Non-french named players that speak french in the NHL

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  1. Emanresu Wen

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    I was watching RDS and they were interviewing players from the WJC

    I was surprised when Gudbranson came up, didn't know he spoke fluent french

    Same thing with Dan Boyle a few years ago


    any others?
     
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    I think Toews?
     
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    Aaron Ward?
     
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    Was so impressed when I heard him, same with Gudbranson. Incredibly fluid for both guys.
     
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    Sidney Crosby used to speak French.

    Cal is from Welland, Ontario so does Paul Bissonnette. I'm assuming Biznasty can speak French too but not too sure.
     
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    Yeah, he just stopped..
     
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    Dominic Moore, Jonathan Toews (I know he was mentioned)

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    Cammalleri doesn't speak French at all.

    If you're referring to his twitter he gets a French friend to translate all his tweets.

    Jeff Halpern, on the other hand, speaks French very well. Especially for an American who isn't even from a French family.

    And as for Toews, he speaks it but he's not "completely fluent" like some people are suggesting. He has a pretty bad accent.
     
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    Cammalleri's name was a joke, mostly related to his Happy new year message (100% in french, with a good accent, but sounded weird, as if learned phonetically :) )

    I had Halpern there,.. Him and Moore both have good university training.
     
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    toews speaks really good if not perfect québécois french (even though he's not from quebec)...
     
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    He once said he was reading RDS everyday.

    He has a decent french.
     
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    Not even close.

    His mom is from Quebec I think, but he's got a very noticeable accent.
     
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    I know his grandparents (from his mom's side) are from Beauce. He went there with the Olympic Gold medal this summer.
     
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    you can be bluent in French without speaking "Quebecois" French...
     
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    I love this thread..not really but really :)

    Kostopoulos speaks a bit of french...Moore's french is excellent.

    for the Franco-Media, its all about being pure laine de souche.....they dont seem to care much about Pouliot or Martin..franco-ontarians...they dont care about...

    they made a whole eulogy for Lapierre the player..go figure
     
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    Duncan keith anyone?

    My brain nearly explode when i heard him speak french at the olympic games.


    Elisah Cuthbert:sarcasm:
     
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    didnt know that, thank you sir
     
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    Steve Sullivan is fully bilingual from Timmins as he comes from a Francophone family.
     

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