Though Ice hockey is the most popular sports in Canada, the country has produced some great athletes in various sports who have left their impression on the minds of fans all over the world. The list of famous Canadian Sports Personalities would be incomplete without the mention of Lionel Conacher who won laurels for his country in football, baseball and ice hockey. The famous athlete was nicknamed ‘The Big Train’. Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe are two among the most famous ice hockey players the country has seen. Ben Johnson who held the record of being the fastest man in the world during the 1980s was a Canadian. While mentioning famous Canadian Sports Personalities, it is imperative to name Jacques Villeneuve, the famous race car driver; and Mike Weir who has made a niche for himself among the top 50 golfers in the world. The names of athletes like Terry Fox and Kurt Browning will be remembered fondly among sports lovers. Not lagging behind, the female Sports Personalities of the country such as Lela Brooks, Ethel Cartherwood, Nancy Greene and Myriam Bedard have earned international acclaim. Here we present to you a collection of biographies of some of the most famous Canadian Sports Personalities. To know more about their lives, timeline, explore the collection where we have even revealed some interesting facts and trivia about the personalities.
Wayne Douglas GretzkyWayne Gretzky
26 January 1961
Ice Hockey Player
Rocky JohnsonRocky Johnson
24 August 1944
Professional Wrestler

Georges St-PierreGeorges St-Pierre
19 May 1981
Mixed Martial Artist

Tristan ThompsonTristan Thompson
13 March 1991
Basketball Player

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
21 May 1967
Canadian Professional Wrestler

P. K. SubbanP. K. Subban
13 May 1989
Ice Hockey Player
Sidney CrosbySidney Crosby
07 August 1987
Ice Hockey Player

Brett DierBrett Dier
14 February 1990

Steve NashSteve Nash
07 February 1974

Roddy PiperRoddy Piper
17 April 1954
Natalya NeidhartNatalya Neidhart
27 May 1982
Professional Wrestler

Sami ZaynSami Zayn
12 July 1984
Professional Wrestler
Andrew WigginsAndrew Wiggins
23 February 1995
Basketball Player

Owen HartOwen Hart
07 May 1965
Professional Wrestler

Rubin CarterRubin Carter
06 May 1937
Connor McDavidConnor McDavid
13 January 1997
Ice Hockey Player

Brooks LaichBrooks Laich
23 June 1983
Ice Hockey Player
Trish StratusTrish Stratus
18 December 1975

Mario LemieuxMario Lemieux
05 October 1965
Former Ice Hockey Star

Terry FoxTerry Fox
28 July 1958
Maryse OuelletMaryse Ouellet
21 January 1983

James NaismithJames Naismith
06 November 1861
Invented Basketball
Bobby OrrBobby Orr
20 March 1948

Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
26 May 1912

Bermane StiverneBermane Stiverne
01 November 1978
Professional Boxer

Carey PriceCarey Price
16 August 1987
Ice Hockey Player
Jacques VilleneuveJacques Villeneuve
09 April 1971
Formula One Driver
Taya ValkyrieTaya Valkyrie
22 October 1983

Joe ThorntonJoe Thornton
02 July 1979
Ice Hockey Player

Jonathan ToewsJonathan Toews
29 April 1988
Ice Hockey Player

Adonis StevensonAdonis Stevenson
22 September 1977
Professional Boxer
Trevor BerbickTrevor Berbick
01 August 1954

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Mark RypienMark Rypien
02 October 1962
Former American Football Player

Gilles VilleneuveGilles Villeneuve
18 January 1950
Racing Driver

Nik StauskasNik Stauskas
07 October 1993
Basketball Player

Patrice BergeronPatrice Bergeron
24 July 1985
Ice Hockey Player
Bob ProbertBob Probert
05 June 1965
Ice Hockey Player

Bud GrantBud Grant
20 May 1927
American football Coach
Missy FranklinMissy Franklin
10 May 1995
Olympics Gold Medalist Swimmer

Yuen BiaoYuen Biao
26 July 1957

Donovan BaileyDonovan Bailey
16 December 1967
Former Sprinter
Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
30 December 1961

