Kingston Frontenacs Best Players of All Time

Brandon McNally

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The Kingston Frontenacs are a junior hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League, proud to call the city of Kingston their home. With an impressive history that dates back over seven decades, they bring excitement and enthusiasm to every game day as fans fill Leon’s Centre for each match-up. Whether it is cheering on young prospects or supporting veterans with years under their belts, there’s no better place than at the rink when the Frontenacs hit the ice.

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1. Shane Wright

Seattle Kraken

Shane Wright

Shane Wright is a 19-year-old professional ice hockey player. Shane started playing ice hockey at the age of six and quickly became obsessed with the sport.

Shane attended Burlington Minor Hockey Association before moving to Seattle for his junior career in 2016–17, where he was named to the WHL First All-Star Team as a rookie.

In 2017, Shane was drafted by the Seattle Kraken in the 7th round of the NHL Entry Draft after impressing scouts with his speed and playmaking ability on offence and defence.

Shane made his debut for Seattle in their inaugural season of the North American League (NAL) against Minnesota Wild on October 12th, 2018 scoring an assist in a 3-1 victory. 

He has since played 34 games for Seattle over two seasons, scoring 11 goals and adding 16 assists while helping lead them to back-to-back playoff appearances before being eliminated by eventual NAL champions San Diego Gulls in 4 straight games during their second consecutive conference finals appearance this year.

However Wright's performance - which included seven points (3G+4A) through 5 playoff games - earned him league MVP honours nonetheless.

Shane announced that he would be returning to Canada for next season following Seattle's elimination from postseason contention but will still maintain ties to both organizations – signing an AHL contract with Toronto Marlies ahead of the 2019–20 regular season, reuniting him once again with the head coach. 

Dallas Eakins coached him previously when he starred at Western Hockey League (WHL) affiliate Vancouver Giants prior to turning pro; meanwhile continuing his affiliation.

With Kraken throughout the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs as they attempt to make history by becoming first ever team from outside traditional major leagues crowned Calder Cup Champions.

2. David Ling

Kingston Frontenacs

David Ling Career

  • 1995–96: Saint John Flames
  • 1996–97: Saint John Flames
  • 1996–97: Fredericton Canadiens
  • 1996–97: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1997–98: Fredericton Canadiens
  • 1997–98: Indianapolis Ice
  • 1997–98: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1998–99: Kansas City Blades
  • 1999–2000: Kansas City Blades
  • 2000–01: Utah Grizzlies
  • 2001–02: Syracuse Crunch
  • 2001–02: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • 2002–03: Syracuse Crunch

David Ling was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on January 9th 1975. He is a well-known Canadian actor and producer who has starred in many movies and television shows.

Ling is best known for his roles as Dr. Jack Shephard in the TV series "Lost" and Detective Constable Barry Frost on the show "Murdoch Mysteries".

Ling also produces films and has won several awards for his work in film industry including a Genie Award nomination for Best Motion Picture Producer - Drama at the 2004 Golden Globe Awards.

In 2013, he married actress Jenna Dewan Tatum after they had been dating since 2009. The couple have two children together: son Zen (born 2010) and daughter Everly (born 2012). 

David Ling currently resides in Los Angeles with his family David Ling was drafted 179th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1993. Ling played for the Nordiques from 1995-2002 before signing with the Atlanta Thrashers in 2003.

He has also played for the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, and Vancouver Canucks over his career. David Ling currently plays for HC Davos of Switzerland's National League A (NLA). In 2009, he won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks as an Alternate Captain.

Also Played For: saint john flames

3. Sam Bennett

Florida Panthers

Sam Bennett Career

  • NHL team: Florida Panthers
  • Former teams: Calgary Flames
  • NHL Draft: 4th overall, 2014
  • Calgary Flames
  • Playing career: 2015–present

Sam Bennett was born in East Gwillimbury, Ontario on June 20th 1996. He is 6'1" and weighs 200 lbs. 

He played junior hockey with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL before being drafted by the Calgary Flames in 2013, where he has spent his entire career to date.

Bennett has appeared in over 100 NHL games, scoring 25 goals and 43 assists for 68 points along with 215 penalty minutes. 

In March 2017, Bennett signed a three-year contract extension with the Flames worth an estimated $6 million USD per season including an annual salary cap hit of $2 million CAD each year through 2021-22 seasons. 

In October 2018, Bennett was named captain of Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey after being voted as one of two captains by his teammates Sam Bennett was born in Ottawa, Ontario on October 10th, 1997.

Bennett attended the prestigious Lower Canada College School where he played hockey for the school's varsity team as a freshman and sophomore. After two successful seasons at LCC, Bennett committed to playing hockey for the University of Calgary in 2014-15 season. 

In his junior year at UCalgary, Bennett led his team to a National Championship game against Harvard University but they lost 3-1. 

On March 26th, 2015 Sam Bennett was drafted 4th overall by the Florida Panthers in the NHL Entry Draft after being considered one of the top prospects available that year due to his outstanding play during juniors and college levels of hockey.

