About the EventThe Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s in Support of Baycrest is the largest hockey charity event in North America. Register today to play in this exciting two-day tournament featuring former hockey pros and hockey enthusiasts. Sign up as an individual or register a team. Either way, we’re one team vs. Alzheimer’s. See why you can’t miss the 2019 Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s in Support of Baycrest:
2019 All-Star Alumni
After a successful decade spent in Russia coming up through the junior and senior ranks of the Dynamo Moscow and Spartak Moscow programs, Nikolai Borschevsky would participate in the 1992 Winter Olympics in France on the United Team. In 8 games, Borschevsky scored 7 goals and added 2 assists which put him in the Top 10 in the tournament’s scoring race and would help lead his team to the gold medal win over Canada. NHL scouts took notice and Nikolai was drafted in the 1992 NHL Entry draft (4th Round, 77th overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He joined the Maple Leafs for the 1992-93 season and made an immediate impact by scoring 34 goals and adding 40 assists in 78 regular season games played. The Leafs would face-off against a heavily favoured Detroit Red Wings team in the first round of the playoffs that spring and fought back from a two games to none deficit to force a game seven in Detroit. After Doug Gilmour scored late to send the game to overtime, Borschevsky played the role of overtime hero deflecting a Bob Rouse shot into the back of the Red Wings net to send Toronto to the second round against the St. Louis Blues. The following season, Borschevsky would continue to produce while he was in the lineup but he would miss nearly half the season due to injuries. After a slow start to the lockout shortened 1994-95 season, Borschevsky was traded to the Calgary Flames where he’d finish out the season before signing as a free agent with the Dallas Stars prior to the 1995-96 season. He would only dress in 12 games with the Stars before leaving the NHL to play in Germany with the Kolner Haie to finish out that season. Borschevsky would return to Russia for the 1996-97 season and played two more years with Spartak Moscow before retiring in 1998. In all, Borschevsky played in 162 career NHL regular season games, scoring 49 goals and adding 73 assists for 122 points.
A native of Toronto, Ontario, May was claimed 14th overall by the Buffalo Sabres at the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. A member of Canada's 1991 Gold Medal World Junior Team, May showed plenty of spunk as a rookie with the Sabres in 1991-92 with eleven goals and 309 penalty minutes. In 1992-93, May's defensive work improved and he scored the overtime winner in the first round playoff match up that eliminated the Boston Bruins.
After parts of seven seasons in Buffalo, May was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in February 1998 and was a steady hardnosed player for them over the next two and a half seasons. In June 2000, he was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes to add grit to their fast skating team. May also played for the Colorado Avalanche before being dealt to the Anaheim Ducks, the trade proved to be a blessing in disguise as his physical presence led the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup championship in 2007.
The Brantford native was chosen 49th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992 after registering 250 points over three seasons for the OHL's Belleville Bulls. In 1992-93 he notched 20 goals in his rookie pro season for the Atlanta Knights of the IHL. Over the next two years, Gretzky played briefly in the NHL. He continued to toil in Atlanta and helped the franchise win the Turner Cup in 1994.
The crafty pivot signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs prior to the 1995-96 season. He never returned to the NHL but was a popular addition to the St. John's Maple Leafs of the AHL.
Richer was drafted 29th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play in 1,054 career NHL games, scoring 421 goals and 398 assists for 819 points. Richer won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 and with the New Jersey Devils in 1995. Richer scored 50 goals for the Montreal Canadiens in 198788 and 51 in 1989/90, becoming the only player to do so since Guy Lafleur's prime. To this date, Richer is the last player to have scored 50 goals for the Montreal Canadiens.
Bickell played for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Carolina Hurricanes during his carrer in the NHL. He won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013 and 2015, and played in four early playoff games during the team's run to the 2010 Stanley Cup championship. Bickell spent nearly 10 years with the Blackhawks organization before being traded to the Hurricanes before the 2016–17 season. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis later that year and retired from playing hockey at the end of the season.
Born in Stockport, England, Steve Thomas would star in the OHL as a member of the Toronto Marlboros and, after scoring 51 goals in the 1983-84 season, would sign as an undrafted free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Steve would spend a majority of the 1984-85 season with Toronto’s AHL affiliate in St. Catharines and amassed an impressive 42 goals & 48 assists for 90 points in 64 games. He was named to the AHL’s First All-Star Team, won the Dudley “Red” Garrett Award as the AHL’s top rookie and earned his first call-up to the Maple Leafs for an 18 game stint where he’d score his first NHL goal. He began the 1985-86 season back in the AHL but after tallying 32 points in 19 games, Steve would earn a permanent call-up to the Maple Leafs and finished his rookie season in the NHL with 57 points in 65 games and 14 points in 10 playoff games.
Thomas went on to have a successful sophomore season with the Blue & White but was traded along with Rick Vaive & Bob McGill to the Chicago Blackhawks for Al Secord & Ed Olczyk prior to the 1987-88 season. While his first two seasons in Chicago were cut short due to injuries, Steve would spend parts of 5 seasons with the Blackhawks and was a key offensive contributor when he was in the lineup: 198 points in 231 games. Early in the 1991-92 season, Steve was traded to the New York Islanders and his offensive production continued to blossom. While in New York, Steve would have his most productive NHL season when he scored 37 goals & added 50 assists for 87 points in 1992-93. As a follow up, Steve would score a career high 42 goals during the 1993-94 season.
