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Sheldon Kennedy - 2020 Order of Hockey in Canada Honouree



HOCKEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Played for Team Canada at the 1989 IIHF World Junior Championship (fourth place)
  • Played for Team Canada at the 1988 IIHF World Junior Championship (gold medal)
  • Recorded 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists) in 14 games with Team Canada
  • Played 310 NHL games with Detroit, Calgary and Boston from 1989-97
  • Recorded 107 points (49 goals, 58 assists) in the NHL
  • Selected 80th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft
  • Won the Calder Cup with the Adirondack Red Wings (AHL) in 1992
  • Played three seasons with the Swift Current Broncos (WHL) from 1986-89
  • Won the Memorial Cup with Swift Current in 1989
  • Named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team in 1989
  • Won the WHL championship with Swift Current in 1989
  • Captain of Swift Current in 1988-89

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Born on June 15, 1969 in Brandon, Man.
  • Has one daughter, Ryan, and one son, Lochlin
  • Co-founder of Respect Group, which has trained more than one million Canadians to recognize and prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination in sports, schools and the workplace
  • Rollerbladed across Canada in 1998 in support sexual abuse victims, raising $1.2 million in donations

HONOURS

  • Received the Hockey Canada Order of Merit in 2018
  • Received an honorary doctorate from the University of Regina in 2018
  • Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre was the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre from 2013-18
  • Appointed to the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2016
  • Received an honorary degree from Mount Royal University in 2016
  • Received an honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary in 2015
  • Invested as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2014
  • Named Calgary Citizen of the Year in 2013
  • Received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2012

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