Mike Modano nhl all-Star Forward Career Highlights

Download 23.47 Kb.
Size23.47 Kb.
Mike Modano

NHL All-Star Forward
Career Highlights: Mike Modano is regarded as one of the best American-born NHL players in history….A seven-time NHL All-Star, Modano has played his entire 20-year hockey career for the Stars organization (Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars)…Modano has the honor of being the all-time goal scoring and points leader amongst American-born players in the NHL… His offensive fire power combined with lightning-quick speed and his full throttle skating style, make Modano a fan favorite… Modano won the coveted Stanley Cup Championship in 1999 with the Stars, putting together consecutive seasons of over 20 playoff points in 1999 and 2000…He also played in the 1991 and 2000 Stanley Cup Finals…Along with his prestigious NHL records for goals and points, Modano holds all of the offensive Dallas Stars franchise records, including career points (1,359), career goals (557), career assists (802), and career games played (1,459)…His playoff record is just as impressive, as he holds the records for most playoff points, playoff goals, playoff assists and most playoff games played…International competition has been important to Modano while in 1996, 2004 and 2005 he played with Team USA winning a gold medal in the inaugural World Cup game in 1996…He played in the 1998 and 2002 Olympics, where he led the team to a silver medal in 2002…Modano received the prestigious USA Hockey Bob Johnson Award which recognizes excellence in international ice hockey competition in 2002 for his commitment to his country and the sport…Modano also served as captain of the USA Hockey team in 2004 in Turin, Italy…Throughout his career, Modano has been a finalist for numerous awards including the Calder Memorial Trophy (1990), the Frank J. Selke Trophy (2001), and the Lady Byng Trophy (2003)…Selected by the Minnesota North Stars as the first overall pick in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft at age 17, Modano was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and finished behind 31-year-old Sergei Makarove for the prestigious Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the year’s best rookie (because of that, the NHL imposed an age barrier for Calder candidates the following year)…Modano founded The Mike Modano Foundation to provide resources and education for at-risk, particularly abused, abandoned and neglected children in the Dallas area.

Mike Eruzione

1980 U.S. Olympic

Hockey Captain
Career Highlights: Mike Eruzione is one of the most recognizable names in both Olympic and hockey history…The dynamic captain of the gold medal-winning 1980 United States Hockey Team, Eruzione scored the winning goal in the semi-final game against the powerful Soviet Union team – often referred to as the famous “Miracle on Ice” game in Lake Placid, New York …The U.S. Olympic team went on to defeat Finland in the gold medal game, a victory that helped lift the spirit of the entire country during a difficult time…Eruzione’s winning goal is one of the most played highlights in American sports, and was voted the greatest highlight of all time by ESPN viewers in this past March…The Olympic victory was named Sports Illustrated’s Greatest Sports Moment of the Century…Eruzione is a member of the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame, Olympic Hall of Fame, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and the Italian-American Hall of Fame… In the past, he also has worked for both NBC and ABC as a hockey commentator at the past five Olympic Games…Along with his 1980 teammates, he had the honor of lighting the cauldron with the Olympic flame at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City…While at Boston University, Eruzione captained the hockey team his senior year and finished his college career as the third leading scorer in BU history…His team won four Eastern Collegiate Championships…After his playing days, Eruzione was an assistant coach with the BU hockey team, working under his college coach, Jack Parker, during the Terriers’ 1995 national championship season…Eruzione currently serves as Director of Special Outreach for Boston University Athletics and also travels throughout the country representing corporations as their spokesperson or motivational speaker…He is actively involved with fundraising efforts for the Olympic Committee, as well as numerous charitable and youth organizations…He is also part-owner of the United States Hockey League (USHL) Lanchers franchise in Council Bluffs, Iowa… Eruzine has played in all 21 Celebrity Golf Championships at Edgewood Tahoe (1990 – 2010).

Mario Lemieux

NHL Hall of Fame Center
Career Highlights: Considered one of the greatest hockey players of all time, Mario Lemieux was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997…Lemieux led the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team to victory over the United States in the gold-medal game at the 2002 Winter Olympics… A 17-year veteran with the Penguins, Lemieux retired in January 2006 due to back injuries...During his stellar career, he won six Art Ross Trophies as the NHL’s leading scorer…He scored 690 goals and posted 1,033 assists for a total of 1,723 points in 915 games…On October 29, 2003 Lemieux became only the sixth player in NHL history to record 1,700 points…Named a six-time NHL First-Team All-Star, Lemieux topped the 100 point mark in a season 10 times…He led the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships in 1991 and 1992…Lemieux was Rookie of the Year in 1985, in addition to being a two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP and three-time Hart Trophy winner as the MVP in the NHL…Lemieux retired prematurely in 1997 at the age of 31 due a series of medical setbacks, including a battle with cancer and two back surgeries…He re-entered the NHL in December 2000 after a three and a half year retirement, during which time he became owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise…He deferred much of his salary from his contract to help assemble a group of investors to buy the financially troubled franchise and bring it out of bankruptcy and restore its financial health...In March 2007, Lemieux’s ownership group announced a final agreement for a new multi-purpose arena to be built across from the current Mellon Arena, thus keeping the Penguins in Pittsburgh for at least 30 years…Lemieux created the Mario Lemieux Foundation to fund medical research projects… Lemieux won the 1998 Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe where he shot 76-67-69 and birdied two of the last three holes to beat Billy Joe Tolliver by one stroke.

