Hockey Night in Brampton adds Star NHL Alumni and More Local Talent

IAFRATE. CORSON. HAWERCHUK. TERRY. MORE AMAZING HOCKEY TALENT IS COMING TOGETHER TO TAKE PART IN THE FIRST EVER HOCKEY NIGHT IN BRAMPTON on AUGUST 22.

BRAMPTON, ON - Current NHLers already announced for this special night include Sean Monahan, Brett Ritchie, Nick Ritchie and Scott Wedgewood. Now, Mayor Patrick Brown is pleased to highlight some star-studded additions:

Former Toronto Maple Leaf, Al Iafrate is a four-time NHL All-Star. In the 1992-93 playoffs, Iafrate scored the most goals by a defenceman in a season (6). He retired from professional hockey in 1998.

Another former Toronto Maple Leaf, Shayne Corson was a three-time NHL All-Star. Corson spent 11 years with the Montreal Canadiens, and also played for the Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues.

Joining the Hockey Night in Brampton roster will be 2001 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Dale Hawerchuk.

Joining the Hockey Night in Brampton roster will be 2001 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Dale Hawerchuk.

NHL Alumni, Dale Hawerchuk earned the distinction of being the first overall pick in 1981 NHL Entry Draft. His career included nine seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, followed by stints with the Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001

Brampton-born Chris Terry, who is entering the second year of his contract with Detroit Red Wings. Terry led the AHL in scoring in 2017-2018 with 71 points. He currently plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL.

Raptors “Superfan” Nav Bhatia will drop the puck and bring his infectious enthusiasm and excitement to the game.

Hockey Night in Brampton will take place on Thursday, August 22 at 7 pm at the CAA Centre, 7575 Kennedy Road S, in Brampton. A growing roster of NHL talent and local celebrities will take part in this charity fundraiser, proudly supporting the Cardiology Program at Brampton Civic Hospital through the William Osler Health System Foundation. Tickets range from $12 to $33 and are on sale now at www.HockeyNightinBrampton.com

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“It’s very exciting to welcome so many superstars of hockey to Brampton for a fun night raising money for a great cause. This is a great opportunity to see these legendary players right here in our city. Get your tickets today!”

  - Mayor Patrick Brown

First Annual Hockey Night in Brampton announced with All-Star NHL Talent

Sean Monahan, Brett Ritchie, Nick Ritchie and Scott Wedgewood headline the first roster commitments for Hockey Night in Brampton, Mike Keenan to Coach.

BRAMPTON, ON – Mayor of Brampton, Patrick Brown, is excited to announce the launch of a yearly charity event that will support healthcare in the City of Brampton. Hockey Night in Brampton will take place on August 22nd at 7:00 PM at the CAA Centre. The game will include a star-studded lineup of NHL All-Stars, as well as Hall of Fame Alumni.

Brampton-native, Sean Monahan will be joining the 2019 Hockey Night in Brampton roster.

Brampton-native, Sean Monahan will be joining the 2019 Hockey Night in Brampton roster.

Hockey Night in Brampton is proudly supporting the Cardiology Program at Brampton Civic Hospital, through William Osler Health System Foundation. William Osler Health System serves a growing area with a demographic that is at a greater than average risk of serious heart disease. This combination places incredible demand on Osler’s cardiology services. This year’s game will feature a headlining lineup of locally-grown and locally-trained talent.

Team Monahan will be captained by Brampton-born star of the Calgary Flames, Sean Monahan, and will be named after the local star. Monahan is coming off of a breakout season where he tallied 34 goals and 48 assists for a total of 82 points in 78 games. Monahan has spent his entire 6 season career with the Calgary Flames where he has notched 172 goals and 363 total points.

In addition to the Calgary Flames star, Hockey Night in Brampton will also include Nick Ritchie of the Anaheim Ducks, and Brett Ritchie of the Dallas Stars. Nick Ritchie is coming off of a season with the Anaheim Ducks where he earned a career high in assists, (22) and in points (31). Ritchie spends the off-season training in the City of Brampton. Brett Ritchie, who also spends the off-season training in Brampton, has spent the past five seasons with the Dallas Stars, and will be joining the Boston Bruins for the 2019-2020 season. Together the Ritchie brothers have combined for 68 goals and 144 points.

Hockey Night in Brampton’s goaltenders will also showcase the world-class athletes to come out of the City of Brampton. Brampton-born talent, Scott Wedgewood will be joining the game’s roster as one of the event’s goaltenders. Wedgewood, who recently signed a one year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, has posted a NHL save percentage of 0.903% and has two career NHL Shutouts.

In addition to the Local and All-Star NHL talent on the ice, Hockey Night in Brampton will also feature successful NHL coaches behind the benches. Joining Hockey Night in Brampton as one of the team’s coaches is coaching legend Mike Keenan. Over the span of 2 decades Keenan coached over 1300 games at the NHL level where he led his teams to 672 wins and one Stanley Cup.

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“Hockey Night in Brampton will include a sold-out crowd of over 4000 fans, a star-studded lineup, a fun atmosphere, and will raise money for a great cause! I cannot wait to see you all at Hockey Night in Brampton!”

 - Mayor Patrick Brown

“Many people don’t know that 100% of the equipment within a hospital is funded by the community. That’s what makes events like Hockey Night in Brampton so important. We are immensely grateful to Mayor Brown for hosting this exciting event in support of Brampton Civic; Community support enables our physicians and staff simply to perform the life-saving work they do every day.”

- Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation