Black defencemen, centremen and coaches in NHL history

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  1. chooch*

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    Here's my list:
     
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    Grant Fuhr is the Coyotes' goaltending coach.
     
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    Tony McKegney was a C/LW, though he mostly played LW in the NHL. Anson Carter came up as a center, but was moved to the wing by I believe Washington.

    As for defensemen, J.L. Grand Pierre, Sean Brown, Trevor Daley, Bryce Salvador, Jason Doig.
     
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    And, off the top of my head, Jean-Luc Grand Pierre plays defence.
     
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    Roman Ndur and Jason Doig also played defence.
     
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    Manny Malhotra too, I think.
     
  8. Chooch, I am not sure of your point.

    But if your point is what I think it is, you deserve to get banned for it.
     
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    Sean Brown is black?
     
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    Surprisingly enough, yes. I think he's only half, but apparently its enough to qualify.

    Dirk Graham is I think half black, or at least "of African descent". He was a center, and was also the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks.
     
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    :dunno: Okay...
     
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    If I had a dollar for every time I thought that after reading a chooch post.
     
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    He's not black... he's half Indian (as in India)...
     
  14. chooch*

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    Youre right. Very few Indians in the NHL (Bawa?) or CFL.

    My point is why is it so low historicly?
     
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    Brashear, Donald (LW) Pha Robert Earl, LW Tor

    Pokey Reddick G Fred Brathwaite (G)

    Jarome Iginla, RW Dirk Graham RW - were both captains of there teams.

    was Ray Neufeld black?
     
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    odds are not many black kids play hockey maybe it is because they are drawn more to basketball baseball and football as per cultural influences.
     
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    ... in the States. I would think black Canadians are substantially no less interested in hockey than any other ethnicity.

    And when you start doing the math it makes sense that there are only a handful of black NHL players historically. If you believe this source: www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmhockey1.html, blacks made up only 0.02% of Canadians in 1971. Roughly 22,000,000 Canadians means roughly 4400 blacks. Let's say there were roughly 300 NHL players at the time, 95% of them Canadian, so that leaves 285 Canadians, or roughly 1 NHL player out of 77,200 Canadians.

    Fast forward to today: 33,000,000 Canadians, 2% (~660,000) of them black. Roughly 400 Canadian NHLers, good for 1 in 82,500 Canadians. Proportionally, that's 8 blacks in the NHL.
     
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    He's also part Native American, according to nativehockey.com


    isn't Boston's Nathan Robinson a center? And prospects Yared Hagos and Anthony Stewart? As for blueliners, Dustin Byfuglien and Shawn Belle (prospect), John Oduya (prospect) Sean McMorrow (prospect) and Francis Bouillon who's obviously of mixed blood. :)
     
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    You'd have about 668 dollars? ;)
     
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    how many natives are there in the nhl

    and how many newfies?:D
     

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