Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/7/12
NHL Hockey: Burnaby Joe Sakic Born: July 7, 1969 (age 42), Burnaby, BC, CAN Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb) Position: Centre Shot: Left Played for: Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche National team: Canada NHL Draft: 15th overall, 1987, Quebec Nordiques Playing career: 1988–2009 Burnaby Joe Joe Sakic, perhaps one of the classiest players of his generation was born July 7th, 1969 in Burnaby, British Columbia and would go on to become one of the few of his generation to play 20 years in the NHL all with the same organization. He was Colorado Avalanche team captain, a 13 time all star, a two-time Stanley Cup winner and is an Olympic Gold Medalist with Team Canada in Salt Lake City in 2002. Only one more player has reached 600 goals since Joe did it in Feb. 07. That man is Teemu Selanne. After attending a Vancouver Canucks game at the age of four, he decided that he was going to be a hockey player. It didn’t take long before Sakic was a stud in the Minor
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