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03-11-2016, 08:35 PM
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NHL players whose fathers played in the NFL

So far, I've only got 3 (2 current):

1) Ryan Reaves (Willard Reaves)
2) J.T Brown (Ted Brown)

3) Mike O'Connell (Tommy O'Connell)

Anyone got anymore ? I just learned today that Kevin Love (NBA star) is the nephew of Mike Love (singer for the Beach Boys...mind blown) so it got me to thinking, and this thread kind of came to me.

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Mark Alt, Flyers property.

Former 2nd round pick, big, strong skating defenseman who is in the AHL.

Played one game for the Flyers last season and maybe could get a shot at being the #7 next year.


His Dad is ex-Kansas City Chiefs Offensive line-man and two time Pro-bowler John Alt...

Mark himself won a Minnesota state championship as QB in highschool. He was offered a scholarship to go to Iowa but passed to play hockey.

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I don't think either played in the league, but Mike Grier's father is a longtime NFL executive, and his brother was named GM of the Dolphins earlier this year.

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Barry Richter is son of NFLer Pat Richter who played for the Washington Redskins.

John Hankinson, father of NHLers Ben, Casey and Peter, didn't play in the NFL but he was a quarterback at the University of Minnesota and in 1965 was drafted by the Vikings.

Edit: Hal Ledyard played for the 1953 San Francisco 49ers, he was the father of NHL player Grant Ledyard


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Darnell Nurse is son to a former CHL player and his uncle is Donovan McNabb

Taylor Hall's father, Steve, played in the CFL

Here's an old post form 2000 by the great Joe Pelletier that lists many football relationships:

SOURCE: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...s/topics/15204

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Pat Houda collects such "famous" relationships. Here's a list he shared with me a long while ago. I'm sure he won't mind me sharing it with you all.

NHL Hockey Players and their famous fathers

Patrik Augusta's father Josef represented Czechoslovakia 100 times, he played in 4 World Championships, 1 Olympic tournament and 1 Canada Cup.

Martin Brodeur's father Denis was the goalie for Canada during the 1956 Olympic games and is Montreal Canadiens official photographer,also was Montreal Expos official photographer.

Adam Brown's father Andy was the chief Ontario scout for the NY Rangers.

Pavel Bure's father (and Valeri's) was an Olympic swimmer for Sovietunion in 1968,72 and 76.

Jeff Christian's father Gord played for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the CFL (1967-72)

Dave Christian's father Bill won the Gold for USA in the 1960 Olympics. He also played in 1964. His uncle Roger played in the OG (1960 & 64) and his other uncle Gord played in the OG (1956). Father Bill and uncle Roger also founded the Christian Brothers Hockey Stick Company.

Ed Christofoli's father Ed Sr. won the 1961 World Championship with Canada (Trail Smoke Eaters)

Dean Chynoweth's father Ed was the president of the Western Hockey League.

Marc Crawford's father Floyd captained Canada to the 1959 World Championship title (Belleville MacFarlands)

Iain Duncan's father played pro soccer in England.

Rocky Dundas father Ron used to play in the CFL

Steve Durbano's father Nick was the owner of the Hamilton Red Wings.

Doug Favell's father Doug Sr. was one of Canada's best Lacrosse players (goalie) who won the 1950 Mann Cup (Canadian senior Lacrosse championships). He is also in the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Glen Featherstone's father Roy played pro soccer in Ireland.

Peter Forsberg's father Kent coached the Swedish national team.

Rob Gaudreau's father Bob played hockey for USA in the 1968 Olympics

Ken Gernander's father Bob was the chief scout of the Dallas Stars.

Jere Gillis father and mother both were selected to compete in the Olympic games (Skiing)

Guy Gosselin's father Gordon won the Allan Cup in 1952 (Fort Francis)

Mike Grier's father Bobby is the director of player personnel for New England Patriots in the NFL.

Ken Hammond's father Gord is in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Ben Hankinson's father John was a former NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings.

