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Retired Legends of Totallyserioussports.com

Retired Legends of Totallyserioussports.com

Long before we had the ability to record and verify stats with screen shots, and long before the ridiculous idea to start this site, we here at Totallyserioussports.com had some legendary players.  These players were gritty and played super hard.  These players won awards and even championships.  Unfortunately we did not keep full time stats on these players.  We only have memories with some recorded scratchy writing in notebooks.  Here is a look at the 3 greatest over the years:

 

Timothy Rosen

Timothy Rosen #49

Timothy Rosen

 

#49 Timothy Rosen (born September 10th 1977 Long Branch, NJ) played from 1995-2004 with the New York Rangers.  Rosen is the cousin of Ted Kupchik.  Rosen was drafted at age of 17  #9 overall after playing with the New Jersey AAU team.  Rosen is 5’11 and his playing weight fluctuated between 195 and 240 pounds.  He played Right Wing and shot right handed.  He was a 7 time all-star with the Rangers.  Rosen was known for his extremely scrappy play and regularly would double as not only the Rangers leading goal scorer, but the teams enforcer.  On more than a few occasions it was mentioned that Rosen may have had the hardest shot in the NHL.  Rosen played on the USA Men’s Ice Hockey team that took gold in the 1996 World Cup.  He also won the Gold Medal with the US Olympic team in 2002. (TSS Version)

 

#49 Tim Rosen

Timothy Rosen

 

Rosen retired in 2004 losing interest in hockey, feeling he had a long enough and successful career.  Rosen decided he wanted to go on a spiritual quest around the world looking for different forms of elightenment.  He is also known to follow the rock band Phish.  Rosen started the Tim Rosen Foundation in 2008 dedicated to furthering the teachings of the Maharishi.  Rosen has also taken on the name of “Temaiaists”. which is the long form of his full name, Timothy Eugene Maxwellhouse Armegedon It Albequerque Intelligence Soak The Sin Rosen.  His #49 has since been retired by the New York Rangers.

 

Timothy Rosen Career Highlights

7 Time NHL Eastern Conference All Star

1996 World Cup Gold Medal

 

Totallyserioussports.com Gold Medal

Gold Medal

 

2002 Olympic Games Gold Medal

 

John Schirmer

#77 John Schirmer (Born December 6th 1975 Old Bridge, NJ) played with the Dallas Stars from 1995-1999 and then with the New Jersey Devils from 1999-2006.  Standing 6’4 about 220 pounds Schirmer was drafted by Dallas and played as a defenseman.  Schirmer was known to have a knack of going to clear the puck from mid ice and somehow putting it on net, many times surprising the goaltender for a quick score.  He was the captain of the Stars and later the Devils.

 

#77 Schirmer

John Schirmer Jersey

 

Schirmer’s Dallas Stars played the Boston Bruins in 2 straight Stanley Cup Finals in 1997 and 98 and lost both times in 4 games.  The 2nd matchup being among the most famous in NHL (TSS) history as the Boston Goalie scored the winning goal.  After signing as a free agent with his hometown team, the New Jersey Devils, Schirmer peaked.  He was always known as an offensive defenseman leading the league year after year in defenseman scoring.  With the Devils however, he also refined his defensive play and won the Norris Trophy as the leagues best defenseman winning the award in 3 consecutive years from 2002 to 2004.  In 2003 Schirmer’s Devils overpowered the Boston Bruins in 6 games and went on to defeat the Anaheim Ducks in 2003 to win the Stanley Cup.  Schirmer’s play earned him the Conn Smythe Trophy.  Schirmer also took gold with the US Men’s Ice Hockey team winning the 1996 World Cup and again with the US Olympic team in 2002. (TSS Version)

Schirmer retired in 2007 to manage his record company and up and coming recording studio.  His label now holds the record for most #1 singles in the world of Totallyserioussports.com.  He currently resides in Nashville, TN and is rumored to be one of the next featured judges on American Idol.

