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Who have you met from the NHL over the years?

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I met Stanley Cup. He was in a box, but I x-rayed him, and now I have a x-ray picture of the Cup. B-)

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Played with and met too many to list.

Probably best story for this board was while playing in OHL we used to skip school and play NHLPA 93 tournaments (with Steve Sullivan and Dan Cloutier and other rookies like myself) at Sully's house across the street from our high school.

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I am 11 and have met a good amount!

JVR

Mark Mowers

Andrew Leach

Andy Brickley

Terry O'Reilly

Cleon Daskalakis

Bobby Butler

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Cool thread, here's my contribution:

I got to meet a few old legends when my dad played in a firefighters vs. ex nhl'ers thing up in Alaska years and years ago. I met Bobby Hull, Guy Lafleur, and Marcel Dionne, among others. Hull was by far the coolest to meet for me since I've always been a diehard Hawks fan, he was incredibly nice and signed so much s**t for me and my dad, jerseys, hats, sticks pucks, you name it.

I've met Scott Gomez on a couple occasions, he's a very nice guy. He brought the cup up to Anchorage after he won it his rookie year which was awesome to see as a kid. He has all kinds of great stories about NHL guys that hes hung out with over the years, my favorite being the one he told about Brett Hull. Apparently Gomez was in a bar with both Brett and Bobby Hull, and they're sitting there drinking some beers. A woman and a teenage boy approach Brett, and the woman says "Hey Brett, I'm so and so and you may not remember when we got together years ago, but this is your son". Brett barely reacts and says to the kid "Well, I guess this is your grandpa then" as he points to Bobby and continues to sip his beer.

I used to play youth hockey against Brandon Dubinsky when I was 14-15 years old, he was quite the little dangler. From what I hear he is a pretty large douchebag in adulthood. My sisters husband told me a story this summer about Dubinksy hitting on my sister at some party in Alaska a year or two ago, he actually came up to her and said "Hey, do you know me? she says "No." and he responds with "Trust me, you want to know me". So along with Matt Cooke, Dubinsky is on my short list of NHL'ers that I'd like to knock out if given the opportunity.

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LOL at so much at this thread. Thanks for reviving.

My only contribution was getting almost the entire '94 NYR team to sign my hat. I used to go to a bunch of games, and one time my friend and I just waited outside with everyone for the players to leave the Garden. To my surprise, they all came out, one by one, and were cool to sign autographs. Everyone except Messier, Graves, and Leetch...those guys left in a limo. <_<

But my favorite players (Zubov, Kovalev, Richter, etc) all signed. They were all cool.

The one guy who was a dick was Glenn Healy. He basically took my pen and scribbled circles on my hat while giving me the jerk smirk face. You have to remember, Healy was a NYI for the previous few years (Rangers and Islander fans HATE each other), so here I was, just asking everyone to sign my hat, and not just my favorite players, and I think Healy knew that and decided to make his point. Whatever, Potvin sucks!

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I played on a high school rec team with Matt Carkner. He assisted my only goal (breakaway, sweet backhand, in the dying seconds of the last game!). He would play D, and every time the puck went into the corner, you knew he was going to come out with it. He'd pass it every time, too (even though he surely could have just bowled through everyone like he was Lindros). Never actually talked to him, but he seemed like a good guy, and I was surprised when he ended up being a fighter in the NHL. On the other hand, he always always passed it into my skates, so maybe that explains it.

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Clint Malarchuk lives in my town.

Spoke with him for a bit down by the river near my house as we were both throwing balls for our dogs.

His ex-wife lives right around the corner from us.

ESPN just did a cool special on him.

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he must have a dandy of a scar on his neck...

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One time I went to Julio's Barrio down in Edmonton for lunch, then in the table right behind us Hemsky, Souray, Horcoff and a few other prospects were just chilling. I met Glenn Hall in Stony Plain when they named the arena after him (1st time seeing the cup in person) too

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Was at a charity game tonight. And while I didn't get to meet the players, I took a couple pics of the boys that were in '94. Bourque, Iafrate, Richer, Krushelnyski and Nilan.

The NHL team won 21-4 and Richer had 11 points. That guy can still rip it hard, it was sick.

