Belleville Bulls Best Players of All Time

Brandon McNally

The Belleville Bulls were an iconic junior hockey team based in the city of Belleville, Ontario. Founded in 1981 and playing their home games at Yardmen Arena, the Bulls established themselves quickly as a powerhouse within the OHL’s Eastern Conference. With several Memorial Cup appearances under their belt and numerous star players who went on to play professionally, the team was beloved by fans throughout its 34 year history. Although they relocated to Hamilton following 2014-15 season, The Belleville Bulls will always be remembered for bringing joy through competitive hockey entertainment to loyal fans across Ontario and beyond.

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1. Branko Radivojevič

Branko Radivojevič

Radivojevič was born in 1980 and is from Piešťany, Czechoslovakia. He played for HK Dukla Trenčín before moving to the Phoenix Coyotes in 2009. Radivojevič has a shot on right and is known as one of the most physical players in the NHL.

His 2011-12 season with Phoenix saw him score 17 goals and 35 assists for 52 points - good enough for 3rd place on the team in scoring behind Shane Doan (51) and Martin Hanzal (48). 

The 2010 World Championships were his first major international tournament; he recorded two goals during Slovakia's run to the semi-finals, including an overtime winner against Russia which secured their spot in the final four stages of competition.

Branko Radivojevič was a highly touted player coming out of the junior ranks, and he made his NHL debut with the Colorado Avalanche in 1998. He would stay with the Avalanche for eight seasons before being traded to Minnesota Wild in 2005. 

In 2009, he signed with Atlant Moscow Oblast and spent two years there before signing with Spartak Moscow in 2011. He then played one season apiece for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk and Slovan Bratislava before retiring from hockey following the 2019-20 season.

Radivojevič won three Stanley Cups during his career - with Colorado (2001), Minnesota (2009), and Philadelphia (2018). He also represented Slovakia at both international tournaments - the Olympics (2010) and World Championships (2015, 2017). 

His brother Jan is also a professional ice hockey player who has played for San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Florida Panthers, Detroit Red Wings.

2. Brent Gretzky

Brent Gretzky is one of the greatest hockey players to ever live. He was born in Canada and played for a number of teams throughout his career, including Tampa Bay Lightning, Pensacola Ice Pilots, Las Vegas Thunder, Atlanta Knights and Quebec Rafales.

His records speak for themselves – he is the all-time leader in total points (1,857), assists (1,963) and goals (801). He has also been inducted into both the Hockey Hall of Fame and The Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. 

In 2003 Brent Gretzky became part-owner of the Edmonton Oilers franchise and served as team president from 2008 to 2015 before stepping down due to health concerns.

He currently serves as an ambassador for various charities including Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation in Edmonton where he provides financial assistance and visits frequently with patients.

3. Justin Papineau

Justin Papineau

Papineau is a centre who has played for both Adler Mannheim and Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). 

He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the second round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, but never played with them before being traded to the DEL team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg.

In his three seasons with Grizzly Adams, Papineau put up good numbers offensively including 172 points combined between 2001-2003. 

After leaving Germany, Papineau spent 2006-2007 back in juniors playing for The Moncton Wildcats where he once again had success scoring 104 points in just 58 games en route to winning an OHL Championship and Memorial Cup appearance.

At 42 years old Justin Papineau still has some good hockey left in him and could be a valuable addition to any team looking for offence from their centremen position.

4. Randy Rowe

Randy Rowe

Rowe was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round (111th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He played his first professional season with the St.

John's Maple Leafs of the AHL, scoring 24 points in 66 games. Rowe made his NHL debut with Edmonton during the 2001-02 season and scored 3 goals in 18 games before being traded to Anaheim for Jason Smith on February 8, 2002.

After spending two seasons with Anaheim, he was dealt to Toronto for Wilson Chandler and a 7th round pick on October 12, 2004; Toronto would eventually trade him back to Anaheim on March 10, 2006 for Andrew Raycroft and future considerations.

In 2007-08 he signed as a free agent with Boston where he spent one year before signing as a free agent with Detroit on July 1, 2009; however only played four games before being released later that month without playing a game due to injury. 

Rowe returned to play in Canada after signing a contract with Montreal Canadiens on January 16, 2010; however did not appear in any games before retiring from hockey at age 33 due to concussion issues.

5. Bryan Cameron

Bryan Cameron

Bryan Cameron was born on 25 February 1989 in Brampton, Ontario. He is 5'10" and weighs 195lb. Bryan plays right wing for the Ottawa Senators organization, and has been doing so since 2007-08 season where he posted 49 points in 73 games played (0 GAA).

In 2013-14 season with Ottawa, Bryan scored 27 goals and added 41 assists for 68 points - good for third place on team in scoring behind Erik Karlsson (60) and Mike Hoffman (64). 

He helped lead Senators to Presidents' Trophy as Eastern Conference Champions that year, one point shy of Stanley Cup Final appearance which they eventually lost to San Jose Sharks in seven games.

Sens win their first ever Atlantic Division title by posting an impressive +27 rating alongside 24 goals and 46 assists over 82 games played (.917 PPP). 

 His contract runs out at the end of this upcoming 2018-19 season and speculation suggests he will be looking for a new deal wealthy enough that it doesn't force him into long road trips like some other top players do nowadays due to salary cap restrictions put into effect following lockout.

Which shortened regular NHL seasons by two weeks each way back then; returning next fall would likely mean missing most or all of off-season conditioning program while his teammates are getting ready again.

6. Jordan Subban

Jordan Subban Career

  • Former teams: Utica Comets
  • Ontario Reign
  • Toronto Marlies
  • Dornbirn Bulldogs
  • Hershey Bears
  • NHL Draft: 115th overall, 2013
  • Vancouver Canucks: 
  • Playing career: 2015–present

Jordan Subban is a young defenceman who has been playing in the NHL for four seasons. He was drafted by Montreal Canadiens in the first round, seventh overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Subban played college hockey at Boston University before being drafted and spent two years with their team before joining the Habs' AHL affiliate, Hamilton Bulldogs. In November 2017 he signed with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League (AHL).

