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Plager, Barclay (1941-1988)
Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for St Louis Blues 1967-77.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1970, 1971, 1973 & 1974.
His number 8 jersey has been retired by St Louis Blues.
Plaistow, Gary (- )
Referee/Linesman.
Honours : Won the Keith Franklin Memorial Trophy in 2000.
Plamondon, Gerry (1925- )
Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1946.
Planet Ice Birmingham Arena
Birmingham, West Midlands, England. (formerly known as a Mecca Ice Rink)
Home ice for : Birmingham Rockets
Capacity : 300 seats
Ice pad size : 180 feet x 80 feet
Planet Ice Milton Keynes Arena
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. Opened in 1991 by First Leisure who operated the rink and the ice hockey team. The rink closed in May 1993 but re-opened in the August. The rink was leased from First Leisure in 1995 by MK Ice but closed its doors again in June 1996. Rink now a Planet Ice UK rink.
Home ice for : Milton Keynes Lightning
Capacity : 2,500 seats
Ice pad size : 197 feet x 98 feet 
Planet Ice UK [web site]
Planet Ice UK are owners/managers of rinks in Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Peterborough. Also operate/support ice hockey teams - Birmingham Rockets, Isle of Wight Raiders, Milton Keynes Lightning and Peterborough Phantoms.
Planque, Robert (- )
Born in Switzerland. Elected secretary of the Ligue International de Hockey sur Glace (LIHG - which became the IIHF) at the first annual congress in 1908.
Plant, Chris (- )
Club Career : Played for Billingham Bombers 1975-78.
Honours : Captain of Billingham Bombers 1976-78.
Plant, Rick (1977- )
Club Career : Played for Telford Tigers 1994-95, Blackburn Hawks & Milton Keynes Kings 1995-96, Swindon Icelords 1996-97, Guildford Flames 1997-98 and Guildford Flames 1999- .
Medals : Won the British National League Play-off Championships in 1998.
Won the British National League 1997-98.
Won the Southern Premier League 1997-98.
Plant, Russ (1975- )
Club Career : Played for Telford Tigers 1989-93, Telford Tigers & Blackburn Hawks 1993-94, Telford Tigers 1994-95, Blackburn Hawks & Telford Tigers 1995-96, Telford Tigers 1996-97, Guildford Flames 1997-98 and Guildford Flames 1999-00.
Medals : Won the British National League Play-off Championships in 1998.
Won the British National League 1997-98.
Won the Southern Premier League 1997-98.
Plante, Cam (1964- )
Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Brandon Wheat Kings 1980-84, St Catharines Saints 1984-86 (also two games for Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984-85 season), Newmarket Saints & Milwaukee Admirals 1986-87, Newmarket Saints & EC Villacher SV & EHC Basel 1987-88, HC Davos 1988-89, Krefeld EV & Fort Wayne Komets 1989-90, Kansas City Blades 1990-91, Thunder Bay Thunder Hawks 1991-92, Peterborough Pirates 1992-95, Peterborough Pirates & Chelmsford Chieftains & Humberside Hawks 1995-96 and Wichita Thunder 1996-98.
Plante, Jacques (1929-1986)
Born in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Canada. Netminder. He introduced the goalie face mask. In a career that spanned four decades (1947-75) Jacques Plante retired three times - after a brief stay at Baltimore he hung up his skates for three seasons - 1965-68.  After another five seasons which concluded with a brief spell at Boston, he retired again in 1973 ... but he only missed 1973-74 (he was General Manager of Quebec Nordiques that season), before playing his final season at Edmonton. 
Club Career : Played for Montreal Royals 1949-52, Montreal Royals & Montreal Canadiens & Buffalo Bisons 1952-53, Montreal Canadiens & Buffalo Bisons 1953-54, Montreal Canadiens 1954-60, Montreal Canadiens & Montreal Royals 1960-61, Montreal Canadiens 1961-63, New York Rangers 1963-64, New York Rangers & Baltimore Clippers 1964-65, St Louis Blues 1968-70, Toronto Maple Leafs 1970-72, Toronto Maple Leafs & Boston Bruins 1972-73 and Edmonton Oilers 1974-75.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 & 1960.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978.
Won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1962.
Won the Vezina Trophy in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962 & 1969 (with Glen Hall).
NHL All-Star First Team 1955-56, 1958-59 & 1961-62.
NHL All-Star Second Team 1956-57, 1957-58, 1959-60 & 1970-71.
NHL All-Star Roster in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1969 & 1970.
His number 1 jersey has been retired by Montreal Canadiens.
Plantery, Mark (1959- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1976-77.
Plasse, Michel (1948- )
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Netminder. Montreal Canadiens 1st pick (1st overall) in the 1968 NHL Amateur Draft.
