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Aravirta, Hannu (- )
International Career : Coached Finland in the 1994 & 1998 Olympics, the 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001 World Championships and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Club Career : Played for JYP. Head coach of Helsinki IFK 2003- 
Medals : Won World Championships gold in 1995 (coach).
Won World Championships silver in 1994, 1998, 1999 & 2001 (coach).
Won Olympic bronze in 1994 & 1998 (coach).
Won World Championships bronze in 2000 (coach).
Honours : Won the Kalevi Numminen Trophy in 1988-89.
Arbelius, Pekka (- )
Club Career : Played for Kärpät Oulu.
Honours : Won the Jarmo Wasama Trophy in 1979-80.
Arbour, Al (1932- )
Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Windsor Spitfires & Detroit Hetche 1949-50, Windsor Spitfires 1950-53 (also Washington Lions & Edmonton Flyers in 1953), Detroit Red Wings & Sherbrooke Saints 1953-54, Edmonton Flyers & Quebec Aces 1954-55, Edmonton Flyers 1955-56, Detroit Red Wings 1956-58 (also Edmonton Flyers 1956-57), Chicago Blackhawks 1958-61, Toronto Maple Leafs 1961-66 (including Rochester Americans 1962-63 & 1964-65), Rochester Americans 1966-67 and St Louis Blues 1967-71. Coached St Louis Blues 1970-73 and New York Islanders 1973-86 & 1988-94.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1961, 1962 and 1964.
Honours : Won the Eddie Shore Award 1965.
Won the Jack Adams Award 1979.
Won the Lester Patrick Trophy 1992.
AHL All-Star First Team 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966.
QHL All-Star Second Team 1955.
NHL All-Star Roster 1969.
Arbour, Amos (- )
Born in Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens 1915-1916 & 1918-21, Hamilton Tigers 1921-23 and Toronto St Patricks 1923-24.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1916.
Arcangeloni, Stéphane (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for France in the 1994 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for HC Grenoble 1993-94.
Honours : Won the Jean-Pierre Graff Trophy in 1993-94.
Archer, Alex 'Sandy' (1910-1997)
Born in West Ham, London, England. Right-wing. Scottish parents. Moved to Winnipeg, Canada, aged three, where he learnt to play ice hockey. Twice selected as Manitoba All-Star. Returned to England in 1935 to join Wembley Lions for next five seasons totalling 82+77 in the National League. His selection for Britain's 1936 Olympic team provoked strong protests from the Canadians who claimed he had not been released by their Association. He iced in all seven matches, scoring twice to collect a gold medal. Two more followed in the 1937 and 1938 World & European Championships for a total of 14+10 from 24 games for his country. A fractured skull at Wembley in 1945 against Sweden ended his playing career.
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1936-38.
Club Career (playing) : Played for Wembley Lions 1935-40.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Nottingham Panthers, Wembley Monarchs and Murrayfield.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1936.
Won World Championship gold in 1936.
Won European Championship gold in 1936, 1937 & 1938.
Won World Championship silver in 1937 & 1938.
Honours : Elected to the British Hall of Fame in 1993.
English National League All-Star A Team 1937-38, 1938-39 & 1939-40.
English National League All-Star B Team 1946-47 & 1947-48 (coach).
Archer, Brian (- )
Club Career : Played for Billingham Bombers 1975-76.
Archer, James (1988- )
Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
Club Career : Played for Peterborough Phantoms 2005-06 and Coventry Blaze 2006-07.
Archibald, Dave (1969- )
Born in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Forward. Drafted in 1987 (6th) by Minnesota.
International Career : Played for Team Canada 1990-92. Played for Canada in the 1991 World Championship and the 1992 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Portland Winter Hawks 1984-87, Minnesota North Stars 1987-89, Minnesota North Stars & New York Rangers & Flint Spirits 1989-90, Team Canada 1990-91, HC Bolzano & Team Canada & Binghamton Rangers 1991-92, Ottawa Senators 1992-95, Ottawa Senators & Utah Grizzlies & New York Islanders 1995-96, Frankfurt Lions 1996-97, San Antonio Dragons 1997-98 and Utah Grizzlies 1998-99.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1992.
Won World Championship silver in 1991.
Archibald, Willie (- )
Club Career : Played for Murrayfield Racers 1975-76.
Medals : Won the Northern League 1975-76.
Arena Cup
In 1905, the Arena Corporation of Montreal presented the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association the Arena Cup to be awarded annually to the league champion. 

The Cup was presented three times.
1905-06 : Montreal Wanderers
1906-07 : Montreal Wanderers
1907-08 : Montreal Wanderers
Arena Gardens
The name originally given to the Mutual Street Arena
Areshenkoff, Ron (1957- )
Born in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada. Centre. Buffalo Sabres 2nd pick (32nd overall) in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft.
Club Career : Played for Medicine Hat Tigers 1975-77, Hershey Bears 1977-79, Edmonton Oilers & Houston Apollos 1979-80 and Trail Smoke Eaters 1980-84. 
