Ice Hockey Classic Teams

Ice Hockey Classic is currently in the selection process for the next Ice Hockey Classic tour.

The Ice Hockey Classic has always taken pride in ensuring that the Ice Hockey rosters announced are final and will continue to do so. This may cause a delay in announcing each year and we appreciate your patience. Final team selections may be subject to change and we cannot guarantee that the players selected for the tour will ultimately join the tour. Please check back for upcoming announcements.

Ice Hockey Classic Alumni – Players and Coaches

Over the 11 tours, Ice Hockey Classic is proud to have so many amazing players play in our tournaments. To name just a few. The Ice Hockey Classic would not be the success it is without the players who volunteer for this great event. 

Brent Burns, 2015 IHC Alumnist

Brent Burns has become one of the faces of the NHL in recent years, to go along with his impressive on-ice performance, Burns has become a leading personality for the league.

Burns was drafted 20th overall in the 2003 draft by the Minnesota Wild but was traded to the San Jose Sharks in 2011. After struggling his first two seasons in San Jose, Burns managed to take his game to another level.

The 2018-2019 NHL season would be one to remember for Burns as he finished with a career-high 83 points in 82 games, and was awarded the Norris Trophy for being the best defenseman in the NHL that year.

John Scott, 2016 IHC Alumnist

John Scott was one of the toughest men in the NHL during his career. His 6 foot 8, 260-pound frame was more than enough to instill fear in his opponents, and Scott was not afraid to throw the body around which is what he built his game around.

Even though Scott never posted big numbers in the NHL, he would be named an NHL All-Star during the 2015-2016 season in what was one of the biggest storylines in the NHL over the past decade.

Scott had just one point in 11 games after spending much of the season as a healthy scratch. But the NHL allowed fans to pick who they wanted to appear in the All-Star game. As a result, Scott received the most votes of anyone in the NHL that season, which allowed him to be a captain for the All-Star game.

Scott became the only player in NHL history to make it to the All-Star game while not playing in the NHL, also stating in his book “A Guy Like Me” that the NHL tried to persuade him to not play in the game.


Ian Cole, 2014 IHC Alumnist

Ian Cole was drafted in the first round of the 2007 draft by the St. Louis Blues out of the United States National Team Development Program. But Cole would choose to go to Notre Dame University instead of going straight into the NHL to play for the Fighting Irish.

After three years in the NCAA Cole would sign with the Blues. Cole spent his NHL career, up to now, on a few different teams including the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, and where he is now with the Minnesota Wild.

The 2018-2019 NHL season would be one to remember for Burns as he finished with a career-high 83 points in 82 games, and was awarded the Norris Trophy for being the best defenseman in the NHL that year.

Zenon Konopka, 2016 & 2018 IHC Alumnist

Zenon Konopka had a tough road to the NHL. After finishing his OHL career as captain of the Ottawa 67’s Konopka would sign with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the AHL.

Konopka was very productive in his time in the AHL as his last full season in the AHL he would have 57 points and 186 penalty minutes in 70 games as the captain of the Milwaukee Admirals.

Konopka became an NHL regular with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2009, but in 2010 he led the NHL in both penalty minutes (307) and in faceoff percentage (57.7%) and was recognized as one of the elite faceoff specialists in the NHL.

Mike Commodore, 2017 IHC Alumnist

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta native, Mike Commodore was a journeyman in the NHL. He played for seven different teams during his 12-year NHL career as he struggled to find his footing in the league.

His career-high in points came in the 2006-2007 season as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes where he had 7G 22A for 29 points in 82 games.

Commodore played a hard-nosed game, as just one season before his career-high in points, he would tally 138 penalty minutes, the same year the Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Florida Panthers

Chris Driedger, 2017, 2018 & 2019 IHC Alumnist

Driedger would spend most of the next eight years bouncing between the NHL, AHL, and the ECHL. In 2018 Driedger would be released from the Ottawa Senators organization as a Free-Agent, and he spent that season with the Springfield Thunderbirds in the AHL and the Manchester Monarchs in the ECHL. Driedger would sign a two-year deal with the Florida Panthers in 2019, and this past season enjoyed a breakout performance. He had a .927SV% and a 2.07GAA in 23 starts, outperforming teammate and former Vezina Trophy Winner, Sergei Bobvrosky.

He will likely be a Free-Agent this offseason.

Brandon Bollig, 2016 & 2017 IHC Alumnist

Brandon Bollig was a product of the USHL before playing two years at St. Lawrence University. After his time in the NCAA, Bollig would sign with the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL.

He spent two years with the club’s affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, while he would never post All-Star-worthy numbers, he made his presence felt with his physical play.

He was usually one of the league leaders in penalty minutes including in the 2015-2016 season where he had 103 penalty minutes in 54 games as a member of the Calgary Flames.

Bollig also won the Stanley Cup as a Chicago Blackhawk during their impressive 2013 cup run.