The Calgary Flames acquired him from Florida as part of an exchange involving Dougie Hamilton and Brandon Bollig on February 28th 2017 which marked his professional debut with both teams 7. 

He has since been traded twice more (to San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs) before signing with Boston Bruins on July 1st 2019 8. Currently playing with them in their inaugural season in Las Vegas.

Also Played For: florida panthers

4. Roland McKeown

Kingston Frontenacs

Roland McKeown

Roland McKeown is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the Charlotte Checkers in the American Hockey League (AHL). Roland was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the seventh round, 208th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

However he never signed with them and instead joined his hometown team, the Charlotte Checkers. In 2017-2018 season Roland led all AHL rookies in scoring with 54 points (24 goals and 28 assists) in 73 games played. 

He also recorded 14 points (six goals and eight assists) in 16 playoff games to help clinch Charlotte’s first Calder Cup trophy since 2002.

After another successful season where he scored 38 points (17 goals and 21 assists) in 60 regular season games as well as 10 more points including six goals and four assists during 17 playoff contests.

McKeown was named 2018-2019 AHL Player of The Year on May 3rd 2019 at an awards ceremony held at Spectrum Center prior to Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against Syracuse Crunch.

5. Matt Bradley

Washington Capitals

Matt Bradley

Matt Bradley is a veteran of the NHL, having played for 11 seasons. He has been with the Washington Capitals most recently, and was part of their Stanley Cup-winning team in 2017.

Bradley is known for his gritty play on both sides of the puck, as well as his ability to score goals. In 2018 he won the William Mathers Award, given annually to Canada's top professional hockey player based on character and contribution outside of playing hockey.

Outside of hockey Bradley works as an actor and producer; he has appeared in films such as "The Post" (2017) and "Darkest Hour" (2018).

Bradley was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 102nd overall pick of the 1996 NHL Draft. Bradley played with five teams during his playing career, including Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers, and finally Sharks again.

Bradley had a successful stint with San Jose after he rejoined them in 2012. He helped lead them to their only Stanley Cup Final appearance in franchise history that year. 

After his illustrious career as a player ended, Bradley went on to become an assistant coach for the Anaheim Ducks before being fired this past off-season . All things considered, Matt Bradley had a very successful hockey career both on and off the ice which is something to be proud of.

6. Keli Corpse

Keli Corpse

Keli Corpse was born on May 14, 1974 in London, Ontario. Keli played for the AHL's Fredericton Canadiens, Baltimore Bandits and ECHL's Wheeling Thunderbirds before signing with the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the AHL in 2009.

In 2013-14 Corpse played 44 games for Wheeling Nailers of the IHL before retiring from professional hockey at age 36 due to an injury sustained during a game against Rapid City Rush. Keli is currently working as a personal trainer and lives in Mississauga, Ontario with her husband and two children.

Keli Corpse played for the Grand Rapids Griffins, Fort Wayne Komets, Port Huron Border Cats and Rockford IceHogs in the International Hockey League. He was drafted 44th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1992. 

After playing four seasons with Montreal he left to play professionally in Sweden before returning to Canada to play with the Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

Keli Corpse retired from professional hockey after 2006 and now works as a physical therapist assistant in Michigan.

7. Michael Zigomanis

Lowell Lock Monsters

Michael Zigomanis Career

  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Phoenix Coyotes
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Djurgårdens IF
  • Toronto Maple LeafsB
  • NHL Draft: 64th overall, 1999
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • 46th overall, 2001
  • Carolina Hurricanes

Zigomanis is a veteran of the NHL, having played in over 1000 games. Zigomanis has spent his entire career with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, playing for them from 2000-2012.

Zigomanis was one of the most offensively gifted players on the team during his time there; he scored over 100 goals and 260 points in that span. 

After spending two seasons away from the NHL due to injury, Zigomanis signed with the Marlies as an unrestricted free agent in 2016 and has been performing well ever since.

He is known for his speed and ability to score goals both at even strength and on special teams – attributes which have helped him earn a reputation as one of Canada's top forwards at international competitions such as World Championships and Olympic Games. 

In recent years, Zigomanis has become more involved off ice - he founded a hockey school in 2013 which provides opportunities for underprivileged children to participate in organized hockey programs .

He also works closely with leukemia research foundations throughout North America raising money for pediatric cancer research initiatives.

Also Played For: toronto marlies

8. Chad Kilger

Chad Kilger

Chad Kilger is a right wing player who has played in the NHL for 11 seasons. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

In his career, he has scored 339 goals and 521 assists for 893 points in 906 games played. Chad also won gold with Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics and silver at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

On February 21st, 2014, Kilger announced his retirement from professional hockey after playing with HC Davos of Switzerland during the 2013-14 season. He currently works as an analyst on TSN's Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts alongside Don Cherry and Ron MacLean .

Chad married actress Margot Kidder on October 15th, 2009; they have one son together named Ryder (born 2010). 

