Venezuela, Taiwan, and South Africa: NHL Players Born in Non-Traditional Hockey Nations

Venezuela, Taiwan, and South Africa: NHL Players Born in Non-Traditional Hockey Nations

Most NHL players come from Canada, the USA, Finland, Sweden, Russia, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. However, some very well-known players were born in nations that are not traditional hockey powers. Some were even born in nations where there is no hockey at all. I wil provide you with the player. Your task is to tell me where they were born! Let's begin

Ken Hodge?

Darius Kasparaitis?

Danny Heatley?

Kryzsztof Oliwa?

David Aebischer, Martin Gerber, & Jonas Hiller?

Rick Chartraw?

Rod Langway?

Steve 'Stumpy' Thomas?

Leon Draisaitl?

Anzi Kopitar?

Cristobal Huet?

Jochen Hecht?

Phillipp Grubauer?

Olaf Korzig?

Christian Ehrhoff?

Paul MacLean?

Michael Grabner?

Frederik Andersen?

Mats Zuccarello?

Evgeni Nabokov?

Robyn Regehr?

Leo Komorav?

Elvis Merzikins?

Willie Huber?

Owen Nolan?

Venezuela, Taiwan, and South Africa: NHL Players Born in Non-Traditional Hockey Nations

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.