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03-24-2009, 12:50 PM
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C Guy Chouinard

575 points in 578 Games
6th in Scoring 78-79

Calgary Flames Legends:
This clever center racked up some respectable numbers during his 10 year NHL career.

Called "Gramps" by his teammates because of his looks which made him appear a lot older than he was, Guy Chouinard emerged as the Flames offensive leader.

Chouinard was a creative offensive force with a deadly accurate shot and soft hands. For a brief time he was considered to be the third best center in the National Hockey League.
Legends of Hockey:
Chouinard finally got his chance to play in the NHL on a full-time basis in 1976-77, playing 80 games and scoring 17 goals and 50 points. He improved to 28 goals and 58 points the next year but it was the 1978-79 season when he had the year of his life, scoring 50 goals and 57 assists for 107 points. That excellent year was followed by a pair of 31-goal seasons, the second of which came in Calgary, after the club had re-located there for the 1980-81 season.
C Mickey Roach

5th in Scoring 1923

Legends of Hockey:
Mickey Roach was an early example of an American-born player who made it to the NHL. He did so on the strength of his excellent offensive skills and ability to manoeuvre his tiny little frame with great speed and agility.

It wasn't until Roach came to Canada to skate for the Hamilton Tigers of the OHA Seniors that his stick began to heat up again. He finished the 1918-1919 season as the league's top scorer.

The following year, the speedy little centreman joined the Toronto St. Pats of the NHL. Over the next seven years, Roach performed as a steady scorer, especially for the Hamilton Tigers who had joined the NHL by 1920. In 1922-23, in a Tigers' sweater, he put in his personal-best campaign, garnering 25 points in 23 games.
F Shirley Davidson

3rd in Scoring 1896
7th Leading Scorer of the 1890's (27 goals in 39 games)
1895 Stanley Cup Champion
1896 Stanley Cup Champion (December)
1897 Stanley Cup Champion

Davidson was one of the star forwards for the Montreal Victorias in the 1890s. Davidson was noted for his dangerous rushes down the ice. Off the ice, Davidson was also a football star and was an engineer with the Jamaica Street Railway Company and the Dominion Railway Company. He was killed in a boating accident in 1907

Shirley Davidson stood 5' 6" and weighed 150 lbs. He was the outstanding player of the first challenge loss in Febuary and tallied twice to help the Vics regain the Cup in December... He was a swift player noted for his ability to dodge.

D Igor Kravchuk

1988 Olympic Gold Medal
1990 World Championship Gold Medal
1991 World Championship Bronze Medal
1992 Olympic Gold Medal
1992 Stanley Cup Finalist
1998 Olympic Silver Medal
Played in 1999 NHL All-Star Game
2002 Olympic Bronze Medal

Legends of Hockey:
An excellent puck-handling defenceman with a good shot from the point, defenceman Igor Kravchuk peaked in the early 1990s. Late in the decade he was a useful role player, but overall his big league career was not as rewarding as many scouts had anticipated.

Kravchuk played with the Yulajev club in both the second and first division over a five year period. Internationally, he played for the USSR at the World Junior Championships, winning bronze in 1985 and gold in 1986. After joining the senior national team he played at the 1987 Canada Cup when the USSR lost a dramatic three game final to the hosts and captured a gold medal at the 1988 Calgary Olympics.

During the 1987-88 season he joined the prestigious Central Red Army team. He won a gold medal with the Soviet Union at the 1990 World Championships and a bronze the next year. Kravchuk played a major role on the 1991 Canada Cup and on the CIS team that won gold at the Albertville Olympics in 1992.

Chosen 71st overall by the Chicago Black Hawks at the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Kravchuk joined the NHL after Albertville. He scored eight points in 18 playoff games as the Hawks reached the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 19 years.

Kravckuk's mobility suited the speedy Oilers and he scored 50 points in 81 games in 1993-94 to lead all Edmonton defencemen. Much of his work was done on the club's improved power play.

The fast skating game of the Sens suited Kravchuk and he scored 35 points for Ottawa in 1997-98 and was chosen to play for the World Team in the 1998 All-Star Game. He took a regular turn on the Sens' blueline in 1998-99 and helped the club set a franchise record with 103 points.

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