Chad Kilger was drafted 4th overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1995 NHL Draft. He played for Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens before joining the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008.

Chad Kilger retired from professional hockey after playing with the Maple Leafs during the 2009-10 season. 

Chad Kilger is currently a color commentator for Western Hockey League games on TSN 1040 radio in Vancouver, BC with former teammate Jay Bouwmeester calling play-by-play duties for Kelowna Rockets games this season.

9. Taylor Doherty

San Jose Sharks

Taylor Doherty Career

  • 2011–12: Worcester Sharks
  • 2012–13: Worcester Sharks
  • 2013–14: Worcester Sharks
  • 2014–15: Worcester Sharks
  • 2015–16: Rapid City Rush
  • 2015–16: Toronto Marlies
  • 2016–17: Orlando Solar Bears

Taylor Doherty is a defender who has played for Eispiraten Crimmitschau in the Frauen Bundesliga. 

At 6'7" and 235 pounds, he is one of the taller players on his team, and he uses his size to intimidate opponents.

He plays right-handed and was born in Canada but grew up in Ontario. Taylor's older brother Ryan also played football at a high level, playing for Fulham FC and Toronto FC among other teams before retiring from professional play in 2014.

After graduating from college with a degree in business administration, Taylor signed with Eispiraten Crimmitschau ahead of the 2016 season where he has made 16 appearances so far this year scoring one goal Taylor Doherty was drafted 57th overall by the San Jose Sharks in 2009.

He played his first professional season with HC Bílí Tygři Liberec of the Czech Extraliga, and then moved to Toronto for the 2010-2011 AHL season. In 2011-2012 he played for Worcester Sharks of the ECHL before joining Providence Bruins of the NHL for 2012-2013 campaign. 

His most prolific year to date has been 2014-2015 when he scored 25 goals and 46 points in 73 games for Boston Bruins organization including Stanley Cup playoffs where they were eliminated by San Jose Sharks 4 games to 1.

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10. Chris Allen

Lausitzer Füchse

Chris Allen

Chris Allen played defence for the Ottawa Senators from 2004 to 2009. He was drafted by Ottawa in the 3rd round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. After leaving Ottawa, he signed with HC Davos of Switzerland in 2010 and then joined Vancouver Canucks on a one-year contract in 2011.

Chris Allen re-joined the Senators for the 2012–13 season before retiring at seasons end due to injury. Chris is married to his wife Kelly and they have two children together; Aiden (born 2001) and Harper (born 2006). 

Allen played for the Florida Panthers from 1997-2014. Allen had a lengthy playing career, spending ten seasons with the team.

He was drafted by the Panthers in 1996 and played his entire NHL career with them. After retiring as a player, Allen worked as an assistant coach for the AHL's San Antonio Rampage before joining Frisk Asker of Sweden in 2017.

11. Craig Rivet

Craig Rivet

Craig Rivet is a defenseman for the San Jose Sharks. He has been with the team since 2002 and has played in over 800 games. 

Craig was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, but he never played for them as they traded him to the San Jose Sharks before he ever made an appearance in a game.

Craig is married and has two children, one of whom plays hockey at major college level. Craig's father, Don, also played defense for several teams including Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings during his career (which ended in 1984). 

Craig helped Canada to win gold at both World Junior Championships (1991) and World Championship (1996), scoring six goals along the way while playing for Ottawa Senators junior squad between 1988-90 season.

Earning him selection to Team Canada that year alongside Mario Lemieux & Jaromir Jagr on what would be regarded as one of greatest Canadian squads ever assembled - capturing their 14th straight Gold medal at World Juniors.

In 2006/07 season Rivet tallied 38 points (10G-28A) playing 68 games averaging 23:53 minutes ice time per game - leading all Defensemen who qualified under 25 Minutes Played he finished 2nd on club behind only Joe Thornton with 8 power play assists.

He was +14 (+1=+13) this past postseason helping SJ secure their 17th playoff berth 2011 3rd place Norris Trophy finalist Craig Rivet is best known within hockey circles as being part of one of its most successful recent defenses.

Winning 4 division titles from 2007-2012 (' 07-'11), 5 conference championships (' 08-'12,' 10-'11,' 11-'12' ), adding another Stanley Cup Final appearance (' 12 ) against Pittsburgh Penguins after finally overcoming Chicago Blackhawks en route.

Averaging just over 22 minutes ice time/game each campaign, 'Reveille' – aka ‘Rivvy’ – possesses superb offensive instincts combined with a sound positional play. 

Which allows Head Coach Todd McLellan to trust him heavily down low even when trailing late in tight contests; exemplified by his pivotal role anchoring stout defensive unit during thrilling run to 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy as West Division Champions at Madison Square Garden.

12. Bryan Rodney

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Bryan Rodney

Bryan Rodney is a professional footballer who plays as a defender. He began his career with English club Middlesbrough, before moving to MLS side Columbus Crew in 2007.

