Hextall, RonDate of Birth: 1964-05-03
Born in Brandon, this goaltender played his junior hockey from 1981 to 1984 with his hometown Wheat Kings. He was drafted in 1982 by Philadelphia and in 1985 played with the AHL Hershey Bears. In 1986, he was named to the First All-Star Team and the AHL's top rookie. He moved up to the Philadelphia Flyers in 1986-87 and won the Vezina and Conn Smythe trophies and was chosen on the First All-Star Team. He was the first goalie in NHL history to score (by shooting the puck) a regular season goal and a play-off goal. Ron Hextall had a 13-year NHL career which included the Quebec Nordiques, and New York Islanders, 608 games, 296 wins, 214 losses, 69 ties, 23 shutouts and a 2.97 goals against average.