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...]
NHL alumni players participating in the North Bay Celebrity Hockey Classic
The following players are confirmed to be participating in this year's North Bay Celebrity Hockey Classic. Players are subject to change based on availability. Stayed tuned as we will be announcing more players each week.
Very few hockey players attract the love, respect and adoration as Wendel Clark does. Although quiet and easy-going, Clark has achieved a rockstar-like status among the members of the Leafs Nation. A player who combined grit with goals, he was drafted first overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in … [Read more...]
Following a standout junior career in the second-tier Russian Hockey Super League Nik Antropov was selected in the first round, 10th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He managed to appear in over 70 games in only two of his nine seasons with the Leafs. However, his time … [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...]
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...]