Profiles

[Bodger ]Doug Bodger - 3
Defenceman
Ht:
6'2
Wt: 213
Born: June 18, 1966
Hometown: Chemainus, BC
1995-96 Team: San Jose Sharks
NHL Years: 12 th

INTERNATIONAL: competed at the Î87 World Championship in Viennawhere Canada placed 4th under head coach Dave King.

PROFESSIONAL: drafted 9th overall by Pittsburgh in Î84 · played two and a half seasons in Pittsburgh before being traded to Buffalo in November Î88 · played for the Sabres for seven seasons and was traded to San Jose 16 games into the 95-96 season.

JUNIOR: played for Kamloops of the WHL, winning the WHL championship in Î84 · named to the WHL's second all-star team in 82-83 and the first all-star team in 83-84.

PERSONAL: Doug and his wife Tracey have two children - Ryne and Rachel.


[Brodeur ]Martin Brodeur - 30
Goalkeeper
Ht:
6'1
Wt: 205
Born: May 6 Î72
Hometown: Montreal, Que.
1995-96 Team: New Jersey Devils
NHL Years: 3 rd

INTERNATIONAL: The 1996 World Championship will be his first internationalexperience, but Martin has also been chosen to represent Canada at the 1996 WorldCup of Hockey.

PROFESSIONAL: New Jersey's first pick, 20th overall, in the 1990 entry draft · played his first five NHL games with the Devils at the end of the 91-92 season - one of these was a playoff game · played the 92-93 season with Utica of the AHL · in his first full NHL season, he won the Calder Memorial Trophy for best rookie and was named to the all-rookie team in 1994 · in 1994-95, he led the Devils to the 1995 Stanley Cup championship title · played in 77 games for the Devils in 95-96.

JUNIOR: played three seasons with St. Hyacinthe of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (89-90 to 91-92) · named to the QMJHL second all-star team in 1992.

PERSONAL: Martin is married to Melanie and they have a son named Anthony · his father, Denis, is the long-time photographer of the Montreal Expos baseball club and Montreal Canadiens, and he was a bronze medal winner goalkeeper with Canada at the 1956 Olympic Games.


[ Buchberger ]Kelly Buchberger - 16
Forward
Ht:
6'2
Wt: 200
Born: Dec 2, 1966
Hometown: Langenburg, Sask.
1995-96 Team: Edmonton Oilers
NHL Years: 10 th

INTERNATIONAL: played for Canada at the Î93 and Î94 WorldChampionships, winning gold in Î94 ... Mike Keenan was the head coach Î93in Germany, and George Kingston lead the Î94 squad in Italy.

PROFESSIONAL: drafted by Edmonton, 188th overall, in the Î85 entry draft ... played the 85-86 season with Nova Scotia of the AHL, and then joined the Oilers for the playoffs that year ... split the 86-87 season between Edmonton and Nova Scotia ... played the next eight seasons, including, 95-96, with the Oilers.

JUNIOR: played two seasons with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League (84-85 and 85-86).


[ Cassels ]Andrew Cassels - 21
Forward
Ht:
6'
Wt: 192
Born: Jul 23, 1969
Hometown: Bramalea, Ont.
1995-96 Team: Hartford Whalers
NHL Years: 7 th

INTERNATIONAL: played for head coach Bert Templeton on the Canadian teamat the Î87 World Junior Championship, where they placed fourth.

PROFESSIONAL: Montreal's first choice, 17th overall, in the Î87 entry draft ... played most of his rookie season (89-90) with Sherbrooke of the AHL (55 games) and was called up to the Canadiens for six games ... played the 90-91 season with Montreal and was then traded to Hartford in September Î91 ... the 95-96 season was his fifth with the Whalers.

JUNIOR: played three seasons (86-87 to 88-89) with the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League, earning first all-star team status in Î88 and Î89.

PERSONAL: Andrew and his wife Tracy have a son, Cole.


[ Dawe ]Jason Dawe - 43
Forward
Ht:
5'10
Wt: 195
Born: May 29, 1973
Hometown: North York, Ont.
1995-96 Team: Buffalo Sabres
NHL Years: 3 rd

INTERNATIONAL: played for head coach Perry Pearn on the gold-medal winningCanadian team at the Î93 World Junior Championship in Sweden.

PROFESSIONAL: Buffalo's second choice, 35th overall, in the Î91 entry draft ... split both the 93-94 and 94-95 seasons between Rochester of the AHL and the Sabres, but has been with Buffalo for the 95-96 season.

