Paul Coffey is best known for his speed and scoring power as an NHL defenseman. Ranked second all-time among NHL defensemen in career goals, assists and points, Coffey retired in 2001 as the highest scoring defensemen in NHL playoff history and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in … [Read more...]
NHL alumni players participating in the Paul Coffey Celebrity Hockey Classic
The following players are confirmed to be participating in this year's Paul Coffey Celebrity Hockey Classic. Players are subject to change based on availability. Stayed tuned as we will be announcing more players each week.
Rick Vaive played in the NHL from 1979-1992 as a right-wing shooter and is best remembered as the first 50 goal scorer for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He entered the NHL in 1979 after being selected 5th overall by the Vancouver Canucks, after an impressive junior career with the Sherbrooke Castors. … [Read more...]
Mike Krushelnyski learned the fundamentals of the game in his hometown Montreal, which lead to an NHL career of almost 900 games. Drafted by Boston in 1979, he spent two years in the organization before joining full time in 1982-83. He scored 23 goals and 65 points in his rookie season and quickly … [Read more...]
Tom Fergus played junior hockey for the Peterborough Petes, and was selected 60th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft where he played until he was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1986. Fergus immediately became Toronto's top centre and set a new career high with 31 goals in … [Read more...]
Ric Nattress played for five different teams and over 500 regular season games. In 1980, he was drafted 27th overall by the Montreal Canadiens, but made his pro debut at the Calder Cup playing 5 playoff games. Ric was traded to the St. Louis Blues in the 1985-86 season, which gave him a career … [Read more...]
Gary Leeman represented Canada twice as part of the World Juniors in ’83 & ’84 (Leningrad and Sweden respectively) and was then drafted by the Leafs 24th overall in the 1982 Entry Draft. Leeman played nearly 700 NHL games for 5 different clubs and spent 9 seasons with Toronto where he was on … [Read more...]