John Schirmer Career Highlights

 

2003 Stanley Cup Champion (Defeated Anaheim 4-2)

 

Totallyserioussports Stanley Cup

Stanley Cup Champion

 

2003 Conn Smythe Trophy Winner

 

Totallyseriousspors Conn Smythe

Conn Smythe Trophy

 

Norris Trophy Winner 2002, 2003, 2004

 

Totallyserioussports.com Norris Trophy

Norris Trophy

 

1996 World Cup Gold Medal

 

Totallyserioussports.com Gold Medal

Gold Medal

 

2002 Olympic Games Gold Medal

 

Johnny Vowteras

 

Legend of Johnn V

#34 Johnny Vowteras

 

#34 Johnny Vowteras (Born June 1976 Neptune, NJ) better known as “The Legend of Johnny V“, was a Fullback with the New York Giants (Totallyserioussports.com version) in the EA Sports Madden game.  Vowteras was an outstanding 3 sport star in Hockey, Baseball, and Football.  Vowteras is the cousin of Ted Kupchik, and Timothy Rosen.  Vowteras was thought in his youth to have the best chance out of his family to play pro sports.  Kupchik once remarked that Vowteras defeated him in every game in every sport they ever played against each other.

Johnny earned his nickname “The Legend of Johnny V” after becoming a hero in his home town by catching a known child molestor by the name of Joe Grammy.  Grammy was preying on children in a local park when Vowteras confronted him.  The perp would routinely drive a yellow Yugo and video tape children he was going to abduct paralyzing the local town with fear.  On this occasion Vowteras saw Grammy taping and went to the car and ripped the perp out of the car and leveled him to the ground.  He then confiscated Grammy’s video which was found to have the man engaging in sick acts with minors.  Grammy was found guilty to multiple counts of child abuse and sentenced to 25 years without parole.  “Legend of Johnny V” was originally stated by the local tv reporter as he reported the story on the news. The name stuck and has become legendary.

After 4 very successful years with the Alabama Crimson Tide (TSS Version Class of 99), Vowteras was drafted by the Giants in the 1st round.   In EA Sports NCAA 99 Vowteras won the Heisman Trophy. “Legend of Johnny V” played for the New York Giants as a fullback from 2000-2007.  Totallyserioussports.com played Madden seasons endlessly during this period and had too many duplicate stats to keep track. We played and replayed seasons over and over so unfortunately “Legend of Johnny V” remains just that.. a legend!  Johnny’s son Johnny Vowteras Jr. hopes to start as a QB with Alabama in the near future.

Johnny Vowteras Career Highlights

 

Heisman Trophy Winner 1999

Totallyserioussports.com Heisman Trophy

Heisman Trophy

 

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#36 Tobias Stevens

 

Tobias Stevens (Born September 18, 1995 Anaheim, CA) is a Goaltender currently playing for the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL (Totallyserioussports.com version) as played with the EA Sports NHL Series. Stevens was initially considered to be a big time prospect with an huge potential upside. Scouts liked his leadership and aggressive play in net. Stevens however floundered in his first season with Moncton losing his starting spot towards the end of the regular season. Stevens did recover with a strong post season despite an early playoff exit. Stevens upcoming season with the Wildcats will be a key one for his development and future as a professional goalie.  Stevens was age 17 during his first full year in the Quebec Major Junior League.

 

Tobias Stevens

Tobias Stevens

 

FAMILY BACKGROUND

Tobias was born in a hippy commune in the Anaheim area. His parents are Father Thomas Stevens (a former Offspring roadie), and Mother Kathy Stevens. Kathy is better known by her hippie name “Leaflets”, because she became well known in the Socal area for creating numerous leaflets dedicated to furthering the cause of “Bagism“.

From a young age Tobias grew up emulating Anaheim goalies Jean Sebastien Giguere, and Ilya Bryzgalov. He is also a big fan of Jonas Hiller.  He is considered to play a hybrid style of goaltending that combines the butterfly technique and a traditional standup goalie approach.

WITH MONCTON WILDCATS

Stevens was made the starting netminder by Coach Peter Belgoody Jr. after a very strong training camp. Stevens, however had very mixed results right out of the gate and the Wildcats struggled to get back to .500 all season. He was pulled during games on multiple occasions and had the lowest save percentage in the QMJHL, right around 84%. Stevens lost his starting role down the stretch to Etienne Marcoux. At one point in the season the Moncton Free Press did an article on him and his aggressive goaltending traits wondering if he was too easily baited into taking unnecessary chances. They also mentioned his billet and whether she was doing her best to keep him underwraps off the ice. The billet (someone who takes in the junior player during the season) was rumored to allow Stevens to party many nights after hours and even would go out partying with him. These accusations Stevens and the team denied.

