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||Posted - 11/14/2007 : 17:18:29
by Randy Steinman
Fantasy Hockey Journal
There are a large number of players in the NHL today whose fathers played in the league. In fact, fantasy hockey players could assemble a decent squad composed soley of players who are the sons of ex-NHL'ers.
Paul Stastny would give you scoring. You'd get toughness and PIM's from Shane O'Brien. Sam Gagner would be one of your stars of the future.
Here's a list of this year's NHL players whose fathers also played in the NHL:
PAUL STASTNY, C, Colorado
Selected by Colorado in 2nd rnd., 44th overall in 2003 Entry Draft.
Son of Hall-of-Famer Peter Stastny, a forward who played in the NHL from 1980-81 to 1994-95 with Quebec, New Jersey and St.Louis. Nephew of retired NHL'ers Anton Stastny and Marian Stastny. Brother of Yan Stastny.
ZACH PARISE, C, New Jersey
Selected by New Jersey in 1st rnd., 17th overall in 2003 Entry Draft.
Son of J.P. Parise, a left winger in the NHL from 1965-66 to 1978-79 with Boston, Toronto, Minnesota and the New York Islanders. Played for Team Canada in 1972 Summit Series.
SAM GAGNER, C, Edmonton
Selected by Edmonton in 1st rnd., 6 overall in 2007 Entry Draft.
Son of Dave Gagner, a center in the NHL from 1984-85 to 1998-99 with New York Rangers, Minnesota, Dallas, Toronto, Calgary, Florida and Vancouver.
ALEXANDER STEEN, C, Toronto
Selected by Toronto in 1st rnd., 24th overall in 2002 Entry Draft.
Son of Thomas Steen, a forward in the NHL with Winnipeg from 1981-82 to 1994-95.
NIKLAS HAGMAN, LW, Dallas
Selected by Florida in 3rd rnd., 70th overall in 1999 Entry Draft.
Son of Matti Hagman, a center in the NHL with Boston (1976-77-1977-78) and Edmonton (1980-81-1981-82). Also played with Quebec of WHA (1977-78)..
ROBERT NILSSON, C, Calgary
Selected by New York Islanders in 1st rnd., 15th overall in 2003 Entry Draft.
Son of Kent Nilsson, a forward with With Winnipeg of the WHA (1977-78-1978-79) and Edmonton of the NHL from 1979-80 to 1986-87. Returned from playing in Europe for 6 games with Edmonton in 1994-95.
TYLER ARNASON, C, Colorado
Selected by Chicago in 7th rnd., 183rd overall in 1998 Entry Draft.
Son of Chuck Arnason, a forward in the NHL from 1971-72 to 1978-79 with Montreal, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Colorado, Cleveland, Minnesota and Washington.
GREGORY CAMPBELL, C, Florida
Selected by Florida in 3rd rnd., 67th overall in 2002 Entry Draft.
Son of Colin Campbell, currently Vice-President of the NHL and formerly a defenseman in the WHA with Vancouver (1973-74) and in the NHL from 1974-75 to 1984-85 with Pittsburgh, Colorado, Edmonton, Vancouver and Detroit
PATRICK EAVES, F, Ottawa
Selected by Ottawa in 1st rnd., 29th overall in 2003 Entry Draft.
Son of Mike Eaves, a forward in the NHL from 1978-79 to 1985-86 with Minnesota and Calgary.
NICK FOLIGNO, LW, Ottawa
Selected by Ottawa in 1st rnd., 28th overall in 2006 Entry Draft.
Son of Mike Foligno, a forward in the NHL from 1979-80 to 1993-94 with Detroit, Buffalo, Toronto and Florida.
RYAN MALONE, F, Pittsburgh
Selected by Pittsburgh in 4th rnd., 115th overall in 1999 Entry Draft.
Son of Greg Malone, a center in the NHL FROM 1976-77 TO 1986-87 with Pittsburgh, Hartford and Quebec.
SHANE O'BRIEN, D, Tampa Bay
Selected by Anaheim in 8th rnd., 250th overall in 2003 Entry Draft.
Son of Dennis O'Brien, a defenseman in the NHL from 1970-71 to 1979-80 with Minnesota, Colorado, Cleveland and Boston.
BRAD LUKOWICH, D, Tampa Bay
Selected by New York Islanders in 4th rnd., 90th overall in 1994 Entry Draft.
Son of Bernie Lukowich, a forward in the NHL with Pittsburgh and St.Louis from 1973-74 to 1974-75 and Calgary Cowboys of the WHA in 1976-77.
TAYLOR PYATT, LW, Vancouver
Selected by New York Islanders in 1st rnd., 8th overall in 1999 Entry Draft.
Son of Nelson Pyatt, a center in the NHL with Detroit, Washington and Colorado from 1973-74 to 1979-80.
JOHN GRAHAME, G, Carolina
Selected by Boston in 9th rnd., 229th overall in 1994 Entry Draft.
Son of Ron Grahame, a goalie in the NHL with Boston, Los Angeles and Quebec from 1978-79 to 1980-81 and the WHA with Houston from 1973-74 to 1976-77.
BRENT JOHNSON, G, Washington
Selected by Colorado in 5th rnd., 129th overall in 1995 Entry Draft.
Son of Bob Johnson, a goalie in the NHL with St.Louis (1972-73) and Pittsburgh (1974-75) and the WHA with Cleveland, Denver and Ottawa in 1975-76.
ERIC NYSTROM, RW, Calgary
Selected by Calgary in 1st rnd., 10th overall in 2002 Entry Draft.
Son of Bob Nystrom, a right winger in the NHL with the New York Islanders from 1972-73 to 1985-86.
CHRIS BOURQUE, LW, Washington
Selected by Washington in 2nd rnd., 33rd overall in 2004 Entry Draft.
Son of Hall-of-Famer Ray Bourque, a defenseman in the NHL with Boston (1979-80 to 1999-2000) and Colorado (1999-2000 to 2000-01).
DANNY RICHMOND Chicago
Selected by Carolina in 2nd rnd., 31st overall in 2003 Entry Draft.
Son of Steve Richmond, a defenseman in the NHL with New York Rangers, Detroit, New Jersey from 1983-84 to 1986-87 and Los Angeles (1988-89).
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||Posted - 11/15/2007 : 16:06:49
That would actually be a half decent team.
Not well proportioned, Not to mention it'd be a young team. But they could have them play their fathers.
NHL Father-Son Game. :P