Getting To Know: Former Flyers star Reggie Leach

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Reggie Leach. (Getty Images)

Status: NHL right winger from 1970-1983 for Boston, California, Philadelphia and Detroit.

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 180 pounds

DOB: April 23, 1950 In: Riverton, Man.

First Hockey Memory: “Just getting my first pair of skates and going out to play with everybody else. I didn’t start till a later age – ten years of age. I remember enjoying it even if the skates were used and too big and I had to stuff them with paper – and sometimes we played when it was 30 below.”

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Getting To Know: Jordin Tootoo   

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Jordin Tootoo (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Status:  New Jersey Devils right wing.

Ht:  5-9  Wt: 199 pounds

DOB: February 2, 1983 In: Churchill, Man.

First Hockey Memory: “I think for me growing up in a remote community, we had this kind of an igloo arena. It was kind of, felt like an igloo. And I think I was about four or five years old, I remember going into that dome – we called it The Dome – and putting on my mini skates or whatever that I had. Playing on that.”

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Getting To Know: Dennis Hextall

Dennis Hextall (Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Status: Former NHL left winger from 1967-1980 with Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, California Golden Seals, Minnesota North Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Washington Capitals. Currently coaches hockey in Edwards, Colorado at Battle Mountain HS.

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 175 pounds
DOB: April 17, 1943 In: Poplar Point, M.B. Read more

Getting To Know: Bill Barber

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Bill Barber (Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Status: NHL left wing for the Philadelphia Flyers from 1972-1984. Currently serves as a scouting consultant for the Flyers.  Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990.

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 194 pounds
DOB: July 11, 1952 In: Callander, Ontario

First Hockey Memory: “I think would be back in 1958, I remember we had an outdoor rink, seeing the school house team play, and the ice shack, which was set up for us to stay warm in those cold winters.” Read more