Newmarket, February 23rd 2013

NHL Alumni Player Bio Line Up 2012-13
Newmarket, February 23rd 2013

(Line up subject to change)

Mark Laforest – Goalie

A junior standout in the OHL with the Niagara Falls Flyers this goaltender would go on to sign with the Detroit Red Wings in 1980. After a stop in Philadelphia he would go to split the goaltending duties in Toronto with Allan Bester and Jeff Reese He has been twice awarded the Baz Bastien award as the AHL’s top goaltender.

Dave Hutchison – Referee

Our game official is one of the toughest defenseman the NHL has ever seen Drafted 36th overall in the 1972 NHL draft he would go on to post 1735 penalty minutes in 584 career games while playing with Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and New Jersey.

Walter Gretzky – Coach

Walter’s zest for life, love of sports, and appreciation of Gretzky fans have made him know as hockey’s most famous Father. This strong Canadians’ home town is Brantford Ontario and he is proud to be part of that community.

Marty McSorley

This versatile player shared his talents and toughness as both a defenseman and winger He is a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Edmonton Oilers and may be best known for his role as “Wayne Gretzky’s bodyguard” This title would follow him to LA in 1988 when both he and the Great One were obtained by the Kings His toughness his evident by the stats sheet alone posting over 3300 penalty minutes in a successful 961 game career His life in LA was not limited to hockey as he appeared in the movies Con Air, Forgetting Paris and Bad Boys alongside Will Smith.

Brent Gretzky

The brother of Wayne and Keith Gretzky. He played in the NHL for the Tampa Bay Lightning. In 2008, Gretzky played six games for his hometown Brantford Blast team in the senior league Major League Hockey, which went on to win the 2008 Allan Cup.

Bill Derlago

Taken with the 4th draft choice by the Vancouver Canucks he was voted by The Hockey News as the #1 player to ever come from the WHL ahead of greats like Niedermayer, Iginla and Sakic. He was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1980 season where he would begin to excel. During his 5 full seasons with Toronto he would post 30+ goals 4 times. Injuries once again hampered his progression as he ended his career in Boston, Winnipeg and Quebec.

Todd Harvey

He was selected in the first round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 9th overall, by the Dallas Stars. After three seasons in Dallas, and a brief stint with the New York Rangers, he was dealt to the San Jose Sharks, where he played a key role as a checking forward and an agitator for four seasons. He signed with the Edmonton Oilers just prior to the NHL lockout, and joined the team when the lockout ended. He was part of the Cinderella Edmonton Oiler team that made a run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006. However, the Oilers lost in game 7 of the finals to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Dan Daoust

A hard-nosed player, he was named to the NHL All Rookie team in 1983 when he finished with 51 points in 48 games. He played in 522 games, of which all but 4 were with the Toronto Maple Leafs, a large accomplishment given his small stature, becoming a fan favourite along the way.

Dennis Maruk

A Red Tilson award winner as the OHL’s MVP he was drafted 21st overall by the California Seals in the 1975 NHL draft His career got off to a hot start posting scoring over 30 goals twice in his first three seasons in the league .But that was just the tip of the iceberg. After being dealt to the Washington Capitals Dennis would go on score 50 goals during the 1980-81 season and then score an incredible 60 the following year. His 60 goal total with the Capitals was a record that stood until named Ovechkin came along and potted 65 in one season. He would finish his career with Minnesota retiring after the 1988-89 season.

Mark Napier

This goal scoring winger began having success as a youngster winning a Memorial Cup in 1975 and being named the WHA’s rookie of the year as a nineteen year old in 1976. His early success did not stop there as a he joined the Montreal Canadiens in 1979 winning a Stanley Cup in his first year with the team His career would blossom in Montreal posting two 40 goal seasons After a short stint in Minnesota his talent and leadership were shipped to Edmonton where he would help the Oilers capture the Stanley Cup in 1985 He is currently the executive director of the NHL Alumni Association.

Mike Pelyk

He was a great mix of talent that could dish out tough defence and chip in with timely offence His career year came in 1973-74 when he lead all Maple Leaf defensemen with 12 goals. He would enjoy 7 successful seasons in Toronto before being lured away to the Vancouver Blazers of the WHA with a million dollar contract.

Dave Reid

He is a left winger who played for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars and the Colorado Avalanche. He was selected in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. In 1988 he signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs. After three seasons in Toronto, he returned to Boston and played there for the next five seasons. He signed with the Dallas Stars in 1996 and helped the Stars win their first Stanley Cup in 1999. He then signed with the Colorado Avalanche, where he spent the last two years of his NHL career. In 2001, he won his second Stanley cup with Colorado. He finished his career with 961 NHL games, 165 goals, and 204 assists for a total of 369 points. On May 4th, 2010 Dave Reid was hired as the new General Manager of the OHL’s Peterborough Petes.

Joe Murphy

Murphy grew up and played minor hockey in Newmarket, Ontario. Murphy was on the 1990 Edmonton Oilers when they won the Stanley Cup. He was also a member of the Calder Cup winning Adirondack Red Wings, as well as leading the Michigan State Spartans to the NCAA Div 1 Championship. Murphy was drafted first overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. Murphy’s NHL regular season totals are 779 games, 233 goals, 295 assists. In the NHL playoffs he played in 120 games, scoring 34 goals and adding 43 assists. He is tied for third overall in career overtime goals in the playoffs, scoring 4 with Edmonton and Chicago.
Kevin Miehm
Kevin is a Kitchener, ON native who played two seasons with the St. Louis Blues from 1992 to 1994. Miehm also won the William Hanley Trophy for athletic excellence and sportsmanship in 1989. This trophy was also won by Wayne Gretzky and Steve Yzerman in earlier years.

Dave Reid

He is a left winger who played for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars and the Colorado Avalanche. He was selected in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. In 1988 he signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs. After three seasons in Toronto, he returned to Boston and played there for the next five seasons. He signed with the Dallas Stars in 1996 and helped the Stars win their first Stanley Cup in 1999. He then signed with the Colorado Avalanche, where he spent the last two years of his NHL career. In 2001, he won his second Stanley cup with Colorado. He finished his career with 961 NHL games, 165 goals, and 204 assists for a total of 369 points. On May 4th, 2010 Dave Reid was hired as the new General Manager of the OHL’s Peterborough Petes.