On March 3rd 2018, he made his NHL debut as a member of Montreal Canadiens against Toronto Maple Leafs scoring an assist on Alexander Radulov's goal His father Paul is also a professional ice hockey player having played over 1000 games in Europe and North America.

Winning three Stanley Cups while Jordan grew up idolising him After spending most of last season splitting time between Hamilton and Montreal's top farm club St John's IceCaps Jordan established himself firmly in Claude Julien’s plans for next year.

Making his long awaited full-time return to Montreal during pre-season training camp this fall where he recorded five assists through eight games which led to his recall from Utica just prior to Christmas break Jordan Subban is considered one of Canada’s brightest prospects due largely to his exceptional skating ability.

This allows him to cover vast amounts of ground rapidly; coupled with strong positional play and good decision making he projects as a reliable defender able to contribute offensively should required be so given enough opportunities.

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7. John Parco

John Parco

John Parco is a former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the second round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft and spent his entire career with them, playing 604 games and scoring 171 goals.

In 2002, he won the Stanley Cup with St. Louis as part of their championship-winning team that year. 

After retiring from hockey, John became a sports broadcaster for ESPN in Canada where he currently works as an analyst on Rogers Sportsnet's coverage of Toronto Maple Leafs games throughout the season.

He has also been involved in coaching at various levels including assistant coach for Team Canada at both World Championships and Winter Olympics tournaments, most notably being an assistant coach for head coach Dave Tippett during Canada's gold medal victory at 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. 

John married actress Shauna Robertson in May 2012 and they have one child together; daughter Astrid Rosemary born February 2nd 2016.

8. Dan Quinn

Dan Quinn

Dan Quinn was drafted in the second round, 36th overall by the Calgary Flames in 1982. He made his NHL debut with the Flames on October 6, 1988 against the Hartford Whalers and would go on to play 706 games for them over 13 seasons before being traded to Pittsburgh during the 2003-2004 season.

In 412 games with Pittsburgh he amassed 192 points (57G-137A) and helped lead them to their first Stanley Cup championship in 2009. 

Quinn also played 19 playoff games for Pittsburgh including 10 as a captain and led all players with six goals along with 11 assists en route to becoming a finalist for both the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of that year's playoffs and The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy awarded given annually to Canada's gentleman player of the year.

After spending two years out of hockey due to injury Dan signed a one-year contract as head coach of Atlanta Falcons prior to their inaugural season in 2017.

Which saw him guide them back into post-season action where they were eventually defeated by New Orleans Saints after leading at half time 14–6.

9. Brian Chapman

Brian Chapman Career

  • Played for : Hartford Whalers
  • NHL Draft : 74th overall, 1986, Hartford Whalers
  • Playing career : 1984–2005

Chapman was born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada and played for the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League from 1991-2004. He is a six foot one inch tall defenseman who played in over 1000 games in the AHL and NHL.

Chapman has won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings (2002, 2008) and was also a member of their 1992 Cup-winning team. In 2006 he signed as a free agent with Ottawa Senators where he spent three seasons before retiring at age 36 due to injury problems.

After his playing career ended Chapman coached several teams including San Jose Sharks (2008-2011), Philadelphia Flyers (2013-2015), Los Angeles Kings (2016) and Dallas Stars (2017). 

He is currently an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens organization Chapman played defence for the Hartford Whalers from 1984 to 2005.

He was drafted 74th overall in 1986 and played his entire career with the Whalers organization. Chapman has won two Stanley Cups (1991, 1994) with Hartford and represented Canada at the World Championships twice (1990, 1992). 

After ending his playing career, Chapman served as a coach for the team's minor league affiliate before joining their front office in 2006.

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10. Matt Beleskey

Matt Beleskey

Matt Beleskey is a forward for the Boston Bruins. He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Beleskey has played for several teams, including Anaheim, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins.

In 2016 he won his first Stanley Cup with the Bruins. Matt Beleskey is married to his wife Ashley and they have two children together, Micah and Mia Rosebelle-Beleskey Matt Beleskey is a left wing who played for the Anaheim Ducks, Coventry Blaze, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers in the NHL.

Matt Beleskey was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 112th overall during the 2006 NHL Draft. He started his playing career with the Coventry Blaze before moving on to play for both the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers over a six-year span. 

Matt Beleskey announced his retirement from professional hockey at age 29 after failing to agree terms with another team ahead of this year's campaign.

In total, Matt Beleskey scored 176 goals and added 191 assists across 627 games in his career - an impressive tally that has seen him earn nominations for various awards including The Lady Byng Trophy (2009), Hart Memorial Trophy (2012) and Art Ross Trophy (2013). 

Now 33 years old, Matt Beleskey remains active outside of professional hockey as he spends time with his family and participates in charity work - most notably helping out children suffering from cancer through fundraising events such as The Night Before Hockey Challenge auction which he co-founded back in 2016.

11. Matt Stajan

Matt Stajan

Matt Stajan is a 39-year-old forward who was born in Mississauga, Ontario. He has played for the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs over his NHL career.

In 2010, he led all rookies with 24 goals and 54 points in 82 games. In 2013, he returned to the Flames as an unrestricted free agent and had another successful season, scoring 37 goals and 85 points in 80 games.

Matt Stajan signed with the Montreal Canadiens as a free agent in July of 2019 and is looking to help them return to the playoffs after missing out on the past two seasons. 

Matt Stajan was a standout player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and EHC München in his playing career.

He was drafted 57th overall by the Leafs in 2002 and spent his entire career with them before being traded to the Calgary Flames in 2019. 

Matt is known for his shooting ability from the left side and has scored over 200 goals throughout his NHL career. He retired after 19 seasons with the Flames at the end of 2018-19 season.

12. Ryan Ready

Ryan Ready

Ryan Ready is a left wing player and was drafted in the 3rd round, 87th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He has played for the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins over his career.

In 2005-06 he registered career highs with 26 goals and 52 points playing 73 games for Calgary Flames. 