Dan Jansen

Olympic Speed Skating

Gold Medalist
Career Highlights: One of the world’s most prolific speed skaters, Dan Jansen is best known for winning a gold medal in his final Olympic speed skating race after suffering through years of disappointment and heartbreak…Four days after yet another heartbreaking fall in the 500 meters at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, Jansen finally won the gold medal he so deserved in the 1,000 meters…Long considered the best speed skater in the world, Jansen had fallen out of medal contention after slipping in both the 1988 Olympics in Calgary and the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics…Between the 1992 and 1994 Olympics, he had the distinction of being the only man to break 36 seconds in the 500 meters, doing so four times in those years…He took his victory lap in Lillehammer carrying his daughter Jane…Jane was named after Dan’s beloved sister, who died of leukemia the morning of the 500 meters at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary…Jansen was winner of the Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Award and the AAU’s James E. Sullivan Award in 1994…He earned world record times in both the 1,000 meters (1:12.43) and 500 meters (35.76) in 1994…A four-time Olympic team member, he was an eight-time World record holder in both the 500 meters and 1,000 meters…Jansen was also the winner of 20 World Championship medals and was a seven-time Overall World Cup champion and two-time World Sprint champion…In his career, he posted 46 World Cup victories and more than 75 World Cup medals…Jansen was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004…An accomplished motivational speaker, Jansen has delivered more than 500 inspirational presentations…He was a speed skating commentator at the last four Olympic Winter Games....Jansen also was the skating coach for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks from 2005-2007…He also oversees the Dan Jansen Foundation in memory of his sister, with the purpose of fighting leukemia.
Grant Fuhr

NHL Hall of Fame Goaltender
Career Highlights: One of the NHL’s all-time great goaltenders, Grant Fuhr was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003…Fuhr played 19 seasons in the NHL from 1981-2000 with six different teams (Edmonton, Toronto, Buffalo, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Calgary)…Drafted by Edmonton, he had his best seasons while playing for the Oilers from 1981 to 1991…While with the Oilers, he earned five Stanley Cup Championships…A six-time NHL All-Star, he was also named the game’s MVP in 1986 and to the NHL All-Star Game First All-Star Team in 1988, the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1982…Fuhr also won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goaltender in 1988 and finished as runner-up several times…Also in 1988, he finished second to teammate Wayne Gretzky for the Hart Trophy (MVP honor)…In his illustrious career, Fuhr played in 868 games and compiled a 403 wins, 295 losses,114 ties, 25 shutouts and a 3.38 goals against average…During the playoffs, Fuhr posted a 92-50 record and six shutouts in 150 career playoff games…Only Patrick Roy has more playoff wins than Fuhr’s 92…During the 1995-96 season while with St. Louis , he set a new NHL record for games played in one season by a goaltender, playing in 79 of 82 games…He started an amazing 76 games setting an NHL record for consecutive starts in a season by a goalie… Fuhr enters his first season as the Phoenix Coyotes Director of Goaltender Development after serving as the Coyotes Goaltending Coach since joining the organization in July 2004….Prior to joining the Coyotes, Fuhr spent two years in a similar role with the Calgary Flames…An avid golfer, Fuhr tied for third in both the 2007 and 2008 American Celebrity Golf Championships.

