Hockey Player

Jaromír Jágr

Jaromír Jágr is a Czech professional ice hockey player born in Kladno, Czechoslovakia on February 15 1972. He is currently a right-winger for HC Kladno in the 1st Czech Republic Hockey League. Jágr started skating at three years old and by 15 he was playing in the highest level of competition in Czechoslovakia for HC Kladno, At 17 years old he became the youngest member of the Czechoslovakia national team. He was drafted by the NFL in 1990. He has played for the NHL teams the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils and the Calgary Flames. Jágr is considered one of the best professional hockey players of all time and has the second-most points in NHL history. He has won five Art Ross Trophies, three Lester B. Pearson Awards, one Hart Memorial Trophies, and one Bill Masterton Memorial Trophies. Jágr is a two time Stanley Cup champion and a three time NHL Eastern Conference champion. In 1998 he won an Olympic gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Shea Weber

Shea Weber was born in Sicamous, BC on August 14, 1985. He has won two Olympic medals and has been a National Hockey league All-star pick. He played for the Kelowna Rockets in the Western Hockey League and with Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League.

The Nashville Predators drafted him in the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He was a round two pick and a No. 49 overall pick. He won the Mark Messier Leadership Award for the 2015 to 2016 season during his last term as the captain of the Predators.

The Predators traded him to Montreal Canadiens in 2016 for P.K. Subban, and he became an alternate captain in his new team. In October 2018, he was named as the 30th captain of the Canadiens.

Jake Virtanen

Jake Virtanen was born in New Westminster, BC, CAN on August 17, 1996. He was the first round, No. 6 pick of the Vancouver Canucks in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He made it to the BC Hockey Major Midget League All-Star Team in the 2011 Season while playing for the Fraser Valley Bruins. He also bagged a silver medal in the World U17 Hockey Challenge. In the 2013 season, he bagged a bronze medal in the U18 WJC and a gold medal at the Hlinka Memorial Gold Medal while representing Canada. He bagged a gold medal in the U20 WJC in the 2014 season. He played in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen. He played for Utica Comets in the American Hockey League since the 2014 season.

Erik Karlsson

Born in Landsbro, Sweden on May 31, 1990, Erik Karlsson was the first round, No. 15 pick of the Ottawa Senators. He has been part of the all-star games in 2011, 2012, and from 2016 to 2019. He received the James Norris Memorial Trophy twice, during the 2011-12 season and the 2014-15 season. Karlsson played in five leagues. He was with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League, Broas HC of the the Sweden 1st Division, Jokerit Helsinki of the Finland SM-Liiga, and the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League. He is currently playing for San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League for the 2018-19 season. During the past nine seasons, he was with the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. In 2009, he played in the World Junior U-20 Championships for Sweden.

Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos is a Canadian professional ice hockey player born in Markham, Ontario, Canada on February 7, 1990. He is currently a centre and captain for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. In 2003 he played in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. He was chosen first overall by the Markham Waxers in the 2006 OHL Entry Draft. While in minor hockey he won eight OMHA titles in a row. In 2008 he was selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was signed to a three-year entry-level contract and played in his first NHL game at the start of the 2008-2009 season in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2011 he became a free-agent and re-signed with Tampa Bay on a five-year contract for $37.5 million. In 2016 he was signed to an eight-year contract extension for $68 million. Stamkos has won two Maurice Richard Trophies for being the NHL’s leading goal-scorer. He has been named to six NHL All-Star Games and is a two-time NHL Second Team All-Star.

Hilary Knight

Hilary Knight was born Hilary Atwood Knight in Palo Alto, California, the USA on July 12, 1989. She won two silver Olympic medals, and she won the IIHF World Champion seven times. She practiced with the NHL team as the first non-goalie female skater. She joined Team USA in 2006, and she was also the WCHA Player of the Year in 2009. She won the silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. She helped Team USA bag a silver medal in 2014 during the Sochi Olympics. Bob Allen named her the Player of the Year for Women’s Hockey. During the IIHF World Championship, she helped team USA earn gold medals from 2015 to 2017. She also helped the US Women’s National Team in the fight for equal pay back in 2017.

Carey Price

Carey Price was born in Anaheim Lake, British Columbia on August 17, 1987. He was the first round, 5th overall pick of the 2005 NHL draft. He has been part of the all-star games in 2009, 2011, 2012,  2015, 2017 and 2018. He received various awards in the National Hockey League including the Hart Memorial Trophy, Vezina Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, and William M. Jennings Trophy during the 2014-15 season. He became part of the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League, and the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. He was part of the Canada U-20 team during the World Junior U-20 Championships in 2007. He also received the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy of the AHL.

Patrik Laine

Patrik Laine was born in Tampere, Finland on Apr 19, 1998. He was the first round, second overall pick of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2016 NHL Draft. In the 2015 season, he was the Finnish Player of the Year. He was also the MVP of the World Championship and was also named as the Best Forward. During the U20 WJC, he made the Most Goals, earned the honor of being part of the All-Star Team, and made the Most Goals. His team was also the SM-liiga Champion, and he was the Rookie of the Year and made the Most Goals and Most Points by a Rookie. He was the Finnish Junior Athlete of The year in the 2016 season. He was also part of the NHL All-Rookie Team and made it to the NHL All-Star Game. He was also the Rookie of the Month for February during the same season.

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron was born in L’Ancienne-Lorette, Canada on Born: July 24, 1985. Boston Bruins picked him in the round 2 of the 2003 draft.

He bagged a gold medal in the 2004 World Championship. He also earned an Olympic gold medal during the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Boston won the Stanley Cup in 2011, and Bergeron received the award for the Stanley Cup Clinching Goal. In the same year, he also became a member of the Triple Gold Club.

During the 2013-14 season, he received the NHL Foundation Player Award. He also received the Frank J. Selke Trophy for being the Top Defensive Forward four times. He also made the most points during the Spengler Cup in 2012 where Team Canada won.

Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist was born in Åre, Sweden on March 2, 1982. The New York Rangers picked him in the round 7 of the 2000 draft. Prior to going pro, he played in the International Junior League with Sweden U17 and in the World Junior Championship-18 with Sweden U18.

During the 2003-04 season he received the Honken Trophy for being the SHL Goalie of the Year. He also earned a place in the World Championship All-Star Team, a silver medal, and being a Top 3 Player on Team.

He was in the NHL All-Star Game from 2008-12 and in 2017-18. He made the NHL Most Wins in 2012-13. He also became part of the Olympic-Star team during the 2013-14 season. He also received an Olympic silver medal.

Claude Giroux

Claude Giroux was born in Hearst, Ontario, Canada on January 12, 1988.  The Philadelphia Flyers picked him in round 1 of the 2006 Draft.

He also joined the Canada U20 team and later on the Canadian Team. He is a National Hockey league All-Star Game Pick from 2010 to 2016 and in the 2017-18 season. He made the Most Goals in the NHL Playoffs in 2011-12. During the 2014-15 season, he was part of the Top 3 Player on Team in the World Championship. He also won a gold medal.

In 2016-17, he bagged a silver medal in the World Championship and a gold medal for winning the World Cup. During the 2017-18 Season, he made the Most Assists and was part of the Second All-Star Team.