NHL Hall of Famers and Stanley Cup winners like Lanny McDonald
, Glenn Anderson
and Stéphane Richer are among the sports heroes who'll exchange hockey for figure skates in an upcoming CBC reality competition series.
CBC-TV announced Tuesday the male contenders for this fall's "Battle of the Blades," which will pair world hockey stars with Canadian female figure skaters for a televised, elimination-style contest.
Joining McDonald, Anderson and Richer as competitors will be Bob Probert
, Tie Domi
and Craig Simpson
. Their female partners are yet to be announced.
"Hockey Night in Canada's" Ron MacLean and celebrated Canadian skater Kurt Browning will co-host the seven-week series, which begins in October.