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Best players by "weird" place of birth.

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05-12-2010, 11:44 AM
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Best players by "weird" place of birth.

Just thought it could be funny to name a few players with weird (for hockey) birth places.

Like Langway must be the best chinese hockey player ever. Also Plett (Paraguay) and Craig Adams (Brunei) comes to mind. Ofcourse we can't forget Kölzig (S. Africa) and Regehr (Brazil).

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Claude Vilgrain from Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Claude Vilgrain from Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Ah totally forgot about Vilgrain

Just thought of Ndur Nigeria.. pretty exotic.

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Rick Chartraw-Venezuela

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Richie Regehr was born in Indonesia
Chris Nielsen was born in Tanzania
Rick Chartraw was born in Venezuela
Rumun Ndur was born in Nigeria
Jan Benda is from Belgium

Even though he never saw the ice in a regular season game (nine games as a backup), Levente Szuper is the only player born in Hungary to make an NHL roster. He also has a fairly impressive resume, including a Memorial Cup, a Calder Cup, and being the goalie who helped put the team into the top division of the World Championships for the first time since before WWII.

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Owen Nolan - Belfast, Ireland
Steve Thomas - Stockport, England.
Anze Kopitar - Somewhere in Slovenia.

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Jared Ross - Huntsville, AL
Tyler Myers - Houston, TX
Brian Leetch - Corpus Cristi, TX
Brooks Orpik - San Francisco, CA

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Dany Heatly- Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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Richard Park and Jim Paek- Seoul, South Korea
Yutaka Fukufuji- Tokyo, Japan
Cristobal Huet- St-Martin-d'Hčres, France
Nik Antropov- Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan (don't think this counts)
Byron Dafoe- Sussex, England
Geoff Sanderson- Hay River, NWT, Canada
Jordin Tootoo- Grew up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

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Just to clarify this, Langway was born on a U.S. military base in Taiwan, that doesn't make him Chinese you know.

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Anze Kopitar - Somewhere in Slovenia.
Jesenice .. about 10 km from the Austrian border. I really wanted to get up that way when I was there a few years ago. Oh well, next time.

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Tex Evans:

Jack Tex Evans, Longtime Defenseman for Rangers & Hawks in 50s & 60s was born in Wales, United Kingdom...An odd Anomaly for that era, for sure!


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Like Langway must be the best chinese hockey player ever.
Rod Langway is an American.

His father was stationed in Taipei, Taiwan at a U.S. Armed Forces Hospital when Rod was born.

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Rod Langway is an American.

His father was stationed in Taipei, Taiwan at a U.S. Armed Forces Hospital when Rod was born.
Read the words in the topic again please. Place of birth is the key even if you are pure breed german if you are born in thailand thats your place of birth

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Pre-NHL star Tom Dunderdale was born in Australia.

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not hockey, but I always got a kick out of how This former baseball player was born in "The Atlantic Ocean".

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not hockey, but I always got a kick out of how This former baseball player was born in "The Atlantic Ocean".
On the ship?

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Owen Nolan - Belfast, Ireland
Steve Thomas - Stockport, England.
Anze Kopitar - Somewhere in Slovenia.
Hey, wait a minute, I was born in Stockport, England, and it isn't a weird place at all. Hee, hee.

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Scott Gomez - Anchorage Alaska

When I hear the name Gomez, I am thinking, Texas, Arizona, California, Florida and maybe even New York. BUT Alaska? Talk about a frozen Burrito!

no offense intended.

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Paul MacLean was born in Gronstenquin, France. Probably the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) Station located there has something to do with this, similar to the case of Rod Langway.

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Robyn Regher - Brazil
Huet - France
Antropov - Kazakhstan
Al Montoya - Cuba (I think)
Kopitar -Slovenia

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Robyn Regher - Brazil
Huet - France
Antropov - Kazakhstan
Al Montoya - Cuba (I think)
Kopitar -Slovenia
Álvaro "Al" Montoya (born February 13, 1985 in Glenview, Illinois)

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Serbia - Ivan Boldirev (1969-85) and Stan Smrke (1957-58)
Lithuiania - Dainius Zubrus (1996- )and Darius Kasparaitis (1988-2009, 2010-)
Netherlands - Ed Beers (1982-86)
Venezuela - Rick Chartraw (1974-93. Moved to Erie, PA when he was three.)
Lebanon - Ed Hatoum (1968-76)
Belgium - Jan Benda (1992- )

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not hockey, but I always got a kick out of how This former baseball player was born in "The Atlantic Ocean".
Apparently 2 guys died there too.
Arthur Irwin
Al Moore


Anyway, a few more

Luca Spisa - Ozieri, Italy
Jim McFadden - Belfast, Ireland
Jack Riley - Berckenl, Ireland
Don Spring - Maracaibo, Venezuela


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