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I've met Fleury a few times. The first time was at an autograph signing at a local drugstore for whatever reason. He had a hockey school in Calgary back in the day. He didn't show up much, but I do have one memory from him being there. The instructor was going over a drill for us, and mentioned if we did it wrong, we would "fall on our ice." Fleury was standing next to me and nudges me, and asks if I got the joke. I was about 10 at the time, so we found that sort of thing funny. He used to have a charity golf tournament that I volunteered at, but he recently stopped doing it, as he said he doesn't have time for it (he literally only has to show up to play golf one day a year). I met him a few times there as well. He seems bigger in person. I'm only 5'6 as well, but he seemed a lot bigger than me.

I was doing the check-in at the golf tournament a few years ago, and some guy that I didn't recognize came up, so I just treated him like any guy off the street. Ends up it was Jordan Eberle.

I've also met Kevin Dahl and Trevor Kidd.

I remember a guy in high school asked Lanny McDonald to bootleg for him, but big surprise it didn't work out.

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Was at a charity game tonight. And while I didn't get to meet the players, I took a couple pics of the boys that were in '94. Bourque, Iafrate, Richer, Krushelnyski and Nilan.

The NHL team won 21-4 and Richer had 11 points. That guy can still rip it hard, it was sick.

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Does Iafrate still rock the skullet?

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I've seen Bobby Ryan a couple times at the Farmer's Market near my house. He's a friendly guy. I still can't believe he signed here long term but I guess he likes small-town Ontario after playing junior in Owen Sound.

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Staal and Pyatt boys are all in town over the summers, used to run into Lee Fogolin fishing on the lake in the summers.

Got to meet Mr. Stanley in 2006 (Eric Staal), 2009 (Jordan Staal), 2010,2013 (Patrick Sharp).

Ran into Doug Gilmour at the 2011 NHL draft in Minneapolis... and a bunch of Leafs/Wings alumni at the Winter Classic last year.

Also talked briefly with Glen Healy before our flight to Windsor, nobody even approached the guy. Guy is very awkward, and considering the CBC contingent heading to Ann Arbor for the Classic, was pretty telling that he was travelling alone.

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The one guy who was a dick was Glenn Healy. He basically took my pen and scribbled circles on my hat while giving me the jerk smirk face. You have to remember, Healy was a NYI for the previous few years (Rangers and Islander fans HATE each other), so here I was, just asking everyone to sign my hat, and not just my favorite players, and I think Healy knew that and decided to make his point. Whatever, Potvin sucks!

Also talked briefly with Glen Healy before our flight to Windsor, nobody even approached the guy. Guy is very awkward, and considering the CBC contingent heading to Ann Arbor for the Classic, was pretty telling that he was travelling alone.

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I am very proud to say I got the autograph of NHL94's greatest player, JR, when he was with the Hawks. I stupidly first got the autograph of a 4th line player, Shantz, who had such a gigantic signature on the plastic puck, that very little room was left for JR. So JR's autograph is much smaller than I would have liked. JR, commented "Shantzee didn't leave me any room". lol

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I sold a bagel sandwich to Brett Hull in Duluth, MN in 2000. Very nice guy. I was a huge fan since he played for the Bulldogs and then the Stars, who I had clung onto when the North Stars left.

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Wayyyy back at the old Chicago Stuadium when I was just a young lad, I was at a Hawks/Rangers game. Afterwards I stood out by gate 3 1/2 (I think) where all the players exited the stadium. I had a puck with a Rangers emblem that I brought to the game. As the players came out, I just held it out to any Rangers guy that would sign it.

Who ended up signing it??? ... Sergei Nemchinov ... The Nemchinator YES!

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My dad used to work for Gunzos when i was really young. Gunzos supplied the Hawks with all their equipment so I grew up meeting a lot of older Hawks players from Bobby Hull to Stan Mikita to Joey Cora. When I was older, I had drinks with Joey Cora and he explained the politics of fighting in the NHL. Really cool guy.

In fact, a real highlight growing up was a situation where I met Stan Mikita. While meeting Stan was really cool, what was even better was not 10 minutes later, watching my dad check him into the boards during an alumni charity game. HAHA

I asked my dad afterwards "Dad, what are you doing? It's a friendly, why did you check Mikita?"

My dad smiled and responded "He got in my way"

Awesome.

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Joey Cora the 2nd baseman?

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Habs Alumni game for charity last night.

Only one player from '94 - Stephane Richer (can still wire the puck).

Others included Nilan, Shutt, J.Lemieux

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I met ex-NHLer Dale Purinton while I was out skating with a friend.

 

I'm related to ex-Oiler Glenn Anderson.

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