00PM, game starts at 7:00pm at the Chatham Memorial Arena, 80 Tweedsmuir Avenue West, Chatham, ON.

Walter Gretzky

Walter Gretzky

• Known as the first father of hockey in 2007, he was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to minor hockey in Canada and dedication to helping local, provincial and national charities
• He also carried the Olympic Torch during the Torch Relay for the 2010 Winter Olympics
Owen Nolan

Owen Nolan

During his 18-year NHL career, he played for the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames and the Minnesota Wild, as well as playing a season with the ZSC Lions of National League A. Born in Northern Ireland, he was raised in Thorold, Ontario and played for Canada internationally. A five-time NHL All-Star, Nolan is widely known as a power forward
Rick Vaive

Rick Vaive

• He is a former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, a 3-time 50-goal scorer and a 3-time NHL All-Star
• During his 14 seasons in the NHL he registered an incredible 441 goals in 876 games
Bryan Muir

Bryan Muir

• This Alumnus played 12 seasons in the NHL and in 2001 he won a Stanley Cup alongside Ray Bourque as a member of the Colorado avalanche
Brent Gretzky

Brent Gretzky

• This Alumnus is a former Belleville Bull that was chosen 49th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992
• During his career he won a Turner Cup in the IHL with the Atlanta Knights and an Allan Cup with the Brantford Blast
Todd Warriner

Todd Warriner

•Warriner is also notable for having scored the first goal in the history of the then newly opened Air Canada Centre on February 20, 1999 as a member of the home Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a member of the Canadian team that won the 2005 Deutschland Cup. Over the course of his career, Warriner played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, and Nashville Predators of the NHL. He also played for several teams in Europe
Dan Daoust

Dan Daoust

•All but four of his 522 career NHL games were spent as a member of the Toronto Maple LeafsDaoust began his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1982 after three successful junior seasons playing with the Cornwall Royals, where he scored over 40 goals twice, while recording 103 points in his final season in 1979-80. He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 17, 1982. Daoust was an immediate success in Toronto, scoring 51 points in 48 games in his first season there. Daoust relied on grit and hard work to compensate for his small stature, and became a fan favorite in Toronto in the 1980s.
Kraig Neinhuis

Kraig Neinhuis

•He played 87 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). After 3 years at RPI, he was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins in 1985. He played in 13 leagues over the course of his career and enjoyed most of his success in Europe.
Ryan VandenBussche

Ryan VandenBussche

Ryan is a forward who played 14 years professional hockey, 9 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He is best known for his pugilistic skills.
Gilbert Dionne

Gilbert Dionne

• He is a two-time 20-goal scorer and was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie team in 1992
• In 1993, he was a key contributor for the Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens
Mark Laforest

Mark Laforest

• Starting in goal, he is a two-time winner of top goaltender award and Calder Cup Champion of the AHL
• During his NHL career he played for Detroit, Philadelphia, Ottawa and the Toronto Maple Leafs
Dave Hutchison (Ref)

Dave Hutchison (Ref)

• Our game official for the night was an aggressive defenceman that played 11 seasons in the NHL with Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey and the Toronto Maple Leafs racking up over 1700 penalty minutes during his pro career