Årets Coach Trophy (Coach of the Year)
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The trophy is donated by the Ice Hockey Journalist's Fellows Club and the travel agency Björk & Boström, to the foremost coach of the season. Selected by all the members of the Fellows Club.
Årets Ishockey
Annual yearbook of ice hockey edited by Strömbergs Idrottsböcker betwen 1958 and 1986. Since 1987 edited by Strömberg/Brunnhages. Covering International and Swedish ice hockey in particular. Used as a source for the Swedish part of the A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey.
Årets Junior Trophy (Junior of the Year)
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The trophy is donated by the Ice Hockey Journalist's Fellows Club, to the seasons best Swedish junior.  Betwen 1961-62 and 1995-96 the trophy was donated by the Expressen newspaper. Named after the Årets Ishockey yearbook. The winner is selected by a jury from the Swedish Ice Hockey Association together with a member from the Fellows Club.
Årets Rookie Trophy (Rookie of the Year)
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The trophy is donated by the Hockey and Ahlgrens magazine, to the rookie of the season in the Swedish Elite League. Named after the Årets Ishockey yearbook.
Argiriou, Georgios (1975- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Greece in the 1999 World Championship Pool D.
Argokov, Artyom (1976- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Kazakhstan in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Arizona Sun Dogs [web site]
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Prescott Valley, Arizona, USA. Founded in 2005. Played in the Central Hockey League 2006- .
Home ice : Prescott Valley Convention & Events Center (5,000 seats)
Team colours :
Affiliations have included : Albany River Rats 2006-07, Colorado Avalanche 2006-07
General manager : Marco Pietroniro 2006-
Head coach : Marco Pietroniro 2006-
Arizona Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Built 1964. 
Home ice for : Phoenix Mustangs, Phoenix Roadrunners 1974-77.
Capacity : 13,737
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Arkansas Glacier Cats [web site]
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Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Founded 1998. Folded after the 1999-00 season. Played in the Western Professional Hockey League 1998-00.
Home ice : Glacier Dome
Team colours :
General manager :
Head coach : Jim Burton 1998-00
Arkansas Riverblades [web site]
Logo © Arkansas Riverblades
North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Played in the East Coast Hockey League 1999-03. Folded after the 2002-03 season.
Home ice : Alltel Arena
Team colours : red, white, blue & black
General manager : Chris Cichocki 2000-03
Head coach :
Geoff Ward, Chris Cichocki 2000-03
Arkhipov, Denis (1979- )
Born in Kazan, USSR. Left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Nashville Predators 2003- .
Armenian Championship

First contested 2000-01.
Armenian Ice Hockey Federation
Yerevan, Armenia.
President : Karen Khachatryan
Armitage, J C (- )
Club Career : Played for Winnipeg Victorias
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1896.
Armitage, Steve (- ) 
Host of "Hockey Night in Canada".
Armour, Alan (1976- )
Club Career : Played for Swindon Wildcats 1991-94, Swindon Wildcats & Bracknell Bees 1994-95, Bracknell Bees & Swindon Wildcats 1995-96, Swindon Icelords & Oxford City Stars 1996-97 and Swindon Chill 1997-99.
Armstrong, Chris (1975- )
Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) 1993-94.
Club Career : Played for Anaheim Mighty Ducks 2003- .
Armstrong, Derek (1973- )
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Centre. New York Islanders 5th pick (128th overall) in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Sudbury Wolves 1990-93, Salt Lake Golden Eagles & New York Islanders (one game) 1993-94, Denver Grizzlies 1994-95, Worcester Ice Cats & New York Islanders 1995-96, Utah Grizzlies & New York Islanders 1996-97, Detroit Vipers & Hartford Wolf Pack & Ottawa Senators 1997-98, New York Rangers & Hartford Wolf Pack 1998-01, SC Bern 2001-02 Los Angeles Kings & Manchester Monarchs 2002-03, Los Angeles Kings 2003-04 and Los Angeles Kings 2005- .
Honours : Won the Les Cunningham Plaque in 2000-01.
Won the John B Sollenberger Trophy in 2000-01.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 7
Armstrong, Gavin (1968- )
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Netminder.
Club Career :
Played for Milton Keynes Kings 1995-96, Telford Tigers 1996-99, Telford Timberwolves & Milton Keynes Kings & Hull Thunder & London Knights (UK) (back-up) 1999-00.
Armstrong, George (1930- )
Born in Skead, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing.
Club Career (playing) : Played for Copper Cliff Redmen 1946-47, Stratford Kroehlers 1947-48, Toronto Marlboros 1948-50 (including a couple of games for the Toronto Maple Leafs), Pittsburgh Hornets 1950-51 and Toronto Maple Leafs 1951-71 (also 50 games for Pittsburgh Hornets in 1951-52).
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Toronto Marlboros 1972-75.
Medals :
Won the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963, 1964 & 1967.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.
Won the Matt Leyden Award 1972-73. 
NHL All-Star Roster 1956, 1957, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964 & 1968.
Armstrong, Jake (1981- )
Club Career : Played for Solihull Barons 1994-95, Solihull Barons & Telford Tigers 1995-96 and Solihull Blaze 1996-98.
