Northwest Athlete Profile: Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor

Dave B goes inside current Canadian up and coming golf star Nick Taylor from Abbotsford BC with another northwest athlete profile. Nick Taylor is one of the new breed of Canadian golfers. In 2011 Nick received a sponsor’s exemption into six Canadian Tour events. He played in seven events when it was all said and done and won over $15,000. With two top 10 finishes.

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 Player Profile: David Van Der Gulik

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NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. David Van Der Gulik is an Abbotsford born and bred hockey player who’s spent more time in the minors than he would have liked at this point in his career. He currently is part of the Colorado Avalanche organization but was once a member of the Calgary Flames and their AHL Affiliate, the Abbostsford Heat.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Larry Bernandez

Larry Bernandez Seattle Mariners

Another Northwest Athlete in the spotlight today; Seattle Mariners “potential Ace pitcher” Larry Bernandez. Clinton Bell, one of our Seattle area bloggers points out how Bernandez has become a sex symbol of sorts around the confines of the Emerald City. While garnering the hype of former Mariner Ken Griffey Jr., LB could be “fighting for a spot” on the roster with newcomer Jason Vargas and Hisashi Iwukuma. Good luck Felix Hernandez.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Colten Teubert

Colten Teubert, Los Angeles Kings/Edmonton Oilers

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Colten Teubert started his career with the Regina Pats of the WHL before helping lift Team Canada to Gold and Silver performances in the under-18 Championships. He was eventually chosen by the Los Angeles Kings in the NHL Draft, but was sent to the minors before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Jason Garrison

Jason Garrison, Florida Panthers

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Jason Garrison took the extremely hard road to get the NHL. After shining in the Vancouver Minor Hockey System, he failed to be drafted higher so he played for Nanaimo Clippers of the BC Junior Hockey League. Then onto the University of Minnesota Duluth squad. Garrison played for the Florida Panthers minor league team until he finally got the call.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Colton Gillies

Colton Gillies, Columbus Blue Jackets

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.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile, following Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Nugent-Hopkins rose quickly through the ranks after graduating from Burnaby Secondary School. He became the BC Minor Hockey Player of the Year and quickly got his calling to the big leagues, the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. He has already made an impact in the NHL, winning rookie of the month honors his first 2 months in the NHL.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Brandon Yip

Brandon Yip, Nashville Predators

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile, following Brandon Yip. Yip would play for the Coquitlam Express before moving onto play for Boston College. He debuted for the Colorado Avalanche before heading over to the Nashville Predators where he is making a name for himself.