Tony Hand

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Birthday
15, 1967
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1967 (age 52)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

Hockey forward and coach who is notable for being the first British-raised player ever to be drafted into the NHL. He is considered one of the best players in British history, having led the British National League in scoring three times and winning the Best British Forward award in four consecutive seasons.

Before Fame

He grew up in Edinburgh and attended St Augustine's Catholic School. He got his start playing hockey with the Murrayfield Racers organization.

Trivia

After retiring from playing, he became a highly-successful coach with teams like the Manchester Phoenix and British national team. He received the British Ice Hockey Writers' Association Coach of the Year award for the 2010-11 season.

Family Life

He is the second son born to Lorraine and David Hand. He has an older brother named Paul, who was also a hockey player.

Associated With

He and Hall of Fame goaltender Charlie Gardiner are both natives of Scotland.