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Players born on: April 23        
  Name        
Position
Year
Frank A. Young
Unknown
1871
Alexander Oliver Anderson
Forward
1875
Harry "Rat" Westwick Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame  
Rover
1876
Maurice (Alfred) Marie Maurice Napoléon François de Paule del Valle
Goaltender
1883
Percy "Bill" Ball
Goaltender
1884
Hugh Ross
Defense
1885
Jack (John) Smith
Right Wing
1886
Fred Brown
Center
1892
Gene (Evan) Eugene Fraser
Defense
1892
Gord (Gordon) Erwin Mullin
Unknown
1894
Leo McSorley
Point
1900
Clint (Clinton) Cecil Gammon
Right Wing
1907
Hedley Marshall Smith
Goaltender
1907
Toshihiko Shoji
Center
1909
Eric "Swede" Hornquist
Goaltender
1910
Susumo Hirano
Left Wing
1910
George Robert McWilliams
Left Wing
1911
Joze Gogala
Center
1916
Georg Fredriksson
Forward
1925
John Louis Raynak
Right Wing
1925
Nikolai Ivanovich Chernenko
Forward
1929
Frank Eriksson
Defense
1929
Murray (Leo) Murray Parker
Defense
1930
Arnold "Bone" McCallum
Forward
1931
Jean-Yves Thibault
Unknown
1933
Valentin Grigorievich Senyushkin
Center
1937
Gene (Eugene) Kimbley
Unknown
1938
Dave (David) A. "Hoss" Amadio
Defense
1939
Darryl Wennechuk
Defense
1939
Jindrich Karas
Forward
1939
Gunnar Backman
Goaltender
1940
Jean Yves Picard
Defense
1941
Anders Ronnblom
Defense
1941
Mel (Hitoshi) Wakabayashi
Center
1943
Tony (Anthony) James "Tony O" Esposito Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame  
Goaltender
1943
Terje Thoen
Forward
1944
Barry Fredrick Wilcox
Right Wing
1948
Bohuslav "Bogas" Stastny
Left Wing
1949
Gregg (Gregory) Wayne Sheppard
Center
1949
Geoff (R.) Geoffrey McMullen
Goaltender
1949
Vladimir Vasilievich Krikunov
Defense
1950
Tom Eddy Roymark
Right Wing
1950
Clem Morrison
Left Wing
1950
Reggie (Reginald) Joseph "The Riverton Rifle" Leach
Right Wing
1950
Miroslav Kapoun
Goaltender
1950
Dale Darwin Smedsmo
Left Wing
1951
Bill Ellis
Center
1951
Bob Hattem
Defense
1952
Wayne (Leonard ) Wayne Merrick
Center
1952
Doug Bell
Forward
1952
Bill Hattem
Defense
1952
Stefan Wojciech Chowaniec
Left Wing
1953
Frits Nielsen
Right Wing
1953
Harvey Stewart
Goaltender
1954
Roger Oman
Defense
1954
Heikki Nieminen
Forward
1955
Ted Lis
Right Wing
1956
Geoff Collier
Center
1956
Jim (James) M. Stewart
Goaltender
1957
Ryan William Walter
Center
1958
Lynn Wourms
Left Wing
1958
Yvan Boudreau
Left Wing
1959
Claude Julien
Defense
1960
Jerzy Kubina
Defense
1960
Craig Elliot
Goaltender
1960
Dan Corrigan
Forward
1960
Valeri Viktorovich Falichev
Defense
1960
Rainer Lutz
Defense
1961
Tony (Anthony) Butorac
Left Wing
1961
Kari Hanninen
Goaltender
1961
Kevin Gerald Cameron
Center
1961
Jock (William) Darren Callander
Right Wing
1961
Jorg Lautwein
Unknown
1961
Alain Gerald Chevrier
Goaltender
1961
Jeff Walters
Right Wing
1962
Matt Muniz
Forward
1963
Benoit Doucet
Center
1963
Jari Neuvonen
Right Wing
1964
Dino Asselin
Defense
1964
Sergei Kochetkov
Forward
1964
Sergei Simien
Forward
1964
Todd Sharrin
Forward