Rodney spent four seasons with the Crew, helping them win two MLS Cups and one Supporters' Shield. In 2012, he joined RSL of Major League Soccer, where he has remained since then.

Rodney made his international debut for Canada in 2005 and has represented the country at several major tournaments, including the 2006 World Cup and 2010 World Cup finals. 

He announced his retirement from international football on January 22nd 2019 after Canada's loss to Uruguay in the Copa America Centenario final Bryan Rodney played his entire professional hockey career with the Carolina Hurricanes, Edmonton Oilers and HC Bolzano of the Italian Hockey League.

In 906 regular season games over 10 seasons, Bryan tallied 237 points (88G-153A) and was a key part of teams that advanced to the playoffs six times. Rodney also appeared in 34 playoff games, scoring 8 points (4G-4A). 

After playing out his contract with HC Bolzano at the end of 2016–17 season, he decided to retire from professional hockey after 11 years in which he showed consistency both on and off the ice.

13. Henri Ikonen


Henri Ikonen

Henri Ikonen is a left wing player who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 4th round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He has played for Syracuse Crunch, Karpat Oulu and HPK in Finland's top league, Liiga, over the past two seasons.

In his rookie season with Syracuse in 2014-15 he scored 9 goals and 18 assists for 27 points in 56 games played. In 2015-16 he led Karpat Oulu to their first Finnish championship since 2009-10 and then joined HPK on a three year deal as captain of their junior team prior to joining them full time during the 2016-17 season.

His 2017-18 campaign with HPK saw him score 30 goals and 36 assists for 66 points in 54 games played – good enough for 2nd place on Liiga's scoring list behind only Patrik Laine (64). 

After being named MVP of Liiga at its annual awards ceremony following the 2018–19 season Ikonen signed a three year contract extension with HPK worth an estimated $1 million per year starting from 2019–20 season.

14. Bobby Hughes

Bobby Hughes was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Astros in 1996. He made his MLB debut with the Atlanta Braves in 1997 and caught for them until 2001.

After a brief stint with the Cleveland Indians, he played for the Chicago White Sox from 2002 to 2007 before retiring at age 36 due to injury. 

In 2008, Bobby re-joined Atlanta as their catching coach but left after one year to join Texas Rangers coaching staff as hitting coach under Ron Washington where he stayed until being fired midway through 2017 season. 

On October 15th, 2017 it was announced that Bobby would be joining ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team alongside Joe Torre and Harold Reynolds starting in 2018 Hughes was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round of the 1988 amateur draft.

He made his MLB debut with the Brewers in 1998 and played for them until 1999. Hughes had a successful career as a Brewer, hitting .238 with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs during his time on the team. 

After leaving baseball, Hughes worked as an agent for several years before becoming head coach at Shepherd University in West Virginia in 2013.

15. Chris Gratton

Tampa Bay Lightning

Chris Gratton

Chris Gratton was born in 1975 and is from Canada. He played centre for the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2007-2011 before retiring. His notable achievements include being a two time Stanley Cup Champion with Tampa Bay, as well as three times playing in the All Star Game.

Chris currently works as an analyst on Hockey Night In Canada alongside Don Cherry and Ron MacLean. Chris Gratton was a highly touted player when he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round of the 1993 NHL Draft. He played for them from 1993 to 2009, recording 596 points in 984 games.

After leaving the Lightning, Chris Gratton had some success with the Philadelphia Flyers and then spent time with Buffalo Sabres, Phoenix Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche before ending his playing career with Florida Panthers in 2009. 

In addition to his hockey skills, Chris Gratton is also known for his charity work - most notably serving as captain of Canada's team at the World Championships in 2006 and 2010.

He currently works as an assistant coach for Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL where he helped guide them to their first Calder Cup championship this season.

16. Anthony Stewart

Florida Panthers

Anthony Stewart

Anthony Stewart is a right wing who plays for the Florida Panthers. He was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the first round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Stewart has played in over 700 games during his career, including 293 with the Panthers. In 2011-12, he led all Panther forwards with 76 points and helped lead them to their third playoff appearance in five seasons.

In 2013-14, Stewart set a new franchise record with 158 penalty minutes in just 82 games played - an average of more than six minutes per game. 

Anthony Stewart announced his retirement from professional hockey on July 1st, 2018 after 14 seasons playing professionally Anthony Stewart was drafted by the Florida Panthers in 2003.

He played for them until 2016, when he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers. Stewart had a successful playing career, winning four Stanley Cups with the Panthers and one with Atlanta. After his playing days were over, Stewart became a head coach for the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.

17. Radek Smoleňák

HC Slovan Bratislava

Radek Smoleňák

Radek Smoleňák is a left wing who has played for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, and HC Sparta Praha. He was drafted in the third round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In his rookie season with Tampa Bay he scored 10 goals and 21 points in 63 games. The following year he had another good campaign scoring 14 goals and 36 points in 72 games as well as being nominated for both the Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) and Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (most gentlemanly player).

