NHL Alumni Player Bio Line Up Chatham 2014-2015

Line up is subject to change


NHL Alumni Roster

Chatham, ON – Friday, September 26th, 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 BrantfordOntario and he is proud to be part of that community.

Brent Gretzky

This Brantford native was chosen 49th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992 after registering 250 points over three seasons for the OHL’s Belleville Bulls. He holds the record for most points by two brothers in the NHL

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

Ken Houston

He was drafted 85th overall in 1973 by the Atlanta Flames. He proved to a consistent scorer, as evidenced by his six 20 goal seasons. Over his 10 year NHL career, he played in Atlanta, Calgary, Washington and Los Angeles

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

Rick Vaive

This maple Leaf Captain is a 3 time 50 goal scorer and the first in team history to do so

His stellar play led him to be selected as an All Star for 3 straight years

He would finish his career with 441 goals in 876 games

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

 Kraig Nienhuis

He was signed as a college free agent by Boston in 1985 .In his rookie season, he would score 16 goals as a member of the Bruins. He is the NHL Alumni’s resident musician and played in front of a record crowd of 115,000 fans in a game between Michigan and MichiganState

Lou Franceschetti

This gritty, hard checking winger played nearly 500 games in the NHL for Washington, Buffalo and Toronto. His most productive year came during the 1989-90 season when he put up 21 goals and 15 assists for the Toronto Maple Leafs. His work ethic did not go unnoticed in Toronto as he was selected to take over as assistant captain when Wendel Clark went down with an injury.

Mark Laforest- Goal

Signed by Detroit in 1983, he would go on to later play for Toronto, Philadelphia and Ottawa. He won the Aldege Bastien Memorial Award as the Top Goaltender in the AHL on two occasions

Dave Hutchison- Our game Official

He played in 11 seasons in the NHL with Chicago and Toronto. He was a tough, rugged defenseman, who registered over 1500 penalty minutes during his 584 game career.