Just prior to the 1996-97 season, Thomas was traded to New Jersey and spent two seasons with the Devils before returning to Toronto as a free agent for his second tour of duty with the Maple Leafs. In Toronto, Steve regained his scoring touch and helped lead the Leafs to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999. After two more seasons in Toronto, he would return to the Chicago Blackhawks for parts of two seasons before a trade deadline deal landed him with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for the 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Although he was 40 years old, Thomas turned into a key addition for the Ducks and helped lead them to the Stanley Cup Finals that spring. He became a free agent after the playoff run and signed with the Detroit Red Wings a month into the 2003-04 season. He made 44 regular season appearances for the Red Wings and scored at a half point per game pace as a 41 year old in his final NHL season. In total, Steve Thomas played in 1235 NHL regular season games and produced 421 goals & 512 assists for 933 points and 1306 penalty minutes.
A graduate of the WHL, Colton Orr played four seasons with the Swift Current Broncos, Kamloops Blazers and Regina Pats between 1999-2003 before making his professional debut in 2002-03 after signing as a free agent with the Boston Bruins. Colton spent the first two years of his professional career playing with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League, amassing 536 penalty minutes in 125 games, before making his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins for one game during the 2003-04 season.
He would establish himself as one the NHL’s most feared enforcers by the 2005-06 season, splitting time between the Boston Bruins & New York Rangers, and went on to spend the next three season in the Big Apple before signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent prior to the 2009-10 season. He was brought to Toronto to add more “pugnacity, testosterone and truculence” as stated by former Maple Leafs General Manager, Brian Burke, and would spend parts of the next six seasons with the Blue & White before finishing his career with the Stockton Heat (AHL) during the 2015-16 season. In all, Colton played in 477 career regular season games, scoring 12 goals and 12 assists while adding 1186 penalty minutes.
Matthew was the fourth round, 84th overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.
In his first full season with the Buffalo Sabres the NHL the Ottawa, Ontario native led the league with 335 minutes in penalties.
After a run of almost five seasons in the Buffalo organization, Barnaby was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins before he was shipped off to Tampa Bay. Always noticeable when on the ice, Barnaby became a fan favorite in Tampa Bay with his feisty play and give all attitude. In 2001-02, he was off to the New York Rangers. Barnaby jumped from Colorado to Chicago to Dallas over three seasons. As a member of the Stars, he would suit up for 39 games with the club before suffering a concussion in a January 9, 2007 in a game against the Coyotes. The concussion Barnaby suffered caused him to miss the remainder of the season and eventually end his career after 834 career NHL games played.
He was drafted by the New York Islanders fifth overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Torres was drafted out of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), where he played three seasons with the Brampton Battalion. Beginning in 2001–02, he turned professional with the Islanders' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. He spent the better part of two seasons in the AHL before the Islanders traded him to the Oilers in 2003. He played five seasons in Edmonton, becoming a full-time NHL player with the club. He recorded career numbers as an Oiler in 2005–06, while also helping them to the Stanley Cup Finals that year. In the 2008 off-season, he was dealt to the Blue Jackets, where he played the better part of two seasons. After a brief stint with the Sabres in 2009–10, he signed with the Canucks and played one year for them where they reached the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. Torres then signed with the Phoenix Coyotes and then with the San Jose Sharks. Internationally, he represented Canada at the 2001 World Junior Championships, winning a bronze medal.
Torres retired from the NHL in November 2016.
Nik Antropov was was drafted tenth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. When Owen Nolan joined the Maple Leafs in March 2003, Antropov changed his number from #11 (Nolan's number for the San Jose Sharks) to #80, the year of his birth. In 2003–04, Leaf coach Pat Quinn formed a line with Joe Nieuwendyk, Alexei Ponikarovsky, and Antropov. This line was dubbed the "Skyline" because of the players' height. On July 2, 2009, Antropov signed a four-year deal with the Atlanta Thrashers as a free agent. His first year with the Atlanta Thrashers was his most successful scoring 24 goals and 43 assists. Following the team's relocation to Winnipeg in the summer of 2011, Antropov had the honor of scoring the first goal of the new Winnipeg Jets on October 9, 2011 against the Montreal Canadiens.
Tomáš Kaberle is a retired former Czech professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL), most notably for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as for the Boston Bruins, with whom he won the Stanley Cup. A four-time NHL All-Star, Kaberle also played for the Czech national team and won a bronze medal with the team at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Kaberle is currently the second-highest scoring defenceman in Maple Leafs franchise history, behind only Börje Salming. Though Kaberle began and played most of his career with Toronto, it was only after he was traded to the Boston Bruins that he won his first Stanley Cup.
Mike Krushelnyski was a versatile forward who was equally proficient at left wing and centre. He was a good stickhandler with a long reach who could score, set up plays and check. “Krusher” was selected 120th overall by the Boston Bruins in 1979 NHL draft. After being traded to Edmonton, Krushelnyski scored 13 points in 18 games while helping the Oilers repeat as Stanley Cup champions. He would go on to win 4 Stanley Cups and record over 500 points in his 15 year NHL career.
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Draft Party – The Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’sTM in support of Baycrest kicks off with a memorable draft party the night before the tournament on Thursday, May 2, 2019. During the party, each team will draft an NHL alumnus to play on their team; draft positions are based on how much each team fundraises. Be the team to raise the most money and get the first overall pick of alumni!
Day 1 – The Tournament: Over the course of two days (Friday & Saturday) teams raising over $25k will participate in a three-game tournament with the top 20 individual fundraisers invited to take part in the Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s All-Star Game. Teams raising over $15k to $24,999k will play three games, two with an alumnus during the tournament. Games will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday May 3 and Saturday May 4, and the All-Star game taking place at noon on Friday May 3, 2019.
Day 2 – The Tournament: Games will continue all day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as the 2019 tournament comes to a close. The 2019 Championship Game with the top two fundraising teams will take place on Saturday May 4, at 1:30p.m. with the family fun skate taking place at 12:00 p.m. The games and the arenas will be exclusive to participants and 2019 Pro-Am tournament pass holders.