After two more seasons with Tampa Bay, Smoleňák signed with Chicago where he spent four years before moving to HC Sparta Praha ahead of the 2013-14 Czech Extraliga season. 

While playing for Chicago, Smoleňák won a Stanley Cup championship in 2010 alongside Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith

However this would be his only taste of major league hockey success thus far having failed to recapture that form at either team since leaving Chicago after three unsuccessful seasons apiece between 2015-2018 respectively.

18. Cory Emmerton

Lausanne HC

Cory Emmerton

Cory Emmerton is a Canadian centre who has played for the Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings in his NHL career. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the third round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his debut with Detroit during the 2009-10 season, scoring two goals and adding five assists in 55 games as a rookie. In 2011-12 he improved offensively, recording 26 points (10 goals and 16 assists) while playing all 82 games for Detroit.

The following year he had another strong campaign with 38 points (15 goals and 23 assists). 

After spending time on loan at Laval Rouge et Or of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League during 2014-15, Emmerton signed as a free agent with Ottawa on July 1st 2015 where he would score 22 points in 46 games before being traded to Los Angeles on February 28th 2016 .

With LA he recorded 24 points (11 goals and 13 assists) over 59 games before injury forced him out of action late in the 2017-18 season which ultimately led to him signing with HC Sochi of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League on April 6th 2018.

19. Cail MacLean

Cail MacLean Career

  • Trenton Titans
  • Cleveland Lumberjacks
  • Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
  • Indianapolis Ice
  • Michigan K-Wings
  • Lowell Lock Monsters
  • Philadelphia Phantoms
  • Grand Rapids Griffins
  • Providence Bruins
  • Hartford Wolf Pack
  • Hershey Bears
  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Cail MacLean is a right winger who has played for Trenton Titans, Cleveland Lumberjacks and the Vancouver Canucks. 

MacLean was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the first round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft but never played for them as he was traded to Vancouver before playing a game with them.

He finally made his debut with Vancouver in 2002-03 and went on to play 257 games over six seasons with them before signing with Columbus Blue Jackets in 2006-07. 

After only one season there he signed again this time with Ottawa Senators where he finished his career after four more seasons at age 34.

In total Cail Maclean scored 97 goals and added 145 assists for 262 points during his professional hockey career which shows just how effective he was from both sides of the puck; being able to score goals as well as help create chances for others on offence or defence respectively. 

Currently, MacLean works as an executive vice president within Bell Media's sports division alongside former NHL players Ilya Kovalchuk, Jarome Iginla and Jamie Langenbrunner amongst others.

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20. Marc Moro

Marc Moro

Moro was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in a hockey-playing family. Moro played professional ice hockey for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, and San Jose Sharks before retiring in 2006.

Moro is currently the co-owner of the AHL's Toronto Marlies team and an assistant coach with Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships. In 2009, Moro became president of Hockey Operations for NHL club Tampa Bay Lightning after serving as vice president from 2007 to 2009 under then-president Thad Levine.

On July 2nd 2016 Marc Moro was named head of global soccer operations for Manchester United FC following his acquisition by new owner Anthony Wilson. 

Marc Moro was drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1997 NHL Draft and played for them until 2007. He then moved on to play for Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Ottawa Senators before retiring in 2007.

Marc Moro is a two-time Stanley Cup champion (2002 with Anaheim and 2006 with Ottawa). In 2002 he also won an Olympic gold medal as part of Canada's team at the Salt Lake City Olympics.

21. Brett Clouthier

Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees

Brett Clouthier

Brett Clouthier is a left wing who has played for the Albany River Rats since 2004. He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 2002 and made his NHL debut with them in 2003-04.

However, he spent most of his time with the AHL's Binghamton Senators before moving on to Albany in 2007-08. In total, Clouthier has scored 149 goals and collected 328 assists during his professional career.

He announced his retirement from hockey after playing for Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia where they reached the final but lost 4-3 to Sweden.. Brett Clouthier was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 1998 NHL Draft.

He played for them until 2012 when he retired due to injury. In his career, Brett Clouthier had a total of 657 points (269 goals, 378 assists) in 810 games. 

Brett is known as one of the best defensive forwards in the league and is often credited with being able to shut down opposing offenses.

Brett has also been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including 3 times for an MVP award and once for a Hart Trophy nomination. 

After retiring from professional hockey, Brett currently works as an analyst on Fox Sports Network's coverage of the National Hockey League playoffs.

22. Mike Smith

Edmonton Oilers

Mike Smith Career

  • NHL team: Edmonton Oilers
  • Former teams: Dallas Stars
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes
  • Calgary Flames
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 161st overall, 2001
  • Dallas Stars

Mike Smith is a goaltender for the Phoenix Coyotes. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round, sixth overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Smith played his junior hockey with Kingston Frontenacs and Kitchener Rangers before being signed by Tampa Bay as an 18-year-old free agent in 2000. 