Armstrong, Jonathan 'Jon' (1973- )
Club Career : Played for Billingham Bombers 1992-93, Teeside Bombers 1993-94 and Billingham Bombers 1995-96 and Billingham Eagles 1996-98.
Armstrong, Neil (1932- )
Born in Plympton, Ontario, Canada. Referee/Linesman. Worked in 1,744 regular season NHL games between 1957-78, plus 208 playoff games (including 48 in the finals). He also worked in 10 All-Star games and didn't miss a single assignment in 16 years. Worked as a scout for Montreal Canadiens after retiring.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991.
Armstrong, Norman 'Red' (1938-1974)
Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Played both forward and defence. Died as a result of an industrial accident on the 23rd July 1974.
Club Career : Played for Charlotte Checkers 1960-61, Charlotte Checkers & Philadelphia Ramblers 1961-62, Sudbury Wolves & Toronto Maple Leafs & Rochester Americans 1962-63, Rochester Americans 1963-66, Tulsa Oilers & Rochester Americans 1966-67, Rochester Americans 1967-70, Rochester Americans & Springfield Kings 1970-71, Baltimore Clippers 1971-72 and Rochester Americans 1972-73.
Arnason, Tyler (1979- )
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Centre. Chicago Blackhawks 6th pick (183rd overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Chicago Blackhawks & Norfolk Admirals 2001-02, Chicago Blackhawks 2002-04 and Chicago Blackhawks 2005- .
Honours : Won the Red Garrett Memorial Trophy 2001-02.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 39
Arndt, Danny (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) 1974-75.
Arneil, Scott (1962- )
Born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Left wing. Drafted in 1981 (22nd) by Winnipeg Jets.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) 1980-81 and 1981-82.
Club Career : Played for Cornwall Royals 1979-82, Winnipeg Jets 1982-86, Buffalo Sabres 1986-90, Winnipeg Jets 1990-91, Boston Bruins (also Maine Mariners & New Haven Nighthawks) 1991-92, San Diego Gulls 1992-94, Houston Aeros 1994-96, Utah Grizzlies 1996 and Manitoba Moose 1996-99.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior) gold in 1982.
Arnold, Josh (- )
Club Career : Played for Montreal Wanderers
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1906.
Arnott, Jason (1974- )
Born in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Centre/right-wing. Edmonton Oilers 1st pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Scored the cup winning goal in the 2000 Stanley Cup finals.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1994 World Championships. A reserve for Canada in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Club Career : Played for Edmonton Oilers 1993-98, New Jersey Devils 1998-01, New Jersey Devils & Dallas Stars 2001-02, Dallas Stars 2002-04 and Dallas Stars 2005- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 2000.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1997.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 44
Aro, Kari (- )
Club Career : Played for HJK Helsinki.
Honours : Won the Raimo Kilpiö Trophy in 1961-62.
Arosa (EHC Arosa)
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Arosa, Switzerland. Founded in 1924. Won the Swiss Championship nine times.
Home ice : Eishalle Obersee
Team colours : Blue, yellow and white
Honours : Won the Swiss Championship in 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1980 & 1982.
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
Anaheim, California, USA.
Home ice for : Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Capacity : 17,174
Ice pad size :
Art Ross Trophy
Originally presented in 1941 by Arthur Howie Ross, former National Hockey League governor, manager and coach of the Boston Bruins, for the outstanding player of the season. Since 1948 it has been awarded annually to the NHL player with the most scoring points in the regular season.
Arthur, Fred (1961- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) 1980-81.
ARTIS
Prague, Czechoslovakia. Manufacturer of hockey equipment. The Artis hockey sticks were the only sticks used in the Czechoslovakian hockey league in the 1960s and 1970s. They were also exported.
Artium, Korotin (1978- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Israel in the 2003 (Division II) World Championships.
Club Career :
Played for Maalot.
Arvedson, Magnus (1971- )
Born in Karlstad, Sweden. Left-wing. Ottawa Senators 4th pick (119th overall) in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Sweden in the 2002 Olympics.
Club Career :
Played for Farjestads BK 1993-97, Ottawa Senators 1997-03 and Vancouver Canucks 2003- .
Arvila, Ari (- )
Club Career : Played for Lee Valley Lions 1985-86.
Honours : BIHWA All-Star left-wing 1986.
Arwe, Wilhelm (1898-1980)
Born in Sweden. Defenceman. Played for Sweden in their first international appearance at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp.
International Career : Played for Sweden at the 1920 Olympics. Played 16 times for Sweden between 1920 and 1924. Scored 5 goals.
Club Career : Played for IK Göta and Djurgården IF.
Medals : Won the European Championship in 1921.
Won the Swedish Championship in 1926.
Arx, Reto Von (1976- )
Centre. Sent home from the 2002 Olympics by Switzerland due to disciplinary reasons on 13 February 2002.
International Career : Played for Switzerland in the 1999 & 2000 World Championships and the 2002 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for HC Davos 2001-02.

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