Donasjoner fra utøvere // Donations from Athletes

Donasjoner fra utøvere // Donations from Athletes

We would like to thank Mr. Les Jackson who is a former professional ice hockey player, coach, scout and co-general manager of the Dallas Stars. Jackson is currently the director of scouting and player development for the Stars. Les knew Scott personally and was kind enough to send us the signed jersey’s from Mr. Jamie Benn and Mr. Tyler Seguin.

To read more about Les Jackson, visit the Dallas Stars Homepage (LINK: Les Jackson - Dallas Stars).

We would also like to thank Mr. Mike Johnston who is currently the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team for having Mr. Sidney Crosby sign a jersey for Scott’s foundation. Mike also was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL. On the International stage Mr. Johnston helped coach the Canadian National team and won the gold medal at the 1997 and the 2007 World Championships. He also won the silver in 1996 and the bronze in 1995. In 1994 and 1995 Johnston won the gold at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

To read more about Mike Johnston, visit the Pittsburgh Penguins Homepage (LINK: Mike Johnston - Pittsburgh Penguins).

 

Sidney Crosby
Born August 7, 1987
NHL team Pittsburgh Penguins
National team Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 2005

Sidney Patrick Crosby, serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Crosby was drafted first overall by the Penguins in 2005 and was one of the most highly regarded draft picks in hockey history.

In his first NHL season, Crosby finished sixth in league scoring with 102 points (39 goals, 63 assists) and was a runner-up for the Calder Memorial Trophy (won by Alexander Ovechkin). By his second season, he led the NHL with 120 points (36 goals, 84 assists) to capture the Art Ross Trophy, becoming the youngest player and the only teenager to win a scoring title in any major North American sports league. That same season, Crosby won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the Professional Hockey Writers Association's choice for most valuable player and the Lester B. Pearson Award as the NHL Players Association's choice for most outstanding player, becoming the seventh player in NHL history to earn all three awards in one year. Crosby also became the youngest captain in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup in the 2009–10 season, Crosby also scored a career-high 51 goals, tying him with Steven Stamkos for the "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the league-leader; with 58 assists, he totaled 109 points, second in the NHL. During the off-season, Crosby also received the Mark Messier Leadership Award.

Internationally, Crosby has represented Canada in numerous tournaments for the country's junior and men's teams. After competing in the 2003 U-18 Junior World Cup, he represented Canada in back-to-back IIHF World U20 Championships, winning silver in 2004 and gold in 2005. At the 2006 IIHF World Championship, he led the tournament in scoring, while also earning Top Forward and All-Star Team honors. Four years later, Crosby was named to Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Playing the United States in the gold medal game, he scored the game-winning goal in overtime. He captained the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, leading the team to a Gold Medal victory over Sweden.

(LINK: Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins)

Mats Zuccarello
Born Sept, 1, 1987
NHL team New York Rangers

Mats currently plays for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Prior to joining the NHL he played for Modo Hockey in the Swedish Elite League. In 2010, he won the Guldhjälmen (Golden Helmet), which is awarded annually to the most valuable player in the Swedish Hockey League. Mats also attended NTG and played for Frisk Asker, the same school and team Scott attended/played, NTG is a school which specializes in education for top athletes in Norway.

In the summer of 2010, Matts signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL) to a two-year entry-level contract. He made his NHL debut on December 23, 2010 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, becoming the seventh Norwegian player to play in the NHL, and the second undrafted one. On March 28, 2013 Zuccarello agreed to terms on a 1 year deal with the New York Rangers, the club he left at the end of the 11-12 season. Zuccarello played in the last 15 games of the 2012-13 campaign, helping the Rangers reach the NHL postseason.

Mats re-signed with the Rangers at the end of the 2012-2013 season for a deal of 1 year at $1.15 million. The 2013-2014 season was a breakout season for Zuccarello. He tallied career highs in goals, assists, and team high in points. His all-around game also took a step forward, establishing himself as a hard worker, and ability to get under the skin of his opponents. His work was recognized by being awarded the 2013-14 Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award. He also became the first Norwegian to participate in the Stanley Cup Finals.

On July 22, 2014, Zuccarello agreed to a 1 year deal with the Rangers worth $3.5 million.

(LINK: Mats Zuccarello - New York Rangers)

Jaden Schwartz
Born June 25, 1992
NHL team St Louis Blues

Jaden is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Schwartz was selected 14th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

On January 22, 2008, Schwartz joined Scott at Colorado College of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) for the 2010–11 and 2011-12 season’s. The St. Louis Blues signed him to an entry-level contract on March 12, 2012, and added him to their NHL roster. On September 27, 2014, Schwartz agreed to a two-year 4.7 million dollar contract with the St. Louis Blues.

(LINK: Jaden Schwartz - St. Louis Blues)

Jamie Benn
Born July 18, 1989
NHL team Dallas Stars
National team Canada

Jamie Benn, serves as captain of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He represented Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championships, where he helped capture a gold medal. With Team Canada, he won a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

(LINK: Jamie Benn - Dallas Stars)

Tyler Paul Seguin
Born January 31, 1992
NHL teams

Tyler Sequin, plays for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). Seguin was selected second overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins and went on to win the 2011 Stanley Cup in his rookie season. He finished the 2011–2012 season in Boston with a plus-minus of +34, the second highest in the NHL. On July 4, 2013, Seguin was traded by the Bruins to the Dallas Stars where he would explode as an offensive force in the league as a member of the Dallas Stars, developing excellent chemistry with team captain Jamie Benn.

(LINK: Tyler Seguin - Dallas Stars)

Mark McMorris
Born 9 December 1993
Canadian professional snowboarder

Mark who specializes in the slopestyle and big air events was the first ever to complete a backside triple cork 1440 and won back-to-back gold medals in the 2012 and 2013 Winter X Games in the slopestyle event. At the Winter X Games XV in Aspen, Colorado, he won a silver medal in the slopestyle competition , He also won the 2011 World Snowboard Tour's Air & Style competition. McMorris also achieved the score while defending his title in his final run at the 2013 Winter X Games The medal had completed a double podium performance at the games where McMorris had also won the silver with his performance in the big air competition. This all occurred just several days after he won his first ever medal when he placed second at the 2013 FIS World Championships.

In the 2014 Winter X Games, McMorris placed 2nd behind fellow Canadian Max Parrot in the Slopestyle event. McMorris' hopes of a 3rd consecutive gold medal were dashed when he tripped on the rails, crashed, and fractured a rib during the 3rd and final run of the event. Despite the injury, McMorris still competed in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. At the Olympics, McMorris was good enough to put him on the podium and win bronze.

(LINK: Mark McMorris - The Official Website)