He won a silver medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships as part of Team Canada's hockey team that finished fourth overall. Ryan married his wife Kelly on July 12th, 2010 in New York City after dating since 2003.

They have two children together - daughter Elle born in December 2012 and son Maximus born February 2014 Ryan Ready was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers 100th overall in the 1997 NHL Draft. 

He played for Iserlohn Roosters, EHC München and Calgary Flames, before ending his playing career in 2011. Ryan is a two-time Stanley Cup champion as part of the 2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers team and 2010-11 Calgary Flames team.

13. Nathan Robinson

Nathan Robinson

Nathan Robinson is a left wing who played for the Espoo Blues of the Finnish Liiga during the 2010-11 season. He was born in Amherstview, Ontario, Canada on December 31, 1981 and has been playing hockey since he was five years old.

Robinson first came to prominence when he starred with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2000 where they won gold medal. After spending two seasons with Jokerit of Finland's SM-liiga, Robinson signed with HC Sochi of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) prior to the 2009–10 season.

In 45 games for Sochi that season, Robinson recorded 11 goals and 16 assists as they finished fourth in their divisional standings; however, HC Sochi were unable to advance past the first round of playoffs that year due to financial problems within their organisation.

denotes playoff game denotes an overtime/shootout game All-Star selection Nathan Robison had a breakout year last year scoring 41 points.

Which led his team into post-season play only to be bounced early by eventual finalists HIFK Helsinki 4 games to 1 but came back strong this yr putting up 30+ again including 13 pts in his final 10 tilts leading Espoo Blues all way till finals series defeat against HPKH.

Marking 2nd highest point scorer ever from Sweden’s 3rd tier pro league after former super star Timra IK player Niklas Hagman(33).

His size makes him hard target & good penalty killer also averaging over 17 minutes per night on ice while being physical enought without crossing lines often resulting in penalties taken or missed giving teams fits trying not give him open looks especially late into games even.

If trailing big time which can cause fatigue later on espcially when key players start getting pulled leaving bench looking very thin towards end stages unless someone comes off itta rejuvenate them physically like happened vs HPKH once.

Hagman got subbed out midway thru 3rd period although Espoo wouldn't have made it easy losing Game 7 6OT thriller despite dominating most periods then again proving how clutch performer he can be regardless.

What stage his team is playing at winning/losing making everyone around him better both mentally & physically – will go down as one of finest Swedish imports.

14. Kent Hulst

Kent Hulst

Kent Hulst is a centre who played for the Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders in his NHL career. He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the eighth round of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.

The Sens traded him to Vancouver on October 3, 1995 in exchange for Tony Tanti and Mike Commodore. 

He would play with Vancouver until he was traded to the New York Islanders on March 4, 2000 as part of a deal that saw Scott Niedermayer go from Vancouver to NYI and Pat Verbeek coming back to VAN from NYI.

In total, Kent Hulst played 805 regular season games over 13 seasons with 526 points (237 goals, 311 assists). 

After retiring as an active player at the end of 2006-07 season he served as assistant coach with HC Davos of National League A Switzerland during 2007-08 before joining AHL affiliate Springfield Falcons coaching staff following 2008-09 campaign where they won Calder Cup championship under his guidance.

15. Chris Stanley

Chris Stanley is a retired professional ice hockey player. He played for the Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, and Pittsburgh Penguins over his career.

Stanley was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002 and 2003.

Stanley left the NHL after playing with Carolina in 2011-12 season due to concussion issues, but he has since returned to play internationally for Canada at various age levels.

In total, Stanley has scored 568 goals and 727 assists for 1,147 points in 925 regular season games played during his 10-year NHL career Stanley played for the Fischtown Pinguins of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga from 1997 to 2001.

He was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 90th overall in 1997 and has since played with them in both North America and Europe. Stanley is currently a defenseman with HC Davos of Switzerland's National League A, having signed with them prior to the 2016-17 season.

16. Craig Mills

Craig Mills was born in Toronto, Ontario on August 27th 1976. He is 6'0'' tall and weighs 198 lbs. Craig has played right wing for the Maple Leafs since he was drafted in the 2nd round (55th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Mills scored his first NHL goal on October 12, 2000 against Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jocelyn Thibault at Joe Louis Arena In 2004-05.

He led all rookies with 22 goals and 38 points in 81 games played as well as being named to the Calder Memorial Trophy voting committee which chose him as rookie of the year over Jarome Iginla and Pavel Datsyuk.

The following season saw him score 24 goals and 52 points in 79 games before breaking his ankle late in Game 82 against Buffalo Sabres resulting in missing almost half a season due to surgery complications including three screws placed into his tibia/fibula bone. 

After making a full recovery he returned to play 55 games during 2006-07 scoring 13 goals along with 33 assists for 48 points - finishing third behind only Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby.

In 2007-08, Mills had another strong season tallying 28 goals along with 44 assists for 70 points while leading all forwards by playing an average of 20:48 minutes per game - good enough for 4th place amongst all players.

His point totals ranked 11th among league leaders despite playing just 68 out of a possible 82 games due to injury once again. 

This included missed time early part of 2008 playoffs after being hit by Sergei Fedorov’s skate blade causing what would have been game 7 OT loss vs Colorado Avalanche that went onto become one of most heartbreaking playoff losses ever.

Ending their championship run at home however they did return 3 years later (more below) In 2009-10, Mills finished fifth on team with 31 goals & 56 pts helping lead them back to Stanley Cup Finals where they were defeated by Chicago Blackhawks more follows.

17. Brendan Gaunce

Brendan Gaunce

Brendan Gaunce is a 28-year-old centre/left wing player who was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in 2012. He has spent most of his career with the Utica Comets, scoring 43 goals and 105 points in 265 games played.

In 2015, Brendan led all rookies with 37 assists and was awarded the John Ferguson Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year. He signed an eight-year contract extension with the Canucks on July 9th, 2016 worth $36 million dollars.

