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Hockey players who have appeared on Saturday Night Live

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Hockey players who have appeared on Saturday Night Live

There has always been some Canadian content on SNL since Lorne Michaels is a Canadian himself. Look it up, since Dan Aykroyd there has almost exclusively been at least one Canadian amongst the cast. However, hockey players I think have been used far less than the other sports. Off the top of my head I can only think of Gretzky in 1988 as the only host. I remember Brett Hull on a Weekend Update interview in 2004 for whatever reason. But from memory alone that's all I can think of. I don't even think Messier was ever on there even during the Rangers Cup triumph but I could be wrong.

I'm not sure how big of a hockey fan Michaels is anyway. I know Letterman has had his fair share of hockey players on there being a big fan of the game, but SNL seems to be behind in that regards. Are there other NHLers that have been on there that others know about?

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List of Sports figures and players that have appeared on SNL, from Wiki...



Fran Tarkenton football player
O. J. Simpson football player
Bill Russell basketball player
John Madden football coach/sportscaster
Bob Uecker baseball player/sportscaster
Alex Karras football player/wrestler/sportscaster
Hulk Hogan wrestler
Mr. T wrestler/actor
Howard Cosell sportscaster
Marvin Hagler boxer
Billy Martin baseball player/manager
Joe Montana football player
Walter Payton football player
Carl Weathers football player/actor
Tony Danza boxer/actor
Wayne Gretzky hockey player 1 May 13, 1989
Chris Evert tennis player
George Steinbrenner
Michael Jordan basketball player
Nancy Kerrigan figure skater
George Foreman boxer
Deion Sanders football/baseball player
Derek Jeter baseball player
Jonny Moseley freestyle skiing
Jeff Gordon NASCAR driver
Andy Roddick tennis player
Tom Brady football player
Lance Armstrong cyclist
Jason Lee skateboarder/actor
Peyton Manning football player
LeBron James basketball player
Michael Phelps Olympic swimmer
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wrestler/actor
Charles Barkley basketball player
Eli Manning football player

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There has always been some Canadian content on SNL since Lorne Michaels is a Canadian himself. Look it up, since Dan Aykroyd there has almost exclusively been at least one Canadian amongst the cast.
Oh gosh Phil, tonne of Canadians, cast members, behind the scenes as writers, Hosts, virtually since its inception. We (Canadians) "own" comedy & music to a large degree in the US. All part of a carefully & long drawn out plot, conspiracy of grand proportions going back to the earliest days of TV, the film industry in LA (Canadians virtually founded the industry in Hollywood). Why, even a great number of the national anchors on newsdesks be it MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS?.... yepp, Canadians.

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Oh gosh Phil, tonne of Canadians, cast members, behind the scenes as writers, Hosts, virtually since its inception. We (Canadians) "own" comedy & music to a large degree in the US. All part of a carefully & long drawn out plot, conspiracy of grand proportions going back to the earliest days of TV, the film industry in LA (Canadians virtually founded the industry in Hollywood). Why, even a great number of the national anchors on newsdesks be it MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS?.... yepp, Canadians.
Ever wonder why a green card is called a green card. Lorne 'effin' Greene

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Ever wonder why a green card is called a green card. Lorne 'effin' Greene
Ya, we prolly owe them a pretty big apology. I mean, from Paul Anka to Justin Beiber? Whats that all about?

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Just Wayne.

List of Sports figures and players that have appeared on SNL, from Wiki...



Fran Tarkenton football player
O. J. Simpson football player
Bill Russell basketball player
John Madden football coach/sportscaster
Bob Uecker baseball player/sportscaster
Alex Karras football player/wrestler/sportscaster
Hulk Hogan wrestler
Mr. T wrestler/actor
Howard Cosell sportscaster
Marvin Hagler boxer
Billy Martin baseball player/manager
Joe Montana football player
Walter Payton football player
Carl Weathers football player/actor
Tony Danza boxer/actor
Wayne Gretzky hockey player 1 May 13, 1989
Chris Evert tennis player
George Steinbrenner
Michael Jordan basketball player
Nancy Kerrigan figure skater
George Foreman boxer
Deion Sanders football/baseball player
Derek Jeter baseball player
Jonny Moseley freestyle skiing
Jeff Gordon NASCAR driver
Andy Roddick tennis player
Tom Brady football player
Lance Armstrong cyclist
Jason Lee skateboarder/actor
Peyton Manning football player
LeBron James basketball player
Michael Phelps Olympic swimmer
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wrestler/actor
Charles Barkley basketball player
Eli Manning football player
They are missing Brett Hull.

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