- The A on a player's jersey stands for Assistant Captain or Alternate Captain - they are
the same thing, they perform the same role, they are just known by different titles around the world. Because ice hockey teams play in shifts of players, the Captain isn't always on the ice - so there are two A's
on each team so that, hopefully, there is always a Captain on the ice. The Captain
(or the A) is the only player allowed to query decisions with the Officials.
- "A Decade On Ice"
- A book by Lee Power about the Romford
Raiders and subtitled The History of Romford
Raiders. Published in Waltham Abbey, England in 1997.
- "A Game of Three Halves"
- A book by Liam Sluyter, subtitled British Ice
Hockey's Changing World. Published in 1998.
- "A Thinking Man's Guide to Pro Hockey"
- A book by Gerald Eskenazi, published in 1972 by E P Dutton & Co Inc, New
- Aebischer, David (1978- ) [web site]
- Born in Geneva, Switzerland. Netminder. Colorado Avalanche
7th pick (161st overall) in the 1997 NHL
International Career : Played for Switzerland (Junior) in the
Played for Switzerland in the 1999
World Championships Pool A and the 2002 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for HC
Fribourg-Gottéron 1995-97, Hershey Bears
Icebreakers & Wheeling Nailers
Fribourg-Gottéron 1997-98, Hershey Bears
1998-00, Colorado Avalanche 2000-04
and Colorado Avalanche 2005- .
Championship (Junior) bronze in 1997-98.
Honours : Won World Championship
Goalkeeper Award 1997-98 (Pool A).
Championship (Junior) All-Star First Team
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 1
- Aeroflot Omsk
- See Avangard Omsk
- Aeschlimann, Jean-Jacques (1967- )
International Career : Played for Switzerland
in the 2000 & 2001 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for HC Lugano.
- Afanasenkov, Dimitry (1980- )
- Born in Arkhangelsk, Russia, USSR. Left-wing. Tampa
Bay lightning 3rd pick (72nd overall) in the 1998 NHL
Club Career : Played for Detroit
Vipers & Tampa Bay lightning
Springfield Falcons &
Grand Rapids Griffins & Tampa Bay
Springfield Falcons & EHC Kloten
2002-03, Tampa Bay lightning
2003-04 and Tampa Bay lightning
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 2004.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 27 29
- Afinogenov, Maxim (1979- )
- Born in Moscow, Russia, USSR. Right-wing. Buffalo Sabres
3rd pick (69th overall) in the 1997 NHL
International Career : Played for Russia (Junior) 1997-98.
Played for Russia 1998- (including the Euro-Hockey-Tour
1998-99, the 1999 & 2000 World Championships Pool A
and the 2002 & 2006 Olympics).
Club Career : Played for Dynamo
Moscow 1995-99, Buffalo Sabres &
Rochester Americans 1999-00, Buffalo Sabres
2000-04 and Buffalo Sabres
Medals : Won World
Championship (Junior) silver in 1998.
Won the MHL Cup
Won EHL silver in 1997 & 1998.
Won Olympic Most Valuable
Player Award in 2006.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 61
- Afr, Dr Mostafa (- )
- One of the founders of the Colonial Hockey League.
- Agnel, Benjamin (- )
International Career : Played for
France in the 1994 Olympics.
- Club Career : Played for HC
Honours : Won the Jean-Pierre Graff
- Agnevstsikov, Aleksandr (1972- )
International Career : Played for Estonia
in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
- Aguado, Bienvenido (1956- )
- Born in Granada, Spain. Forward. A member of the first Spanish team to
enter a World Championship.
International Career : Played 19 games for
Spain in the World Championship Pool C
(1977, 1978 & 1979).
Club Career : Played for FC Barcelona.
- See Alberta Junior Hockey League
- Awada, George (1975- )
- Born in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, USA. Forward.
Club Career : Played for Albany
River Rats 1998-00, Richmond Renegades
2000-01, Richmond Renegades &
New Orleans Brass 2001-02,
Florida Everblades 2002-03,
Manchester Phoenix 2003-04 and
Belfast Giants 2004-07.
Won the Elite League in 2005-06.
Honours : Captain of Manchester
Captain of the Belfast Giants 2005-
- Awrey, Don (1943- )
- Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Canada
in the 1972 Summit Series.
Club Career : Played for Niagara
Falls Flyers 1960-63, Boston Bruins
& Minneapolis Bruins
1963-64, Boston Bruins & Hershey Bears
1964-65, Boston Bruins 1965-66, Boston Bruins
& Hershey Bears 1966-67, Boston Bruins
1967-73 (also three games for Boston Braves
in the 1971-72 season), St
Louis Blues 1973-74, St
Louis Blues & Montreal Canadiens
1974-75, Montreal Canadiens 1975-76,
Pittsburgh Penguins 1976-77, New York Rangers
1977-78 and New Haven Nighthawks
& Colorado Rockies 1978-79.
Medals : Won the Stanley
Cup in 1970 & 1972.
- Axelsson, Per-Johan (1975- )
- Born in Kungalv, Sweden. Left-wing. Boston Bruins
7th pick (177th overall) in the 1995 NHL
International Career : Played for Sweden
in the 2000 & 2001 World Championships and the
Club Career : Played for Vastra
Frolunda IF 1992-97, Boston Bruins
1997-04 and Boston Bruins
Medals : Won World
Championship bronze in 2001.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 11
- Axford, Hebbie (- )
- Club Career : Manager of the Winnipeg Falcons 1919-20.
Medals : Won the Allan
Cup in 1920 (Manager).
- Axinte, Dumitru (1952- )
- Born in Bucarest, Romania. Forward. Together with Marian Costea &
Doru Tureanu, formed the top Romanian line of the 1970s. Played 75 games for his country (21+25=46) in Olympic & World
International Career : Played for Romania
in the 1976 & 1980 Olympics and 9 World Championships
between 1974 and 1983.
Club Career : Played for Dinamo
Medals : Won the Romanian
Championship six times.