Celebrity Players

 

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MARTY TURCO

Marty Turco was the Dallas Stars fourth selection in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Turco spent two seasons with the IHL’s Michigan K-Wings, winning the rookie of the year award in 1999. Turco made his NHL debut in ‘00/’01 season, and made the most of his opportunity. Splitting the season with Ed Belfour, Turco played in 26 games, and led the NHL with a 1.90 goals against average and with the best save percentage in ‘01/’02. Turco would establish himself as one of the league’s premiere netminders, appearing in the NHL All-Star Game on three occasions (2003, 2004, 2007) as a member of the Stars. On January 15, 2009, Turco competed in his 421st game for the Dallas Stars, becoming the club’s all-time leader in games played by a goaltender.

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BOB BASSEN

Bob played in junior hockey in the WHL for The Medicine Hat Tigers. A fierce winger who scored 32 goals in his final year of junior hockey, Bassen represented Canada at the 1985 World Junior Championships before signing as a free agent with the New York Islanders. Bob spent his first four years of his professional career with the New York Islanders before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 1988-89. Bassen split his time between Chicago and the IHL’s Indianapolis Ice before joining the St. Louis Blues in 1990-91. In his first season with the Blues, Bassen scored a career high 34 points. The Quebec Nordiques would acquire Bassen during the 1993-94 season. The Calgary native’s stay in Quebec lasted only two seasons before he joined the Dallas Stars for the 1995-96 season. During his NHL career Bassen would play for seven teams between 1985 and 2000 as a useful role player, banger, and hitter. He also played for Canada at the 1992 World Championships.

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LANDON WILSON

Wilson was selected 19th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Wilson would play his first NHL game with the Colorado Avalanche in the 1995-96 season. Due to an injury while playing in Phoenix Landon would take his talent to Switzerland to play for the dominant Davos team before returning to the NHL where he would finish his career with the Dallas Stars. Landon also payed for the Boston Bruins, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Landon finished his career with 376 NHL games played scoring 53 goal, 66 assists for 119 points.

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ED BELFOUR

In his rookie year as starting goalie for the Blackhawks, Belfour turned in what many consider to be one of the best rookie seasons in NHL history. He notched 43 victories in 74 games (both NHL rookie and Blackhawk team records), finished the season with a 2.47 GAA and 4 shutouts. For his success, he received the Calder Memorial Trophy for outstanding play by a rookie, the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender and the William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest team goals-against. He was also nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player, unprecedented at that time for a goaltender and rookie (Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues won the award). He would win the Vezina Trophy again in 1993 and the Jennings Trophy in 1993, 1995, and 1999.

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BRENT SEVERYN

Severyn was selected 99th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft and played for the Quebec Nordiques, Florida Panthers, New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Dallas Stars. He finished his career with 10 goals, 30 assists, and 815 Penalty Minutes 328 regular season games. He was a member of the Stanley Cup-winning Dallas Stars in 1999. Brent played two seasons in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany with the Munich Barons and the Krefeld Pinguine before retiring in 2001.

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RAY BOURQUE (HHOF ’04)

Played 22 seasons in the NHL, holds the all-time records for most goals, assists and points for an NHL defenseman. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004. Bourque was drafted by the Boston Bruins 8th overall in 1979. He would spend 21 seasons in Boston and in 1985 he was named a co-captain of the team. In 1988 he was named sole captain of the team; he would hold that title for the rest of his time in Boston. In his first year (1979-80) Bourque was named Rookie of the Year, a First Team All-Star and scored 65 points which was a record for rookies at the time. During his time with Boston he would win 5 Norris Trophies as the league’s top defenseman. He played in 3 Stanley Cup finals, with Boston in 1988 & 1990 and Colorado Avalanche which he won the Stanley Cup in his last game in the NHL.

ALES HEMSKY

Hemsky was drafted 13th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Ales would spend almost 11 seasons with the Oilers and led them to the Stanley Cup Finals in ’06 where he had 17 points in the playoffs. A 15-year NHL Career with 572 points over 845 games spent with Edmonton, Ottawa, Dallas & Montreal. Ales represented the Czech Republic at the World Juniors, Olympics and World Championships winning gold in 2005.

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BRENDEN MORROW

Selected 25th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Morrow helped Portland capture a Memorial Cup title in 1999. Making his NHL debut in ‘00/’01. Brenden would play with for 13 seasons for the Stars before brief stints with the Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, and Tampa Bay Lightning. In March of 2016, Morrow would announce his retirement. Internationally, Morrow represents Canada, first winning a silver medal at the 1999 World Junior Championships with the junior team. He has also represented the senior Team Canada squad, most often at the Ice Hockey World Championships, winning a gold medal in 2004 and a silver medal in 2005. He also played for Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, which Canada won. Morrow was named to Canada’s roster for the 2010 Winter Olympics, where he scored two goals and added an assist in the tournament as Canada won gold.

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SHAYNE CORSON

Drafted 8th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1984, Shayne Corson would twice represent his country at the World Junior Championships, while playing in the OHL for the Hamilton Steelhawks, before turning pro with Montreal in 1986. He quickly established himself as a power forward and would spend parts of eight seasons with Montreal before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers. Shayne would spend the next three seasons with the Oilers before being dealt to the St. Louis Blues. He would spend just over a year with St. Louis before being dealt back to Montreal during the 1996-97 season. Shayne spent the next four seasons back with team that drafted him, representing his country on the Olympic stage in Nagano in 1998, before signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2000. He spent the next three years with the Maple Leafs before signing with the Dallas Stars prior to the 2003-04 season, his last year in the NHL.

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STU BARNES

After a stellar junior career with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL, Barnes was selected 4th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in 1989. He would play in the NHL for 16 seasons, totaling 261 goals, 336 assists for 597 points in 1,136 NHL games. Stu played for the Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres and Dallas Stars. He also played in 116 Stanley Cup Playoff games, scoring 30 goals and 32 assists for 62 points and reaching the Cup Final twice. Stu announced his retirement after the 2007/08 season.

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GERALD DIDUCK

Gerald Diduck was selected by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 1983 Entry Draft. After spending most of the next two seasons with the Springfield Indians of the AHL, Diduck was called up full-time with the Isles in 1987-88 when he played in 68 games. After a short stint with the Montreal Canadiens at the start of the 1990-91 campaign, Diduck was shipped off to the Vancouver Canucks, where he patrolled the defense for the next four years. Diduck played in all 24 Vancouver post-season games, scoring a goal and 7 assists. During the following season Diduck was sent to the Chicago Blackhawks where he would play 13 games before being traded to Phoenix. Diduck would also play for the Toronto Maple Leafs and end his career with the Dallas Stars.

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CRAIG LUDWIG

Craig who hails from WI, was a walk on at the University of North Dakota where he won 2 NCAA Championships. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens 61st overall in the 1980 Entry Draft. He quickly became known for his shot blocking and shut down Defense. Craig would win a Stanley Cup with the Habs and move onto play for NY Islanders then onto Minnesota. He would move with the club to Dallas and win the CUP with the Stars serving as an Alternate Captain. Craig is a member of the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame and played 1433 total games in the NHL.