Mark Hardy's mother represented England in the Olympic figure skating 1952 (finishd 7th).

Mike Hartman's father John was the team photographer for the Detroit Red Wings.

Bill Hay's mother Florence Miller was one of Canada's outstanding track and field stars

Andre Hidi's father was a former Hungarian swimming champion who emigrated to Canada in 1956.

Bobby Holik's father Jaroslav represented Czechoslovakia 142 times. (7 World Championships (1 Gold),1 Olympic tournament),his uncle Jiri held the world record for most international appearances (319 games)

Mark Johnson's father Bob coached Calgary and Pittsburgh.

Tomas and Frantisek Jr's Kaberle's father Frantisek represented Czechoslovakia 104 times (5 World Championships (2 Gold),1 Olympic tournament and 1 Canada Cup)

Sami Kapanen's father Hannu represented Finland 47 times (1 World Championship,1 Olympic Tournament and 1 Canada Cup)

Paul Kariya's father Tetsuhiko played with the Canadian National rugby team.

Rick Kromm's father Bobby won the World Championship in 1961 with Canada (Trail Smoke Eaters) and was the coach of Detroit.

Nathan Lafayette's father David played pro football for the B.C. Lions in the CFL

Grant Ledyard's father Hal was a Quarterback for Winnipeg and Saskatchewan in the CFL.

Jeff Madill's father Greg was an NHL referee for 11 years

Scott Mellanby's father Ralph was one of the responsible people for Hockey Night In Canada (Executive producer). He was the director of broadcasting for CFL (Canadian Football League).
He was also working on the Olympic games in Calgary 1988 (executive producer) and Atlanta 1996.

Kelly,Kevin and Kip Miller's father Lyle was a part owner of the Lansing,Michigan Arena.

Andy Moog's father Don was a member of the Canadian World Champions from 1955, the Penticton Vees.

Mike O'Connell's father Tommy was a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns (NFL).

Todd Okerlund's father was "Mean" Gene Okerlund,a World Wrestling Federation announcer

James & Steve Patrick's father Stephen played in the CFL for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and later became a member of the Manitoba Parliament.

Rick Preston's father Keith was the GM of the Saskatchewan Roughriders football team.

Dan Quinn's father Peter played several seasons for Ottawa Rough Riders in the CFL.

Bruce Racine's father Maurice played 17 seasons in the CFL.

Mickey and Dick Redmond's father Ed won the World Championship in 1958 with Canada (Whitby Dunlops). He was also the Peterborough Petes president.

Mike Ricci's father played pro soccer in Italy.

Barry Richter's father Pat played for the Washington Redskins (NFL) and in college once held the record for most receptions in the Rose Bowl.

Gary Sampson's father Ed played for the 1956 US Olympic team (Silver).

Eddie Sandford's father was the president of the Ontario Lacrosse Association.

Craig Simpson's mother Marion was a member of the 1952 Canadian women's Olympic track team.

Jiri Slegr's father Jiri Bubla represented Czechoslovakia 230 times, he played in 9 World Championships (3 Gold), 2 Olympics and 1 Canada Cup.

Steve Tambellini's father Addie won the World Championship in 1961 with Canada (Trail Smoke Eaters)

Tony Tanti's father played pro soccer in Malta.

Alfie Turcotte's father Real was the coach and GM of WHL's Nanaimo Islanders.

Mickey Volcan's father Mike was a 10-year standout with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL (Canadian Football League),winning the Grey Cup 1954-56 and being named as an All-Canadian Athlete.

Kevin Weekes's father used to be a member of the national cricket team of Barbados.

Carey Wilson's father Gerry was the vice-president and team doctor of the Winnipeg Jets (WHA)



NHL PLAYERS AND THEIR GRANDFATHERS



Grant Jennings grandfather Harry Stacey coached and played for Belgium during
the 1936 Olympics.

Bobby Orr's grandfather played pro soccer in Ireland.

