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Hockey Players Do Pretty Darn Well With The Ladies

10/10/08 in NHL   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

There's little question that pro athletes do well with the ladies. But one thing that I've never really completely understood is why a disproportionate amount of hot and/or famous women seem to find their way into relationships with pro hockey players. I mean, most of these guys have their faces rearranged on a nightly basis, and few have their original teeth left. Plus, as anyone who's ever had a friend who plays hockey knows, these guys stink worse than a skunk in you-know-what. And most of the time, you wouldn't be able to pick them out of a police lineup. So what the hell is it?

I honestly don't know, but I do know that with the NHL just getting started, it's time to look back at the rather impressive collection of talent that hockey players have pulled in over the years.




Veronika Varekova
- Was married to Petr Nedved for 2 years. Was an SI swimsuit model 8 times, and on the cover in 2004. Enough said.





Elisha Cuthbert
- Her greatest accomplishment was "The Girl Next Door", the movie in which she played a porn star. Dion Phaneuf's greatest accomplishment so far is bagging Elisha Cuthbert. As usual, though, Sean Avery beat him to it. She has also been linked to the Montreal Canadians' Mike Komisarek. Elisha, I should also mention, goes by the nickname "Hockey's Alyssa Milano."




Anna Kournikova
- Being known as a mediocre pro tennis player/jailbait for several years was enough to bag Pavel Bure and Sergei Fedorov. Bure apparently proposed to her when she was 18, but nothing came of it. Meanwhile, Fedorov said in 2003 that he and Kournikova had already been married and had gotten divorced. While she might not have been the best tennis player around, she got with some pretty good NHL players. She's now in the middle of a modeling/appearing half-naked in magazines career.




Willa Ford
- She had a somewhat hit song for about 10 minutes like 8 years ago or something that. I'd tell you what it is, but I'm too lazy to look it up. Anyway, after that she appeared in Playboy, did Dancing with the Stars, and married Mike Modano. However, she did date Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys for three years, so maybe Modano isn't all that lucky.



Janet Jones Gretzky
- I think calling her an actress would be going a bit too far, but she did appear in Police Academy 5 and the Beastmaster, two all-time classics. She also appeared on the cover of Playboy. Gretzky also revealed to Howard Stern that he and Janet Jones "consummated their relationship" the night they met at an L.A. Lakers game in 1987. Stern's reply: "That's why they call you The Great One."

Extra bonus material: She once got knocked out during one of Wayne's games by plexiglass when Ulf Samuelsson slammed into the the boards (Gretzky kept playing by the way) and she was implicated in a New Jersey-based sports gambling ring allegedly financed by Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet. Here's Janet getting knocked out.







Hillary Duff - Duff's "accomplishments" include the Lizzie McGuire Movie, I think a song or two, and appearing on celebrity blogs. She's been dating New York Islanders center Mike Comrie for at least a year and a half now. Comrie has been in the NHL since 2000, played for the Oilers, Flyers, Coyotes, Senators, and Islanders. It's not that he's not wanted. He's just wanted SO much that all those teams have just been clamoring for his services, much like Ms. Duff.



Kellie Pickler
- The American Idol contestant known primarily for her chest hooked up with Nashville Predators enforcer Jordin Tootoo, the first ever NHL player from Canada's Nunavut territory - which is like the other side of the moon, with 40 feet of snow. Apparently things were great until Tootoo messed around on Pickler, who later told a sold-out crowd that her new theme song was Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" and said she hoped his teeth would be knocked out in a game. She sounds like a classy girl.



Gena Lee Nolin - Was the other ridiculously hot chick on Baywatch, besides Pamela Anderson. She also was one of those girls on the Price is Right and - shock of shocks - appeared in Playboy. She wound up marrying current Calagary Flames player Cale Hulse, who you've never heard of.




Kate Hudson
- Has been on the prowl since her 2006 divorce with the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson. She was seeing Owen Wilson for a little bit, moved on to cycling legend Lance Armstrong for a couple months, and now has been rumored to have been spending some extra time with Eric Lindros. Lindros' people have denied it, but they get their info from Lindros, who's had so many concussions I'm surprised he can even remember his own name.




Paris Hilton
- Hooked up with netminder Jose Theodore in 2006...while Theodore's girlfriend was pregnant at the time.




Rachel Hunter
- Remember Stacy's Mom, the song by Fountains of Wayne? Rachel Hunter was Stacy's incredibly sexy mom in that music video. The former model has appeared in Sports Illustrated and Playboy, although her first SI shoot was nearly 20 years ago. That's no problem for Sean Avery though, because we know that he likes the cougars anyway. They were together for about a year, until June 2005. Hunter has since moved on, and is engaged to Jarrett Stoll of the Edmonton Oilers.




