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Nick is a retired professional ice hockey player who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League before becoming one of the most recognizable TV personalities in Canada. The NHL’s feisty left-winger was known for his tireless work ethic and positive influence on team morale in a career that spanned 442 games on four teams. Born in Toronto, Kypreos played four years with the North Bay Centennials of the OHL. Always a hard-nosed competitor, he scored 152 goals during his last 3 years of junior hockey.
Kypreos played his first two pro seasons with the Hershey Bears of the AHL that led to a Calder Cup championship in 1988. He was claimed on waivers by the Washington Capitals and contributed to the team’s playoff drive to the semi-finals. After being a solid role player for the Caps for three seasons he was then traded to the Hartford Whalers where he scored a career high 27 points while accumulating 325 penalty minutes. In 1993 Nick was traded to the New York Rangers where he helped his team win its first Stanley Cup in 54 years.