NHL Alumni Player Bio Line Up Bracebridge 2014-2015

Line up is subject to change

 

NHL Alumni Roster

Bracebridge, ON – Thursday, January 8th, 2015

 

 Walter Gretzky- Guest Coach & Ambassador of The NHL Alumni Team

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.

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.

Greg Johnston

He played for the Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, and Nashville Predators and Philadelphia Flyers. His best season was in 1998–99 where he achieved 18 goals and 34 assists.

Daniel Tkaczuk

He represented Canada at the 1999 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he won a silver medal and led the team in scoring. Tkaczuk was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team the following season. He thus earned some time in the NHL with the Calgary Flames during the 2001–02 campaign.

Al Iafrate

Played for NHL from 1984 and 1998. He is perhaps most famous for his extremely hard slap shot. He set a record for velocity during the NHL Skills Competition of 1993, a record which stood for 16 years, at 105.2 miles per hour (169.3 km/h)

Mark Napier

This two time 40 goal scorer may be best known for his unique style of skating.He is a Two Time winner of the Stanley Cup with Montreal and Edmonton.He currently is the Executive Director of the NHL Alumni Association

Jack Valiquette

He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the 1974 NHL Draft.He would go on to play 7 seasons in the NHL with Toronto and Colorado Rockies recording 218 career points.

Bill Derlago

A successful junior career vaulted him up to the 4th overall draft pick by the Vancouver Canucks in 1978.The Hockey News had him rated as the Number 1 player coming out of the WHL ahead of such players like Joe Sakic and Scott Neidermayer.He was a consistent goal scorer, eclipsing 30 goals on 4 occasions.

Mike Pelyk

He was the 17th overall pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1964, and would go onto play 9 seasons for the franchise. In 1973-1974 he led all Maple Leaf Defensemen in scoring. His quickness as a skater made him into an all around defenseman

Mike Krushelnyski

He was a 4 time Stanley Cup Champion and was named the NHL All Star Team in 1985. Over the course of his 15 year career in the NHl he would finish with 569 points in 897 games

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.

Mark Laforest – Goal

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.

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