Cool Fact of the Week 4/14/13 – 4/20/13

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Similarly to Gretzky, Joe Nieuwendyk had a prolific box lacrosse career and the skills he gained in that sport provided him with a lot of finesse for hockey. It’s no wonder he was so evasive and good at avoiding checks. And Nieuwendyk had a lot of success in LAX, as well – He actually led the Whitby Warriors to the Minto Cup in 1984 before deciding to focus solely on hockey.

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