INTERNATIONAL: The World Hockey Championship will be Todd's first international experience with Canada.
PROFESSIONAL: The New York Islander's first pick, 23rd overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Scored his first NHL goal versus Blaine Lacher in his NHL debut in the 1995/96 season. Was traded to the Vancouver Canucks from Long Island late in the 1997/98 season
COLLEGE/JUNIOR: Played four seasons in the OHL with Guelph.Was selected to the OHL second all-star team in 1995 scoring 54 goals in 62 games
PERSONAL: Todd and his wife, Julie, will celebrate their second anniversary in July. He lists golf and baseball as favorite off-season activities.
INTERNATIONAL: Played for the 1997/98 National Team...Gold Medalist with Team Canada at 1997 Spengler Cup
COLLEGE/JUNIOR: Backstopped Hull to 1996/97 Memorial Cup Championship...Named Memorial Cup Outstanding Goaltender...QMJHL Rookie of the Year in 1996/97...QMJHL Playoff MVP in 1997
INTERNATIONAL: Won gold at the 1997 World Championship
PROFESSIONAL: Tampa Bay's 1st choice, 1st overall, in the 1992 supplemental draft. In 74 games with the Lightning in 1997-98, Cross had 9 points and 77 penalty minutes
COLLEGE/JUNIOR: played four years of university hockey in Edmonton with the Alberta Golden Bears... in the final season he had 39 points in 43 games.
PERSONAL: Single... lists scoring his first NHL goal as the greatest thrill in his career (April 18, 1995 vs. Chris Terreri)...enjoys golfing during his spare time.
INTERNATIONAL: Named to Team Canada at the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996. Won gold medal for Canada at 1995 World Junior Hockey Championship in Red Deer, AB. Eric led all Canadian goalscorers at that tournament with 8 and was named to the tournament All-Star team
PROFESSIONAL: Blackhawks 5th choice (90th overall) in 1993 NHL Entry Draft...Named to 1995-96 All-Rookie Team...Runner-up to Daniel Alfredsson for the Calder Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's Rookie-of-the-year
PERSONAL: Was the recipient in 1995 of the Viscount Alexander Award, a Canadian Sport Award given to the Canadian Junior Male Athlete of the Year
INTERNATIONAL: Won gold medal as member of Team Canada at the 1994 World Hockey Championship in Milan, Italy.
PROFESSIONAL: Drafted out of Bowling Green University by the St. Louis Blues in 1985 Entry Draft (44th overall)...Traded to Winnipeg with Stephane Quintal for Phil Housley in September 1993; Traded to Hartford (now Carolina) for Darren Turcotte in October 1995...Best NHL season was with Winnipeg in 1993-94, when he scored 33 goals and added 41 assists for 74 points.
PERSONAL: Nelson and his wife, June, have a daughter, MacKenzie. June gave birth to a second daughter, Madelyn, on April 14.
INTERNATIONAL: Played for Canada's National Junior team in 1989.
PROFESSIONAL: LA Kings first choice (7th overall) in 1988 Entry Draft...Traded to Edmonton Oilers with Jimmy Carson and Los Angeles's first-round choices in 1989, 1991 and 1993 and cash for Wayne Gretzky, Mike Krushelnyski and Marty McSorley...Played for the Oilers in 1990 when they won the Stanley Cup...Posted back-to-back 30-plus goal seasons with Vancouver Canucks in 1995-96 (30 goals) and 1996-97 (35 goals)...Traded from Vancouver to Carolina this season.
PERSONAL: Martin is married to Jane, an Edmonton native, and a speech therapist.
INTERNATIONAL: Won gold at the 1997 World Championship...Played for the 1996 World Championship Team capturing silver for Canada in Vienna, Austria under head coach Tom Renney and assistants Andy Murray and Mike Johnston
PROFESSIONAL: The New York Islander's second pick, 23rd overall, in the 1989 entry draft... Played two and half seasons with Capital District of the AHL (90-91 to 92-93)...Travis has been playing the last five seasons with the Islanders. Traded to Anaheim during the 1997-98 NHL season.
COLLEGE/JUNIOR: Played four seasons in the WHL, three and half with Spokane and the last part of the 1989-90 season with the Medicine Hat Tigers.
PERSONAL: Travis is single and splits the off-season between Long Island and Castlegar, BC.
INTERNATIONAL: Was a member of Canada's 1988 gold-medal winning National Junior Team.
PROFESSIONAL: Drafted 34th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1987 entry draft... Finished second in the NHL during the 1996/97 season in save percentage (.927)...In the 1996/97 season, he finished third in the NHL with a 2.16 GAA, behind only Brodeur and Moog.
PERSONAL: Jeff and his wife, Cheryl, have one son, Montana.
INTERNATIONAL: Selected to play for Canada in the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996. Did not play...Won gold at the 1995 World Junior Hockey Championship in Red Deer, AB.
PROFESSIONAL: Florida's first choice (1st overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft...Finalist for the NHL's 1995-96 Calder Trophy for outstanding rookie, finishing third in voting...Named to the 1995-96 NHL All-Rookie Team.
COLLEGE/JUNIOR: Named a first team Ontario Hockey League All-Star in 1994-95 season after scoring 23 goals and adding 42 assists in 50 games with Windsor...In 1993-94, named a second team All-Star and selected to the OHL All-Rookie Team.
PERSONAL: Ed is single and lives in Boca Raton, FL . . .Did not begin playing hockey until age 11. . . Ed's father, Kostadin, was a pro soccer player in the former Yugoslavia.
