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09-07-2010, 11:20 PM
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Players with the same name playing together

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?


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Yes Greg Adams was the player(s) that came to mind when first reading this thread before I got to their names. both were pretty decent players with their respective skill sets.

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How many players in league history have even had the same names?

Petr Sykora comes to mind as another one.

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Maybe Stephane Richer and Stephane Richer, but Stephane Richer didn't play many games...

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The league briefly had two different players with the name Petr Svoboda.

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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.

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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.

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09-08-2010, 05:52 AM
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On the same name ledger, there were also 2 Bob Murrays active in the NHL for a time in the mid-1970s.
So were two Bob Murdochs... what's with Bobs and the 70s?

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Matt Carle / Mathieu Carle is pretty close.

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There were two players named Tom Williams in the 70s, and two Ron Wilson's in the 80s, though none of them were teammates.

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Nicklas Backstrom and Niklas Backstrom in today's NHL.
Jim Watson and Jimmy Watson in the seventies.
Harry Watson is in the HHOF. And another later generation Harry Watson is in the HHOF too.

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Bob Kelly, Battleship and Hound Dog, also of the 70s

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don't forget about cory stillman and his cousin, cory stillman. the younger one was drafted, but never played an NHL game.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=50136

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Since the OP referenced the Mets, there was also the father and son Griffey tandem with the Mariners.

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There's two players named Juraj Mikus, but neither have played in the NHL.

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There are two Evgeni Malkins playing for the Penguins

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Here are some players with the same name that has played in the NHL at the same time:

Greg Adams
Mike Boland
Alain Cote
David Jensen
Bob Kelly
Bob Murdoch
Bob Murray
Alexandre Picard
Stephane Richer
Steve Smith
Petr Svoboda
Petr Sykora
Ron Wilson

I think Greg Adams is the only name that has been used within a team at the same time.

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Nicklas Backstrom and Niklas Backstrom in today's NHL.
Jim Watson and Jimmy Watson in the seventies.
Harry Watson is in the HHOF. And another later generation Harry Watson is in the HHOF too.
Funny, for years I thought that Jimmy Watson from the Flyers started his career with Buffalo. Only recently found that was the other Jim Watson.

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I recall that the Total Hockey encyclopedia attached Johnny Bower's statistics to his grandson and had to retract the error. I don't suppose that the namesake made it to the big time.

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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.

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Syl Apps senior and junior.
Brian Smith late 1950's and late 1960's.

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