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Rosters Announced for 2017 Rogers NHL Alumni Game

by NHL

To celebrate one of the NHL's longest-standing rivalries, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings unveiled the rosters for the 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic Alumni Game today. The showdown will be played outdoors on December 31, 2016 at Exhibition Stadium as part of the Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Celebration.

With the help of Maple Leafs alumnus Darcy Tucker and Red Wings alumnus Kris Draper, the rosters were announced on Sportsnet's Hockey Central @ Noon, and include inductees of the Hockey Hall of Fame, 50-goal scorers and many fan favourites. The rosters are:

Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni

FORWARDS                             DEFENSE                                GOALIES

Darryl Sittler                             Tomas Kaberle                        Curtis Joseph

Doug Gilmour                           Dave Ellett                               Felix Potvin

Rick Vaive                                Bryan McCabe                          Mike Palmateer

Darcy Tucker                            Borje Salming

Wendel Clark                            Dmitri Yushkevich

Lanny McDonald                       Al Iafrate

Gary Roberts                            Bob McGill

Dave Andreychuk

Tiger Williams

Tie Domi

Steve Thomas

Gary Leeman



Detroit Red Wings

FORWARDS                             DEFENSE                                GOALIES

Kris Draper                               Nicklas Lidstrom                       Manny Legace

Dino Ciccarelli                           Larry Murphy                            Kevin Hodson

Martin Lapointe                         Chris Chelios                           

Doug Brown                              Jiri Fischer

                                                 Paul Coffey

Slava Kozlov                             Mathieu Dandenault

Brendan Shanahan

Tomas Holmstrom

Mickey Redmond

Darren McCarty

Igor Larionov

Kirk Maltby

Joe Kocur


Alumni from these storied hockey clubs last met during a doubleheader on December 31, 2013 as part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Red Wings Alumni swept the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni, winning the first matchup 5-4 and the second, 6-5.


As a special Centennial Season celebration and to mark its 50th anniversary, fans in attendance will also witness the Toronto Maple Leafs honour the 1967 Stanley Cup winning team during the game, in a must-see moment.


Tickets to the matchup between some of the greatest Maple Leafs and Red Wings of all-time start at $26.25 CAD and are available now on

For more information on the Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Celebration, visit 

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