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2017 Centennial Classic Alumni Game rosters announced

Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings unveiled the rosters for the 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic Alumni Game

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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 TM 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 At 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    
Mats Sundin    

 

Detroit Red Wings Alumni
FORWARDS DEFENSE GOALIES
Kris Draper Nicklas Lidstrom Manny Legace
Dino Ciccarelli Larry Murphy Kevin Hodson
Martin Lapointe Chris Chelios  
Doug Brown Jiri Fischer  
Sergei Fedorov 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 NHL.com/CentennialAlumniTickets

For more information on the Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Celebration, visit mapleleafs.com/centennial

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