Phil Esposito is a Canadian member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, a former professional hockey player, and a sports personality. Phil Esposito’s expansive sports career dates back to the 60s when he began his NHL career playing for the Chicago Black Hawks. Esposito played a total of 18 seasons in the NHL in teams like the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins, winning two Stanley Cups with the latter. Phil Esposito is considered one of the greatest players of all time, being the first player to score more than 100 goals in a season, doing so a total of five times.
Post-NHL career, Phil coached the New York Rangers for a brief time before going on to found the Florida-based Tampa Bay Lightning, where he now serves as a commentator.
Alexei Yashin is a former Russian professional hockey player who played for both Russian and American hockey leagues. Having played a total of twelve seasons in the NHL, Alexei Yashin played for the Ottawa Senators and the New York Islanders. In his Russian career, he additionally played for the Russian Superleague and Kontinental Hockey League for Dinamo Moscow, CSKA Moscow, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, and SKA Saint Petersburg.
Carol Alt is an American actress, model, and author who expands to film, and television, starring in a number of Italian films. Carol Alt starred in films like The Protector, Peter Benchley’s Amazon, and Snakehead Terror.
Carol Alt also hosted her own Fox News show, A Healthy You and Carol Alt, in which she discussed health and wellness with medical professionals and celebrities.
Carol is currently a partial owner of the Las Vegas-based Vegas Golden Knights NHL team. She is also a regular on the lecture circuit, where she speaks about health and nutrition.
Rögle BK is a professional hockey team based out of Ängelholm. The team was originally founded in 1932 as a club team for bandy, a precursor to hockey, which is where the team derives its name, “Rögle Bandyklubb.” The team joined the Swedish Hockey League, most recently in 2015. The team’s home stadium is the Catena Arena.
Manchester Storm is a British professional hockey team playing in the British Elite Ice Hockey League. The team was originally founded in 1995 and reformed in 2015. In 1999, the team won the league championship, before again winning the Autumn Cup the following year. In 2018 the team won the EIHL’s Patton Conference playoff. Currently, the team’s home arena is the Altrincham Ice Dome.
Vladislav Namestnikov is a Russian professional hockey center for the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars. Namestnikov played for various teams within the league, including the New York Ranges, Ottawa Senators, Detroit Red Wings, and Tampa Bay Lightning. At the very start of his career, he played for Moscow’s native Khimik Voskresensk team.
Vince Dunn is a Canadian professional hockey defenseman who currently plays for the National Hockey League’s Seattle Kraken. Dunn began his professional hockey career with the American Hockey League’s Chicago wolves in 2016, receiving a Top Prospects award from the NHL the previous year. In 2019 he helped the St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup.
Nolan Patrick is a Canadian professional hockey player for the National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights. Patrick began his professional career playing for the Philadelphia Flyers, making his debut in 2017, with his team making the Stanley Cup playoffs that very year. In 2021, Patrick joined the Vegas Golden Knights.
Jayce Hawryluk is a Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Swedish League’s Skellefteå AIK. Hawryluk made his professional debut in 2016 with the Springfield Thunderbirds before going on to play with the Manchester Monarchs, Florida Panthers, and Ottawa Senators. As a minor, Hawryluk won the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Justin Azevedo is a Canadian professional hockey player currently playing for the Ak Bars Kazan hockey team of the KHL. Azevedo first professionally played for the Manchester Monarchs before moving on to play for the Finnish Lukko and Czech Republic’s Lev Prague before homing in Kazan, Russia, where his current team is based. In 2018, his current team, Ak Bars Kazan, won the KHL’s Gagarin Cup, and Azevedo was titled Playoff MVP that same year.
Bradley Malone is a professional hockey player currently playing for the American League’s Bakersfield Condors. He is also under contract with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers as a center. Malone got his start in Hockey at the age of 15 while attending the Cushing Academy, a school known for its output of professional athletes.
Ryan Malone, nicknamed “Bugsy,” is an American hockey player who, at the end of his career, played for the New York Rangers. Throughout his career, Malone played for Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins. During his time with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he was added to the 2010 United States Olympic ice hockey team and won a silver medal in his time as an Olympic athlete.
Zack Boychuck is a professional hockey player currently working for the German Ice Hockey League’s Eisbären Berlin. Originally from Canada, Boychuk made his NHL debut with the Carolina Hurricanes. During his time in the NHL, Boychuk played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators, as well as playing for teams in the AHL like the Albany River Rats, Charlotte Checkers, and more.
Morgan Ellis is a professional hockey defenceman currently playing for the German Ice Hockey League’s Eisbären Berlin. Ellis made his AHL debut with the Hamilton Bulldogs and since has joined several teams from many leagues like Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Wolves, Färjestad BK, and more.
