Scott Walker was a feisty forward and made a name for himself while playing with the OHL’s Owen Sound Platers. His hard work and determination paid off as he was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1993 NHL draft. He would go on to play over 800 games and register over 1100 penalty minutes in the NHL with the Canucks, the Predators, the Hurricanes and the Capitals. He also competed in three Ice Hockey World Championships (1999, 2001, and 2005) as a member of Team Canada.
Moreau made his NHL debut with Chicago, playing there for four years and serving as an assistant captain. After his time in Chicago, Moreau went on to become one of the longest-tenured members of the Edmonton Oilers franchise over the following decade. Moreau’s 653 games in Edmonton rank 13th in the franchise’s history, and he recorded 112 goals and 100 assists in that time. He scored a career-best 20 goals during the 2003-04 season with the Oilers and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player that season.
In the 2005-06 postseason, Moreau played in 21 games as Edmonton advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, eventually falling in seven games to the Carolina Hurricanes. Moreau served as the Oilers’ team captain for three seasons from 2007 to 2010. He was also awarded the 2009 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, given each year to an NHL player for exemplary leadership qualities on and off the ice in addition to humanitarian contributions. Moreau played with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2010-11 season and served as an assistant captain for the team.
After amassing 55 points in 41 games as a rookie at the University of Denver, Glenn Anderson was drafted in the 4th round (69th overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. The following season he joined the Canadian National Team and participated in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. Anderson would join the Edmonton Oilers for 58 games during the 1980-81 season and scored 30 goals during his impressive rookie campaign. He would follow that up with back to back seasons with over 100 points and established himself as one of the NHL’s top scorers. His tenure with the Oilers would continue for 8 more seasons where he averaged more than a point per game and was an integral piece to their five Stanley Cup appearances between 1984-1990, including 22 points in 22 games during the Oilers last Stanley Cup win in 1990.
Prior to the 1991-92 season, Anderson was traded along with Grant Fuhr to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a blockbuster deal and quickly became one of the Leafs top scorers. One year after his arrival, he helped lead the Maple Leafs to within one game of the Stanley Cup Final. His point total dipped during the 1993-94 season and he was dealt to the New York Rangers for Mike Gartner at the trade deadline. In New York, Glenn joined several former Oiler teammates and scored two game winning playoff goals as the Rangers brought New York their first Stanley Cup Championship since 1940.
Anderson would play 68 more NHL games with the St. Louis Blues & Edmonton Oilers between 1994-96 and would finish his career playing in Europe for teams in Germany, Finland, Italy & Switzerland. Throughout his NHL career, Anderson played in 1129 regular season games scoring 498 goals and 1099 points. He also scored 93 goals and 214 points in 225 career playoff games. Anderson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008 and his number 9 was retired by the Edmonton Oilers in 2009.
After two standout seasons with the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL, Todd Warriner was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the first round (4th overall) in 1992. Warriner would spend another season in junior, split between Windsor and Kitchener, before joining Canada’s National Team for most of the 1993-94 season. Warriner would win a Silver medal at the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer and made his professional debut later that year with Quebec’s AHL affiliate in Cornwall.
That summer, Warriner was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the blockbuster deal that saw Mats Sundin end up in the blue & white and Wendel Clark with the Nordiques. He would spend parts of six seasons with the Leafs before being dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 1999-2000 season. Warriner would spend two seasons in Tampa before being dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes. He would only stay in Phoenix briefly and made stops in Vancouver, Philadelphia & Nashville before moving overseas to play in Finland. Throughout his NHL career, Warriner played in 453 regular season games, scoring 65 goals and adding 89 assists for 154 points.
Boyes was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, 24th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
He was traded to the San Jose Sharks along with Alyn McCauley and a 1st round selection in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (who would be Mark Stuart) in exchange for Owen Nolan.
Boyes was later traded from the Sharks to the Boston Bruins in a 3-way deal that saw Jeff Jillson go to Buffalo Sabres, Curtis Brown go to San Jose, and Brad Boyes and Andy Delmore go to Boston on March 9, 2004.
Boyes scored his first NHL goal on October 9, 2005 against Sébastien Caron of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored his first NHL hat trick on March 18, 2006 against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes.
After two seasons playing with Spartak Moscow in Russia, Danny Markov was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 9th round (223rd overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Recognized for his fearless approach to playing the game, Markov was willing to block shots, throw hits and play through injuries to help his team win. He would remain with Spartak Moscow for two more seasons beyond his draft year before moving to North America at the end of the 1996-97 season. He suited up for Toronto’s AHL affiliate, the St. John’s Maple Leafs, during their final 10 regular season games and 11 playoff games. While St. John’s was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs, Markov had a successful transition to the North American game and tallied 14 points & 32 penalty minutes during his 21 game stint and would get the invite to suit up for Russia in the World Championships. Markov returned to St. John’s for the start of the 1997-98 season but his strong play was rewarded with a call-up to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the team’s final 25 games and he once again represented Russia at the World Championships. In 1998-99, Markov became a full-time member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and helped the team earn their first trip to the Conference Finals in five seasons, which included his infamous salute to Jaromir Jagr after the Leafs defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. Markov spent two more years with the Maple Leafs before he was involved in a four player trade with the Phoenix Coyotes that brought Robert Reichel & Travis Green to Toronto in the summer of 2001.
In his first season with the Coyotes, Markov established career highs in assists (30) and points (36) while also earning a bronze medal playing for Russia’s Olympic team in Salt Lake City. Markov spent the next season with the Coyotes before another off-season trade landed him with the Carolina Hurricanes prior to the 2003-04 season. The Hurricanes would struggle early on and Markov was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers midway through the season to help bolster their blue line depth. His strong play helped Philadelphia make a run to the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals where they were eliminated by the eventual Stanley Cup champions (Tampa Bay Lightning). After the Flyers were eliminated, Markov once again represented Russia at the World Championships and would remain in Russia during the 2004-05 NHL lockout. Markov returned to the NHL the following season, playing with the Nashville Predators, and represented his country at the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino. That offseason, Markov was traded to the Detroit Red Wings and helped them on their run to the Eastern Conference Finals where they were also eliminated by the eventual Stanley Cup champions (Anaheim Ducks). The following season, Markov left the NHL and returned to Russia to play with Dynamo Moscow. He played seven seasons in the KHL before retiring after the 2013-14 season. In total, Danny Markov played in 619 career NHL games (including playoffs) and produced 31 goals & 130 assists for 161 career points.