JUNIOR: played four seasons, 89-90 to 92-93, with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League ... in Î93, he was named to the OHL first all-star team, the Canadian Hockey League second all-star team, and won the George Parsons Trophy for the most sportsmanlike player during the Î93 Memorial Cup - national junior final (Peterborough lost to Sault Ste. Marie in the Î93 finals).

PERSONAL: Jason is single and has one sister.


[ Duchesne ]Steve Duchesne - 28
Defenceman
Ht:
5'11
Wt: 195
Born: June 30, 1965
Hometown: Sept-Iles, Qué.
1995-96 Team: Ottawa Senators
NHL Years: 10 th

INTERNATIONAL: Earned a gold medal for Team Canada at the Î94 WorldChampionship in Italy under head coach George Kingston.

PROFESSIONAL: signed as a free agent with Los Angeles in Î84, and played the 85-86 season with the AHL's New Haven team ... played his first NHL season with the Kings in 86-87, earning himself a spot on the NHL all-rookie team ... played for LA from 86-87 to 90-91, before being traded to Philadelphia for the 91-92 season ... traded from Philadelphia to Quebec for the 92-93 season ... Quebec traded Steve to St. Louis mid-way through the 93-94 season ... acquired by Ottawa in a trade from St. Louis prior to the 95-96 season.

JUNIOR: played two seasons with Drummondville of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (Î83-84 and 84-85) ... named to the QMJHL first all-star team in Î85.

PERSONAL: Steve is married - his wife's name is Tracee.


[ Ferraro ]Ray Ferraro - 20
Forward
Ht:
5'10
Wt: 195
Born: Aug 23, 1964
Hometown: Trail, BC/CB
1995-96 Team: Los Angeles Kings
NHL Years: 12 th

INTERNATIONAL: played for head coach Dave King at the Î89 and Î92World Championships.

PROFESSIONAL: drafted by Hartford, 88th overall, in the Î82 entry draft ... split his first pro season (84-85) between Hartford and Binghamton of the AHL ... played with the Whalers from 85-86 to a third way into the 90-91 season when he was traded to the New York Islanders in November Î90 ... played in the Î92 NHL all-star game ... played with the Islanders until the end of the 94-95 season when he signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers in August Î95 ... traded from the Rangers to the Los Angeles Kings on March 14, Î96.

JUNIOR: played his first WHL season in Portland in 82-83 and his second in Brandon ... named WHL player of the year and selected to the WHL's first all-star team in Î84.

PERSONAL: Ray and his wife Tracey have two sons, Matthew and Landon.


[ Friesen ]Jeff Friesen - 11
Forward
Ht:
6'
Wt: 185
Born: Aug 5, 1976
Hometown: Meadow Lake, Sask.
1995-96 Team: San Jose Sharks
NHL Years: 2 nd

INTERNATIONAL: earned gold medals at the 1994 and 1995 World Junior Championshipsunder coaches Jos Canale (94) and Don Hay (95) · played for Canada's nationalunder-18 team at the 1993 Pacific Cup.

PROFESSIONAL: San Jose's first choice, 11th overall, in the 1994 entry draft · in his rookie season with the Sharks, he was named to the NHL all-rookie squad · finished 4th in voting for rookie of the year · second in team scoring in 95-96 with 15 goals and 31 assists.

PERSONAL: Jeff, single, split the 1995 off-season between San Jose and Meadow Lake, Sask.


[ Galley ]Garry Galley - 33
Defenceman
Ht:
6'
Wt: 204
Born: Apr 16, 1963
Hometown: Montréal, Qué.
1995-96 Team: Dallas Stars
NHL Years: 12 th

INTERNATIONAL: played for Canada at the Î93 World Championship inMunich, where the Canadian squad placed fourth (8-1-2-3-0) under head coach MikeKeenan.

PROFESSIONAL: drafted by Los Angeles, 100th overall, in Î83 ... played two and a half seasons (84-85 to 86-87) with the Kings before being traded to the Washington Capitals in February Î87 ... finished off the 86-87 season and competed in the 87-88 with the Capitals ... traded from Washington to Boston in July Î88, where he played from 88-89 to 91-92 ... played in the Î91 All-Star game ... the Bruins traded Garry to Philadelphia in January Î92 ... stayed with the Flyers through to the 94-95 season when he was traded to Buffalo in April Î95 ... played in the Î94 All-Star game.

