HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The History of Hockey
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
The History of Hockey Relive great moments in hockey history and discuss how the game has changed over time.

Hockey players-turned-Politicians (Kerry, Dryden, etc)

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
09-29-2004, 06:58 AM
  #1
VanIslander
17/07/2014 ATD RIP
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 18,281
vCash: 500
Hockey players-turned-Politicians (Kerry, Dryden, etc)

I know of only two politicians who were hockey players: Ken Dryden, one of the NHL greats in net, is presently a member of Parliament in Canada; and John Kerry, forward on century-old hockey-playing tradition-filled St. Paul's varsity team, is running for U.S. President.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...n/kerry/040726

"He was the kind of guy ... you know what a 'rink turn' is? When the puck starts going the other way, you're supposed to jam on the brakes and sprint back. If you're lazy, you don't stop and start; you do a rink turn. And John was the kind of guy that would do rink turns. But he'd sort of look cool doing it. And he was a good stick handler, and a good passer -- when he wanted to pass."

What other politicians used to play the greatest game on earth?

VanIslander is offline  
Old
09-29-2004, 07:52 AM
  #2
habfan4
Registered User
 
habfan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Deus Amat Pretzel
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,424
vCash: 500
Frank Mahovlich is a Senator
Jean Belivéau was offered the job of Governor General (but turned it down because of family commitments)

habfan4 is offline  
Old
09-29-2004, 08:25 AM
  #3
aj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: London, England
Country: Canada
Posts: 141
vCash: 500
I would bet that a large percentage of Canadian politicians played hockey.

aj is offline  
Old
09-29-2004, 08:26 AM
  #4
David Puddy
Registered User
 
David Puddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: New Jersey, USA
Country: United States
Posts: 5,824
vCash: 500
Peter Stastny is a member of European Parliament.

David Puddy is offline  
Old
09-29-2004, 09:31 AM
  #5
Wisent
Registered User
 
Wisent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Mannheim
Country: Germany
Posts: 3,667
vCash: 500
Fetisov is Minister of Sports in Russia

Wisent is offline  
Old
09-29-2004, 09:37 AM
  #6
Chili
Registered User
 
Chili's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: la Belle Province
Country: Antarctica
Posts: 1,953
vCash: 500
Bob Kilger (Chad's father) is a former NHL ref and former liberal mp for Cornwall, ON.

Chili is offline  
Old
09-29-2004, 10:13 AM
  #7
GabbyDugan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 507
vCash: 500
Tretiak is a member of the Duma in Russia...

http://rushockey.com/print.php?i=iih...hf_news&id=166


Going back many years, Howie Meeker (Conservatives in the early 1950's) and Red Kelly (Liberals in the mid-1960's) were both elected to the House of Commons in Canada while active players with the Toronto Maple Leafs...

GabbyDugan is offline  
Old
09-29-2004, 10:31 AM
  #8
Chartrand
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Country: Bahrain
Posts: 2,209
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by VanIslander
I know of only two politicians who were hockey players: Ken Dryden, one of the NHL greats in net, is presently a member of Parliament in Canada; and John Kerry, forward on century-old hockey-playing tradition-filled St. Paul's varsity team, is running for U.S. President.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...n/kerry/040726

"He was the kind of guy ... you know what a 'rink turn' is? When the puck starts going the other way, you're supposed to jam on the brakes and sprint back. If you're lazy, you don't stop and start; you do a rink turn. And John was the kind of guy that would do rink turns. But he'd sort of look cool doing it. And he was a good stick handler, and a good passer -- when he wanted to pass."

What other politicians used to play the greatest game on earth?

Interesting.

I drive by St. Paul's every day.

Chartrand is offline  
Old
09-29-2004, 01:42 PM
  #9
justsomeguy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 599
vCash: 500
Lionel Conacher was a federal MP. Dugger McNeil, who played on defence for the Montreal Royals was a provincial rep in Nova Scotia in the 60s.

Bruce Hood was a candidate in the most recent federal election but I think he went down to defeat.

Quebec premier, Jean Charest's father, Red, played in the QSHL and, I think in the AHL.

justsomeguy is offline  
Old
09-29-2004, 04:25 PM
  #10
Jacques Plante
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Montreal--Downtown
Country: Canada
Posts: 516
vCash: 500
Wasn't Red Kelly an MP while playing for the Leafs? Maybe I'm mistaken.

Jacques Plante is offline  
Old
09-29-2004, 08:45 PM
  #11
Lard_Lad
Registered User
 
Lard_Lad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Kelowna
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,678
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacques Plante
Wasn't Red Kelly an MP while playing for the Leafs? Maybe I'm mistaken.
Nope, you're right, he was:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/ab...query=7598&s=M

Lard_Lad is offline  
Old
09-29-2004, 09:21 PM
  #12
BM67
Registered User
 
BM67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In "The System"
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,579
vCash: 500
Syl Apps Sr.

"In 1947 he was appointed the athletic commissioner for sport in Ontario. Later he became a Conservative member of the Legislature, representing Kingston. Apps was chairman of the select committee on youth until appointed Correctional Services minister in 1971."

BM67 is offline  
Old
10-18-2004, 10:01 PM
  #13
jiggs 10
Registered User
 
jiggs 10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Hockeytown, ND
Country: United States
Posts: 3,541
vCash: 500
John Kerry was DISPISED by his teammates in high school, because he would NOT pass the puck, and when playing on the ponds, would steal little kids' pucks or shoot them way out in the snow so they would leave. Nice. His nickname was JFK: Just For Kerry, because he was such a puckhog. He never advanced past high school hockey, but he still plays it when the photo op is there, I guess.

jiggs 10 is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.