NHL players from your hometown

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  1. BamBamCam*

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    Surprisingly, my American town has quite a few players that have made the jumped to the NHL.

    Bobby Allen
    Jim Carey (moved to Weymouth as a youth, we used to tool him playing shinny)
    Mark Holden
    Gerry McDonald
    Bobby Sheehan
    Kurt Walker
    Tim Sweeney (ex-teammate of mine in WYH)
    Brian Noonan
    Cleon Daskalakis (not sure if he was Weymouth or Hingham)

    Not bad for a small American town.
     
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    Some players were born near my hometown (few hours away), however, no NHL players were born there. Not surprising with a population of 9,000.
     
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    Mine's produced quite a few. Joe & Scott Thornton, Jeff Carter, Jeff Hackett, Craig MacTavish, Drew Doughty. A friend of mine is Nazem Kadri's cousin. There are others I'm probably forgetting.
     
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    Dean Arsene, Ryan Craig, Kyle Cumiskey, Michael Funk, Brad Moran, & David Van Der Gulik. That's a sad list. Grand total of 364 gp, 43 g, 65a, -36, and & 243 PIMs. Apparently I used to go to school with Kyle Cumiskey.
     
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    As far as I know, just Keaton Ellerby.
     
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    According to hockey-reference.com alphabetical order.

    Karl Alzner, Derek Bekar, Ken Berry, Kris Chucko, Chris Joseph, Jason LaBarbera, Dwayne Lowdermilk, Brian Lundberg, Mike MacWilliam, Darren McCarty, Byron Ritchie, Cliff Ronning, Joe Sakic, Claudio Scremin and Greg Zanon.

    I'd say one name kinda stands out above the rest, as in, he's responsible for about 2/3rd of the total points...
     
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    Shjon Podein (Won the Stanley Cup in 2001 with the Avs and is a close friend), Johnny Pohl and Doug Zmolek. He didn't make the NHL, but we also have a member of the "Miracle on Ice" team as well (Eric Strobel).
     
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    Bill Guerin was the closest, being the next town over (Wilbraham, MA).

    Now I live one town over from where Chris Conner, Mike Modano, and possibly more that I'm unaware of are from. I'm in the Detroit suburbs now and there's a lot more from surrounding cities.
     
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    From hockey-reference.com:

    Here's a list of players born in Burlington, ON, the city where I've lived most of my life, and call my hometown:

    Jeff Christian
    Adam Creighton
    Dan Currie
    Mark Lawrence
    Scott McKay
    Mark Reeds
    Ron Sedlbauer
    Mark Visheau
    Chad Wiseman

    Here's a list of players born in North York, ON, the former city (and now area of Toronto) where I was born:

    Jason Allison
    Chris Campoli
    Jason Dawe
    Mike Fountain
    Matt Moulson
    Phil Oreskovic
    Gary Roberts
    Brian Wilks

    Note: there are probably more players from North York who have their birth place listed as "Toronto".
     
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    My hometown is Thunder Bay, Ontario.

    So, the Staals, Pyatts, Delvecchio etc. Lots of players hail from there.
     
  13. Bob Miller
    Paul Miller
    Dean Jenkins
    Tom Fitzgerald
     
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    Surprisingly, there is a player from Charlotte NC: Jared Boll.

    I have no idea what his story is.
     
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    Paul Boutilier
    Nelson Burton
    Norm Ferguson
    John Hanna
    Parker MacDonald
    Don MacLean
    Al MacNeil
    Mike McPhee
    Kevin Morrison
    Dan Polizani
    Some people would also claim various other players including Al MacInnis.

    The only person from Sydney in the HOF is Danny Gallivan. He was well known for being extremely generous to anyone from his hometown who was in Montreal, and if he knew you had come from Sydney or anywhere in Cape Breton he would let you in to watch the practices and bring you down to meet some of the players after practice. I have pictures with various members of the 1983 Oilers because of him.
     
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    Tom Fitzgerald, great player as a youth. We used to play against him at Babson quite often, Billerica had good teams back then.
     
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    San Jose native, John Emmons!
     
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    Regina. Too many to list...
     
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    Only four players listed in my hometown. All of them either college or junior players. If I can count Milwaukee which is like 25 minutes away then Dave Steckel and Drew Stafford. :)
     
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    I don't think anyone from Brooklyn has ever made it to the NHL without a ticket.
     
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    Jeff Deslauriers
    Nicolas Laliberté
    (Denis Gauthier) --- says he's born in Montreal, but his parents have been living in my hometown for... many years.

    That's from a 100 000 people city, which is probably the city with the lowest NHLer per people.

    Actually, if we take out Gauthier from the equation, there are as much F-1 drivers that were born in my hometown than former NHL'ers.
     
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    27 players.

    From Mickey Roach, born May 1, 1895, to Chris Bourque born January 29, 1986....

    ....(actually Benn Ferriero b. April 29, 1987 is the latest, but I couldn't resist using Bourque's name, lol).
     
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    Scott Lachance.

    Not born there, but brought up in Bristol, Connecticut.
     
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    Coming from small town Pictou in Nova Scotia not manny come from here.

    We have Joey McDonald
    Also from near by New Glasgow there is Colin White and Jon Simm as well as Derick Walser ( he played a few games)
     

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