Some hockey players have come from some rather unlikely birthplaces, but perhaps nowhere as unusual as Ed Hatoum's "home town." He was born in Beirut, Lebanon!
Hatoum, who grew up in Ontario, was born in Lebanon on December 7th, 1947. His family of ten began emigrating to the Ottawa area in 1954, where one of Ed's uncles lived. It took three years to get the entire family to Canada. Ed was one of the last, aged 10 when he began calling Canada home.
Within a couple of years Ed picked up the Canadian game and to many people's surprise, probably including his own, he quickly discovered he was pretty good at it. He was one of the top youth players in the Ottawa area.
Read the full Ed Hatoum biography