1964
Ted Materi
Right Wing
1964
Mario Richer
Forward
1965
Mats-Ake Lundstrom
Right Wing
1966
Greg "Birddog" Smyth
Defense
1966
Dariusz Czerwiec
Forward
1966
Martin Fecteau
Center
1967
Sam Lindstahl
Goaltender
1967
Joe Burton
Right Wing
1967
Simon Massie
Right Wing
1967
Artem Volkov
Defense
1967
Rami Koivisto
Center
1968
Tony (Anthony) Schmalzbauer
Defense
1968
Ken (Kenneth) Duncan McRae
Right Wing
1968
Karel Pavlicek
Right Wing
1968
Gueorgui Simeonov
Forward/Defence
1968
Rich Zeller
Center
1968
Vladimir Vlk
Defense
1968
Claude Shannon
Forward
1968
Sylvain Couturier
Center
1968
Brian Scott Sullivan
Right Wing
1969
Mike Moore
Defense
1969
Corey Belitski
Forward
1969
Kevin A. Sneddon
Defense
1970
Francois Michaud
Unknown
1970
Jeff Tomlinson
Center
1970
Vladimir Nikolaevich Kopat
Defense
1971
Sebastien LaPlante
Left Wing
1971
Egor Vyacheslavovich Bashkatov
Center
1971
Sergei Chirich
Forward
1971
Jonas Andersson
Forward
1971
Keith Merkler
Left Wing
1971
Stanislav Khritoshin
Forward
1971
Eric Richard
Defense
1971
Gilles Masse
Defense
1971
Brian Corcoran
Defense
1972
Edwin Zijlstra
Goaltender
1972
Dave MacIsaac
Defense
1972
Rafael Eerola
Defense
1972
Erik Noack
Defense
1973
Jason Peipmann
Left Wing
1973
Derek "Army" Armstrong
Center
1973
Patrick (Joseph) Emelien Patrick Poulin
Center
1973
Paul MacDonald
Defense
1974
Jaroslav Buchal
Right Wing
1974
Bengt Hoglund
Goaltender
1975
Joe Van Volsen
Center
1975
Jud Richards
Defense
1975
Pavel Gennadievich Agarkov
Right Wing
1975
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Chebaturkin
Defense
1975
Calvin Elfring
Defense
1976
Isaac Gilbert
Forward
1976
Paul Caluori
Center
1976
Bill Trainor
Left Wing
1976
Sergejs Cubars
Defense
1976
Jake Searles
Forward
1977
Willie Mitchell
Defense
1977
Sven Lindemann
Right Wing
1978
Ben Gustavson
Right Wing
1978
Matt Wilson
Right Wing
1978
Jeff Hutchins
Left Wing
1978
Randy Petruk
Goaltender
1978
Darren Roche
Defense
1978
Antti Makikyro
Defense
1978
Clint Cabana
Defense
1978
Jef Swinnen
Defense
1979
Trevor Aubie
Forward
1979
Markus Eberl
Defense
1979
Martin St. Onge
Goaltender
1979
Ales Dolinar
Forward
1979
Jon (Jonathan) Awe
Defense
1980
Darren McMillan
Defense
1980
Scott Titus
Defense
1980
Martins Rostoks
Forward
1980
Matt (Mathew) Deschamps
Defense
1980
Christoffer Brandt
Forward
1980
Mark Chambers
Defense
1980
Joe Talbot
Center
1980
Tim Haun
Goaltender
1980
Roman Rylsky
Defense
1980
Simon Bouchard
Defense
1981
Bill Byers
Defense
1981
Jason Fortin
Defense
1981
Jaroslav Barvir
Forward
1981
Mathieu Leblanc
Left Wing
1981
Alexander Valentin
Defense
1981
Preston Briggs
Defense
1981
Kelly Lang
Left Wing
1981
Pam (Pamela) Van Reesema
Defense
1981
Justin Grant
Goaltender
1981
Marcel Linke
Defense
1981
Scott Aldrich
Forward
1982
Miles Pappas
Defense
1982
Mike (Michael) O'Sullivan
Forward
1982
Gus Labelle
Forward
1982
Jonathan Parker
Left Wing
1982
Yaroslav Maslennikov
Defense
1982
Ryan Boyko
Right Wing
1982
Michael Gabert
Defense
1982
Dominic Lamarche
