26th annual NHLPA Golf Classic set for July 11
Over 20 NHL players will be hitting the links July 11 at Glen Abbey Golf Club for the 26th annual NHLPA Golf Classic.
The NHLPA Golf Classic is returning to Glen Abbey Golf Club July 11 for the tournament's 26th edition.
Among the 20+ NHL players taking part are Andreas Athanasiou, Andy Andreoff, Connor Brown, Casey Cizikas, Cory Conacher, Logan Couture, Adam Cracknell, Micheal Haley, Taylor Hall, Dougie an Freddie Hamilton, Scott Harrington, Adam Henrique, Michael Hutchinson, Nazem Kadri, Scott Laughton, Josh Leivo, Brandon Manning, Brandon Montour, Dalton Prout, Tyler Seguin, Devin Shore and James van Riemsdyk.
Many former NHL players are also scheduled to attend, including Mark Bell, Mike Gartner, Todd Harvey, Nick Kypreos, Steve Larmer, Grant Ledyard, Mark Osborne, Mike Peca and Scott Walker.
For over a quarter of a century, the tournament has been hosted at numerous breathtaking courses, and the NHLPA is excited to return to Glen Abbey once more.
Last year, Greg McKegg turned in the lowest player score of the tournament by shooting three under par with a 69. Following the tournament, Logan Couture landed a mere two inches away from the hole in the NHLPA Member Charity Challenge for $25,000 for his charity of choice, See The Line, while Josh Jooris and Darnell Nurse also won $15,000 and $10,000 respectively for autism and CityKidz Hamilton. The 2017 NHLPA Golf Classic was able to donate $125,000 as part of it's $3.6 million grand total since the tournament's inaugural year in 1993.
Other highlights from last year's tournament included a few family connections.
“I drafted your dad!”— NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 14, 2017
Generations connect as Ted Lindsay meets the Foligno sons at the #NHLPAGolfClassic. pic.twitter.com/hEnpIgLwZy
Kevin Bieksa brought a special guest out to the #NHLPAGolfClassic - his son Cole! Best golf tip from dad? "Keep your head down." pic.twitter.com/WjvlUvLDFC— NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 12, 2017
Here's a look at some of the causes the players will be supporting this year:
|Josh Anderson*||Columbus Blue Jackets||Colorectal Cancer Canada|
|Andy Andreoff||Tampa Bay Lightning||Heart and Stroke Foundation|
|Andreas Athanasiou||Detroit Red Wings||Cystic Fibrosis Canada|
|Connor Brown||Toronto Maple Leafs||TBD|
|Casey Cizikas||New York Islanders||Kids Help Phone|
|Cory Conacher||Tampa Bay Lightning||Diabetes Canada|
|Logan Couture||San Jose Sharks||See The Line|
|Adam Cracknell||Toronto Maple Leafs||East Kootenay Child Development Center|
|Louis Domingue||Tampa Bay Lightning||TBD|
|Micheal Haley||Florida Panthers||Noelle's Gift|
|Taylor Hall||New Jersey Devils||Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada|
|Scott Harrington||Columbus Blue Jackets||The Neuro|
|Dougie Hamilton||Carolina Hurricanes||TBD|
|Adam Henrique||Anaheim Ducks||Stedman Communiyt Hospice|
|Michael Hutchinson||Florida Panthers||SickKids|
|Nazem Kadri||Toronto Maple Leafs||Nazem Kadri Foundation|
|Scott Laughton||Philadelphia Flyers||The Claude Giroux Foundation|
|Josh Leivo||Toronto Maple Leafs||Bryan & Amanda Bickell Foundation|
|Brandon Manning||Chicago Blackhawks||The Claude Giroux Foundation|
|Brandon Montour||Anaheim Ducks||TBD|
|Dalton Prout||Calgary Flames||GM St. Clair Green Giants|
|Tyler Seguin||Dallas Stars||Dallas Stars Foundation|
|Devin Shore||Dallas Stars||Heart and Stroke Foundation|
|James van Riemsdyk||Philadelphia Flyers||Boomer Esiason Foundation|
*Josh Anderson will not be in attendance but will have his charity supported
Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for live coverage from Glen Abbey for photos and videos of the entire day's events and join in on the day's activities by following along with the hashtag #NHLPAGolfClassic.