Brendan is married to Hilary Knight and they have two young daughters named Harper and Remy (born February 2017). The native of Sudbury, Ontario plays for Team Canada at international events such as World Juniors, Spengler Cup, World Championships (2016) and Olympics (2018).

Brendan Gaunce was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2012 NHL Draft. He played for the Cleveland Monsters (AHL) before joining the Canucks in 2014-15. Brendan has spent most of his career playing with Vancouver, but he also had a stint with Boston Bruins during the 2017-18 season.

Brendan is currently an alternate captain for the Canucks and is considered to be one of their top prospects for future success in hockey.

18. Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker Career

  • 2001–02: Saint John Flames
  • 2003–04: Acadia Univ.
  • 2004–05: Acadia Univ.
  • 2005–06: Acadia Univ.
  • 2006–07: Texas Wildcatters
  • 2006–07: Milwaukee Admirals
  • 2006–07: Toronto Marlies
  • 2007–08: Schwenninger Wild Wings

Baker was drafted in the 3rd round, 68th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1999 NHL Draft. He played five seasons of junior hockey with the Kingston Frontenacs before being traded to Lowell Lock Monsters in 2001.

Baker made his professional debut with Lowell and scored 16 goals and 28 points over 55 games during his rookie campaign. In 2003-04, Baker split time between Lowell and Saint John Flames where he posted career highs for goals (27), assists (39) and points (62).

After three seasons with Saint John, Baker was dealt to Milwaukee Admirals at the 2006 trade deadline where he spent one season before returning to Canada to play for Toronto Marlies from 2007-11. 

In 2011-12, Baker signed as a free agent with Rochester Americans after spending two years playing overseas in Europe; Finland's HPK Helsinki and Sweden's Brynas IF Bergen BK amongst others.

Baker returned home to sign a contract with Albany River Rats on July 8th, 2016 following injuries suffered by teammate Mike Sgarbossa which resulted in him sitting out most of AHL playoff run en route to Calder Cup championship.

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19. Shawn Matthias

Shawn Matthias

Shawn Matthias is a forward who has played in the NHL for six seasons. He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the third round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing four seasons with Atlanta, he was traded to Pittsburgh in exchange for Jan Hlavac and a fifth-round draft pick in 2009. In his first season with Pittsburgh, he posted career highs across all statistical categories including points (34), goals (16) and penalty minutes (64).

The following year, Matthias helped lead Pittsburgh to their fourth Stanley Cup championship title as an alternate captain on one of the best teams ever assembled. 

Injuries hampered Matthias' second year with Pittsburgh and led him to sign with Winnipeg as a free agent prior to the 2013-14 season where he recorded 16 points in 48 games before being injured again which ended his season prematurely.

In May 2016, Matthias signed a two-year contract extension with Winnipeg worth $1 million per year.

20. Scott Thornton

Scott Thornton

Scott Thornton is a left wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was drafted by the team in the first round, 23rd overall, of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. In 881 career NHL games, Thornton has scored 209 goals and 315 assists for508 points.

His best season came in 2002-03 when he tallied 36 goals and 69 assists for 123 points. Prior to playing professionally, Scott played four seasons with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). 

He won two OHL Championships with London in 1990 and 1991 before being drafted by Toronto.

In 2004-05, Scott signed as a free agent with HC Davos of Switzerland's National League A (NLA). After one season there he returned to play hockey in North America with Tampa Bay Lightning from 2005 until his retirement after 17 seasons on May 5th, 2015. 

Thornton brings an element of toughness that we've been looking for," said coach Randy Carlyle following Thornton's signing.

"He can skate well enough but sometimes you need somebody who is going to battle along side those other guys." While primarily known as a goal scorer throughout his career - including during his time at Boston College where he led all NCAA skaters in scoring twice.

It should be noted that Atkinson helped shape Thornton into an all around player...Teammates have praised him as someone who leads by example both on and off the ice; always working hard regardless if things are going well or not.

In 2006-07 while captaincy duties were being handled primarily by Mats Sundin and Dany Heatley due to Shanahan taking over coaching duties midway through Davidson's year.

Thornton became just second Leaf since 1967-68 (Dave Andreychuk) to lead team offensively AND defensively. 

First leading team forwards averaging more than 21 minutes per game while also logging nearly 24 minutes per night shorthanded which ranked 7th most among playoff teams.

21. Richard Park

Richard Park

Park was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He made his professional debut with HC Ambrì-Piotta of the Swiss National League A in 1997-98, scoring 8 goals and 16 points in 44 games.

Park spent two seasons with Genève-Servette HC of the Swiss National League B, before joining Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for three years from 2001 to 2003. 

In 2006, he signed as a free agent with HC Ambrì-Piotta and has since played over 500 career regular season games for them, registering 191 goals and 379 assists for 616 points along with 231 penalty minutes.

On July 1st, 2012 Park signed a one year contract extension with HC Ambrì Piotta . On September 30th 2017 Richard retired from professional hockey at age 46 after playing 17 seasons in Switzerland , North America and Sweden.

22. Marc Dupuis

Marc Dupuis is a 46-year-old defenceman who has played in the AHL, IHL and Indy Ice. He was drafted by the Rochester Americans in the 3rd round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing for four seasons with Rochester, Dupuis was traded to Hershey in 2001 where he would spend seven seasons before being traded to Indianapolis in 2009. 

Marc Dupuis won a Calder Cup with Indianapolis during the 2010–11 season and also represented Canada at both World Championships (2005 & 2007) as well as at two Olympic Games (2002 & 2006).

In 2016, Dupuis signed with HC Sochi of Russian Premier League II where he spent one season before retiring from professional hockey following 2018–19 campaign with EHC Kloten of Swiss National League A Marc Dupuis played for the Orlando Solar Bears.

Fort Wayne Komets, Columbus Chill, Pensacola Ice Pilots and Amarillo Rattlers in the ECHL. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL Draft at 118th overall.

Marc Dupuis had a playing career that lasted from 1996 to 2002 with stints in both North America and Europe. Marc Dupuis is currently an assistant coach for HC Lugano of Switzerland's National League A (NLA).