COLLEGE: played at Bowling Green (CCHA) from 81-82 to 83-84 ... named to the CCHA first all-star team and NCAA All-American in Î84.

PERSONAL: He and his wife Terry-Lynn have one son, Wyatt, and a daughter, Shaylynn.


[ Green ]Travis Green - 39
Forward
Ht:
6'2
Wt: 200
Born: Dec 20, 1970
Hometown: Castlegar, BC
1995-96 Team: New York Islanders
NHL Years: 4 th

INTERNATIONAL: The 1996 World Championship will be his first internationalexperience with Team Canada.

PROFESSIONAL: the New York Islanders' second pick, 23rd overall, in the 1989 entry draft · played two and a half seasons with Capital District of the AHL (90-91 to 92-93) · Travis has been playing the last four seasons (92-93 to 95-96) with the Islanders.

JUNIOR: played four seasons in the Western Hockey League, three and half with Spokane (86-87 to 89-90) and the last part of the 89-90 season with the Medicine Hat Tigers.

PERSONAL: Travis is single and splits the off-season between Long Island and Castlegar, B.C.


[ Jomphe ]Jean-François Jomphe - 46
Forward
Ht:
6'1
Wt:198
Born:Dec 28, 1972
Hometown:Havre St.Pierre, Que.
1995-96 Team:Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
NHL Years:1 st

INTERNATIONAL:played for Canada's national team during the 94-95 season,including winning a bronze medal at the 1995 World Championship in Sweden.

PROFESSIONAL:signed as a free agent with Anaheim in September 1993 · split the 93-94 season between San Diego (AHL) and Greensboro (IHL) · played part of the 95-96 seasons with both Baltimore (AHL) and Anaheim.

JUNIOR:played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1990 to 1993 · two seasons were played in Shawinigan (90-91 and 91-92) and one in Sherbrooke (92-93).


[ Joseph ]Curtis Joseph - 31
Goalkeeper
Ht:
5'10
Wt: 182
Born: Apr 29 1967
Hometown: Keswick, Ont.
1995-96 Team: Edmonton Oilers
NHL Years: 7th

INTERNATIONAL: This is his first international experience for Team Canada,but Martin has also been chosen to represent Canada at the 1996 World Cup ofHockey.

PROFESSIONAL: came into the NHL as a free agent, signing with St. Louis for the 89-90 season ... played 23 games for Peoria of the IHL in 89-90, before joining St. Louis for 15 regular season games and 6 playoff games ... played the following six seasons in St. Louis before signing with Edmonton in January Î96.

COLLEGE: Played college hockey at the University of Wisconsin, and was named to the first all-star team in 88-89.

PERSONAL: Curtis and his wife Nancy have two children, a daughter Madison and son Taylor.


[ Kariya ]Paul Kariya - 9
Forward
Ht:
5'11
Wt: 175
Born: Oct 16, 1974
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
1995-96 Team: Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
NHL Years: 2 nd

PERSONAL: played for Rick Cornacchia at the 1992 World Junior Championship,and won a gold medal at the 1993 World Juniors under head coach Perry Pearn · namedto the 1993 World Junior all-star team · played in the 1993 World SeniorChampionship under Mike Keenan, and won a gold medal with head coach George Kingstonin 1994 · named to the 1994 World all-star team and selected the best forward · playedfor the Canadian national team during the 93-94 season · earned a silvermedal under head coach Tom Renney at the 1994 Winter Olympics · named toTeam Canada's roster for the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.

PROFESSIONAL: Anaheim's first choice, 4th overall, in the 1993 entry draft · played his first NHL season in 94-95, being selected to the all-rookie team and was voted a finalist as the league's top rookie for the Calder Trophy · led Anaheim in 95-96 in goals (50) and tied for total points (108) with Teemu Selanne · named the NHL player of the week for April 15, Î96 and was also April's player of the month.

COLLEGE: played a season and a half at Maine University (HE) · in his first season, he won the Hobey Baker Award as the top U.S. collegiate player, and was named to the Hockey East and NCAA East all-star teams and to the all-star team at the NCAA final four tournament.

PERSONAL: Paul is single · he has two brothers and two sisters · his parents are Tetsuhiko and Sharon Kariya.


[ Matsos ]David Matsos - 19
Forward
Ht:
6'
Wt: 191
Born: Nov 12, 1973
Hometown: Burlington, Ont.
1995-96 Team: National Team
NHL Years: -

INTERNATIONAL: played three games for the Canadian national team in 94-95 · wassixth in scoring 18 goals and 15 assists during the 95-96 season with the nationalsquad.

