Status: NHL right winger, played from 1983-96 with Vancouver and Boston. Currently serves as vice-president for the Boston Bruins.
Ht: 6-foot-1 Wt: 220 pounds
DOB: June 6, 1965 In: Comox, B.C.
First Hockey Memory: "Backyard rinks. One year I got to play with my brother, Scott. I was 14, he was 12, so we were always two years apart. But that one year we were on the same team. In Maple Ridge, B.C."
Nicknames: "Mitts – for my hands. Bam Bam Cam."
Favorite Movies: "Caddyshack is one of the funniest movies. A lot about that movie should make you laugh."
Musical Tastes: "Classic rock: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Credence Clearwater Revival."
Hockey Inspirations: "Darryl Sittler. Stan Smyl. I played with him in Vancouver when I was 18, he was in the league for years. It was a big thrill. He was one of the best players on the Canucks, very physical. I liked the way he played."
First Job(s): "Delivering local paper. Pumping gas. Lumber mill. Cutting lawns. I did anything."
First Car: "White Pontiac Sunbird – not to be mistaken for the Firebird (laughs)."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Peanut butter or vanilla fudge swirl."
Greatest Sports Moment: "Making it to the final (1988, 1990). But also the worst. Not winning."
Favorite Uniforms: "I gotta go with the Bruins. Bruins black uniforms."
Funniest Players Encountered: "Gary Galley – really funny. Steve Leach – very funny."
Toughest Competitor: "Scott Stevens. Very tough competitor. Geez, off the top of my head...I'll go with Scott Stevens right now."
Strangest Game: "When the power went out in the final against Edmonton at The Garden. They had to cancel the game."
Most Memorable Goal: "I think the goal that I got – my 50th goal in 44 games (1993-94)."
Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "Embarrassing hockey memory...can't recall one. Sure there's plenty (laughs)."
Career Accomplishments: Played in two Stanley Cup finals; Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2005; Won Bill Masterton Trophy in 1994; Three-time 50-goal scorer; Scored 395 goals in 726 regular season games and 57 playoff goals in 93 post-season games; His No. 8 jersey was retired by Boston (10th Bruin to receive the honor); Played in five All-Star games.
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