23. Marc Rancourt

Marc Rancourt is a left wing player who has played for the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators and New York Rangers. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

He won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 2007-08 season. Marc Rancourt signed with the Nashville Predators on July 1, 2013 as a free agent after spending six seasons.

With the Montréal Canadiens organization where he established himself as one of team's most consistent players and cornerstone forwards along side Vincent Lecavalier, Daniel Brière and Brian Gionta The following year (2014-15).

Marc Rancourt appeared in all 82 games for Nashville scoring 20 goals to go along with 24 assists while helping lead them to their second straight playoff appearance finishing 3rd in Division standings behind St Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks In 2016-17 season however.

Injuries limited him to just 36 appearances scoring only 8 goals resulting in his departure from Nashville at 2017 trade deadline and being dealt to New York Rangers alongside Ryan Spooner.  

Injuries once again plagued him during his three years spent playing for NYR appearing in just 133 contests netting 25 goals before announcing his retirement from professional hockey at age 34 on October 10th 2018.

24. Remi Elie

Remi Elie

Remi Elie is a left wing who played for the Texas Stars in 2015. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

In his rookie season, he scored 10 goals and 21 points in 57 games with Habs' AHL affiliate, Hamilton Bulldogs. Elie has represented Canada at both under-18 (2008) and under-20 (2010) level.

Before making his senior debut at age 20 during the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships where he recorded 5 goals and 8 points in 7 games to help Canada win gold medal.

After being traded to Dallas prior to their inaugural season, Remi enjoyed a breakout year as one of their top offensive players tallying 48 points (17G+33A) in 82 regular season games along with 12 playoff points including an overtime goal against.

Minnesota that helped propel them into their first ever Stanley Cup Final appearance – they were eventually beaten by Pittsburgh Penguins 4–1.

25. Malcolm Subban


Malcolm Subban

Malcolm Subban is a goaltender who currently plays for the Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL. He was drafted by Montreal in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Malcolm has played consistently well throughout his career, and had an excellent rookie season with Montreal in 2014-15 where he won 33 games, led all rookies in goals against average (1.90), and finished third in voting for the Vezina Trophy behind Jonathan Quick and Tuukka Rask.

Injuries have been a problem for him since then though, limiting him to just 72 regular season games over four seasons from 2015-2018 due to various injuries including concussions which forced him out indefinitely after playing six games during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Knights acquired Subban as part of a trade with Nashville on June 20th 2018, and he quickly established himself as one of their top players posting 35 wins in 80 appearances before being voted MVP of the 2019 playoffs after leading Vegas to their first ever championship win.

26. Doug Doull

Doug Doull

Doug Doull is a Canadian professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Brigham Young University and was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 1997 NBA draft.

Doull has also played for the Utah Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks over his career. In 2008, he was named to the All-NBA Third Team and won an Olympic gold medal with Canada's men's team that year.

Doug Doull currently plays for Olympiacos Piraeus in Greece where he led them to their 16th Greek League championship in 2018–19 season Doug Doull was a left wing for the Manchester Storm, Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals in his playing career.

Doug Doull had an undrafted NHL career but played in over 500 games with four different teams. Doug Doull is most famous for being on the 2006 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals team that beat the Montreal Canadiens in seven games. 

Doug Doull retired from professional hockey after the 2006-07 season and now works as a television commentator for select NHL games.

27. David Tomášek

David Tomášek is a Czech Republic centre who has played for HC Pardubice, HC Lev Prague and the Rapid Vienna of the Austrian Hockey League. He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 3rd round (77th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft but never signed with them.

David Tomášek joined HCB Nürnberg for their 2017-18 season where he registered 25 points in 49 games before being traded to EHC München on January 1st, 2018. At 26 years old, David Tomášek is entering his sixth professional season and will be looking to improve on his 37 points from last year with EHC München.

A native of Prague, David Tomászek began playing hockey at an early age and quickly developed into one of Europe’s top young centres. 

David Tomášek played for HC Sparta Praha from 2013 to present. He is a defenseman and was undrafted in the NHL Draft. David has represented his country at several international tournaments, including the World Junior Championships (2011) and the IIHF World Championship (2015).

His younger brother, Jakub Tomášek also plays hockey professionally.

28. Stan Drulia

Stan Drulia Career

  • 1989–90: Phoenix Roadrunners
  • 1990–91: Knoxville Cherokees
  • 1991–92: New Haven Nighthawks
  • 1992–93: Atlanta Knights
  • 1992–93: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 1993–94: Atlanta Knights
  • 1994–95: Atlanta Knights
  • 1995–96: Atlanta Knights
  • 1996–97: Detroit Vipers

Stan Drulia is a retired American football player. He played for the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as several other teams in the NFL. Stan was born on January 5th, 1968, in Elmira, New York.

His parents were Italian immigrants who worked hard to provide their son with all he needed to succeed in life. Stan started playing football when he was just five years old and quickly developed into one of the best players in his area.

In high school, he led his team to a state championship game and received many honors along the way. After graduating from high school, Stan attended Penn State University where he played for legendary head coach Joe Paterno's squad during the 1990s.

In 1999, Stan was drafted by the Buffalo Bills and made an immediate impact on both sides of the ball; becoming one of only two players ever to lead both Teams (the other being Jim Brown). 

During his six seasons with Buffalo (1999-2004), Drulia registered over 100 tackles and seven interceptions - including three returned for touchdowns.

In 2004, after spending four seasons with Philadelphia (2003-2006), Stan signed with Miami Dolphins but struggled offensively before retiring at age 30 due to chronic knee injuries sustained while playing professional football.

29. Rob Pearson

Rob Pearson Career

  • 1989–90: Belleville Bulls
  • 1990–91: Belleville Bulls
  • 1990–91: Oshawa Generals
  • 1990–91: Newmarket Saints
  • 1991–92: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1991–92: St. John's Maple Leafs
  • 1992–93: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1993–94: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1994–95: Washington Capitals
  • 1995–96: Portland Pirates
  • 1995–96: St. Louis Blues
  • 1996–97: St. Louis Blues
  • 1996–97: Worcester IceCats

Rob Pearson was born in Oshawa, Ontario on March 8, 1971. He played his junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). 