PROFESSIONAL: signed as a free agent with Tampa Bay for the upcoming season.

COLLEGE/JUNIOR: played the 93-94 and 94-95 seasons at the University of Western Ontario, winning the Queen's Cup provincial championship in 94-95 and was named to the second all-star team in 93-94 and 94-95 · played for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from 90-91 to 92-93, winning the Memorial Cup in 1993, and the Ontario title in 1991 and 1992.

PERSONAL: David lives in Burlington, Ontario, in the off season.


[ May ]Brad May - 10
Forward
Ht:
6'1
Wt: 210
Born: Nov 29, 1971
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
1995-96 Team: Buffalo Sabres
NHL Years: 5 th

INTERNATIONAL: played for head coach Dick Todd on Canada's team that wongold at the Î91 World Junior Championship in Saskatoon.

PROFESSIONAL: Buffalo's first choice, 14th overall, in the Î90 entry draft ... has been in the Sabres line-up for the past five seasons (91-92 to 95-96).

JUNIOR: played three seasons (88-89 to 90-91) with Niagara Falls of the Ontario Hockey League ... named to the OHL second all-star teams in Î90 and Î91.

PERSONAL: Brad is married, and his wife's name is Brigette.


[ Mayer ]Derek Mayer - 4
Defenceman
Ht:
6'
Wt: 200
Born: May 21, 1967
Hometown: Rossland, BC
1995-96 Team: Tampere, Fin/Nat'l Team
NHL Years: 1

INTERNATIONAL: played the 88-89, 92-93 and 93-94 seasons with Canada'snational team · competed at the 1994 Olympic Games, claiming a silver medalin an overtime loss to Sweden for the gold · played 12 games for the nationalteam in 95-96.

PROFESSIONAL: drafted by Detroit in their third choice, 43rd overall, in the 1986 entry draft · played in the Red Wings organization for three seasons, splitting time between Adirondack (AHL) and San Diego (IHL) · signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Senators in March 1994 · played the 94-95 season with Atlanta of the IHL · played the 95-96 season with Tempere in Finland.

COLLEGE: played three seasons at the University of Denver (85-86 to 87-88), winning the championship in 1986.


[ McAmmond]Dean McAmmond - 37
Forward
Ht:
5'11
Wt: 185
Born: June 15, 1973
Hometown: Grande Cache, Alberta
1995-96 Team: Edmonton Oilers
NHL Years: 3 rd

INTERNATIONAL: won a gold medal at the 1993 World Junior Championshipunder head coach Perry Pearn.

PROFESSIONAL: Chicago's first choice, 22nd overall, in the 1991 entry draft · played his first five regular season games and three playoff games with Chicago in 91-92 · traded to Edmonton by Chicago in February 1993 · split the 93-94 season between the Edmonton Oilers and Cape Breton of the AHL · saw only action in six games during the 94-95 season due to injury · in 95-96, he recorded 15 goals and 15 assists in 53 games.

JUNIOR: played three and half seasons with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League, and the last half of his final season (92-93) with Swift Current.


[ Perreault ]Yanic Perreault - 44
Forward
Ht:
5'11
Wt: 182
Born: Apr 4, 1971
Hometown: Sherbrooke, Que.
1995-96 Team: Los Angeles Kings
NHL Years: 3 rd

INTERNATIONAL: The 1996 World Championship will be his first internationalexperience.

PROFESSIONAL: Toronto's first choice, 47th overall, in the 1991 entry draft · played his first two professional seasons (91-92 and 92-93) with St. John's (AHL) · played part of the 93-94 in Toronto (13 games) and with St. John's (62 games) · traded to Los Angeles by Toronto in July 1994 · split the 93-95 season between Los Angeles, playing 26 games, and Pheonix of the IHL ... fourth in team scoring with the Kings during the 95-96 season, recording 25 goals, 24 assists for 49 points.

JUNIOR: played three seasons (88-89 to 90-91) with Trois-Rivieres and was named to the QMJHL's first all-star team in 1991.


[ Richardson ]Luke Richardson - 22
Defenceman
Ht:
6'4
Wt: 210
Born: Mar 26, 1969
Hometown: Ottawa, Ont.
1995-96 Team: Edmonton Oilers
NHL Years: 9 th

INTERNATIONAL: Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the Î94 WorldChampionship in Italy under head coach George Kingston ... played for head coachBert Templeton on Canada's national junior team at the Î87 World JuniorChampionship.

