Famous Jews In Ice hockey

Famous Jews
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A list of famous Jewish ice hockey players. These Jewish athletes are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of ice hockey or just a fan of great athleticism in general. Personally, I'm a fan of both, which is why I've been building this whole series of lists celebrating famous Jewish athletes.

There are a good number of Jews in the NHL. Though Jews generally get a bad rap, they're pretty prolific hockey players. The players listed on here are some of the most famous Jewish athletes. So who are some Jewish hockey players? Take a look at this list and you'll have your answer.

Marty Vincent Turco is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League. He played nine seasons with the Dallas Stars and one season each with the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins. Due to his puckhandling prowess, Canadian hockey personality Don Cherry named Turco: "the smartest goalie in the NHL." Turco is also an in-studio analyst at NHL Network. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Nationality: Canada

Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Teams: Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars

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Michael "Mike" Brown is a retired American professional basketball player. A durable 6'9" power forward/center, he played at George Washington University in the early 1980s, where he received the nickname "The New Washington Monument." After four years of college ball, Brown was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the third round of the 1985 NBA Draft. Brown would go on to play eleven seasons in the NBA, "earning a reputation as a workhorse in the low post..." as a member of the Bulls, the Utah Jazz, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Phoenix Suns. He retired with NBA career totals of 3,130 points and 2,762 rebounds. He also played professionally in Italy for Aurora ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey

Teams: Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Mathieu Schneider is an American former professional ice hockey player. Considered an offensive defenseman, Schneider played 1289 games in the National Hockey League with ten different teams, scoring 233 goals and totalling 743 points. He won the Stanley Cup in 1993 with the Montreal Canadiens. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Teams: Atlanta Thrashers

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Rudi Victor Ball was a champion ice hockey player. Ball was born in Berlin, Germany and died in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ball was the sole Jewish athlete to represent Germany in the 1936 Winter Olympic Games. Helene Mayer, also Jewish, represented Germany at the Summer Games that year. There was much controversy about his inclusion in the 1936 German Olympic Ice Hockey team at the time by the Nazi government. Ball was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 64 (1911-1975)

Nationality: Germany

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

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