Graham McPhee is a professional hockey player originally from Bethesda, Maryland. McPhee made his professional debut with the Bakersfield Condors, for which he currently plays. Before playing professionally, McPhee was a collegiate player for the NCAA Boston College ice hockey team.
Cooper Marody is a professional hockey player under contract with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers while currently playing for the AHL’s Leigh Valley Phantoms. As a Junior, Marody played for the Green Bay Gamblers and as a collegiate player for the Michigan Wolverines, where he was named an AHCA Second Team All-American.
Seth Griffith is a professional ice hockey player currently playing forward with the Bakersfield Condors. Griffith has played in several leagues, including the NHL, OHL, and AHL. During his time with the AHL, Griffith was named to the AHL’s First All-Star team. Griffith made his NHL debut in 2014 with the Boston Bruins against the San Jose Sharks.
Adam Cracknell is a professional hockey right winger currently playing for the AHL’s Tuscon Roadrunners. Cracknell is also an Olympic athlete, having competed in the 2022 Winter Olympics. Cracknel has played for various teams during his professional career, from Columbus Blue Jackets, Los Angeles Kings, St Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, and more. In 2006, he was awarded the West Hockey League’s West Second All-Star.
Danny Kristo is a professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Sheffield Steelers in the British EILHL. As a collegiate player, Kristo played for the University of North Dakota, where he was awarded selection to the 2012–2013 All-WCHA First Team. Kristo made his professional debut with the Hamilton Bulldogs and has since played internationally for teams like Dinamo Riga, the Swedish Brynäs IF, and Kunlun Red Star.
Mike Kapala is a professional hockey defenseman currently playing for Västerviks IK in Sweden. During his college years, he played for the University of Massachusetts Lowell, making team captain his junior year. After college, Kapla made his debut in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils before moving on to the AHL Binghamton Devils. In 2020, he became a free agent with a contract with his current Swedish team.
Brady Furguson is a professional hockey left wing and center. The Texas-born player got his start with the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League Dallas Stars. As a college player, Furguson played for Robert Morris University before making a professional debut with the Toronto Marlies. As of 2020, Fugueson plays for the Swedish Rögle BK.
Josh Jooris is a professional hockey player originally from Burlington, Ontario, where he made his hockey beginnings playing for the Burlington Cougars as a junior player. As a collegiate player, he played for the Union Dutchmen before making his professional debut with the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat. Since then, he’s played for the NHL’s Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, Caroline Hurricanes, and more. Jooris currently plays for the Geneva-based Genève-Servette HC.
Adam Mascherin is a professional hockey left wing originally from Maple, Ontario. As a Junior player, he played for the Kitchener Rangers before making a professional debut with the AHL’s Texas Stars. As of the 2020-2021 season, Mascherin is playing for the Swedish Skellefteå AIK.
Steven McParland is a professional ice hockey player from Terrace Bay, Ontario, set to play for Glasgow Clan in the 2022-2023 season. In his junior years, he played for Stratford Culliton and Kingston Voyageurs. McParland made his professional debut with the Chicago Wolves. Throughout his career, he has played for Texas Stars, Idaho Steelheads, HC Fassa Falcons, and Asiago HC.
Colton Beck is a hockey player originally from Langley, British Columbia. He played for the University of Alaska Fairbanks in his college years before moving on professionally to St. John’s IceCaps. After spending five seasons playing for the Iowa Wild, Beck now plays for the California-based Stockton Heat.
Daniel Tedesco is a Canadian professional hockey player who plays for Guildford Flames. Tedesco first began playing professionally with the ECHL’s Wichita Thunder. From 2019 to 2022, Tedesco played for the Italian League, AlpsHL. During his time with AlpsHL, he played for Asiago HC and Fassa Falcons HC.
Paul Bittner is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the German Ice Hockey League’s Düsseldorfer EG as a Left Wing. Bittner started his junior career playing for the Portland Winterhawks before moving on as a professional player in AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters and Cleveland Monsters before moving on to play internationally for both Väsby IK and Mora IK.
Cory Emmerton is a professional hockey player originally from St. Thomas, Ontario, where he began his hockey career playing for the Kingston Frontenacs. Emmerton started his professional hockey career playing Grand Rapids Griffins, scoring 69 points in one season during his time with the team. In 2013, Emmerton started playing internationally with the Russian HC Sochi. In his time overseas, he played for HC Ambrì-Piotta, and HC Sibir Novosibirsk before joining his current team, the Switzerland-based Lausanne HC.