Kevin SteenKevin Steen
07 May 1984
Professional Wrestler
Edge (Wrestler)Edge (Wrestler)
30 October 1973

Annabel BowlenAnnabel Bowlen
1956 AD
Wife of Pat Bowlen

Laeticia AmihereLaeticia Amihere
10 July 2001
Basketball Player

Sylvain BruneauSylvain Bruneau
1965 AD
Tennis Player

Ted KennedyTed Kennedy
12 December 1925
Ice Hockey Players
Jesse PalmerJesse Palmer
05 October 1978
American football player, Sports commentator

Bianca AndreescuBianca Andreescu
16 June 2000
Tennis Player

Mike BabcockMike Babcock
29 April 1963
Ice hockey player

Bret HartBret Hart
02 July 1957
WWE Wrestlers
Jarret StollJarret Stoll
24 June 1982
Ice hockey player

Mike ComrieMike Comrie
11 September 1980
Ice hockey player
Rick FoxRick Fox
24 July 1969
Actor, Basketball player

Eugenie BouchardEugenie Bouchard
25 February 1994
Tennis player

Denis ShapovalovDenis Shapovalov
15 April 1999
Tennis Player
Ray EmeryRay Emery
28 September 1982
Ice hockey player

Alex PietrangeloAlex Pietrangelo
18 January 1990
Ice hockey player
Amber MarshallAmber Marshall
02 June 1988

Taylor HallTaylor Hall
14 November 1991
Ice hockey player

Dion PhaneufDion Phaneuf
10 April 1985
Ice hockey player
Gail KimGail Kim
20 February 1977

Gordie HoweGordie Howe
31 March 1928
Ice hockey player
Jim NeidhartJim Neidhart
08 February 1955
Professional wrestler

Tim HortonTim Horton
12 January 1930
Ice hockey player

Lance StrollLance Stroll
29 October 1998
Racing driver

Milos RaonicMilos Raonic
27 December 1990
Tennis player
John TavaresJohn Tavares
20 September 1990
ice hockey player
Patrick MarleauPatrick Marleau
15 September 1979
Ice hockey player

Barry TrotzBarry Trotz
15 July 1962
Ice hockey player

Tyson KiddTyson Kidd
11 July 1980
Professional wrestler

Nate BurlesonNate Burleson
19 August 1981
Football Commentator
Arturo GattiArturo Gatti
15 April 1972

Marc-André FleuryMarc-André Fleury
28 November 1984
Ice hockey player

Tully BlanchardTully Blanchard
22 January 1954

Owen HargreavesOwen Hargreaves
20 January 1981

Todd BertuzziTodd Bertuzzi
02 February 1975
Ice hockey player
Bobby RoodeBobby Roode
01 January 1977
Professional wrestler

Robert John BurkeRobert John Burke
12 September 1960
Christian CageChristian Cage
30 November 1973
professional wrestler

Daniel NegreanuDaniel Negreanu
26 July 1974
Poker player

Martin BrodeurMartin Brodeur
06 May 1972
Ice hockey player
Jason SpezzaJason Spezza
13 June 1983
Ice hockey player

Ralph KruegerRalph Krueger
31 August 1959
Ice hockey player
Nazem KadriNazem Kadri
06 October 1990
Ice hockey player

Steve YzermanSteve Yzerman
09 May 1965
Ice hockey player

Milan LucicMilan Lucic
07 June 1988
Ice hockey player

Max DomiMax Domi
02 March 1995
Ice hockey player
Donald BrashearDonald Brashear
07 January 1972
Ice hockey player

Jean PascalJean Pascal
28 October 1982
Patrick RoyPatrick Roy
05 October 1965
Ice hockey player

Paul PeschisolidoPaul Peschisolido
25 May 1971
Association football player, Association football
Hayley WickenheiserHayley Wickenheiser
12 August 1978
Ice hockey player, Softball player

Tyler SeguinTyler Seguin
31 January 1992
Ice hockey player
Mark MessierMark Messier
18 January 1961
Ice hockey player