PROFESSIONAL: drafted 7th overall, Toronto's first pick, in the Î87 entry draft ... played four seasons in Toronto from 87-88 to 90-91 ... traded to Edmonton in September Î91 ... the 95-96 season was his fifth in Edmonton.

JUNIOR: played two seasons for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League (85-86 and 86-87).


[ Sydor ]Darryl Sydor - 25
Defenceman
Ht:
6'
Wt: 205
Born: May 13, 1972
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
1995-96 Team: Dallas Stars
NHL Years: 5 th

INTERNATIONAL:played under head coach Rick Cornacchia at the 1992 WorldJunior Championship · won a gold medal with head coach George Kingston atthe 1994 World Championship.

PROFESSIONAL:Los Angeles first choice, 7th overall, in the Î90 entry draft · played his first games in the NHL with the Kings at the end of the his last junior season in 91-92 · played the next three seasons with Los Angeles (92-93 to 94-95) · traded to the Dallas Stars 58 games into the 95-96 season.

JUNIOR:played four seasons with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (88-89 to 91-92), winning the Memorial Cup in 1992 · selected to the WHL west first all-star team in Î90, Î91 and Î92.

PERSONAL:Darryl and his wife Sharlene were married last July.


[ Thomas ]Steve Thomas - 32
Forward
Ht:
5'11
Wt: 184
Born: July 15, 1963
Hometown: Stockport, England
1995-96 Team: New Jersey Devils
NHL Years: 12 th

INTERNATIONAL:played for Canada at the Î91 and Î92 WorldChampionships under Dave King, taking silver in Î92, and won gold underhead coach George Kingston in Î94.

PROFESSIONAL:signed as a free agent by Toronto in May Î84, playing part of the 84-85 and 85-86 seasons with the Maple Leafs and St. Catherines of the AHL · selected to the AHL's first all-star team in Î85 and was named top rookie · played the full 86-87 season with Toronto, and was then traded to Chicago in September Î87, where he stayed through to October Î91 · the Blackhawks traded him at that time to the New York Islanders, playing there through to the end of the 1994-95 season · traded by the Islanders to the New Jersey Devils before the start of the 95-96 regular season, where he second in team scoring with 26 goals, 35 assists for 61 points.

JUNIOR: played for Toronto of the Ontario Hockey League in 83-84.

PERSONAL: Steve is married to Lori and they have a son, Christian, and daughter, Lauren.


[ Verner ]Andrew Verner - 29
Goalkeeper
Ht:
6'1
Wt: 205
Born: Nov 20, 1972
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
1995-96 Team: National Team
NHL Years:

INTERNATIONAL: was on Canada's roster, under head coach Tom Renney, fortheir bronze medal performance at the Î95 World Championship in Sweden... played two full seasons (94-95 and 95-96) with Canada's national team, competingin several international tournaments such as the Sweden Games, Izvestia Cup andDeutschland Cup ... joined the national team program in October Î94.

PROFESSIONAL: drafted by Edmonton (34th overall) in Î91 - the first goalkeeper chosen ... member of the AHL's Cape Breton Oilers during their victory of the Î93 Calder Cup ... played in a total of 75 games for Cape Breton over two seasons (36 in 92-93, and 39 in 93-94).

JUNIOR: played three season with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL ... named to the OHL's second all-star teams in Î91 and Î92.

PERSONAL: Andrew is from Toronto and has been living in Calgary during the hockey season.


[ Wesley ]Glen Wesley - 2
Defenceman
Ht:
6'1
Wt: 195
Born: Oct 2, 1968
Hometown: Red Deer, Alberta
1995-96 Team: Hartford Whalers
NHL Years: 9 th

INTERNATIONAL: played for head coach Bert Templeton on Canada's nationaljunior team at the Î87 World Junior Championship.

PROFESSIONAL: Boston's first choice, 3rd overall, in the Î87 entry draft ... played seven season with the Bruins from 87-88 to 93-94, including being named to the NHL all-rookie team in Î88 ... played in the NHL all-star game in Î89 ... traded from Boston to Hartford in August Î94 ... played the last two seasons with the Whalers.

JUNIOR: played four seasons (83-84 to 86-87) with Portland of the Western Hockey League, earning WHL all-star status in Î86 and Î87.

PERSONAL: Glen and his wife Barb, both from Red Deer, Alberta, have one daughter, Amanda.

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