Alumni Showdown Roster Review


I’ve been (finally) going through my photos from the Alumni Showdown at Comerica Park on New Years Eve and my lack of familiarity with some of the Toronto players has been causing some problems. I look at my photos and say “Who is that guy and why don’t I see a #28 listed on the roster?”

Well, it’s because the announced rosters weren’t the final rosters. A couple players were listed for one game and played in the other or were listed with different numbers or were listed and didn’t actually play. I went back through the player introductions to put together a complete list and I figured I’d share it out for posterity.

Game One

Toronto Maple Leafs

# Name Pos.
33 Doug Favell G
1 Mark Laforest G
1 Peter Ing G
4 Mike Pelyk D
4 Cory Cross D
33 Matt Martin D
3 Brad Marsh (A) D
4 Greg Hotham D
24 Dan Daoust F
21 Mark Osborne F
19 Bill Derlago F
9 Stew Gavin F
15 Pat Boutette F
12 Rob Pearson F
15 Claude Loiselle F
10 Brad May (A) F
14 Dave Reid F
19 Tom Fergus (A) F
26 Mike Krushelnyski F
7 Dave McLlwain F
8 Todd Warriner F
20 Mike Johnson F
16 Nikolai Borschevsky F
32 Lou Franceschetti F

Detroit Red Wings

# Name Pos.
31 Kevin Hodson G
41 Eddie Mio G
15 Jason Woolley D
27 Aaron Ward D
28 Steve Duchesne D
11 Mathieu Dandenault D
23 Mathieu Schneider D
2 Jiri Fischer D
7 Garry Unger F
15 Pat Verbeek F
23 Kevin Miller F
22 Mike Knuble F
14 Brent Fedyk F
21 Paul Ysebaert F
8 Dennis Polonich F
85 Petr Klima F
20 Martin Lapointe F
10 Jimmy Carson F
17 Dallas Drake F
25 John Ogrodnick F
7 Red Berenson F

On the Toronto side, Doug Favell wasn’t listed on the roster but did play. Jamie Macoun and Shayne Corson were listed but didn’t play. Mike Johnson wore #20 after being listed without a number.

For Detroit, Ken Holland was on the roster but did not play.

Game Two

Toronto Maple Leafs

# Name Pos.
29 Mike Palmateer G
31 Curtis Joseph G
29 Felix Potvin G
24 Bryan McCabe (A) D
34 Jamie Macoun D
4 Dave Ellett D
15 Bob McGill D
33 Al Iafrate D
34 Bryan Berard D
27 Darryl Sittler (C) F
22 Rick Vaive (C) F
17 Wendel Clark (C) F
93 Doug Gilmour (C) F
14 Dave Andreychuk (A) F
16 Darcy Tucker (A) F
18 Kevin Maguire F
4 Gary Leeman (A) F
9 Russ Courtnall F
7 Gary Roberts (A) F
7 Lanny McDonald (A) F
22 Tiger Williams F
16 Mike Walton F
28 Tie Domi (A) F
11 Mike Gartner F
25 Joe Nieuwendyk (A) F
32 Steve Thomas (A) F
11 Steve Sullivan F

Detroit Red Wings

# Name Pos.
34 Manny Legace G
30 Chris Osgood G
28 Brian Rafalski D
2 Viacheslav Fetisov D
55 Larry Murphy D
24 Chris Chelios D
4 Mark Howe D
77 Paul Coffey (A) D
5 Nicklas Lidstrom (C) D
22 Dino Ciccarelli F
18 Kirk Maltby F
33 Kris Draper (A) F
25 Darren McCarty F
13 Vyacheslav Kozlov F
17 Doug Brown F
96 Tomas Holmstrom F
26 Joe Kocur F
91 Sergei Fedorov (A) F
14 Brendan Shanahan (A) F
8 Igor Larionov F
20 Mickey Redmond F
19 Steve Yzerman (C) F

For Detroit, the only oddity was that Joe Kocur was introduced in and played the first period wearing Bob Probert’s #24 jersey.

For the Leafs, several things were different. Macoun played after having been on the Game One roster. Curtis Joseph wore his usual #31 and Felix Potvin wore #29, having been listed with #35 and #36, respectively. Bryan McCabe wore #24 instead of #29. Up front, Gary Leeman wore #4 instead of #11, Tie Domi wore #28 instead of #20, and Mike Gartner wore #11 instead of #22.

As I said, compiling this list is nothing groundbreaking, I just wanted it to be documented somewhere so I figured I’d write it up.

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development, as well as that of DH.N's sibling site,

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