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Al Iafrate

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Al Iafrate

BIOGRAPHY Albert Anthony Iafrate (born March 21, 1966) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League between 1984 and 1998. He is perhaps most famous for his extremely hard slap shot. He set a record for velocity during the NHL Skills Competition of 1993, a record which stood for 16 years, at 105.2 miles per hour (169.3 km/h). The record was broken in 2009 by Zdeno Chára of the Boston Bruins with a slap shot at 105.4 mph in Montreal. Iafrate was born in Dearborn, Michigan, and grew up in Livonia, Michigan.Playing careerIafrate...

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Owen Nolan

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Owen Nolan

BIOGRAPHY Owen "Old Man" Liam Nolan (born 12 February 1972) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. During his 18-year NHL career, he played for the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames and the Minnesota Wild, as well as playing a season with the ZSC Lions of National League A. Born in Northern Ireland, he was raised in Thorold, Ontario and played for Canada internationally. A five-time NHL All-Star, Nolan is widely known as a power forward.Playing careerMinor HockeyNolan grew up in Thorold, Ontario playing minor hockey for Thorold in the...

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