Jeremy Roenick

Former NHL All-Star Center
Career Highlights: Jeremy Roenick combined great speed, passing and finishing skills with a physical style of play in his 20 years in the NHL… Roenick, who retired in August 2009, finished his illustrious career with 513 goals, 703 assists and 1,216 regular season points…He became only the third American-born player to score 500 goals (which he did on November 10, 2007 against his former team, the Phoenix Coyotes) …Then, on January 10, 2008, Roenick’s 503rd goal vs. Vancouver placed him second on the list of all-time American born NHL goal scorers (trailing only Dallas forward Mike Modano)…In February 21, 2009, Roenick earned his 700th career assist against the Atlanta Thrashers by setting up Jonathan Cheechoo’s goal becoming only the sixth American-born player to reach that milestone…A nine-time NHL All-Star, he played for the Chicago Blackhawks (1988-96), Phoenix Coyotes (1996-2000 and 2006), Philadelphia Flyers (2001-04), Los Angeles Kings (2005), Phoenix Coyotes (2006) and San Jose Sharks (2007-09) … Roenick played an integral role in helping the San Jose Sharks win their first 2008 NHL Playoff series vs. the Calgary Canucks when in game seven his inspirational play lead to his scoring two goals and two assists, including the tying and go-ahead scores…Roenick won the Bobby Clarke Trophy as the Flyers’ most valuable player for the 2001-02 season…Selected eighth overall by the Blackhawks in the 1988 NHL Draft, Roenick was the first Blackhawk ever to reach the 100 point mark in three consecutive seasons (1991-94)…His 13 game-winning goals in 1991-92 broke Bobby Hull’s single-season record of 11…He established a rookie record for points in the playoffs when he picked up 18 in 1990…Roenick was named The Sporting News NHL Rookie of the Year in 1989-90…He was a member of the USA Hockey Team at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City…He also played for the United States in the 1988 and 1989 World Junior Championships, the 1991 World Championships, and the 1991 Canada Cup….Roenick worked as an analyst for NBC’s coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Brett Hull

Former NHL All-Star
Career Highlights: One of the NHL’s all-time great scorers, Brett Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November 2009…He also was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in October 2008 where Hull and his father Bobby became the first ever father-son hockey duo to achieve this honor… Hull finished his illustrious career with 741 goals (third all-time) and posted 650 assists for a total of 1,391 points in 1,269 games…A 20-year NHL veteran, Hull was an eight-time NHL All-Star and was named NHL First Team three times (1990-1992)…He was the MVP of the 1992 NHL All-Star Game … Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 1984 Draft, he debuted with the Flames in 1986 before being traded to the St. Louis Blues…He won the Dudley Garrett Memorial Award as rookie of the year in 1987…Hull spent 10 full seasons with the Blues, reaching the 100-point plateau four consecutive times (1989-93)…He holds more than 40 St. Louis team records…Hull won the 1991 Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player and also won the 1991 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for best sportsmanship that same year…. He led the NHL in goals scored in 1990, 1991 and 1992…After 11 seasons with the Blues, Hull signed with the Dallas Stars in 1998 and helped bring them their first Stanley Cup in 1999 by scoring the game-winning goal in triple overtime over Buffalo…After three seasons in Dallas, Hull signed with the Detroit Red Wings and proceeded to lead them to the 2002 Stanley Cup Championship, contributing 18 points in 23 playoff games …Along with his father, Bobby, they are the only father-son duo to each record 500 career goals…He recorded 33 career hat tricks (fourth all-time) and scored 50 goals in 50 games twice in his career (only Wayne Gretzky with three 50-50 season, has done it more often)…Hull played for Team USA at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal in Salt Lake City in 2002, as well as the 1996 and 2004 World Cup of Hockey tournaments…Hull currently is Executive Vice President and Alternate Governor of the Dallas Stars …Hull tied for fifth at the 2008 American Century Championship and tied for 11th last year.

Dan Quinn

Former NHL Center

Career Highlights: Dan Quinn spent 14 seasons in the NHL, scoring a career-high 40 goals with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1987-88 season…Since turning in his hockey stick for a set of golf clubs, he has become one of the most prolific players on the celebrity golf circuit…Quinn was the first-round draft pick of the Calgary Flames (13th overall) in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft while he was playing for the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League at the age of 18…He made his NHL debut midway through the next season, scoring 52 points in 54 games…He helped lead Calgary to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1986…Quinn played in the NHL for 14 seasons with Calgary, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Los Angeles and Ottawa…During his hockey career, he played in more than 800 games, scored more than 300 goals and recorded more than 700 points…It was in Pittsburgh where Quinn had his most individual success when he recorded his career-high 40 goals during the 1987-88 season …He came back the next year with a career-high 60 assists and career-high 94 points…Quinn played with friend Mario Lemieux for the Pittsburgh Penguins for four years…Quinn has an impressive record at Lake Tahoe as he has won four American Century Championships (2004, 2002, 2001,1999)…He has posted 12 other top-10 finishes here including three second place finishes and three thirds…Quinn posted a record-tying nine-under-par (69-67-71) in 2001…Quinn secured a part-time caddie gig this season with PGA Tour great Ernie Els, sharing duties with Els’ long-time caddie Ricci Roberts …A friend and neighbor of Els’ in Jupiter Hills, Florida, Quinn along with Roberts will each caddie in about 13 events in 2010 including two majors each ….Quinn caddied for Els at this year’s Masters and will also be toting the bag at the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Download 23.47 Kb.

Share with your friends:

The database is protected by copyright ©ininet.org 2024
send message

    Main page