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Wendel Clark was one of the most beloved players to ever wear the Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. The former team captain, his rambunctious playing style, and exceptional talent on the ice endeared him to fans. Now an ambassador for the team and a spokesperson for a number of corporations, Clark’s star power continues to shine.

Clark retired from the NHL in 2000. His last season brought his career full circle from its beginnings in 1985 with the Leafs. Overall in his career, Clark recorded 330 goals, 234 assists, 564 points, and 1,690 penalty minutes. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and was second in voting for the Calder Trophy. He was selected to the NHL All-Star Game in 1986 and 1999. Wendel had his number ‘17’ retired by the Maple Leafs and in 2017 he was honoured once again with his statue unveiled on Legends Row outside of Scotiabank Arena.

He currently resides with his family in Muskoka and keeps busy as an Ambassador with the Leafs plus various charitable causes and has a restaurant chain Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill.


Dom Cozzolino grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. Since he began walking, he dreamt of playing in the NHL or representing his country at the Olympics in hockey. Dom would spend all of his time on the outdoor rink in the backyard, on the driveway shooting pucks, or at practice with his teammates.

At 14 years old, in a playoff game, Dom was hit from behind into the boards and suffered a spinal cord injury. Doctors informed him that he would "never play hockey again" and he would be lucky to get back on his feet at all.

After many years of recovery and rehabilitation, Dom relearned how to walk again. He was introduced to Para Hockey 5 years after his injury. It didn't come easy and was frustrating at first, but his love for the game propelled him to make Team Canada in 2016.

Since then, he has become a World Champion, Paralympic medalist, and represented his country in the sport of Para Ice Hockey for 7 seasons.

Although it may look different than how he imagined as a kid, Dom is still living out his dreams.



A pioneer of women’s hockey, Geraldine Heaney was a veteran defenseman for the Canadian National team.  By the time that she retired in 2003, she had won an Olympic gold medal, an Olympic silver medal and seven World Championships.  She played the most games all-time (125) with Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team, and leads all defensemen with 27 goals, 66 assists and 93 points.  She is also the 5th top scorer of all-time. 

Working at several youth and prospect camps, Heaney served as head coach of the University of Waterloo Warriors women’s hockey team from 2006 to 2012.  Heaney was the third woman ever inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, when she was inducted in 2013. 





Mike learned the fundamentals of the game in his hometown Montreal, that lead to a NHL career of almost 900 games. Drafted by Boston in 1979 he spent two years in the organization before joining full time in 1982-83. He scored 23 goals and 65 points in his rookie season and quickly became regarded as one of the best young players in hockey. Traded in 84-85 season to the Oilers where he recorded his career highs as well as the Stanley Cup. He even played in the 1985 All-Star Game.

Krushelnyski was part of the biggest trades in NHL history, On August 9, 1988, he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings with Gretzky and Marty McSorley. He played with the Kings before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during 1990-91. He was with Toronto for four seasons before signing for one year with the Detroit Red Wings as a free agent. He finished his career in 1996-97.


Captain of Canada’s national Para ice hockey team since 2019, Tyler McGregor is regarded as one of the best players in the world. A 3-time Paralympian, McGregor helped Canada capture silver at the 2018 winter games and bronze at the 2014 winter games. In addition to his Olympic success, McGregor is a 2-time world champion and three-time worlds silver medallist.

Tyler, like many Canadian boys, grew up with dreams of one day playing in the National Hockey League. Following a leg injury in a hockey tournament, it was discovered that Tyler had Spindle Cell Sarcoma, a form of cancer that would result in Tyler’s left leg needing to be amputated to save his life. Rather than giving up on his hockey dreams, Tyler began to play sledge hockey, quickly emerging as a national star. His resilience, perseverance and determination through unfortunate circumstances are what have led him to be the leader and competitor he is today.

Now, Tyler uses his own story to lead the charge for inclusion in hockey, and sport, both across Canada and globally.


Evanka Osmak anchors the weekday prime time edition of Sportsnet Central.

Before entering the broadcasting world, Evanka graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from Queens University. After a couple of years working in the civil engineering field, she switched careers to become a television broadcaster. Returning to school, Evanka attended Seneca College where she earned a Radio and Television Broadcasting diploma and later landed a position with JACK-FM in Orillia, Ontario as a news announcer. Moving onto KYMA-TV (NBC) in Yuma, Arizona a year later, Evanka worked for two years as a Morning Show host before returning to Toronto in 2007 when she stepped in front of the sports television camera and signed on with Sportsnet. It's been 11 years of incredible experiences in the sports world.

When not covering the latest sports stories on-air, she is a member of the Special Olympics Ontario board, acts as an ambassador for Golf Fore the Cure alongside Golf Canada and is a committee member of the Sports Media Canada Luncheon.




Darcy Tucker, is one of only four people to have won 3 Memorial Cup Championships.  He won all three with the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL.  Tucker also won a Gold medal for Canada at the World Juniors in 1995.   He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the NHL entry draft in ’93.  Even with an impressive junior career behind him he was still deemed too small by many to play pro.  In his first year of pro in the AHL he won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Trophy as the leagues Outstanding Rookie and scored 93 points in 74 games. The following season he made the jump to the NHL with the Habs where he spent two full seasons before being traded to Tampa Bay. Tucker played in 947 regular season and 68 playoff games in his career for the Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Colorado Avalanche. He scored 215 goals and had 261 assists for 476 points, along with 1,410 penalty minutes. Tucker was the epitome of an agitator in the NHL, a player players hated to play against but wished to have play on their team. Tucker was an icon in the greater Toronto area during his nine seasons with the Maple Leafs, as he became a fan favourite for his energetic and physical play, and his ability to agitate at the highest level while still being a consistent and effective offensive contributor. Darcy Tucker announced his retirement from the National Hockey League on October 1, 2010.