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
Steve NashSteve Nash
07 February 1974

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
21 May 1967
Canadian Professional Wrestler

Tristan ThompsonTristan Thompson
13 March 1991
Basketball Player

Rocky JohnsonRocky Johnson
24 August 1944
Professional Wrestler

Owen HartOwen Hart
07 May 1965
Professional Wrestler
Georges St-PierreGeorges St-Pierre
19 May 1981
Mixed Martial Artist

Sidney CrosbySidney Crosby
07 August 1987
Ice Hockey Player

Roddy PiperRoddy Piper
17 April 1954

James NaismithJames Naismith
06 November 1861
Invented Basketball
P. K. SubbanP. K. Subban
13 May 1989
Ice Hockey Player

Maryse OuelletMaryse Ouellet
21 January 1983
Rubin CarterRubin Carter
06 May 1937

Andrew WigginsAndrew Wiggins
23 February 1995
Basketball Player

Brooks LaichBrooks Laich
23 June 1983
Ice Hockey Player
Natalya NeidhartNatalya Neidhart
27 May 1982
Professional Wrestler

Bobby OrrBobby Orr
20 March 1948
Sami ZaynSami Zayn
12 July 1984
Professional Wrestler

Trish StratusTrish Stratus
18 December 1975

Terry FoxTerry Fox
28 July 1958
Connor McDavidConnor McDavid
13 January 1997
Ice Hockey Player

Mario LemieuxMario Lemieux
05 October 1965
Former Ice Hockey Star
Jonathan ToewsJonathan Toews
29 April 1988
Ice Hockey Player

Bermane StiverneBermane Stiverne
01 November 1978
Professional Boxer

Carey PriceCarey Price
16 August 1987
Ice Hockey Player

Taya ValkyrieTaya Valkyrie
22 October 1983
Trevor BerbickTrevor Berbick
01 August 1954
Nik StauskasNik Stauskas
07 October 1993
Basketball Player

Adonis StevensonAdonis Stevenson
22 September 1977
Professional Boxer

Missy FranklinMissy Franklin
10 May 1995
Olympics Gold Medalist Swimmer

Donovan BaileyDonovan Bailey
16 December 1967
Former Sprinter
Yuen BiaoYuen Biao
26 July 1957

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
30 December 1961

Kevin SteenKevin Steen
07 May 1984
Professional Wrestler

Edge (Wrestler)Edge (Wrestler)
30 October 1973

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Annabel BowlenAnnabel Bowlen
1956 AD
Wife of Pat Bowlen
Laeticia AmihereLaeticia Amihere
10 July 2001
Basketball Player

Joe ThorntonJoe Thornton
02 July 1979
Ice hockey player
Rick FoxRick Fox
24 July 1969
Actor, Basketball player

Brett HullBrett Hull
09 August 1964
Ice hockey player

Justin WilliamsJustin Williams
04 October 1981
Ice hockey player
Christine SinclairChristine Sinclair
12 June 1983
Association football player

Bobby RoodeBobby Roode
01 January 1977
Professional wrestler
Patrice BergeronPatrice Bergeron
24 July 1985
Ice hockey player

Steve YzermanSteve Yzerman
09 May 1965
Ice hockey player

Mike ComrieMike Comrie
11 September 1980
Ice hockey player

Roberto LuongoRoberto Luongo
04 April 1979
Ice hockey player

Alex PietrangeloAlex Pietrangelo
18 January 1990
Ice hockey player
Sean AverySean Avery
10 April 1980
Ice hockey player, Model, Restaurateur

Jesse PalmerJesse Palmer
05 October 1978
American football player, Sports commentator

Gordie HoweGordie Howe
31 March 1928
Ice hockey player

Nazem KadriNazem Kadri
06 October 1990
Ice hockey player
Patrick SharpPatrick Sharp
27 December 1981
Ice hockey player

Jacques VilleneuveJacques Villeneuve
09 April 1971
Formula One driver
Mike BabcockMike Babcock
29 April 1963
Ice hockey player

Gilles VilleneuveGilles Villeneuve
18 January 1950
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

Martin BrodeurMartin Brodeur
06 May 1972
Ice hockey player
Brent BurnsBrent Burns
09 March 1985
Ice hockey player

Terry SawchukTerry Sawchuk
28 December 1929
Ice hockey player
Dion PhaneufDion Phaneuf
10 April 1985
Ice hockey player

Arturo GattiArturo Gatti
15 April 1972

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
Patrick RoyPatrick Roy
05 October 1965
Ice hockey player

Tyler SeguinTyler Seguin
31 January 1992
Ice hockey player

Daniel NegreanuDaniel Negreanu
26 July 1974
Poker player

Marc-André FleuryMarc-André Fleury
28 November 1984
Ice hockey player
John TavaresJohn Tavares
20 September 1990
ice hockey player
Matt DucheneMatt Duchene
16 January 1991
Ice hockey player

Bobby HullBobby Hull
03 January 1939
Ice hockey player

Owen HargreavesOwen Hargreaves
20 January 1981

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault
14 May 1961
Ice hockey player, Ice hockey coach
Stu HartStu Hart
03 May 1915
Professional wrestler

Joel QuennevilleJoel Quenneville
15 September 1958
Ice hockey player, Ice hockey coach

Cam NeelyCam Neely
06 June 1965
Actor, Ice hockey player

Scotty BowmanScotty Bowman
18 September 1933
Ice hockey player, Ice hockey coach

Ray BourqueRay Bourque
28 December 1960
Ice hockey player
Ralph KruegerRalph Krueger
31 August 1959
Ice hockey player

Tim HortonTim Horton
12 January 1930
Ice hockey player
Eric LindrosEric Lindros
28 February 1973
Ice hockey player

Evander KaneEvander Kane
02 August 1991
Ice hockey player

Jordan StaalJordan Staal
10 September 1988
Ice hockey player
Russell MartinRussell Martin
15 February 1983
Baseball player

Joe SakicJoe Sakic
07 July 1969
Ice hockey player
Mark MessierMark Messier
18 January 1961
Ice hockey player

Eric StaalEric Staal
29 October 1984
Ice hockey player

Alexander SteenAlexander Steen
01 March 1984
Ice hockey player

Taylor HallTaylor Hall
14 November 1991
Ice hockey player
Chris ProngerChris Pronger
10 October 1974
Ice hockey player

Steven StamkosSteven Stamkos
07 February 1990
Ice hockey player
Santino MarellaSantino Marella
14 March 1979
professional wrestler, judoka

Dave TippettDave Tippett
25 August 1961
Ice hockey player

John TentaJohn Tenta
22 June 1963
Professional wrestler, Rikishi

Milan LucicMilan Lucic
07 June 1988
Ice hockey player
Clint MalarchukClint Malarchuk
01 May 1961
Ice hockey player