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August 11, 2016

Ray Whitney In Rio, Not First NHLer At Summer Olympics

Former NHLer Ray Whitney is going to the Rio Olympics - as a golf caddie for Graham DeLaet.

Now caddying doesn't get you a medal. But Whitney is not the first NHLer to go to the summer Olympics.

Meet Hank Lammens.

Hank Lammens holds a rare distinction among NHL players. He was a World Champion in another sport than hockey. 

Lammens was in fact a two-time sailing World Champion in 1990 and 1991 and a participant in the 1992 summer Olympics in Barcelona. His tremendous accomplishment of playing professional hockey and being a world class athlete in another sport made him one of three nominees for the Canadian Male Athlete of the year award in 1991 along with Michael Smith (track and field) and Kurt Browning (figure skating). 

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