Another installment of Stu's Hunt Down. Stu?



Name: Bret Hedican
Claim to Fame, Minnesota: a native of North St. Paul and a graduate of that city’s North High School, Hedican parlayed his “one of us” cred into a spot on the St. Cloud State Huskies men’s hockey team. Did you know he holds the Huskies’ record for most points scored by a defenseman in one game (6, against Guelph in 1991)? Well, now you do.
Claim to Fame, Sports Illustrated Readers: was the 198th pick of the 1988 draft (the Mike Modano draft, as The Marth would be happy to tell you), and turned that into an 18-year (!) NHL career with five different teams. Some might say that his time with the tradition-rich Florida Panthers would be any hockey player’s career highlight, but I would argue that winning the Stanley Cup as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 trumps that. (The cherry on top would be the North St. Paul snowman sporting your jersey, of course.) In addition, Hedican played on both the 1992 and 2006 US Men’s Olympic squads. He retired in September of last year.
Claim to Fame, People Magazine Readers: is married to figure skater/Dancing with the Stars champion Kristi Yamiguchi, and they have two children.
Where He Is Now: is an analyst for the San Jose Sharks’ television broadcasts, and is a relatively active Twitter-er.
Glorious Randomness: Guelph is believed to be the only remaining onomatopoetic 4-year college in North America with the shuttering of BangZoom Polytechnic in Terre Haute, Indiana.