In 1993, he signed with the Edmonton Oilers as a free agent and spent four seasons with their affiliate team in Springfield, Missouri before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks in 1997.

Pearson had two productive seasons with Anaheim before signing as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs prior to the 2000-01 season. 

He played six seasons with Toronto before being traded to Tampa Bay Lightning midway through the 2007-08 season where he would retire after playing just one game for them that year due to injury.

Rob is currently an assistant coach with his former team,the Ducks AHL affiliate Norfolk Admirals and also coaches at a summer hockey camp near his home town of Oshawa each July.

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30. Todd Hawkins

Todd Hawkins is a professional wrestler and actor. He was born in 1966 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Todd began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) in 1987 as an amateur wrestler before turning Professional in 1988.

In the 1990s he wrestled for several other independent promotions including the World Bodybuilding Federation (WBFF), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). 

Hawkins has appeared on many television shows such as "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno", "Late Night With Conan O'Brien", "VH1's Celebrity Fit Club" and more recently "Dancing with the Stars".

He married actress Danielle Panabaker in 2012 after being together since 2006; they have one child together - daughter Willow Katherine Hawkins-Panabaker - born March 2016. 

On October 25th 2018 it was announced that Todd had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer which he later passed away from on December 5th at age 56.

31. Cody McCormick

Cody McCormick

Cody McCormick was born in London, Ontario, Canada on April 18th 1983. He is a center and right wing player who has played for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild over his career.

In 2009-10 he had 32 points (15 goals and 19 assists) in 73 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks where he enjoyed great success playing alongside.

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews until they were both drafted into the NHL's top league - The Stanley Cup Finalist Los Angeles Kings claimed him in 2013 as their own after winning the Stanley Cup that year.

Cody McCormick then returned to play for New York Rangers from 2014-16 scoring 38 goals including 10 game-winners during this time but was released at season's end due to salary cap constraints by new management.

Despite rumors of rejoining his old team Columbus Blue Jackets prior to signing with Minnesota Wild on July 1st 2017. 

His final NHL club will be retiring his number 9 shirt when they face off against former club Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on January 2nd 2020.

Cody McCormick currently resides back home in London Ontario with wife Bailey & two young children Lincoln & Harper.

32. Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

Murphy was born in Inverary, Ontario on January 15, 1989. He played youth hockey for the Toronto Marlboros and later represented Canada at the World Junior Championships.

Murphy began his professional career with the Kingston Frontenacs of the ECHL before being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 2008. 

After playing one season with Montreal's American Hockey League affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs, he signed as a free agent with Anaheim Ducks in 2010 and won two Stanley Cups with them in 2012 and 2015.

Murphy has also played for San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators and Dallas Stars during his NHL career but is now an unrestricted free agent after opting out of a contract to return to Anaheim this summer.

Mike Murphy was a defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes from 2009-2015. Murphy played his junior hockey with the Dornbirner EC in Germany, before being drafted by the Hurricanes 165th overall in 2008.

Murphy made his NHL debut with Carolina during the 2010-2011 season and eventually became a fixture on their blueline over that span of time. In March 2015, Murphy signed as a free agent with Spartak Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). 

After one season in Russia's top pro league, Murphy retired from professional hockey at age 31 to pursue other interests outside of playing hockey.

33. Tony Cimellaro

Tony Cimellaro is a retired Canadian professional wrestler who is most famous for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment. Tony Cimellaro was born on June 14, 1971, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

After graduating from high school in 1990, Tony went to train at the Hart Brothers Professional Wrestling School and then worked as an assistant trainer before making his wrestling debut later that year.

In 1993, Tony made his first appearance on American television when he appeared on WWF Superstars alongside The Godfather and Dino Bravo as part of the team known as The Dungeon of Doom. 

In 1995,Tony formed a tag team with Chris Jericho called Team Canada which competed in various international tours including Japan's New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) promotion where they won the IWGP Tag Team Championship twice; once from Toshiaki Kawada and Jun Akiyama and again from Yuji Nagata and Kensuke Sasaki.

In 1998, after stints with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW)and Total Nonstop Action/Impact. Broadcasting Network (TNA), Cimellaro signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). 

There he became one-half of The Dudley Boyz along with Bam Bam Bigelow before splitting up two years later. He also had stints working under different names such as "Canadian Thug" Rocky Romero or "The Italian Stallion" Ric Flair.

It was during his time competing for WWE's developmental territory Florida Heavyweight Championship that he achieved mainstream success as champion Shortly after winning the title back from John Cena at Vengeance 2003.

He announced his retirement due to ongoing neck problems BUT HE RETURNS TO WRESTLING IN 2013.

At 6 ft 0in tall weighing 190lb this former world heavyweight champion has some serious strength behind him - whether its brawling inside or outside of the squared circle.

34. Steve Bancroft

Steve Bancroft

Steve Bancroft is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played for the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights in 2006, and was later signed by the Los Angeles Kings.

Steve has been playing professionally since 1988, when he joined the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL. After leaving Detroit, he spent time with several other teams before joining Omaha in 2006.

Steve won a Stanley Cup championship with Detroit in 2002, and also represented Canada at both the Winter Olympics (2002) and World Championships (1996). 

In 2007, Steve signed with LA as a free agent to play alongside his brother Darryl on their team's defense corps; this arrangement lasted until 2009 when they were traded to different teams again.

This time to L .A.'s then-rival Anaheim Ducks Following another season split between two teams (the Phoenix Coyotes), Stevie retired from professional hockey after 14 seasons in May 2013.