Amy McCarthy
- Jenny McCarthy's younger sister, who of course appeared in Playboy (she was their "cyber girl of the month"), and looked like that to the right at one point. She's since gotten married to  Dan Hinote, and apparently now looks like this. Hey, don't blame me, I just work here.




Catherine Keener
- Was in the 40-Year-Old Virgin and Capote. She somehow wound up dating who else but Sean Avery. By the way, she's 21 years older than Avery. Yikes.




Kelly Klein - Speaking of old, Avery also supposedly dated Kelly Klein, Calvin Klein's ex-wife, who's a photographer. She's, uh, 51. Seriously Sean, you need help. 




Mary-Kate Olson
- I'm never sure if she's the supposedly hot one or the supposedly not hot one. Either way, she dated Avery at one point. However, she also was dating the married Heath Ledger when he died and she didn't want to talk with Feds about it. Yeah, she's a real winner.




Candace Cameron
- It's like a Full House reunion. Cameron, who was the oldest daughter on Full House, was somehow introduced by David Coulier to Pavel Bure's younger brother Valeri. I guess Coulier had Russian mob ties or something (like Pavel supposedly did). Anyway, Cameron and Bure married, and she's supposedly a Jesus-freak, so needless to say things must be awful interesting when the Bure family gets together for Christmas every year. I'm sure they send a Chirstmas card to Kournikova too.


Thus concludes the tour. Are we any closer to answering the original question? I'm not even sure what it was. I just know that I'm ready to become a hockey player.
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2/12/11   |   wardsen

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9/9/09   |  

yauzer wrote:
A couple of more notable hookups:
Mariusz Czerkawski (aka The Polish Prince) + Izabella Scorupco (of GoldenEye fame)
Bret Hedican + Kristi Yamaguchi

hi

10/13/08   |   rylos

 I saw Amy McCarthy at a funeral this summer.  She was gorgeous, that is not her in the second photo....wrong Amy Mccarthy

10/12/08   |   yauzer

A couple of more notable hookups:
Mariusz Czerkawski (aka The Polish Prince) + Izabella Scorupco (of GoldenEye fame)
Bret Hedican + Kristi Yamaguchi

10/12/08   |   NittanyJon   |   244 respect

Where is Carol Art? Hello......??? She was married to Ron Greshner and dated Alexi "The Dog with Fleas" for years. He likes her pucks

10/11/08   |   james12dean

Man, I wish I could play hockey.  I always heard it was a contact sport!

10/10/08   |   kteacher   |   34311 respect

Monty40 wrote:
Hey...you forgot to mention Janet Jones Gretzky's best movie ever...1986 "American Anthem"...  It was a gymnastic movie starring Mitch Gaylord...really awful.

Hey, that was my favorite movie when I was 10. I knew all the routines and thought I could do them. lol

10/10/08   |   kteacher   |   34311 respect

Jess wrote:
I hate to sound like a girl here, but I'll bring that to the table in this instance...

I don't know anything about the hot or famous chicks but I know what drew me to players before I landed one of my own - it's just sexy. Most players I know are rough and tough on the ice, they're graceful, they have excellent manners, and they're soft-spoken and sweet off the ice. They're so obviously macho on one hand and sensitive on the other. Goalies tend to be clowns, so girls who love a sense of humor are probably drawn to them.

Maybe it's just because I love the sport...which could very well be the case with hot chicks and celebrities.

Couldn't have said it better myself. There is just something about an athlete with missing teeth. lol

10/10/08   |   penjamins

You forgot Yashin and Carol Alt (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/sports/hockey/29hockey.html?_r=1&oref=slogin)

10/10/08   |   Jess   |   34411 respect

I hate to sound like a girl here, but I'll bring that to the table in this instance...

I don't know anything about the hot or famous chicks but I know what drew me to players before I landed one of my own - it's just sexy. Most players I know are rough and tough on the ice, they're graceful, they have excellent manners, and they're soft-spoken and sweet off the ice. They're so obviously macho on one hand and sensitive on the other. Goalies tend to be clowns, so girls who love a sense of humor are probably drawn to them.

Maybe it's just because I love the sport...which could very well be the case with hot chicks and celebrities.

10/10/08   |   JBrenn   |   44 respect

Great article - wish I could give this one a handful(?) of thumbs!

It looks more and more like I'm either going to have to invest in hockey gear or some soccer equipment (I thought chicks dug the long ball!?)

10/10/08   |   Monty40

Hey...you forgot to mention Janet Jones Gretzky's best movie ever...1986 "American Anthem"...  It was a gymnastic movie starring Mitch Gaylord...really awful.

10/10/08   |   ThaChad   |   4 respect

if i was a hockey player id be trying to pull a move on my dream girl Elisha Cuthbert she seems to like the hockey players