After playing three seasons with Tampa Bay's minor league affiliate Norfolk Admirals, he made his NHL debut on October 9th, 2003 against the Montreal Canadiens at 19 years old.

In 2004–05 season he helped lead Norfolk to their first Calder Cup championship and earned First Team All American honours from USA Hockey that year; also finishing fifth in Vezina Trophy voting behind Martin Brodeur (New Jersey), Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus), Miikka Kiprusoff (Calgary) and Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Anaheim). 

In 2006–07 season Smith had one of his best campaigns statistically recording a 26–16–7 record with 2 shutouts en route to earning Second Team All Star honours while helping Norfolk reach the Conference Finals where they were defeated 4 games to 1 by Philadelphia Flyers;.

Also winning goaltending award at AHL Annual Awards Ceremony that year – Most Valuable Player - Goaltender category beating out Brian Boucher (.613 Save Percentage vs .927 Sv% for Boucher).

The 2007 playoffs marked Mike Smith's first taste of Stanley Cup Playoffs action when he started all six games as backup to Nikolai Khabibulin as TampaBay reached Eastern Conference Semifinals only to be eliminated 3 games to 0 by Ottawa Senators.

However it would later be revealed that Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson wore a "choking hazard" strap which caused him discomfort during game 6 so Khabibulin got relief allowing Mike Smith win the playoff series MVP award.

After going 5/0 with two shutouts including a Game 7 deciding victory over Ottawa who scored just two goals total over 6 games despite leading 3 times in series standings prior 14 months since acquiring him from TampBay via trade on February 23rd, 2008 along with Cory Conacher & Jeff Norton for Ben Bishop, Steve Downie & future considerations).

On July 1st 2009 MikeSmith was traded along with Rostislav Olesz & 2011 2nd round pick (#41-Brayden Schenn) TO St Louis.

23. Sean Day

New York Rangers

Sean Day

Sean Day was drafted in the 5th round, 134th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads in the 2017 CHL Import Draft. 

Sean Day played major junior hockey with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL where he had 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists) in 58 games as a rookie before being traded to Gatineau Olympiques at the end of his freshman season.

In 67 games with Gatineau, Day tallied 45 points (17 goals, 28 assists). After completing his draft eligibility and playing one more year with Gatineau during which he scored 12 points in 21 playoff games, Day signed an entry level contract with the Steelheads on May 15th 2018. 

Day made his professional debut for Mississauga on September 9th against London Knights recording an assist on Kasperi Kapanen's first period goal that sealed a 4-1 victory for Mississauga.

24. Gabriel Vilardi

Los Angeles Kings

Gabriel Vilardi Career

  • NHL team: Los Angeles Kings
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 11th overall, 2017
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Playing career: 2018–present

Vilardi was born in Kingston, Ontario. He played junior hockey with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL before being drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Vilardi made his professional debut in 2017-2018 with ECHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs. 

In 2018-2019 Vilardi signed a two-year contract extension with LASK Linz of Austria’s EBEL league and recorded 43 points (20+23) in 49 games for Linz during that season to be named EBEL Forward of The Year.

On October 5th 2019, Vilardi scored his first career hat trick against HC Plzeň who were playing their last game before going out of business at home ice arena Pardubice wearing #44 which is also worn by former NHLer.

Jaromír Jágr since he retired from playing professionally in May 2019 after 14 seasons abroad including parts of three seasons spent playing for Plzeň scoring 146 points (86+68) over 204 regular season games combined between 2006/2007 – 2010/2011).

Later on same day, he registered an assist on Nikita Zadorov’s overtime winning goal as Toronto Marlies secured 3-1 victory over Hartford Wolf Pack clinching top spot in American Hockey League Eastern Conference playoff standings thereby earning automatic qualification into 2020 AHL playoffs where they eventually lost 4–2 against Hershey Bears in Calder Cup Finals.

Gabriel Vilardi has represented Canada internationally at both Under 18 & World Junior Championships appearing eight times scoring six goals and adding 12 assists for 18 points helping.

Canada win gold medal at both tournaments back to back (2017 U18 WHC & 2018 WJC), becoming only player ever to do so representing country twice consecutively.

In addition Gabriel Vilardi has appeared five times for Team Ontario at National Men's Summer Games competition - 2017 MHSG competing under 17 age group achieving silver medal behind USA team led by Patrick Roy while also recording four assists.

2018 MHSG where Team Ontario finished fourth place overall losing semifinal game 0–4 to eventual silver medallists Russia; 2019 MHSG held this year. 

July 6th through 10th hosted jointly by Manitoba and Saskatchewan finishing sixth place once again behind Sweden, Finland, hosts Manitoba, Switzerland and Latvia respectively and finally most recently 2020 MMGS taking part under 19 age group captained by.

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25. Jan Bulis

Traktor Chelyabinsk

Jan Bulis

Jan Bulis was born in 1978 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia. He played for the Washington Capitals from 2001 to 2006 and then the Montreal Canadiens from 2007 to 2009.