Justin Pogge is a professional hockey player goaltender from Alberta, Canada. Pogge currently plays for German Ice Hockey League’s Grizzlys Wolfsburg. In 2006, Pogge won a World Junior Championships gold medal during his time with Team Canada. In 2007, Pogge was awarded the Toronto Marlies Fan Choice Award. Pogge has played for various teams, including Toronto Maple Leafs, San Antonio Rampage, Rögle BK, and Färjestad BK, to his current team, Kölner Haie.
Landon Bow is a professional hockey player currently playing for the Czech team Rytíři Kladno. Originally from Alberta, Canada, Bow began his hockey career with the St. Albert Raiders before making a professional debut with the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads and AHL’s Texas Stars. During his time with the ECHL, his team was awarded All-Rookie Team. In 2019, Bow made his NHL debut with the Dallas Stars before eventually moving on to play hockey in the Czech Republic.
Troy Josephs is a professional hockey player for the Swiss Ticino HCB Rockets. During his time as a collegiate player, Joseph played for the New York-based Clarkson University. Josephs first began playing professionally with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In 2019 he began playing in Switzerland with Visp EHC and Lugano before playing with Ticino HCB Rockets.
Frank Corrado is a retired professional hockey defenceman. Corrado played with the major junior Sudbury Wolves for three seasons before playing professionally with the Chicago Wolves. In 2012, Corrado made his NHL debut with the Vancouver Canucks. During his professional career, Corrado played for many NHL and AHL teams, including Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies. In 2022, Corrado ended his professional hockey career while playing for Dinamo Riga. Corrado is currently a hockey analyst with TSN, a Canadian Sports Network.
Matt Frattin is a professional hockey player from Alberta, Canada playing right winger for the Austrian Hockey League’s HC Bolzano. As a college player, Frattin played for the University of North Dakota, where he was awarded West First-Team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association. Frattin made his NHL debut after college, playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings, and Columbus Blue Jackets. In 2017 he moved on to the Kontinental League, playing for HC Barys and Lausanne HC.
Frances Paré is a professional hockey forward currently playing for the Swiss-based Lausanne HC. Paré began his professional career with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins, helping them win the Calder Cup in 2013. Paré then joined the Kontinental League, playing for teams like Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Traktor Chelyabinsk, and Dinamo Minsk.
Jake Chelios is a professional hockey defenseman from Chicago, Illinois, currently playing for China’s Kunlun Red Star and represented China in the 2022 Winter Olympics. During college, Chelios played for Michigan State University before playing professionally with Chicago Wolves, Charlotte Checkers, and Detroit Red Wings. Chelios is the son of NHL Hall of Famer Chris Chelios.
Cody Kunyk is a professional hockey player from Alberta, Canada, playing for the Finnish-based HC Barys. During college, Kunyk played for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where awarded WCHA Player of the Year. In 2013, Kunyk made his NHL debut with Tampa Bay Lightning and moved on to play with Syracuse Crunch, Alaska Aces, and Utica Comets before playing internationally with the Finnish SaiPai, HPK, and Oulun Kärpät.
Trevor Murphy is a Canadian Professional defenseman playing for Kontinental League’s HC Sibir Novosibirsk. Murphy Made his NHL debut with the Arizona Coyotes in 2017 before playing for the Tuscon Roadrunners and San Diego Gulls. In 2019, Murphy was signed on to the Kontinental League to play for Kunlun Red Star and Ak Bars Kazan.
Christian Thomas is a professional hockey player currently playing forward for the National League’s SC Bern. Thomas started his hockey career playing for the OHL’s London Knights in 2008. He began playing professionally in 2011 with the Hartford Wolf Pack before playing in NHL’s New York Rangers. Thomas has played for the NL, AHL, NHL, and KHL.
Brandon Yip is a Vancouver-native professional hockey right winger, currently playing for the Kontinental League’s HC Kunlun Red Star. In the 2022 Winter Olympics, Yip represented China as part of the Chinese national hockey team. As a collegiate athlete, Yip played for Boston University. In 2009, Yip made his professional debut with the Lake Erie Monsters playing against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since then, he’s played for NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators, and Phoenix Coyotes.
Cam Spiro is a Massachusetts-native professional hockey player. As a college athlete, he played for Boston College from 2011 to 2015. After college, Spiro went on to play professionally in Denmark with Gentofte Stars and Frederikshavn White Hawks. His latest playing season is with the German EC Bad Tölz.
Leland Irving is a Canadian professional hockey goaltender playing for the Austrian League’s HC Bolzano. Irving got his start playing hockey with the Everett Silvertips and was awarded West Second All-Star Team in both 2006 and 2007 with the team. After his time with the Everett Silvertips, Irving made his professional debut with Quad City Flames. Throughout his career, Irving has played for Calgary Flames, Abbotsford Heat, the Helsinki-based Helsingin Jokerit, and the San Diego Gulls before joining his current team.