Nick Paul, 2019 IHC Alumnist

Nick Paul’s first taste of the NHL came in the 2015-2016 season where he had five points in 24 games as he split time between the Ottawa Senators and their AHL affiliate at the time, the Binghamton Senators.

Paul’s highest NHL point totals have come from his last two seasons where he tallied 20 points in 56 games both seasons.

What will most likely be Paul’s highest accomplishment would be scoring the OT winner against Finland at the 2021 IIHF World Championship Final, securing another Gold Medal for Canada.

The 2018-2019 NHL season would be one to remember for Burns as he finished with a career-high 83 points in 82 games, and was awarded the Norris Trophy for being the best defenseman in the NHL that year.

Nolan Yonkman, 2016 & 2018 IHC Alumnist

Punnichy, Saskatchewan native Nolan Yonkman was a second-round draft pick by the Washington Capitals in the 1999 draft.

Yonkman would spend most of the next few seasons with their AHL affiliate at the time, the Portland Pirates, before playing in 38 games with the Capitals in the 2005-2006 season.

This would be the tale for most of Yonkman’s career as he would spend most of it in the AHL, but Yonkman is another big body who can hit and has good leadership skills.

As a result, Yonkman would wear either the “C” or the “A” just about anywhere he went.

Nathan Walker, 2018 IHC Alumnist

In 2017 Nathan Walker made NHL history as the first Australian player to make it to the NHL.

The Sydney native was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NHL draft by the Washington Capitals. After three years with the Capitals minor league affiliate, the Hershey Bears he would get his shot in the NHL. In his first game, Walker would deflect a shot from teammate Devante Smith-Pelly for his first NHL goal in a 6-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens.

Walker also had his name engraved on the Stanley Cup when the Capitals won the Cup in 2018.

Nicolas Aube-Kubel, 2019 IHC Alumnist

Nicolas Aube-Kubel was drafted in the second round of the 2014 NHL draft by the Philadelphia Flyers after two stellar seasons with Val d’Or Foreurs in the QMJHL.

Aube-Kubel spent the next three seasons with the Leigh Valley Phantoms in the AHL to help refine his game and had some productive years there, including scoring 16G 14A for 30 points in 54 games.

This past season was Aube-Kubel’s first full year in the league, skating with an offensively gifted Flyers team, but would only post 3G 9A for 12 points in 50 games.

Ice Hockey Classic Coaches

Malcolm Sutherland

Malcolm Sutherland

Recognized as a top minor Hockey player in the Thunder Bay region, Malcolm Sutherland played on many championship teams and received multiple minor Hockey awards. Including a trip to the Ontario Winter Games with the Thunder Bay Hornets, taking home the Gold Medal. He would earn a spot as the youngest player to suit up for the storied Thunder Bay Twins, AAA Senior team in 1988, winning the Allan Cup in his first year. Sutherland signed his first pro contract with the Trafford Metros in the British Elite Division. During his pro career, Sutherland would also get an Undergraduate Degree in Physical Education, a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology specializing in sport, coaching and human performance. 

Darryl Sittler

A product of the storied London Knights in the OHL, Darryl Sittler was a first round draft pick in the 1970 draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. It took Sittler a year or two to get settled in the NHL, but his third year in the league he would finish with 77 points in 78 games and he never looked back. In 1975 he was given captaincy for the Maple Leafs as his production continued to improve, he finished that season with 41 goals 59 assists for 100 points in 73 games, becoming the first Maple Leaf to ever score 100 points in a season. In 1976 Sittler would set an NHL record for the most points scored in a single game when he scored 6 goals and four assists against the Boston Bruins. Disagreements with the Leafs front office would lead to Sittler walking away from the team after taking too long to trade him before signing with the Philadelphia Flyers. Sittler would retire in 1985 after one season with the Detroit Red Wings. 

Tiger Williams

Although Dave “Tiger” Williams was given his nickname as a child, he lived up to the name during his NHL career by instilling fear in his opponents. A 2nd round draft pick in the 1974 NHL draft, Williams made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1975. He was an immediate impact player as he finished his rookie year with 29 points and 187 penalty minutes in 42 games. While Williams was able to contribute consistently on offense, he also played a very physical game as he is the current NHL leader in career penalty minutes. After a stint with the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings, Williams would get 358 penalty minutes in the 1986-1987 NHL season which puts him at the 18th highest penalty minute total in a single season. 

Dave Hanson

Dave Hanson is best known for his portrayal of himself in the Hockey classic ‘Slapshot,’ he has had a Hockey career of his own. He played for the Birmingham Bulls for most of his WHA career where he had six goals, 22 assists and 212 penalty minutes his last year there. Hanson has also appeared in 33 NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings and the Minnesota North Stars where he had two points and 65 penalty minutes.

Yvon Barrette

Yvon Barrette is widely known in the Hockey world for his role as goaltender Denis Lemieux in ‘Slapshot.’ The Alma, Quebec native went to the National Theatre School of Canada before leaving in 1969. He is also known for his role in the French-Canadian film ‘Bingo.’

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