Northwest Athlete Profile: Stan Smyl

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NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring a former athlete from the Northwest. Stan Smyl was born in Glandon, Alberta in 1958. He went on to have great success prior to his NHL career and as all Vancouver Canucks fans know, he continued that trend right here in VanCity.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Willie Mitchell

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NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Willie Mitchell was born April 1977 in Port McNeill, British Columbia. The stay at home d-man has been around the NHL, starting with the New Jersey Devils. Read on as Dave tells you about Willie’s journal all the way from Vancouver Island to Los Angeles, California.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Andrew Ladd

From Maple Ridge to Winnipeg, Ladd has Succeeded

NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Andrew Ladd was born in Maple Ridge, BC and has a long history of success. His travels took him through the BCHL, WHL and onto the NHL where he has so far won two Stanley Cups in six seasons. He currently plays for the Winnipeg Jets.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Colton Gillies

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NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Colton Gillies has hockey in his blood after his uncle Clark Gillies made the family proud by being voted into the NHL Hall of Fame. Gillies started off on the inept Saskatoon Blades but showed enough promise for the Minnesota Wild to call him in. Since then, he has joined the Columbus Blue Jackets in Ohio.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Milan Lucic is a tough NHL’er who scratched and clawed his way to the Boston Bruins lineup. It all started after he was passed up in the WHL Bantam Draft, but that motivated him even more to join the Coquitlam Express via the Junior B Delta Ice Hawks. From there, he rose to the level he is at today…the NHL.

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