"Getting to Know the Canadians on the Eastern Conference Champion New Jersey Devils"
#22 Eric Boulton Halifax, NS
• Has NOT played a game in the playoffs, and played 51 regular season games without a point
• Ranger coach John Tortorella has been quoted to say “nobody wants him on the ice.” (in reference to Boulton)
#18 Steve Bernier Quebec City, QB
• 32 games played in the regular season with 6 points
• 13 games played in the 2012 playoffs with 3 points
• 16th overall pick in 2003 by San Jose Sharks
#23 David Clarkson Toronto, ON
• Clarkson won the memorial cup with the Kitchener Rangers in 2003
• Has played his entire career with the Devils as an undrafted player
• 80 games in the regular season with 40 points. (He had 30 goals, the most in his career)
• 13 playoff games played with 8 points
#14 Adam Henrique Brantford, ON
• 74 regular season games played with 51 points
• 13 playoff games played with 7 points
• Playing in his rookie season with the Devils at 22 years of age
• Won the memorial cup with Windsor Spitfires in 2010
• Calder Trophy nominee, a trophy awarded to the 2011-2012 rookie of the year
#19 Travis Zajac Winnipeg, MB
• Selected in the first round, 20th overall by New Jersey Devils in 2004
• Grew up in a hockey family. His father attended the University of Denver for a hockey scholarship. He has three brothers who all play hockey. His two brothers Darcy, and Kelly Zajac play within in Devils system for the Albany River Rats. His youngest brother Nolan, plays in the USHL and has committed to Denver University like his father for the hockey program.
• 15 regular season games played in 2012 with 6 points. (Achilles Injury, for which he almost never made it back)
• 13 playoff games played with 10 points. (second on team)
#24 Bryce Salvador Brandon, MB
• 82 regular season games played with 9 points. But more impressive was his +18 rating
• 13 playoff games played with 6 points
• Has changed his game because of his concussion history. He no longer fights, and has severely lowered the amount of grittiness in his play.
• He is chairman on Fan-tastic Sports a company that specializes in all things hockey, manufacturing everything from flooring to intricate electronic controlled target nets and back end scoring systems.
"Getting to Know the Canadians on the Western Conference Champion LA Kings"
#77 Jeff Carter (London, ON)
• 9 points in the NHL playoffs. Including a hat-trick against the Coyotes in the conference final. First Kings playoff hat-trick since Wayne Gretzky in 1993.
#13 Kyle Clifford(Ayr, ON)
• 3 playoff games played and no points.
#24 Colin Fraser(Sicamous, BC)
• 12 games played in playoffs
• Gold medal in the 2005 at the World Junior Championships @ Grand Forks.
• Won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009-2010 season
#12 Simon Gagne(Ste. Foy, QB)
• played ten seasons in Philadelphia
• has won 4 medals for Canada, 2 of them gold, including an Olympic gold medal in 2002 @ Salt Lake City games.
#74 Dwight King(Meadowlake, SK)
• his older brother DJ plays in the Washington Capitals organization for the Hershey Bears(AHL affiliate)
• 5 playoff points(5 goals), including a stretch of three goals in two games.
• Considered a great playoff surprise for the LA Kings
#71 Jordan Nolan(St.Catherines, ON)
• Son of former NHL player and coach Ted Nolan.
• 1 goal in 2012 NHL playoffs
#25 Dustin Penner(Winkler, MB)
• Won a Stanley cup with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2007.
• Undrafted NHL journeyman
• Has scored many game winning goals in his career, including the game winning goal during his NCAA championship game, as well as the Game 5 winner to eliminate the Phoenix Coyotes
#10 Mike Richards(Kenora, ON)
• Memorial cup champion in 2003 with the Kitchener Rangers
• Gold medal winner in 2010 Vancouver Winter games
• Stared in the NHL TV series, NHL 36(where they follow players for 36 hours of their lives)
• He has won everywhere he has played
• 11 points in the playoffs
#15 Brad Richardson(Belleville, ON)
• 1 goal in 2012 NHL playoffs through 11 games
• Missed three playoff games due to an appendectomy
#28 Jarret Stoll(Melville, SK)
• Hosts a charity golf tournament annually that raises money for a sick childrens hospital in Saskatoon. Jarret Stoll Comfort Fund helps donate TV/DVD units for rooms, blanket warmers, comfortable chairs, comfortable bedrooms for patients in the hospital. Last year charity raised over 1,000,000 for the cause.
• Was featured on MTV cribs in 2011
#19 Kevin Westgarth(Amherstburg, ON)
• Is married to former NFL coach Bill Cowher’s daughter. They married in 2011.
• Attended Princeton University, where he played four years of hockey there for the Princeton Tigers
#14 Justin Williams(Cobourg, ON)
• 11 playoff points
• Plays on the first line with Anze Kopitar and Kings captain Dustin Brown.
• Has torn both is ACL and MCL in his left knee. Since has made a great recovery
#8 Drew Doughty(London, ON)
• 2nd overall pick in 2008
• Was a good soccer player growing up and was considered for a U-14 provincial team. He decided to focus on hockey.
• 10 playoff points in 2012 playoffs
• 2010 gold medalist at Vancouver winter games
#33 Willie Mitchell(Port McNeill, BC)
• Avid fisherman
• Is an active philanthropist
• Has his own charity golf tournament—< celebrity golf tournament to help raise scholarship funds for high school students in his home town,
I really don’t give a hoot about the Jets quarterback controversy, or just the whole Jets soap opera style of management in general. In fact I could care less for publicity on the New York Jets. I do like when the wide receivers are un happy though … Its entertaining and so are they… Just like Wideout Santonio Holmes wearing a Jays hat in the interview…(Click the link, its the second video in the article…I like the support for the Jays, and thats the only reason I am posting this…)