NHL Alumni Player Bio Line Up 2011-2012 Napanee

(Line up subject to change)

Dave Hutchison- Ref.

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

Mark Laforest- Goalie

A junior standout in the OHL with the Niagara Falls Flyers this goaltender would go 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

Walter Gretzky-Guest Coach & Ambassador

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.

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.

Shean Donovan

Donovan was selected 28th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and went on to make his NHL debut in 1994-95 with the San Jose Sharks, playing in 74 games and scoring 13 goals and 21 points. The Timmins, Ontario native spent time with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins, and Ottawa Senators. Upon his arrival with Calgary, the former 67 went on to break through with a career high 42 points (18-24-42) while helping the Flames reach the Stanley Cup Final. On the international stage Donovan was a gold medalist with Canada at the 1995 World Junior Championships and at the 1997 World Championships.

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.

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.

Mike Krushelnyski

Known as “Krusher” He was selected 120th by the Boston Bruins in the 1979 NHL draft. After two solid years in Beantown he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers His most successful year came in 1984-85 posting 43 goals, 88 points and being named to the All-Star team His ability as a two-way centre was a large component to the Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup triumphs in 1987 and 88 In August 1988 he was part of the monumental trade to the Los Angeles Kings with Gretzky After two successful seasons in LA he would finish career with Toronto and Detroit

Gary Leeman

Drafted 24th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs this speedy winger was blessed with a goal scoring touch In 1988-89, he scored 32 goals and was picked to play in the NHL All-Star Game despite missing 19 games due to injury. His success would continue the following year as he became the second player in Maple Leaf history to score 50 goals in a season After two injury plagued seasons in Calgary he would move on to the Montreal Canadiens where he would help the team earn a Stanley Cup in 1993

Brad Marsh

He played 15 seasons for the Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators. Originally selected by the Atlanta Flames in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft, he played with the Flames and followed the organization when they relocated to Calgary. He scored 23 goals and added 175 assists in 1086 games, which is a record for fewest goals scored by a player who played at least 1000 games. Marsh was one of the last NHL players not to wear a helmet during league play.

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

Mike Pelyk

He was a great mix of talent that could dish out tough defense and chip in with timely offense 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.

Rick Vaive

Your prototypical sniper, with a feared shot, lead him to 3 consecutive seasons of 50 plus goals, including the distinction of being the first Toronto Maple Leaf to do so Due to this, he was selected to the All Star Game from 1982 through to 1984 Over the span of his career, he managed to score 441 goals in 876 games.