Club Career : Played for Cleveland Barons 1968-69, Jacksonville Rockets 1969-70, Kansas City Blues 1970-71 (also one game for St Louis Blues), Nova Scotia Voyageurs 1971-72, Montreal Canadiens 1972-74, Kansas City Scouts & Pittsburgh Penguins 1974-75, Pittsburgh Penguins & Hershey Bears 1975-76, Colorado Rockies 1976-77, Colorado Rockies & Hampton Gulls 1977-78, Philadelphia Firebirds & Colorado Rockies 1978-79, Colorado Rockies & Fort Worth Texans 1979-80, Quebec Nordiques 1980-81 and Quebec Nordiques & Binghamton Whalers 1981-82.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1973.
Platinum Arena [web site]
Khabarovsk, Eastern Siberia, Russia. Opened towards the end of 2003. In addition to the main arena, there is a training rink which also seats over 400 spectators.
Home ice for : Amur Khabarovsk
Capacity : 7,100
Ice pad size : 60 metres x 30 metres (200 feet x 100 feet)
Plavsic, Adrien (1970- )
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1989-90. Played for Team Canada 1988-89 & 1991-92. Played for Canada in the 1992 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for St Louis Blues & Peoria Rivermen & Vancouver Canucks & Milwaukee Admirals 1989-90, Vancouver Canucks 1990-93, Vancouver Canucks & Hamilton Canucks 1993-94, Vancouver Canucks & Tampa Bay Lightning 1994-95, Tampa Bay Lightning & Atlanta Knights 1995-96, Anaheim Mighty Ducks & Long Beach Ice Dogs 1996-97 and ECR Revier Löwen 1997-98. 
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1992.
Plavucha, Vlastimil (- )
International Career : Played for Slovakia in the 1998 Olympics.
Plaxton, Bert (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1928 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for University of Toronto Graduates.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1928.
Won the Allan Cup in 1927.
Plaxton, Hugh (1904-?)
Born in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1928 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for University of Toronto Graduates 1925-28 and Montreal Maroons & Windsor Bulldogs & Vancouver Maroons 1932-33.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1928.
Won the Allan Cup in 1927.
Plaxton, Roger 'Rod' (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1928 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for University of Toronto Graduates.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1928.
Won the Allan Cup in 1927.
Play Manager Software [web site]
The full title of this software is "USA Hockey Presents ... Play Manager Software". Play Manager is animated play management and presentation software for the hockey coach. It also has powerful playbook publishing functionality.
"Play The Game - Ice Hockey"
A book by Ian Brace. First published in London in 1990. A revised edition was published in 1995.
Player
The general name given to the team members. Each team has five players and a goaltender on the ice in normal play. A team roster in an NHL game consists of 18 on-ice players and two goalies.
Player Strike
See NHL Lockout
Playing positions
There are six players on the ice during regular play and they line up as follows :
  Goalie/Netminder  
Right Defence   Left Defence
Right Wing Centre Left Wing
Playing surface
The game is played on a sheet of ice called the rink.
Playmaker
Describes a player who helps run a game with their excellent passing and positional awareness, they make the great passes, setting up moves and goals for others on his team.  There are also playmakers who score goals as well and they tend to be the stand out players of their era - e.g. Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux
Pleau, Larry (1947- )
Born in Lynn, Massachsetts, USA. Centre. 
International Career : Played for Team USA 1967-68. Played for the USA in the 1968 Olympics, the 1969 World Championships and the 1976 Canada Cup. General Manager of the USA at the 2002 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Team USA 1967-68, Jersey Devils 1968-69, Montreal Canadiens & Montreal Voyageurs 1969-70, Montreal Canadiens 1970-71, Montreal Canadiens & Montreal Voyageurs 1971-72, New England Whalers 1972-78 and New England Whalers & Springfield Indians 1978-79. Coached Hartford Whalers 1979-80 (assistant), Hartford Whalers 1980-83, Binghamton Whalers 1984-87 and Hartford Whalers 1987-89. Gerneral Manager Hartford Whalers 1981-83, Hartford Whalers 1983-84 (assistant), Director of Hockey Operations Binghamton Whalers 1984-87, Gerneral Manager New York Rangers (assistant) and General Manager of St Louis Blues 1997- .
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 2002 (general manager).
Honours : Elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000 (player/coach/administrator).
Won the Louis Pieri Memorial Award 1986-87.
Pleban, J E (- )
Born in Eveleth, Minnesota, USA.
International Career : Played for and coached the USA in the 1956 World Championships.
Medals : Won World Championship silver in 1956.
Pleishc, Thomas (- ) 
Forward.
International Career : Played for Switzerland in the 1934 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for EHC St Moritz 1933-34.
