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May 2022

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Remembering Mike Bossy

Mike Bossy’s battle with lung cancer ended his life on April 15, 2022.  The many tributes which celebrated his scoring mastery also honoured his professionalism and integrity.  He remains the all-time leader in goals per game in the regular season at 0.762 and an icon that shaped the Islanders dynasty in the 1980s.  Please click the link watch Boss’s story.

The Purest Goal Scorer

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Remembering Guy Lafleur

On April 22, 2022, Guy Lafleur passed away after a series of prolonged health issues. His on-ice accomplishments, which included five Stanley Cup titles, were equalled by his off-ice notoriety for kindness and generosity  – characteristics that symbolised the legend as much as his flowing blond hair. Click the link below to watch a tribute video.

Guy, Guy, Guy!

Player Spotlight

Erik Gudbranson, Calgary Flames

This month’s player spotlight is on Calgary Flames’ defensemen, Erik Gudbranson. Prior to the NHL, the Ottawa native spent three seasons with the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs. During this time, he earned a silver medal with Team Canada’s World Juniors along with a gold medal at the World Under-17 tournament. In 2010, Erik was selected 3rd overall by the Florida Panth...

This month’s player spotlight is on Calgary Flames’ defensemen, Erik Gudbranson. Prior to the NHL, the Ottawa native spent three seasons with the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs. During this time, he earned a silver medal with Team Canada’s World Juniors along with a gold medal at the World Under-17 tournament. In 2010, Erik was selected 3rd overall by the Florida Panthers and has since amassed nearly 650 regular season NHL games, over eleven seasons. Most recently, Erik was awarded the Calgary Flames’ Peter Maher “Good Guy” Award, presented to the player who displays the highest level of sincerity, integrity, dedication and respect. Click the link below to see Erik’s presentation.

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February 2022

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Pro Athletes Cheated By Advisor

Darryl Cohen, a broker with Morgan Stanley was entrusted to make basic long-term investment decisions for his professional athlete clients. Most recently, Darryl has been barred from the securities industry after findings that he was involved in “transactions not disclosed to or approved by Morgan Stanley.” Click the link below to read more.

Morgan Stanley Advisor Cheats Athletes

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The NHL & Black History Month

‘NHL Bound’ follows Duante’ Abercrombie and Nathaniel Brooks, two Black hockey coaches chasing their dream to work in the NHL. The weekly series chronicles their participation in the Arizona Coyotes’ first-ever coaching internship program, dedicated to creating a deeper pool of diverse talent. Click the link below to get a behind-the-scenes look at the program.

Two Hockey Coaches Chasing Their Dream

Player Spotlight

Barrett Hayton, Arizona Coyotes

This month’s player spotlight is on Peterborough, Ontario native, Barrett Hayton. In 2016, Barrett was selected 9th overall by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. Barrett went on to appear in over 165 OHL games, amassing over 150 points while spending his entire OHL career with the Greyhounds. Two years later, Barrett was selected 5th overall by the ...

This month’s player spotlight is on Peterborough, Ontario native, Barrett Hayton. In 2016, Barrett was selected 9th overall by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. Barrett went on to appear in over 165 OHL games, amassing over 150 points while spending his entire OHL career with the Greyhounds. Two years later, Barrett was selected 5th overall by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to making his NHL debut, Barrett led Team Canada to a Gold Medal at the 2020 World Junior Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Click the link below to see this amazing goal by Barrett against the Winnipeg Jets.

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January 2022

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NHL Sues Insurers Over Rejected COVID-19 Claims

The National Hockey League and 20 of its teams are suing five of their insurance providers, alleging the companies have breached contracts by refusing to reimburse more than $1 billion worth of losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the link below to learn more about the lawsuit and the parties involved.

NHL Sues For COVID Losses

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Stew Joins Real Kyper & Bourne

Real Kyper & Bourne are joined by former player and President of GAVIN Hockey Wealth Specialists Stew Gavin to discuss how young athletes manage their money, his role in advising players to make smart financial decisions and the benefits of players learning about their affairs. Click the link below to hear the entire interview.

Stew on Sportsnet 590 The FAN

Player Spotlight

Spencer Martin, Vancouver Canucks

This month’s player spotlight is on Oakville, Ontario native, Spencer Martin. In 2011, Spencer was selected 18th overall by the Mississauga Steelhead of the Ontario Hockey League. Spencer went on to appear in over 150 OHL games, spending his entire OHL career in Mississauga. During this time, Spencer was selected 63rd overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2013 NHL Entry Dr...

This month’s player spotlight is on Oakville, Ontario native, Spencer Martin. In 2011, Spencer was selected 18th overall by the Mississauga Steelhead of the Ontario Hockey League. Spencer went on to appear in over 150 OHL games, spending his entire OHL career in Mississauga. During this time, Spencer was selected 63rd overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, making his NHL debut in 2017. Earlier this month, Spencer made his first NHL start in five years with the Vancouver Canucks. Spencer’s fantastic play earned him more action, eventually leading to his first NHL victory against the Winnipeg Jets. Click the link below to read about Spencer’s lengthy journey through professional hockey.

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