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The next Brett Hull, Adam Deadmarsh, Brady Murray?

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04-08-2004, 11:40 AM
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I can't find anything about Thomas Vanek being born in the Czech-Republic.

The TSN website is the only place that has "place of birth", and it says Graz, Austria. The Minnesota website has Graz as his hometown as well.

He wasn't. He was born in Austria. His father is Czech.

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04-09-2004, 02:30 AM
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He wasn't. He was born in Austria. His father is Czech.
Anyone else?

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I find it more intriguing why the thread title points to three Canadian-born players, rather than being entitled "The next Olaf Kolzig, Tony Iob, or Gates Orlando" thread...

What is the obsession with the nationality of a player's birth?
Brett "Benedict Arnold" Hull is the most well known.

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Brett "Benedict Arnold" Hull is the most well known.
He was stupidly cut from the team so went to play for someone who would accept him.

The CHA and whoever the coach was who cut him should take the blame for Canada losing Brett Hull, one of the greatest snipers of alltime.

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He was stupidly cut from the team so went to play for someone who would accept him.

The CHA and whoever the coach was who cut him should take the blame for Canada losing Brett Hull, one of the greatest snipers of alltime.
...and one of the best hockey players in his family.

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Bondra was born in Luck, Ukraine which was once part of the USSR, so in theory couldnt he play for Russia as well as any other hockey player born in the USSR before its collapse? always wondered about that

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Bondra was born in Luck, Ukraine which was once part of the USSR, so in theory couldnt he play for Russia as well as any other hockey player born in the USSR before its collapse? always wondered about that
Steve Thomas was born in Stockport, England and has represented Canada...

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I don't think you can really count the cases where both parents are for example Swedish. It is pretty natural that Alexander Steen and Robert Nilsson will play for Sweden. Both their fathers played in the Swedish national team on several occations. Same thing for all the foreign players getting children while playing in the NHL now.

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I don't think you can really count the cases where both parents are for example Swedish. It is pretty natural that Alexander Steen and Robert Nilsson will play for Sweden. Both their fathers played in the Swedish national team on several occations. Same thing for all the foreign players getting children while playing in the NHL now.
There are plenty of players who represent the country they were born in... even though their fathers were from another country.

Eric Nystrom being one, his father is Swedish and Eric represents the U.S.

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The two Reichel brothers actually played in the same game at the 2002 Olympics. What's so special about that? One was playing for the Czech Republic and the other was playing for Germany.

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Another guy to watch out for is Tyler Arnason. He was born in Oklahoma, but raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His father (Chuck Arnason) was originally from Manitoba.

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Another guy to watch out for is Tyler Arnason. He was born in Oklahoma, but raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His father (Chuck Arnason) was originally from Manitoba.

He's an interesting case. The official USA Hockey website lists him among it's leading American scorers, and he did play for the Planet USA All-Stars in the AHL All-Star game awhile back, so.....

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Steve Thomas was born in Stockport, England and has represented Canada...
He moved to Canada pretty young though and grew up in Canada. He was offered the chance to play for Canada and GB in the same year (when GB were in Pool A) IIRC. He's like Ashley Tait in reverse I suppose.

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