Jan Bulis is a centre who shoots right-handed. Jan Bulis has appeared in over 550 NHL games, scoring 113 goals and adding 207 assists for 308 points along the way. 

After leaving the NHL, Jan Bulis signed with HC Plzen of the Czech Extraliga where he currently plays as captain of their team Jan Bulis played for HC Pardubice in the Czech Extraliga from 1997-2015.

He was drafted 43rd overall by the Washington Capitals in 1996 and spent his entire playing career with them. Jan Bulis is most known for his time with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) where he won a championship in 2013-14. 

After ending his NHL career, Jan Bulis signed with HC Plzen of the Czech Republic's top league, Ligue A, to play out the 2016-17 season before retiring at age 36.

26. Kevin Grimes

Grimes is a 43-year-old Canadian actor and comedian. He has appeared in several TV shows, including "The Office" and "Trailer Park Boys". Grimes also starred in the comedy film "Punchline", which was released in 2011.

In 2013, he joined the cast of CBC's new comedy series "Schitt's Creek". His character on Schitt’s Creek is named Johnny Drama and he plays an aspiring actor/manager who starts working for the town’s eccentric residents.

Recently, Grimes reprised his role as Jim Halpert on The Office US spinoff series “New Girl” for three episodes after original star Zooey Deschanel left the show to start a family. 7 He also voiced Bart Simpson in two episodes of Fox’s animated sitcom “The Simpsons” last year.

Grimes recently finished work on another movie called “Dirty Little Secrets” which will be released this winter.

27. Drake Berehowsky

Drake Berehowsky Career

  • 1993–94: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1994–95: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1994–95: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1995–96: Cleveland Lumberjacks
  • 1995–96: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1996–97: Carolina Monarchs
  • 1996–97: San Antonio Dragons
  • 1997–98: Hamilton Bulldogs
  • 1997–98: Edmonton Oilers
  • 1998–99: Nashville Predators

Drake Berehowsky was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on January 3, 1972. He is a defenceman and played for the San Antonio Rampage from 2005 to 2008. 

After leaving the Rampage, he signed with HC Sochi of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in Russia and remained there until 2013 when he moved back to North America, this time joining the Calgary Flames.

Berehowsky has also played for Team Canada at three different levels: under-18 (1991), under-20 (1992), and junior A (1993–1994). 

In 2013, Berehowsky retired from professional hockey after playing his last game for the Calgary Flames against Vancouver Canucks where he recorded an assist in a 5-1 victory.

He currently works as an assistant coach with his old team HC Sochi of the KHL Drake Berehowsky was selected 10th overall in the 1990 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He played for six different teams during his playing career, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks. 

Berehowsky was a two-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Edmonton Oilers in 2006 and 2007. After retiring from hockey in 2006, Drake entered into broadcasting with TSN/RDS where he currently works as an analyst on their coverage of Canadiens games.

28. Trent Cull

Trent Cull

Trent Cull is a defenceman with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the seventh round, 210th overall, of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

After several seasons in juniors and college, he made his pro debut with Ottawa's affiliate team in their IHL division in 1998-99 season. In 2000-01 he joined Johnstown Chiefs of ECHL as a free agent signing where he helped lead them to championship that year.

The next season (2001–02) Trent played for Fredericton Monarchs of AHL after being signed as a free agent by Montreal Canadiens on February 25, 2002 . With Monarchs he won Calder Cup Championship that year and also led league scoring for defensemen with 35 points (10 goals and 25 assists).

Moving up to big club Trent spent most of 2003-04 playing for Hamilton Bulldogs before spending time at four different teams during 2004-05 lockout: Springfield Falcons (AHL), Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL), Luleå HF (Sweden's top league) & Long Beach Ice Dogs(EIHL).

On July 1 2005 Washington Capitals re-signed him to two one way contracts worth $1 million each; however9.; on January 10 2006 Tampa Bay Lightning traded his rights along with Brad Stuart & Steve Downie to Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Chris Kunitz.

Patrice Bergeron & San Jose Sharks' 3rd round pick (#64); this trade became official on March 5 2006 when both parties agreed to terms.(Cull did not play any games that season due to knee surgery).

Released from contract by Anaheim Ducks late November 2007 without having appeared in an NHL game.

29. Shane O'Brien

Tampa Bay Lightning

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Shane O'Brien was born on August 9, 1983 in Port Hope, Ontario. He played his minor hockey for the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). 

Shane O'Brien made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks during the 2003-04 season and has since played for Calgary Flames (2007-08), Vancouver Canucks (2008-09) and Pittsburgh Penguins (2009-10).

In 2010, he signed a one year contract with HC Sochi of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League but left at midseason to return to Canada where he joined the Ottawa Senators. 

O'Brien subsequently re-signed with Ottawa for two more years before joining Colorado Avalanche as an unrestricted free agent in July 2015.

Shane O'Brien is currently playing defence for Toronto Maple Leafs organization after being acquired in a trade from Carolina Hurricanes on February 26th 2016.