Left Wing
1982
Paul Lynch
Defense
1982
Kody Mintenko
Defense
1982
Ron Hernandez
Forward
1983
Kimmo Nevalainen
Defense
1983
Benoit Lariviere
Left Wing
1983
Ryan Alexander Hollweg
Center
1983
Bobby Pruchnik
Goaltender
1983
Paul Houde
Center
1983
Chad Richardson
Right Wing
1984
Ryan Watson
Defense
1984
Pat Lee
Forward
1984
Marcus Jonasén
Left Wing
1984
David Holmqvist
Defense
1984
Kevin Coughlin
Left Wing
1985
Ryan John Maki
Right Wing
1985
Arthur Fritch
Defense
1985
Blake Twardowski
Forward
1985
Danny Finnerty
Forward
1985
Dan Riedel
Right Wing
1985
Garrett O. Regan
Left Wing
1985
Justin Matthew White
Center
1985
Patrick Coulombe
Defense
1985
Loic Lacasse
Goaltender
1986
Justin McKolosky
Forward
1986
Dmitri Naumenko
Forward
1986
Jon Madsen
Defense
1986
Billy Hunt
Forward
1986
Justin Menke
Center
1986
Josiah Anderson
Left Wing
1986
Nathan Welton
Defense
1986
Dennis Dewar
Right Wing
1986
Armin Finkel
Defense
1986
Blake Rolston
Center
1986
Wes Day
Forward
1986
Maxime Cotnoir
Center
1986
Chris Maloney
Defense
1986
Dustin Gorst
Defense
1986
Scott Buchols
Forward
1986
Jesse Bryant
Forward
1986
Logan Imlach
Defense
1986
Chris (Christopher) Harold Johnson
Defense
1986
Jesse Ruesch
Forward
1986
Rico Piatelli
Forward
1986
Brandon Gentile
Defense
1987
Cody Butcher
Defense
1987
Fabrizio Conte
Forward
1987
Rick Schofield
Forward
1987
Shawn Nepinak
Left Wing
1987
Takeshi Ishikuza
Left Wing
1987
Marcello Claudio Ranallo
Forward
1987
Andreas Geigenmuller
Forward
1987
Joey Shean
Forward
1987
Ward Smith
Defense
1987
Florian Mayer
Defense
1987
Kirill Sergeevich Tulupov
Defense
1988
Tim Okicki
Defense
1988
Kenton Dulle
Right Wing
1988
Brendan Curry
Forward
1988
Tommy Tomensky
Forward
1988
Brennan Strang
Forward
1988
Tony Mosey
Forward
1988
Anthony Babic
Defense
1988
Patrick Maroon
Left Wing
1988
Josh "" Harris
Forward
1988
Adam Hermanus
Forward
1989
Jakub Maxa
Center
1989
Alexander Feichtner
Center
1989
Dana Tyrell
Center
1989
Evan Durnin
Forward
1989
Trevor Robbins
Goaltender
1989
Safa Aktepe
Defense
1989
Cayle Creen
Defense
1990
Travis Armstrong
Defense
1990
Steven McDonald
Right Wing
1990
Michael Farrell
Right Wing
1990
Jacob Clark
Defense
1990
Matthew Whitaker
Left Wing
1990
Matt (Matthew) Thomas Tennyson
Defense
1990
Mark Cundari
Defense
1990
Troy Conlon
Forward
1990
Jonathan Mellin
Goaltender
1990
Jesper Willliamsson
Defense
1990
Travis Doerksen
Goaltender
1990
Robbie (Robert) Bourdon
Forward
1990
Kristofer Faric
Forward
1990
Patrik Husak
Defense
1990
Igor Netesov
Defense
1990
Justin Fillion
Defense
1990
Colton Chase
Forward
1990
Kevin Barry
Defense
1991
Mike McCann
Forward
1991
Brant (Brantley) Sherwood
Center
1991
Fabian Boss
Forward
1991
Julien Dufresne
Defense
1991
Viktor Hertzberg
Right Wing
1991
Tanner Exner
Center
1991
Brendan Cocklin
Left Wing
1991
Martin Sobotka
Defense
1991
Ishmail Gregory
Goaltender
1991
Sam Bass
Goaltender
1991
R. J. Degagne
Defense
1991
Brian Depp
Forward
1991
Marc-Antoine Lemay
Center
1991
Corey Bureau
Right Wing
1991
