Media Release: May 5, 2017

THUNDER BAY, ON – MAY 5, 2017 — Today, with the help of TSN announcers Glenn Schiiler and Darren Dutchyshen, the Staal Foundation Open Presented by Tbaytel announced some of the celebrity players that will be a part of the 2017 tournament roster.  From the TSN That’s Hockey 2Nite sports desk, the line up was revealed to include:

  • Bobby Orr: His career includes eight straight Norris trophies, three consecutive Hart trophies, two Stanley Cups, and a Hall of Fame induction. Orr is widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.
  • Grant Fuhr: Goaltending the Edmonton Oilers to five Stanley Cups, Fuhr was the backbone of the Oilers dynasty in the 80’s. He is a Vezina trophy winner, six-time NHL all-star, and Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Trevor Letowski: Played over 600 games in the NHL in Phoenix, Vancouver, Columbus, and Carolina. He is the current associate coach of the Windsor Spitfire in the OHL.
  • Trevor Kidd: Played almost 400 games in net during his NHL career in Calgary, Florida, Carolina, and Toronto. He was the Calgary Flames’ first-round draft pick at 11th overall in the 1990 NHL draft.
  • Ryan Johnson: Played for five NHL teams in his career. Most of his games were with Florida and St. Louis. He is currently the Director of Player Development for the Vancouver Canucks.
  • Greg Johnson: Former centre playing for four teams in his 700 game NHL career. Recorded career high 50 points over 68 games in his 98-99 season with the Nashville Predators.
  • Carter Hutton: Currently a goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, his record was 13-8-2 for the 16-17 NHL season. His previous 3 seasons were with the Nashville Predators.

These past and present NHLers will join all four Staal brothers on Team Staal in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic, alongside a roster of celebrities, Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada players, TSN personalities and, of course, six lucky kids from across the region. They will also participate in the Fix Auto Celebrity Pro-am. Both games are being held at Whitewater Golf Club on Monday, July 10th, 2017, with funds raised supporting the Northern Cancer Fund and Camp Quality.

Stay tuned for more big names and major celebrity announcements. For further details about the Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel, please visit

TSN That’s Hockey 2Nite video can be viewed at:





Amanda Bay

Firedog Communications

T- (807) 767-4443 Ext 223

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