INTERNATIONAL: Played in the 1998 Olympic Winter Games...Played in 1996 World Cup...Silver Medalist at 1991 World Championship...Gold Medalist at 1988 World Junior Championship
PROFESSIONAL: Won King Clancy Trophy in 1996-97, given to player who exemplifies leadership on and off the ice...1995-96 Molson Cup winner...Voted Hockey News Rookie-of-the-Year in 1988-89...Second in voting for the Calder Trophy in 1988-89
PERSONAL: Trevor married his longtime girlfriend, Cristina, in 1995... is actively involved with numerous charities... created his own charity, Captain's Crew, to entertain disadvantaged children at Canuck's home games... enjoys water-skiing, jet-skiing, and golfing in his spare time.
INTERNATIONAL: Won gold with the 1997 World Championship team...Two-time gold medal winner at the World Junior Hockey Championship with Canada's National Junior Team: in 1994 in Fryek-Mistek, Czech Republic and 1995 in Red Deer, AB.
PROFESSIONAL: was the Islanders' 2nd choice, 40th overall, in the 1993 entry draft... in his rookie year, Bryan had 23 points and 156 penalty minutes... scored his first NHL goal on October 31st, 1995 versus Mark Fitzpatrick
COLLEGE/JUNIOR: was one of the WHL's top players in 1994-95 being named to the First all-star team from the east... named to the Memorial Cup all-star team in 1995... was a WHL second team all-star in 1993.
PERSONAL: often takes responsibility for musical selection in the Islanders locker room... favourite groups include AC/DC, The Cure, and Counting Crows.
INTERNATIONAL: The 1998 World Hockey Championship is Gord's first international appearance for Canada.
PROFESSIONAL: Philadelphia's 10th choice (189 overall) in the 1985 Entry Draft...Played three-and-a-half seasons with the Flyers...Traded to Boston Bruins (for Garry Galley, among others) on January 2, 1992...Claimed by Florida Panthers in the Expansion Draft in June 1993...Just completed his fifth season with the Panthers.
PERSONAL: Gord and his wife, Nicole, have two sons, Tyler and Connor, and a daughter, Lexi... The Murphys spend their off-season time in Kingston, ON.
INTERNATIONAL: Was a member of Canada's gold medal-winning teams at the 1984 and 1987 Canada Cup tournaments...Played for Canada's National Team in the 1983-84 season, which included the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia....Played for Team Canada at the World Hockey Championship in 1983 (bronze medal); 1987; and 1989 (silver medal)...Was a member of Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 1982 World Junior Hockey Championship.
PROFESSIONAL: NY Rangers first choice (9th overall) in 1981 Entry Draft... Played nine seasons with the Rangers, recording 467 points (104 goals and 363 assists) to rank as the second highest scoring defenceman (behind Ron Greschner) in the NY Rangers history...Traded, along with Darren Turcotte, to Hartford Whalers for Steve Larmer, Nick Kypreos, Barry Richter and a draft choice in November 1998...Traded to Calgary, with Zarley Zalapski and Michael Nylander for Gary Suter, Paul Ranheim and Ted Drury in March 1994...Led all Flames defencemen in 1995-96 with 35 points (3 goals, 32 assists).
PERSONAL: James and his wife, Deborah, have two daughters.
INTERNATIONAL: Played for Canada's National Junior Team in 1991, playing 80 minutes in two games for a goals- against average of 2.25 as Canada won the gold medal.
PROFESSIONAL: Drafted 31st overall by Toronto in the 1990 Entry Draft...Named to NHL All-Rookie team in 1993...Played in NHL All-Star games in 1994 and 1996.
PERSONAL: Felix and his wife, Sabrina, have a daughter, Noemi, and a son, Xavier.
INTERNATIONAL: Gold Medalist at the 1997 World Championship...Played in the 1996 World Cup
PROFESSIONAL: Had his best year offensively in 1993-94, with 31 goals and 73 points
PERSONAL: Keith and his wife, Lisa, have three children, Corey, Kylie, and Chase ... One of the founders of Hockey's Helping Hands, which raises funds for charitable works by Sisters of Mercy... Enjoys softball, golf, fishing, and traveling.
INTERNATIONAL: The 1998 World Hockey Championship is Steve's first involvement with a Canadian team internationally
PROFESSIONAL: Drafted by Anaheim in the first round (2nd overall) of the 1994 Supplemental Draft....Most productive season with the Mighty Ducks was 1996-97, when he scored 19 goals and added 48 assists for 67 points. He played most of the year at centre between Anaheim superstars Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne and was ranked third in Ducks' scoring behind his two linemates.
PERSONAL: Youngest of three children (one brother and one sister) . . . Studied biology at the University of Western Ontario, where he played varsity hockey, not expecting to pursue an NHL career.
INTERNATIONAL: Played 10 games for Koln of the German Elite League in 19991-92 season, scoring three goals and adding six assists...Played five games for Canada's National Team that season, scoring one goal...The 1998 World Hockey Championship is Ray's first appearance for Canada at a World Championship.
PROFESSIONAL: San Jose's second choice (23rd overall) in 1991 Entry Draft...Ray's 33 goals during the 1997-98 season represent a career high in that department.
JUNIOR EXPERIENCE: Helped the Spokane Chiefs to Memorial Cup title in 1991...Won Western Hockey League MVP that year, in which he amassed 185 points on 67 goals and 118 assists.
PERSONAL: Ray is an avid golfer...Ray was a stickboy for the Edmonton Oilers during their four Stanley Cup championship seasons in the mid- 1980s.
INTERNATIONAL: Played in the 1998 Olympic Winter Games...Gold Medalist in 1997 World Championship
PROFESSIONAL: Had his best offensive season in 1996-97, scoring 17 goals and 50 points
PERSONAL: Rob is single...enjoys golfing and working out in his spare time... credits his parents as being the biggest influence on his career
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