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Chukcha 07-22-2013 12:17 PM

Dutch NHLers ;)
 
What about NHLers of dutch descent? Steve Yzerman, Joe Nieuwendyk, Karl Dykhuis and John Vanbiesbrouck come to mind. Who else?

wings5 07-22-2013 01:29 PM

The Staals, Mike Dalhuisen ( NYI prospect ), Calvin De Haan, James Van Riemsdyk and pretty much any player who has played in the NHL with the beginning " Van" in their last name. ;)

Systemfel 07-22-2013 03:09 PM

Bouwmeester and Hamhuis.

Greg de Vries, Darren Vam Impe, Ed Van Impe, Trevor Linden for past players.

nabby12 07-22-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by wings5 (Post 69483027)
The Staals, Mike Dalhuisen ( NYI prospect ), Calvin De Haan, James Van Riemsdyk and pretty much any player who has played in the NHL with the beginning " Van" in their last name. ;)

Staal's are mainly Danish.

wings5 07-22-2013 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by nabby12 (Post 69495533)
Staal's are mainly Danish.

No they are not.

Teemu 07-23-2013 01:35 PM

Jim Vandermeer, Dan Bylsma, Derek Boogaard

jekoh 07-27-2013 07:24 AM

Wouldn't some of these guys be of Belgian descent rather than Dutch?

Systemfel 07-27-2013 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by jekoh (Post 69664475)
Wouldn't some of these guys be of Belgian descent rather than Dutch?

Possibly.

Uncle Rotter 07-27-2013 10:40 PM

Ed Kea, who was born in Weesp (moved to Canada at age 4)

Wakefield49 07-28-2013 04:05 AM

I believe Vanbiesbrouck is of Belgian descent.

John Wensink is also of Dutch descent, the former enforcer of the Bruins.

The Dutch hockey fans are all hoping for Mike Dalhuisen to reach the NHL. He was actually born in the Netherlands. When he was eleven years old, his family decided to move to Canada for his hockey career. After years in USHL and NCAA, he now has a contract with NY Islanders. Hopefully he can do well this year with Bridgeport.

Uncle Rotter 07-29-2013 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Wakefield49 (Post 69689227)
John Wensink is also of Dutch descent, the former enforcer of the Bruins.

His brother played for the Netherlands

Wakefield49 07-29-2013 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Uncle Rotter (Post 69725913)
His brother played for the Netherlands

Yes Bill Wensink, who played his entire career in the Dutch league.

We also had Ed Beers who played 5 seasons for Calgary and 1 for St. Louis. Apparently he was born in the Netherlands, i never knew this until this topic inspired my search.

I always thought Ed Kea was the only player who was actually born in the Netherlands and reached the NHL.

Chukcha 08-02-2013 10:32 AM

What about Jeff Beukeboom, Pat Falloon, Pat Verbeek, Kris Versteeg, Paul Postma, Dan Snyder?


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