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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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Darcy Tucker

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Darcy Tucker

BIOGRAPHY Darcy Tucker (born March 15, 1975) is a retired Canadian Métis professional ice hockey player, meaning he is of mixed European and Indigenous ancestry. He played most of his National Hockey League career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. A sixth round draft choice, Tucker began his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens. Throughout his NHL career he also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche. Tucker was born in Castor, Alberta, but grew up in Endiang, Alberta.Playing careerTucker is one of three players, along with Tyson Nash and Ryan Huska, that were a part of all...

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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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Dave Andreychuk

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Dave Andreychuk

BIOGRAPHY David John "Dave" Andreychuk (born September 29, 1963) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning. He is one of the highest scoring left wingers in NHL history, and is the league's all-time leader in power-play goals with 274. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017.Playing careerDave Andreychuk was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres from the Ontario Hockey League's Oshawa Generals in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft and played his first...

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