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.
Rocky JohnsonRocky Johnson
24 August 1944
Professional Wrestler
Georges St-PierreGeorges St-Pierre
19 May 1981
Mixed Martial Artist

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
21 May 1967
Canadian Professional Wrestler

Wayne Douglas GretzkyWayne Gretzky
26 January 1961
Ice Hockey Player

Tristan ThompsonTristan Thompson
13 March 1991
Basketball Player

Trish StratusTrish Stratus
18 December 1975
Wrestler
Sidney CrosbySidney Crosby
07 August 1987
Ice Hockey Player

Brett DierBrett Dier
14 February 1990
Actor

P. K. SubbanP. K. Subban
13 May 1989
Ice Hockey Player

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

Brooks LaichBrooks Laich
23 June 1983
Ice Hockey Player
Terry FoxTerry Fox
28 July 1958
 

Steve NashSteve Nash
07 February 1974
 

Owen HartOwen Hart
07 May 1965
Professional Wrestler
Sami ZaynSami Zayn
12 July 1984
Professional Wrestler

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

Connor McDavidConnor McDavid
13 January 1997
Ice Hockey Player

Andrew WigginsAndrew Wiggins
23 February 1995
Basketball Player
Mario LemieuxMario Lemieux
05 October 1965
Former Ice Hockey Star

Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
26 May 1912
Actor
James NaismithJames Naismith
06 November 1861
Invented Basketball

Taya ValkyrieTaya Valkyrie
22 October 1983
Wrestler

Adonis StevensonAdonis Stevenson
22 September 1977
Professional Boxer

Mark RypienMark Rypien
02 October 1962
Former American Football Player
Bobby OrrBobby Orr
20 March 1948
 
Gilles VilleneuveGilles Villeneuve
18 January 1950
Racing Driver

Joe ThorntonJoe Thornton
02 July 1979
Ice Hockey Player

Carey PriceCarey Price
16 August 1987
Ice Hockey Player

Trevor BerbickTrevor Berbick
01 August 1954
Boxer
Jonathan ToewsJonathan Toews
29 April 1988
Ice Hockey Player

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Bob ProbertBob Probert
05 June 1965
Ice Hockey Player

Nik StauskasNik Stauskas
07 October 1993
Basketball Player

Bermane StiverneBermane Stiverne
01 November 1978
Professional Boxer

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

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

Patrice BergeronPatrice Bergeron
24 July 1985
Ice Hockey Player

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
30 December 1961
Sprinter
Kevin SteenKevin Steen
07 May 1984
Professional Wrestler

Edge (Wrestler)Edge (Wrestler)
30 October 1973
Wrestler
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

Bianca AndreescuBianca Andreescu
16 June 2000
Tennis Player
Bret HartBret Hart
02 July 1957
WWE Wrestlers

Eugenie BouchardEugenie Bouchard
25 February 1994
Tennis player

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

Rick FoxRick Fox
24 July 1969
Actor, Basketball player
Denis ShapovalovDenis Shapovalov
15 April 1999
Tennis Player

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

Mike ComrieMike Comrie
11 September 1980
Ice hockey player

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

Jarret StollJarret Stoll
24 June 1982
Ice hockey player
Jim NeidhartJim Neidhart
08 February 1955
Professional wrestler

Bobby RoodeBobby Roode
01 January 1977
Professional wrestler

Tyson KiddTyson Kidd
11 July 1980
Professional wrestler
Jacques VilleneuveJacques Villeneuve
09 April 1971
Formula One driver

Barry TrotzBarry Trotz
15 July 1962
Ice hockey player
John TavaresJohn Tavares
20 September 1990
ice hockey player

Arturo GattiArturo Gatti
15 April 1972
Boxer

Tully BlanchardTully Blanchard
22 January 1954
Wrestler

Jason SpezzaJason Spezza
13 June 1983
Ice hockey player
Owen HargreavesOwen Hargreaves
20 January 1981
Footballer
Gordie HoweGordie Howe
31 March 1928
Ice hockey player

Tim HortonTim Horton
12 January 1930
Ice hockey player

Robert John BurkeRobert John Burke
12 September 1960
Actor

Daniel NegreanuDaniel Negreanu
26 July 1974
Poker player
Ralph KruegerRalph Krueger
31 August 1959
Ice hockey player

Sean AverySean Avery
10 April 1980
Ice hockey player, Model, Restaurateur

Russell MartinRussell Martin
15 February 1983
Baseball player

Louis CyrLouis Cyr
11 October 1863
Sportsperson

Christine SinclairChristine Sinclair
12 June 1983
Association football player
Stu HartStu Hart
03 May 1915
Professional wrestler

Jean PascalJean Pascal
28 October 1982
Boxer
Mary PierceMary Pierce
15 January 1975
Tennis player

Nazem KadriNazem Kadri
06 October 1990
Ice hockey player

John ReardonJohn Reardon
30 July 1975
Actor
Alexander SteenAlexander Steen
01 March 1984
Ice hockey player

Abdullah the ButcherAbdullah the Butcher
11 January 1941
Wrestler
Dave TippettDave Tippett
25 August 1961
Ice hockey player

Santino MarellaSantino Marella
14 March 1979
professional wrestler, judoka

Max DomiMax Domi
02 March 1995
Ice hockey player

Steve YzermanSteve Yzerman
09 May 1965
Ice hockey player
Mike BabcockMike Babcock
29 April 1963
Ice hockey player

Todd BertuzziTodd Bertuzzi
02 February 1975
Ice hockey player
Martin BrodeurMartin Brodeur
06 May 1972
Ice hockey player

Evander KaneEvander Kane
02 August 1991
Ice hockey player
Clint MalarchukClint Malarchuk
01 May 1961
Ice hockey player

Tyler SeguinTyler Seguin
31 January 1992
Ice hockey player
Milan LucicMilan Lucic
07 June 1988
Ice hockey player