Wellington Dec 8 2017

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The 2017 NHL ALUMNI BENEFIT TOUR Presented by Scotiabank! celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Law Enforcement torch run your favorite former NHL legends face off against the Law Enforcement All Stars in support OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS

(December 8th, 2017 –Wellington) –The Essroc Arena, will play host to Hockey Night in Wellington County Friday December 8th, 2017!

Scotiabank proudly presents the 2017 NHL Alumni Benefit Tour featuring NHL legends from Stanley Cup winning teams, classic original 6 hockey teams and local former NHLers representing your hometown all in support of Special Olympics Ontario and the Law Enforcement Torch Run! The NHL Alumni Tour has proudly hosted hockey legends such as Walter Gretzky, Wendel Clark, Curtis Joseph, Tiger Williams, Theo Fleury and many more!

The Scotiabank NHL Alumni Benefit Tour gives fans a unique experience and an evening to remember that showcases top shelf hockey skills, on ice pranks and old fashioned hockey nostalgia. This great evening provides something for fans of all ages and gives you an exciting opportunity to see a lighter side of these hockey greats while raising money for a great cause.

The Scotiabank NHL Alumni Benefit Tour supports the Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run’s mission “To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.” Join us for a special night as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Ontario!

Doors open at 6:00PM, game starts at 7:00pm at the Essroc Arena, 111 Belleville Road, Wellington, ON.

Official After Game Party Location, Come Meet & Greet The Players!

Mark Laforest - Goalie

Mark Laforest - Goalie

• During his time in the AHL he won the top goaltender award on two occasions and a Calder Cup with the Adirondack Red Wings
• During his NHL career he played for Detroit, Philadelphia, Ottawa and the Toronto Maple Leafs
Dave Hutchison- Ref

Dave Hutchison- Ref

• Our game official for tonight was an aggressive defenseman that played 11 seasons in the NHL with Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey and the Toronto Maple Leafs racking up over 1700 penalty minutes during his pro career
Walter Gretzky

Walter Gretzky

• Known as the first father of hockey, in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to minor hockey and dedication to helping local, provincial and national charities
• He also carried the Olympic Torch for the 2010 Winter Olympics
Nik Antropov

Nik Antropov

A Center who played for Dynamo Moscow, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ak Bars Kazan, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, New York Rangers, Atlanta Thrashers, Winnipeg Jets, Barys Astana. Antropov represented Kazakhstan in the 1998 IIHF World Championships, the 1999 World Junior Championships (earning eight points in six games) and in the 2006 Winter Olympics
Tiger Williams

Tiger Williams

• Our next Alumnus was drafted 31st overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1974 NHL draft and is one of the toughest players to ever have played in the NHL
• He would go on to play close to 1000 NHL games with the Leafs, the Canucks and the Kings where he became, and still is, the NHL’s all time leader in penalty minutes
Rick Vaive

Rick Vaive

• Our next Alumnus is a former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, a 3-time 50-goal scorer and a 3-time NHL All-Star
• During his 14 seasons in the NHL he registered an incredible 441 goals in 876 games
Al Iafrate

Al Iafrate

• Our next Alumnus is a former Belleville Bull that was drafted 4th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984 draft
• He would go on to play 800 games in the NHL where he became a two time All Star and the winner of the hardest shot competition.
Tom Fergus

Tom Fergus

• After developing his skills with the Boston Bruins this next Alumnus was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs where he became the #1 centre with the club
• During his 726 NHL games he would notch an impressive 581 points.

Brent Gretzky

Brent Gretzky

• Our next Alumnus is a former Belleville Bull that was chosen 49th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992
• During his career he won a Turner Cup in the IHL with the Atlanta Knights and an Allan Cup with the Brantford Blast
Mike Krushelnyski

Mike Krushelnyski

• Our next Alumnus played 15 years in the NHL with the Bruins, Oilers, Leafs, Kings and Red Wings
• He is an NHL All-Star and a 3 time Stanley Cup Champion with the Edmonton Oilers
Ron Tugnutt

Ron Tugnutt

He played in the NHL with several teams from 1987–2004 and is currently the President, Governor and Head Coach of the Central Canada Hockey League’s Kemptville 73’s
Gilbert Dionne

Gilbert Dionne

• Our next Alumnus is a two-time 20-goal scorer and was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie team in 1992
• In 1993, he was a key contributor for the Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens
Bryan Muir

Bryan Muir

• Our next Alumnus played 12 seasons in the NHL and in 2001 he won a Stanley Cup alongside Ray Bourque as a member of the Colorado avalanche

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