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YGK Hockey

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Born in Brantford, Ontario, "The Great One" was named Canada's athlete of the century. he holds or shares 61 NHL records, including career goals (894), assists (1,963), and points (2,857). Wayne Gretzky
The winner of ten scoring titles (Art Ross Trophies) and nine NHL MVP's (Hart Trophies), his #99 was retired league wide. Wayne Gretzky
He won four Stanley Cups with Edmonton in the 1980s before a major trade sent him to Los Angeles in 1988. After a brief stint in St. Louis, he would finish career with New York Rangers in 1999. Wayne Gretzky
Born in Floral, Saskatchewan, "Mr. Hockey," was equally adept with his stick as he was with his fists. A "_______________ _______ hat trick" was later joked to consist of a goal, an assist, and a fight in a game. Gordie Howe
A six-time Art Ross Trophy winner, he played 26 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, retiring in 1971. After a two-year retirement, he returned to the fledgling WHA, to play with his sons on the Houston Aeros. Gordie Howe
He played his last NHL season at the age of 52 in 1980 with the Hartford Whalers, finishing as the NHL's career points leader until 1989. Gordie Howe
Born in Montreal, Quebec: "Super Mario" scored his first NHL goal on the first shift of his first game, against Boston in 1984. Mario Lemieux
He led the Pittsburgh Penguins to consecutive Stanley Cups in 1991-92. After a bout with Hodgkin's disease, he returned to lead the NHL in scoring in 1995-96 and 1996-97. Mario Lemieux
He then later helped bail the Penguins out of bankruptcy by becoming the lead owner of the team in 1999. Mario Lemieux
Born in Parry Sound, Ontario, he revolutionized the position of defenseman. Bobby Orr
He recorded the highest +/- rating ever for a single season, +124 in 1970-71 and won eight straight Norris Trophies from 1968-75. Unfortunately, his bad knees forced him into early retirement in 1979. Bobby Orr
The first blue liner to win the Art Ross Trophy (scoring title), he also won the Norris (best defenseman), Hart (league MVP), and Conn Smythe (playoff MVP) in the same season (1969-70). Bobby Orr
That same year, he led the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup in three decades with the now famous "Goal." Bobby Orr
Born in Montreal, Quebec, "The Rocket" was one of the most gifted offensive players in NHL history. He was the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a single season, doing so in 1944-45, and also the first to score 500 in a career. Maurice Richard
The winner of eight Stanley Cups, his suspension by league president Clarence Campbell in 1955 led to "The Richard Riot" on March 17, 1955, which was quelled only by an appeal by him for peace. Maurice Richard
Many sociologists credit the Richard Riot with starting the Quebec independence movement. The NHL began awarding the Rocket Richard Trophy in 1999 for the league's top regular season goal scorer. Maurice Richard
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, "Ukey" played more games (971), won more games (447), and recorded more shutouts (103) than any other netminder in NHL history. Terry Sawchuk
In 1952, he recorded eight straight wins, including four shutouts, in the playoffs for Detroit. Terry Sawchuk
Winning 5 Vezina Trophies in his career for lowest team GAA (the criteria during his era), he also won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year in 1950-51. Terry Sawchuk
Always deeply psychologically troubled, he died in a household accident in 1970 while a member of the New York Rangers. Terry Sawchuk
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he had a standout career at Cornell University before joining the Montreal Canadiens organization in 1970. Ken Dryden
In 1970-71, he starred in the playoffs, winning Conn Smythe Trophy honors (playoff MVP), before going on to win Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year) honors the next season. Ken Dryden
Along with Tony Esposito, he served as Canada's goalie during the legendary 1972 Summit Series with the USSR. Ken Dryden
He sat out the entire 1973-74 season in a contract dispute, and worked as a legal clerk and obtaining his law degree from McGill. He currently serves as the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ken Dryden
Born in Moscow, USSR; he is first Russian player in Hockey Hall of Fame. He came to North American prominence when he starred in 1972 Summit Series against Canada. Vladislav Tretiak
A 10-time World Champion, he also won three gold medals (1972, 1976, and 1984). The decision to pull Tretiak after the first period of the U.S./USSR game in the 1980 Olympics is considered to be part of the reason the U.S. went on to win the gold. Vladislav Tretiak
He played for CSKA Moscow (Central Red Army) for 15 years and, since his retirement, he now serves as the goaltending coach for the Chicago Blackhawks. Vladislav Tretiak
Born in Point Anne, Ontario; "The Golden Jet" was the star of the Chicago Blackhawks of the 1960s, he won three Art Ross Trophies and led the NHL in goals seven times. Bobby Hull
In June of 1972, he defected to the fledgling WHA's Winnipeg Jets for a record 10-year, $2.75 million deal, where he would star and help make Winnipeg one of the four WHA teams to merge with the NHL in 1978-79. Bobby Hull
He is also the father of Brett Hull and the duo is the only father-son combination to score 500 each in NHL history. Bobby Hull
Born in Fort Qu'Appele, Saskatchewan, "The Edmonton Express" is the epitome of "Old-Time Hockey," as stated in the 1977 film Slap Shot. Eddie Shore
As a blue liner for the Boston Bruins he was named a first team NHL All-Star for eight of nine years during the 1930s and is the only defenseman to win 4 Hart Trophies as NHL MVP. Eddie Shore
He later went on to be the owner/GM of the AHL's Springfield Indians and the anecdotes about his stingy ways are now hockey lore. Eddie Shore
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