Early Hockey Memory: "My first year of pro we (St. John Flames) won the Calder Cup (2001). We played the Penguins farm team, Wilkes-Barre."
Hockey Inspirations: "I'd probably say my family is my biggest inspiration now. The thing I love most about the game is being a part of the team, playing for your teammates, the camaraderie and goofing around and joking with the boys. I guess my favorite player growing up was Steve Yzerman."
Status: Former NHL goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins from 1971-76. Currently serves as Tampa Bay Lightning TV commentator.
Ht: 6-feet-1 Wt: 180 pounds
DOB: Jan. 24, 1945 In: Calgary
First Hockey Memory: "Out in my backyard, four years old, with my brother (Fred), who was a lot older than me and Hank Bassen, the old Detroit Red Wing, Chicago Black Hawk and the first draft pick of the old Pittsburgh Penguins, they had me out there; shooting frozen tennis balls at me. I remember them bouncing off my head and they really stung. And when you're four you start to whimper a bit. And my brother said, ‘If you cry I'll kick your butt harder than these tennis balls are.’ So that's my first memory (smiles)."
Hockey Inspirations: "Hank Bassen and Glenn Hall."
Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "When I was a young kid, 20 years old playing with the Flyers, I bought a VCR on the street in New York. And when I went up to my room I had two bricks in the box (laughs). So that was embarrassing. I paid $60 for the package and I ended up paying $30 a brick."