Clark was drafted First overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. His physical style of play and offensive talent built the foundation of a great career and later leading to Clark becoming the Captain of the storied Maple Leafs. He led by example and was the one working the hardest, scoring the big goals and doing whatever was needed to win. In 793 career NHL games Clark recorded 564 points and 1690 Penalty Minutes playing for Toronto, Quebec, NY Islanders, Tampa Bay, Detroit & Chicago. Clark also represented Canada in the ’85 World Juniors winning Gold. He currently resides with his family in Toronto and keeps busy as an Ambassador with the Leafs plus various charitable causes. Wendel also has a restaurant chain and Wendel Clark’s Automotive.
Gary Leeman played nearly 700 NHL games for five different clubs. He was best known as a gritty scorer on the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 50-goal season to his credit. Drafted in 1982, he secured a place on the Leafs in 1983-84. By the 1985-86 season, Leeman started to use his speed and shot more effectively. He formed the “Hound Line” with Wendel Clark and Russ Courtnall and eventually became a top goal scorer for the club with four-straight 20-goal seasons. In 1988-89, he scored 32 goals and was an All-Star; the next year, he became the second Toronto player after Rick Vaive to register a 50-goal season. In 1992, he was the key player traded to Calgary for Doug Gilmour. Leeman played for Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver and St. Louis in the ensuing years and then played in Europe before retiring in 1999.
Russ Courtnall was Toronto’s first draft pick in 1982. Incredibly fast (some say one of the fastest skaters ever), Mike Nykoluk called up Courtnall to play for a goal-starved Maple Leaf team in the following season. He played for the 1984 Canadian Olympic team in Sarajevo and for the Maple Leafs for five more seasons before they traded him to Montreal for John Kordic. Courtnall’s flashy Cournoyer-esque style made him a fan favourite and helped the Habs reach the 1989 Stanley Cup finals. He moved to Minnesota in 1992, followed the Stars to Dallas and finished his career off in Vancouver (playing with his brother Geoff) and Los Angeles. Over 15 seasons, Courtnall amassed 744 points.
Marie Philip Poulin
Marie-Philip is known as one of the greatest clutch performers in hockey history. In the gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, she scored the game-tying goal with just 55 seconds remaining in regulation time, and then the game-winner in overtime, to defeat the U.S.A. Incredibly, four years earlier at the Vancouver Olympics, Marie scored both goals as Canada defeated the Americans 2-0 to win gold. Marie-Philip recently graduated from Boston University where she was nominated twice for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top female player in NCAA hockey. Most recently, Marie-Philip competed for Team Canada at her third consecutive Olympic Games, earning a Silver medal.