NHL Alumni Player Bio Line Up Brantford 2014-2015

Line up is subject to change


NHL Alumni Roster

Brantford, ON – Sunday, December 14th, 2014


 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.

 Dan Daoust

He was named to the NHL All Rookie team in 1983 after scoring 51 points in 48 games.
His gritty style led him to become a fan favorite in Toronto over his 8 seasons with the Maple Leafs.

 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

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.

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

 Marty McSorley

He is a two time winner of the Stanley Cup and may be best known as “Wayne Gretzky’s bodyguard”.In just 961 games, he amassed over 3000 penalty minutes. Over the course of his career, he has made several television and film appearances, including Bad Boys & Con Air

 Bruce Shoebottom

Played 35 games in NHL  for the Boston Bruins. He also played one season for the Rochester Americans of the AHL. Shoebottom was known for his role as an enforcer

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.

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)

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.

Dave Reid

He is a left winger who played for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars and the Colorado Avalanche. In 2001, he won his second Stanley cup with Colorado.

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