35. Dan Preston

Dan Preston Career

  • 2002–2009: Birmingham City
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2011: Birmingham City: 0: (0)
  • 2010: → Hereford United (loan): 4: (0)
  • 2011: → Hereford United (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2011–2014: AFC Telford United: 70: (2)
  • 2013: → Barrow (loan): 3: (0)
  • 2013: → Stourbridge (loan): :
  • 2014–2016: Tamworth: 59: (3)
  • 2016–2017: AFC Telford United: 7: (0)
  • 2016–2017: → Leamington (loan): 5: (0)
  • 2017: → Hednesford Town (loan): :
  • 2017: → Stourbridge (loan): 8: (2)
  • 2017–2018: Hereford: :
  • 2017: → Bromsgrove Sporting (dual): 8: (1)
  • 2018–2019: Stratford Town: 8: (0)
  • 2019: Sutton Coldfield Town: :
  • 2019: Nuneaton Borough: 1: (0)
  • 2019: Sutton Coldfield Town: 0: (0)
  • 2019–: Bedworth United: 15: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:00, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Dan Preston is a defender who currently plays for Bedworth United. Dan Preston first came to prominence as a teenager when he played for Birmingham City.

After leaving Birmingham City, Preston spent time on loan at Hereford United before signing with Bedworth United in 2014. Dan Preston has represented England at youth level and is likely to feature for the national team in the future.

Dan Preston is an aggressive defender who likes to get forward down the pitch whenever possible Dan Preston is a midfielder who has played for several clubs in the National League. He most recently signed with Sutton Coldfield Town, where he has made 15 appearances so far this season.

Preston is known for his creative play and ability to make passes from midfield. He was born in England but moved to the United States as a child, which may explain his excellent passing skills and awareness on the pitch. 

Preston is expected to feature prominently for Bedworth United during their playoff campaign this year; if they are successful, he could represent England at international level soon after.

36. Adam Payerl

Adam Payerl

Adam Payerl is a 31-year old right winger who plays for the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League. Adam was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the third round, 76th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

He has played his entire professional career with Nashville's AHL affiliate, Milwaukee. In 2015 he led all Admirals players with 36 points (16 goals and 22 assists). 

Adam also represented Team Canada at both the World Championships and Winter Olympics in 2014 and 2018 respectively where he helped lead Canada to a silver medal at each event.

Payerl was a centre for the Augsburger Panther from 2012 to 2014. He then played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but only appeared in one game before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks. Finally, he has been playing with the Winnipeg Jets since 2016-17 season. 

In total, Payerl has played 129 games in three different leagues and represented his country at several junior tournaments.

Adam is not known for having an explosive shot or great skating ability; however, he uses his body well and is always looking to make a play on either side of the ice. 

Payerl is reliable defensively and can kill penalties", commented Sportsnet's Craig Button after reviewing some of Payerl's recent stats.

37. Darryl Williams

Darryl Williams is a Canadian professional wrestler and actor, best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He started working as a wrestler in 1995, and made his televised debut on the WWE's main show Raw in 1998.

Williams went on to win the Intercontinental Championship twice, the United States Championship once, and was also the inaugural winner of The King of Ring tournament. 

In 2003 he left WWE to start his own promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he won several championships including the TNA World Heavyweight Champion.

He returned to WWE in 2010, winning back the Intercontinental Championship before leaving again two years later. Williams has appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout his career, most notably appearing as Corporal Fuzzy Brownlee on HBO's hit series Game of Thrones from 2012 until its conclusion in 2019. 

Darryl Williams currently works for Impact Wrestling under their Global Force brand alongside Bobby Lashley.

38. Doug Stromback

Doug Stromback was born on March 2, 1967 in Farmington, Michigan. He is 6'1" and weighs 195 pounds. Doug played for the Bakersfield Fog, Erie Panthers and Flint Spirits during his professional career.

His best season came with the Fog where he scored 36 goals and added 58 assists in just 82 games played. Doug retired from playing after the 2000-2001 season but continues to work as a scout for various teams around the NHL today.

Doug Stromback played eight seasons in the NHL with the Washington Capitals and Detroit Red Wings. He was drafted 124th overall by the Capitals in 1985 and spent most of his career playing on a bottom-six line. 

In 1988, he had a breakout season leading scorer for the Caps AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, scoring 52 goals and 153 points in just 66 games.

After spending two more seasons with Hershey, Doug signed as a free agent with Detroit in 1992 where he would play another seven seasons before retiring at age 36 following the 2000–01 season. 

A three-time Stanley Cup champion (1991, 1998, 2002), Doug is one of only nine players to win multiple titles with different teams in North American professional hockey history.

39. Craig Coxe

Craig Coxe is a retired American professional basketball player. Craig Coxe played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons, most notably with the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks.

He was known as an excellent scorer, rebounder, and passer. Craig Coxe won two NBA championships with the Pistons in 2004 and 2006. In 2007, he was named to the All-Star Team for the first time in his career.

After retiring from playing professionally in 2012, Craig Coxe began working as an analyst for ESPN's coverage of the NBA Playoffs . Craig Coxe was a talented defenseman who played for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, St.

Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks over his NHL career. Coxe had an impressive offensive record of 158 points in 465 games played. Craig Coxe retired following the 2000 season after playing 17 seasons in the NHL.

40. Craig Billington

Craig Billington

Craig Billington is a goaltender who played for the New Jersey Devils. He was born on September 11, 1966 in London, Ontario and raised there. He started playing hockey at an early age and quickly became skilled at it.

Craig attended college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he studied engineering before beginning his NHL career in 1989 with the Detroit Red Wings organization as their backup goalie behind Tom Barrasso. 

In 1996, he was traded to the New Jersey Devils along with Steve Duchesne in exchange for Mike Ricci and Todd Harvey which marked his first stint as starting goalie for any team other than Detroit or Boston Bruins organizations that drafted him originally (he had also been briefly loaned to Anaheim Mighty Ducks during 1992-93 season).

Craig has since amassed a record of 389 games played between regular season play, playoffs and international tournaments representing Canada where he won two Olympic silver medals (2002) alongside Chris Pronger; making him one of only six goaltenders ever to do so together with Patrick Roy, Ken Dryden, Dominik Hasek, Martin Brodeur and Ed Belfour). 

