How often have two players with the same full name (different person) played together?
The reason I ask this is, a few nights ago, I was watching game 7 of the 1989 Smyth Semi-Finals, Calgary and Vancouver. I only got to watch a few minutes and then it occured to me that this was the 'nucks team that had the two Greg Adams!
Any other times this has happened? Names? I know in baseball, the '62 Mets (shudder) had two pitchers named Bob Miller and they were both pitchers, 6'1 and roomed together on the road. Thankfully, one threw left handed and the other right handed!
What was Greg C Adams number in Vancouver, BTW?
Last edited by Scott1980: 09-09-2010 at 06:30 PM.
Reason: Sentence made no sense!
Maybe Stephane Richer and Stephane Richer, but Stephane Richer didn't play many games...
Stephane J.G. Richer was in the Montreal system from 1986-1989 playing for the Fredericton Canadiens but never saw an NHL game with the Habs. However, the two Richers almost certainly would have played a preseason game or two together.
This is probably the closest example there is aside from the Greg Adamses.
On the same name ledger, there were also 2 Bob Murrays active in the NHL for a time in the mid-1970s.
Two Mike Browns played for the Canucks about 6 or 7 years apart, and a few other Mike Browns have also played hockey at quite a high level in the same period without reaching the NHL.
One of the weirdest/more confusing things I've ever seen was when Devan Dubnyk and Deven Dubyk both played goal in the WHL only a year apart from each other.
I worked at a restaurant that is owned in part by the "other" Greg Adams. He also owns all the Tim Hortons in the region, something like 5 of them. As well as a couple other businesses, including a hockey supply store co-owned with Doug Bodger (or it was last I checked) and a massive house on a newly built vineyard. Saw him a couple times; he's still a huge guy even though he's been out of hockey for close to 20 years.