Wednesday, September 21, 2011

GTA All-Star Team of the Century

Last weekend, the Greater Toronto Hockey League held a dinner to celebrate their All-Star Team of the Century. The naming of the team was part of the GTA's 100th anniversary - Details.

Up front for the GTA All-Star Team are Brendan Shanahan, Mike Gartner and Eric Lindros.

The Original Six era is represented by Brad Park on the blue line. Park, was the New York Rangers first choice in the 1966 amateur draft. His rookie campaign with New York came in 1968-69. Joining Park on the back-end is Paul Coffey.

The starting netminder is Montreal Canadiens legend Ken Dryden. Although Dryden became a star with Montreal, he was Boston's third choice in the 1964 amateur draft. His first NHL action came in 1970-71 with the Habs.

It was a big weekend for Dryden, as he also was inducted into the Ontario Sports Legends Hall of Fame.  Besides the Hockey Hall of Fame goalie, former Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston, Curler Russ Howard and former Maple Leaf stars Doug Gilmour and Wendel Clark made-up the class of 2011.

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