Dave Silk's grandfather was Hal Janvrin who played Major League Baseball between 1911-22

Paul Stewart's grandfather Bill was the coach of Chicago (1937-39) and won the Stanley Cup in 1938. He also coached USA in the Olympics and was a MLB (Major League Baseball) umpire.




NHL PLAYERS AND OTHER RELATIVES


Zac Bierk's brother Sebastian Bach was the lead singer for Skid Row and his sister has appeared on the cover of Vogue.

Jim Carey's brother Paul was a first baseman in the Baltimore Orioles organization.

Shane Churla is the second cousin of NFL quarterback Mark Rypien.

Joe Crozier related to the Conacher's.

Gerald Diduck's sister Judy - Team Canada's womens hockey team.

Paul Di Pietro's cousin Rocky Di Pietro was a star for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the CFL.

Denis Dupere's cousin was well known wrestler Mad Dog Vachon

Tony Granato's sister Cammy Granato has represented USA in the women's World Championships as well as Olympics.

Dominik Hasek's brother was a pro soccer player in the Czech Republic.

Ted Irvine's son is wrestler Chris Jericho.

John and Dan Kordic's uncle played pro soccer in Yugoslavia.

Jeff Lazaro's uncle Joe was a famed blind !!! golf champion.

Tony Leswick's nephew and Pete Leswick's grandson Len Dykstra played in the MLB for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Kevin Lowe's brother trained the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL.

Morris Lukowich's brother Ed was a top ranked curler in Canada.

Dale McCourt's brother Dan is an NHL linesman.

Basil Mcrae's cousin Walter Henry was a former commonwealth games flyweight boxing champion

Aaron Miller's uncle Robert Miller played professional Baseball.

Don Murdoch is a distant relative of Murray Murdoch (original 1926 Ranger) and Billy Dea.

Jim Niekamp's cousin Bill Simpson played in the NFL for the LA Rams

Marty Pavelich's brother Matt was a referee and linesman between 1956-79. He was inducted into HHOF in 1987.

Adrien Plavsic's uncle Drago played for the Yugoslavian World Cup soccer team.

Robert Reichel's brother Martin has represented Germany. (4 World Championships)

Pascal Rheaume's sister is Manon Rheaume who represented Canada in the women's World Championships as well as Olympics and was the first female goalie to see some NHL action (pre season)

Steve Rucchin's brother Larry has represented Italy. (3 World Championships,1 Olympic tournament)

Borje Salming's brother Stig represented Sweden 94 times. (4 World Championships,1 Canada Cup)

Brendan Shanahan's brother Brian is a top lacrosse player in Ontario.

Neil and Tim Sheehy's uncle Bronco Nagurski was a football star for University of Minnesota and a Hall-of-Famer with Chicago Bears (NFL)

Glenn Skov's brother Art was an NHL referee

Tim Sweeney's uncle,Major General Charles Sweeney,was the commander on the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki.

John Tucker nephew of former CFL wide reciever Whit Tucker.

Doug Wickenheiser's cousin Hayley - Team Canada's womens hockey team.


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Kessel's dad played in the CFL.

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JT Brown's dad played in the NFL.

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Mathieu Darche's brother was a long snapper. Seahawks and some other team.

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Rick Rypien, cousin to Mark Rypien (and Shane Churla too, apparently).

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Justin Bailey of the Sabres....His Dad (Carlton) was a LB for the Bills in the 90s.

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Justin Bailey of the Sabres....His Dad (Carlton) was a LB for the Bills in the 90s.
Came here to post this.

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Mike Grier's uncle, Rosey Grier is an NFL legend.

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John Tavares' uncle - John Tavares is considered the best NLL (National Lacrosse League) player of all time, as well as one of the best lacrosse players ever.

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Justin Bailey of the Sabres....His Dad (Carlton) was a LB for the Bills in the 90s.
Thanks, good catch...I did not know that.

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Mathieu Darche's brother was a long snapper. Seahawks and some other team.
Nice. I just looked up his brother...J.P. Darche played from 2000-2009 as an NFL long snapper.

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