Elia Nicholas
Forward
1991
Nathan Little
Defense
1991
Dallas Drysdale
Defense
1991
Pierre-Olivier Morin
Left Wing
1991
Shelby Cockell
Forward
1991
Conor Stephenson
Forward
1991
Joel Miller
Goaltender
1991
Kevin Lynch
Forward
1991
Etienne St. Germain
Defense
1991
E.J. (Elliot) Gann
Forward
1991
Pier-Olivier "" Morin
Forward
1991
Rance Hughes
Forward
1991
Ryan Doner
Forward
1992
Steven Fullum
Right Wing
1992
Christopher McPeak
Left Wing
1992
Ivan Reitmayer
Defense
1992
Derek Charron
Center
1992
Dylan Goddard
Left Wing
1992
Jordan Walsh
Forward
1992
Chase Martin
Goaltender
1992
Cody Alcock
Center
1992
Chris Buonomo
Defense
1992
Colby Onslow
Defense
1992
Marcus Yolevski
Defense
1992
Fredric Weigel
Center
1992
Alex Milligan
Forward
1993
Bryan Drazner
Defense
1993
Maxim Alekseevich Shuvalov
Defense
1993
Jacob McDowell
Forward
1993
Dylan Giberson
Left Wing
1993
Daniel Rehnstrom
Forward
1993
Felix Fortin-Belanger
Left Wing
1993
Michael Sullmann
Forward
1993
Ryan Lough
Forward
1993
Dayton Reinboldt
Center
1993
Jimmy McDowell
Defense
1993
Chris Ross
Forward
1993
Aleksi Kiviranta
Goaltender
1993
Keegan Harnett
Forward
1993
William Lauze
Center
1993
Tanner Clark
Defense
1993
Leopold Tausch
Forward
1993
Robin Gusse
Goaltender
1993
Yannick Boucher
Center
1993
Brandon Tendeland
Defense
1993
Jesse Zgraggen
Defense
1993
Beau Stewart
Forward
1993
Stephen Shears
Defense
1993
Chase McLeod
Forward
1993
Patrik Machac
Center
1994
Ty Bilcke
Right Wing
1994
Jimmy Roy
Forward
1994
Rhett Handley
Forward
1994
Justin Bell
Forward
1994
Cory Markovich
Defense
1994
Colin Bradbury
Center
1994
Aksel Campbell
Defense
1994
Sheldon Dries
Forward
1994
John Milonas
Left Wing
1994
Joseph Deveny
Forward
1994
Dylan Adler
Defense
1995
Ben Kucera
Forward
1995
Jason Fram
Defense
1995
Jayme Forslund
Defense
1995
Robby Klein
Defense
1995
Brandon Lee
Defense
1995
Sebastian Stankiewicz
Right Wing
1995
Yegor "" Morozov
Unknown
1995
Yan-Pavel Laplante
Center
1995
Mason McDonald
Goaltender
1996
Michael Fortin
Center
1996
Tyler O'Neill
Forward
1996
Alec Mono
Defense
1996
Andrew Campbell
Forward
1996
Brendan Nickerson
Defense
1996
Toby Shattler
Center
1996
Hunter Racine
Center
1996
Jake Coughler
Forward
1996
Matthew Neault
Forward
1997
Benjamin Blacker
Goaltender
1997

Players who died on: April 23  
  Name     Position Year
Ken (William) Kenneth Russell Mallen
Right Wing
1930
Edgar Romrée Neville
Right Wing
1967
Bert (Bertram) Clifford Morrison
Rover
1969
Ab (Albert) Myles Welsh
Right Wing
1971
Frank (Franklyn) Wood Fisher
Defense
1983
Rollie (Roland) Joseph "Mighty Mite" McLenahan
Defense
1984
Cally (Edward) Allison McCalmon
Right Wing
1987
Juraj Kocan
Unknown
1997
Hubert Dafoe
Left Wing
1998
Gord (John) Gordon "The Wedge" Sinclair
Defense
2009
Caleb Chase Moffat
Right Wing
2009
Jim (James) L. Augustine
Forward
2010
Bill (William) John Corkery
Right Wing
2010
Ray (Raymond) Louis Haggerty
Goaltender
2011
Ed (Edwin) Zemrau
Defense
2012
Rick (Richard) Gordon Barefoot
Defense
2013