Getting To Know: Glen Sharpley

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Glen Sharpley (Steve Babineau/Getty Images)

Status: NHL center for Minnesota and Chicago from 1976-1982.

Ht: 6-foot Wt: 190

DOB: September 6, 1956 In: York, Ont.

First Hockey Memory: “Wow…goes way back…probably sitting around with the family watching Leafs games at 8:10. 8:10…that’s when they started when we were kids, it never started at 8 it was 8:10. We had a black and white TV. I remember learning how to skate. But I have no recollection of the first time playing out on the ice.” Read more

Getting To Know: Matt Read

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Matt Read of the Philadelphia Flyers

Status: Philadelphia Flyers right wing.

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 185

DOB: June 14, 1986 In: Ilderton, Ontario

First Hockey Memory: “I remember seeing pictures of playing hockey in the basement or out in the street, when you’re two or three playing with your brother. I have a picture on my cellphone from that and it’s something I’d say is my earliest time of playing hockey.”
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Getting To Know: Jim Thomson

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Status: NHL right wing from 1986-1993 with Hartford, Washington, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Anaheim and Ottawa.

DOB: December 30, 1965 In: Edmonton, Alberta

First Hockey Memory: “I borrowed a pair of skates. I grew up in a mobile house park, Westview Village in Winterburn, Alberta. I was six years old and one of my friends lent me his dad’s skates. They were too big but I skated around and couldn’t stop. I fell in love with it.” Read more

Getting To Know: Harold Phillipoff

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Harold Phillipoff. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Status: NHL left winger from 1977-1980 for Atlanta and Chicago.

HT: 6-foot-3  WT: 230 pounds

DOB: July 14, 1956 IN: Kamsack, Sask.

First Hockey Memory: “I think every kid’s first hockey memory growing up in Saskatchewan is playing on the driveway without skates or playing in the basement.”

Hockey Inspirations: ”Before there was Bobby Orr there was Gordie Howe. But as a kid I was inspired by Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Frank Mahovlich, Boom Boom Geoffrion…I remember him because of his name. I got to meet him in Atlanta. Great guy.” Read more