30. Peter Hamerlík

Peter Hamerlík

Peter Hamerlík is a goaltender who has played in the Czech Extraliga, Swedish Hockey League, North American Professional Hockey League and AHL. 

He was drafted by the Cincinnati Cyclones in the fifth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Hamerlík made his professional debut with HC Kladno in 2000-01 season before joining HK 36 Skalica for two seasons from 2001-03. 

In 2003, he signed with Kingston Frontenacs where he spent three seasons before moving to Cincinnati Cyclones for one season in 2007-08 and then Providence Bruins for two years from 2008-10.

After spending time with Augusta Lynx (2010–11), Reading Royals (2011–12) and Free agent (2013–14), Peter joined HK36 Myjava ahead of their inaugural Elite league campaign in 2015/16 season.

Where he led them to victory in Championship playoff final against Zlin U19 team 4 games to 2 after posting impressive stats including 35 wins out of 48 matches played during regular championship stage earning him title as 'Champion GP'.

31. Tyler Moss

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Tyler Moss Career

  • 1993–94: Kingston Frontenacs
  • 1994–95: Kingston Frontenacs
  • 1995–96: Atlanta Knights
  • 1996–97: Adirondack Red Wings
  • 1996–97: Grand Rapids Griffins
  • 1996–97: Muskegon Fury
  • 1996–97: Saint John Flames
  • 1997–98: Calgary Flames
  • 1997–98: Saint John Flames
  • 1998–99: Calgary Flames

Tyler Moss is a former goaltender in the NHL. He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 9th round of the 1995 draft. He played for Edmonton, Anaheim and Columbus before retiring in 2006-07.

After his retirement from playing hockey, Tyler became a goaltending coach with HC Sochi of Russia's KHL where he coached until 2012-13 when he moved to North America to become head goalie coach at Cleveland Monsters of AHL affiliate Syracuse Crunch Tyler Moss was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1995 NHL Draft.

He played for them until 2012. Tyler Moss is best known for playing with HC Spartak Moscow and the Vancouver Canucks, but he has also played for Carolina Hurricanes, Calgary Flames, and Amur Khabarovsk in Russia. Tyler Moss retired from hockey in 2012 after 14 seasons playing professionally.

32. Marc Lamothe

Marc Lamothe

Lamothe is a goalie who has played in the NHL for both Ottawa and Montreal. Lamothe was drafted by Ottawa in the third round of the 1995 draft, and he made his debut with them in 2001-02.

He spent four seasons with the Senators before moving on to Montreal as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Alex Kovalev to Ottawa. 

Lamothe had a solid tenure with Montréal, posting save percentages above .920 each season from 2006-07 through 2009-10 while appearing in at least 40 games each year during that time period.

In 2010-11, Lamothe struggled mightily (alongside Carey Price) and was traded to Columbus midway through the season where he would finish out his career playing for them from 2011-12 until 2015-16 when he retired altogether. 

Lamotte currently works as a goaltending coach for HC Sibir Novosibirsk of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

33. Sean Gauthier

Sean Gauthier

Sean Gauthier is a goaltender who has played in the NHL for 17 seasons. He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the second round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.

Gauthier made his debut with the Thrashers on November 15, 1995 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 2003, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens where he remained until 2007 when he was traded to Calgary Flames .

On July 1, 2010, Gauthier signed as a free agent with HC Sochi of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). After two years in Sochi, Gauthier returned to North America and signed with HC Val-d'Or of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) on August 16th 2015.

Sean Gauthier played for the San Jose Sharks from 1991-2005. In his NHL career, he tallied 181 points in 515 games. He was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 1991 and went on to play for them until 2005. 

Sean is most well-known for being a member of Canada's national team which won gold at the World Championships in 1996 and 2004 as well as silver at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

After retiring from playing, Sean became an assistant coach with the Windsor Spitfires of Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where he still resides today.

34. Brett Lindros

Brett Lindros

Lindros was drafted first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Lindros played for Quebec, Philadelphia, and New York Rangers before being traded to Toronto Maple Leafs midway through the 2003–04 season.

He became a free agent after playing two seasons with Toronto, signing a six-year contract with the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres in 2006. 

After one year with Buffalo, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens at the 2011 trade deadline; however, he only played eight games for Montreal before retiring due to concussion concerns.

Lindros returned to play in Sweden during 2013–14 season but retired again following that campaign due to continued head injuries symptoms.

In February 2017 it was announced that Lindros had signed with ECHL team Brampton Beast as an assistant coach under new head coach John Stevens. Brett is married and has three children: sons Brody (born 1999), Riley (born 2002) and daughter Rylee (born 2005).

His autobiography "Brett: My Story" was published on October 3rd 2018.

Final Words

. . The Kingston Frontenacs are a junior hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League, proud to call the city of Kingston their home. The Frontenacs have had some great players over the years, but there is no one player who stands out more than any other.

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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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