Plews, Scott (1976- )
Club Career : Played for Fife Flyers 1990-93, Fife Flyers & Murrayfield Racers 1993-94, Edinburgh Racers 1994-95, Telford Tigers & Fife Flyers 1995-96, Paisley Pirates 1996-98 and Edinburgh Capitals 1998-99.
Medals :
Won the Heineken League Division One 1991-92.
Plexiglas
Trademark used for acrylic plastic sheets developed in 1937.  It is made from polymerized methyl methacrylate, which is a tough unsplinterable material, much lighter than glass and with excellent optical properties.
Plimpton, George (- )
Author and "participatory journalist" for Sports Illustrated, published Open Net in 1985.
Plommer, Tommy (1968- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1995-96.
Club Career : Played for Ayr Raiders 1991-92, Sheffield Steelers 1992-00 and Hull Thunder 2000- .  
Medals : Won the Challenge Cup in 2000.
Plumb, Rob (1957- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the Spengler Cup in 1984.
Club Career : Played for the Detroit Red Wings 1977-78.
Plumb, Ron (1950- )
Born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Peterborough Petes 1967-70, Oklahoma City Blazers 1970-72, Philadelphia Blazers 1972-73, Vancouver Blazers 1973-74, San Diego Mariners 1974-75, Cincinatti Stingers 1975-78, New England Whalers 1978-79, Hartford Whalers & Springfield Indians 1979-80, Springfield Indians 1980-82 and Fife Flyers 1984-86.
Honours : Won the Dennis A Murphy Trophy 1976-77.
WHA All-Star B Team defenceman 1976-77.
BIHWA All-Star defenceman and Coach of the Year 1985.
Plummer, Norman (- )
Defenceman. 
Club Career : Played for Bristol Bombers 1938-39.
Plushchev, Vladimir (- )
Born in ...
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Ak Bars Kazan  -03.
Plus/minus (+/-)
i. The plus/minus statistic is a way of measuring a player's defensive contribution to the team.  It is based on the following - if a player is on the ice when an even-strength or short-handed goal is scored for his team then 1 is added to his +/- statistic, if a player is on the ice when an even-strength or short-handed goal is conceded by his team then 1 is taken away from his +/- statistic. Power-play goals, for or against, are not included in the plus/minus statistic. Penalty shots do not apply with regard to +/-.
ii. Theo Fleury holds the NHL single game record for highest plus-minus rating (+9) achieved on 10th February 1993.
Pluss, Martin (1977- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Switzerland in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Plymouth Whalers [web site]
Logo © Plymouth Whalers
Plymouth, Michigan, USA. Formerly the Detroit Whalers. Played in the Ontario Hockey League from 1997- .
Home ice : Compuware Sports Arena
Team colours : blue, green, grey & white
General manager : Peter DeBoer 1997-01, Mike Vellucci 2001- 
Head coach : Peter DeBoer 1997-01, Mike Vellucci 2001- 
Plzen (ZKZ Plzen)
Plzen, Czechoslovakia. Founded in 1929 as SK Viktoria Plzen. Other names of the club : 1948-49 - Sokol Plzen IV, 1949-52 - ZSJ Skodovy Závody, 1952-53 - ZSJ Leninovy Závody, 1953-65 - Spartak (ZVIL), 1965-93 - Skoda Plzen and 1993-95 - Interconex Plzen. From 1995 it's named ZKZ Plzen (HC Keramika Plzen). The team has played in the Elite league 1951-66, 1969-71, 1972-78 and 1979-98. Skoda Plzen's last demotion in 1978 was unusual. They tied with Dukla Trencin for least points in the league and had exactly the same score over the four games between the teams during the season (5-2, 3-1, 2-3, 3-7 = 13-13), so a fifth and deciding game had to be played on neutral ice (in Brno). The game ended in a 1-1 tie even after three 5 minute periods of overtime. Penalty shots had to be taken and after 16 shots the result was 3-2 to Trencin. Plzen's Zdenek Schejbal took the 17th penalty shot and missed. The game took 3 hours and 44 minutes to complete and was the longest game in Czechoslovakian league history.
Home ice :  Arena capacity: 10,500 (opened 11th February 1950) Plzen are to move to a newly built arena.
Team colours : blue & white
Affiliations have included :
General manager : 
Head coach : Marek Sikora 1990-92, Marek Sikora 1996-99
Team captain :
All-time best players : Jiri Neubauer, Bohuslav Ebermann, Pavel Huml, Petr Vrabec, Milan Kajkl, Vladimir Bednár, Frantisek Cerný, Jaroslav Spacek and Tomas Jelinek.
Honours :
Retired jersey numbers :

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