June 23, 2007

2007 NHL Draft: The Next Generation

The 2007 NHL draft features a number of notable family relations.
Most notable is Sam Gagner, the son of 15 year NHL veteran Dave Gagner. Also, the Sutter legacy will continue. Brandon Sutter is the son of Brent and his uncles Brian, Darryl, Duane, Rich and Ron.

Keaton Ellerby is a cousin of Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan and also a cousin of Montreal Canadiens prized goalie prospect Carey Price.

Justin Courtnall is the son of former NHLer Geoff Courtnall and nephew of Russ Courtnall.

Logan MacMillan is the son of former NHLer Bobby MacMillan. Billy MacMillan is Logan's uncle.

Colton Gillies is the nephew of former Islanders winger Clark Gillies.

Justin Vaive is the son of former NHLer Rick Vaive.

Brandon Brickley is the cousin of former NHLer Andy Brickley.

Other relationships include: Blake Kessel is the brother of Bruins forward Phil Kessel; Brad Malone is the son of former Rangers player Jim Malone, cousin of Pittsburgh Penguins Ryan Malone and nephew of former NHLer Greg Malone; Mickey Renaud is the son of former NHLer Mark Renaud; Vladimir Ruzicka is the son of former Bruin Vladimir Ruzicka; Maxime Tanguay is the brother of Flame Alex Tanguay; Marcus Carroll is the son of former NHLer Billy Carroll; Jordan Nolan is the son of Islanders coach Ted Nolan.

1 comment:

Robert L said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_family_relations_in_the_National_Hockey_League

Here's a link to an all time family relations Wiki. Fun stuff!