It wasn't until 2010 when Jaroslav Halak overtook him as Montreal Canadiens starting goaltender though Craig still remains among active goaltenders having appeared in more playoff games.

Than anyone else including 20 post-season contests thus far after spending 21 seasons from 1990–2009 either defending Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings or posting strong individual campaigns year over year such as 1997-98.

When tallying 39 wins against only 12 losses while amassing 2 shutouts en route earning himself First Team All Star selection by National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) voters – becoming.

Just second goalkeeper ever (after Grant Fuhr) to be honoured in this manner following the legendary Philadelphia Flyers netminder.

Bernie Parent's simultaneous induction into both the Hockey Hall of Fame & NHLPA's prestigious Award For Outstanding Performance At The Professional Level earlier that same off-season), 2001–02 campaign being voted Most Valuable Player Of The Year by fellow players following 38 victories.

916 save percentage; third highest single-season mark behind Jacques Plante .926 / 1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs marks outright league highs posted prior later that decade [highest margin of victory achieved without leading team.

41. Kevin Lalande

Kevin Lalande

Kevin Lalande is a goaltender who played for the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Lalande was drafted in the third round, 71st overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

He has also represented Canada at both junior and international level. In 2009 he won back-to-back OHL Goaltender of The Year awards as well as being named to the CHL All-Rookie Team. 

Lalande signed with Russian team Krylia Sovetov Samara prior to starting his professional career in North America with Texas Stars of AHL in 2011–12 season where he posted a record of 20 wins, 9 losses, 2 ties and 1 shutout en route to earning Calder Cup championship with Texas Stars that same year.

In 2012–13 Kevin moved on to play for HC Sochi of Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) but after only 10 games ended up signing an amateur try out contract with Edmonton Oilers.

Where he spent remainder of season before returning back to Russia for 2013–14 campaign playing for Avangard Omsk where again had success posting 17 wins and 3 losses while once more helping Avangard capture Kontinental Hockey League championship title.

42. Nikos Tselios

Nikos Tselios

Nikos Tselios is a well-known American football defensive lineman who has played for the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings in the NFL. He was born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, on January 20th 1979.

Nikos started playing organized football at the age of nine with his local team before making the move to college ball as a sophomore at Purdue University where he became one of their most prolific defenders ever, amassing over 100 tackles and 10 sacks during his time there.

After three seasons with Purdue, Nikos made an impressive jump up to the professional ranks when he signed with the Chicago Bears in 2001 after going undrafted following that year's draft class; however it would be four years until he finally made his debut for them in 2004 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (a game which saw him make two tackles).

During his five-year spell with Chicago, Nikos cemented himself as one of their best linemen by becoming a mainstay in Head Coach Lovie Smith's defense - appearing in all 16 games each season from 2006 to 2010 inclusive despite missing several weeks due to injury (and even being called up for Super Bowl XLV). 

In 2011, Nikos joined forces with new head coach Leslie Frazier and signed a two-year deal with then reigning NFC North champions Minnesota Vikings; but things didn't start off too smoothly as they finished 2012.

Without a win before going 4–12 last season under first-time head coach Mike Zimmer which led to Tselios' release at the end of this term having only managed 7 starts out of 12 appearances owing largely to ongoing injuries sustained throughout 2013 & 2014 including undergoing surgery on both hips.

This caused prolonged rehabilitation periods meaning that he wasn't able to compete fully until late September 2015 prior to returning home towards mid-October 2015 just six days later against Cincinnati Bengals.

Resulting 2 solo tackles & 1 assisted tackle while notching 3 quarterback hits during 34 minutes on field action (-1 sack).

43. André Deveaux

André Deveaux

Andre Deveaux is a veteran NHL centre who has played for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. He was drafted by the Rangers in the third round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Andre Deveaux scored his first NHL goal on November 5, 2006 against Tomas Vokoun of the Florida Panthers. Andre Deveaux signed with Boston as a free agent in July 2009 and helped them to win their fourth Stanley Cup in May 2011.

After playing one season with Dallas Stars, he returned to Boston for two more seasons before retiring at age 34 after 16 years in the league André Deveaux was born on September 15, 1984 in Quebec City, Canada. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2004-2018 before joining the New York Rangers as a free agent in 2019.

André Deveaux is a defenseman and has spent his entire NHL career with Montreal Canadiens (2004-2018). In total, he has scored 53 goals and added 210 assists for 269 points in 806 career games. 

Andre Deveaux won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 2016 and 2018 and also represented Team Canada at both World Championships (2014 & 2015) where they reached the final stage each time but lost to Sweden on both occasions.

44. John Purves

John Purves

Purves was born in Toronto, Ontario and played his youth hockey for the Scarborough Blues of the Mid-Ontario Junior Hockey League. He then attended Queen's University where he majored in business administration and played on the varsity ice hockey team as a right wing.

Purves turned professional with the Baltimore Skipjacks of the American Hockey League (AHL) before being traded to Washington Capitals later that year. 

In 1990, Purves made his NHL debut with Washington during their inaugural season and spent four seasons there before being dealt to ESC Kaufbeuren of Germany in 1995-96 where he finished out his playing career two years later after scoring 73 goals in 215 games over eight seasons.

After retiring from competition, Purves became an assistant coach with EC Red Bull Salzburg of Austria before taking up a role as head coach for HC Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia earlier this year.

Final Words

. . The Belleville Bulls were an iconic junior hockey team based in the city of Belleville, Ontario. The team was known for its passionate fans and strong play on the ice during its time as a premier junior hockey franchise.

Some of the best players to ever don the blue and white colours include Mario Lemieux, Brett Hull, Jarome Iginla, Curtis Joseph and Bernie Parent.

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Brandon McNally

I have been playing hockey my whole life. I am currently a professional hockey player with the Calgary Flames. I am also a part time coach at the University of Calgary and the head coach of the Calgary Northstars Minor Hockey Association. I have always wanted to be an NHL player and I am very excited to be one! My hobbies are playing hockey, coaching, and spending time with my family. LinkedIn

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