In the playoffs, Stevens and the Wildcats were eliminated in 7 games against The Victoriaville Tigres. Stevens however almost single-handily won the series coming in after Marcoux struggled, coming in and recorded 2 shutouts.  Stevens could not finish The Tigres and was removed in game 7 after a terrible start when Victoriaville scored 3 goals against him in the opening period. This again raised questions about his consistency.

Recap of the Wilcats 2012-13 Season

 

CAREER STATISTICS

 

MONCTON WILDCATS

2012-13 Regular Season

GP 40 Wins 15 Losses 25 GAA 3.09 SV%84.72 SO 1

2012-13 Playoffs

GP 6 Wins 3 Losses 2 GAA 1.69 SO 2

 

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Coach Peter Belgoody Jr. “The Mayor”

 

"The Mayor" Peter Belgoody Jr.

“The Mayor” Peter Belgoody Jr.

 

Peter Belgoody Jr. “The Mayor” (Born 1984 Tromaville, NJ) is a professional head coach for the Moncton Wildcats in the Totallyserioussports.com version of the EA Sports NHL Series. Belgoody had mixed results in his first season coaching the Wildcats, finishing with a .500 record and losing in the first round of the playoffs to the Victoriaville Tigres in 7 games.

Season Recap of Moncton Wildcats 2012-2013

Belgoody’s character as head coach of the Wildcats is directly taken from one of Totallyserioussports.com’s favorite movie The Toxic Avenger.  In the movie, Belgoody is the mayor of Tromaville, NJ who ends up getting his guts ripped out by Melvin Ferd (The Toxic Avenger) during the movies climax scene.

Belgoody’s style is one of constantly making changes until results come about. His favorite quote is “Better Living through Chemistry.” Belgoody rotated his goalies, changed lines on a daily basis, and even changed his offensive system in 2013 during mid season to one of more pinching on the blue line by his defensemen, in a dire attempt to increase offensive production.

Belgoody began his career coaching at the Wall Ice Rink in Wall, NJ. Being too fat to tie his skates, Belgoody impressed his fellow coaches by developing a way to lace his skates with a hockey stick. Belgoody also won a bet with one of his players that if the team won their game that night he would eat over 20 hot dogs in one sitting, one for each player on the team. This stunt went over so well that Belgoody made this a ritual after every team win and the amateur team went on to win 11 games in a row. This took a toll on Belgoody however, as he did have to undergo an emergency stomach staple due to the tremendous weight he put on in a very short period of time. Belgoody was already at this time morbidly obese.

In the off season Belgoody resides in Hollywood, FL.

Peter Belgoody Jr.

Peter Belgoody Jr.

 

CAREER STATISTICS

 

MONCTON WILDCATS

Regular Season

2012-13 GP 68 W 30 L 30 OTL 8 Points 68 Made Playoffs Finished 11th in League Standings

Playoffs

2012-13 GP 7 W 3 L 4 Lost in 1st Round to Victoriaville

 

 

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#10 Mikhail Kupchik Statistics

Career EA Sports Statistics:  #10 Mikhail Kupchik

 

WITH HAMBURG FREEZERS

Hamburg Freezers

Hamburg Freezers

 

Season GP    G     A     P  +/-

 

  1. 12-13    33GP     25G  18A  43P  +27
  2. 13-14    51GP     49G 43A  92P +51   PM 269 (Led DEL in Goals, Assists, Scoring, Plus/Minus, Penalties)

 

Playoffs

  1. 12-13  13GP  9G 14A  23P  +9 (Led DEL in Playoff Scoring)
  2. 13-14  12GP  15G 10A 25P +10 (Led DEL in Playoff Goals and Scoring)

 

Team Results:

Year   Record   Points   Playoff  Results             

 

  1. 12-13    39-13         112 points  DEL Champion Defeated Berlin 3-1
  2. 13-14    35-17         102 points DEL Finals Lost to Berlin 3-0

 

Mikhail Kupchik NHL 14

Mikhail Kupchik

 

DEL SCORING CHAMPION 13-14

DEL PLUS/MINUS LEADER 13-14

DEL GOAL SCORING CHAMPION 13-14

DEL MVP 13-14

 

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#10 Mikhail Kupchik

Mikhail Kupchik (Born June 3, 1994 Kiev, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).   Kupchik previously was named 2014 MVP of the DEL German Ice Hockey League. This came in his second season after Kupchik had a successful rookie season scoring 25 goals for the Freezers leading all rookies in goal scored. He did this despite missing over 7 weeks of the season due to two separate injuries his rookie year. Mikhail is the cousin of EA Sports NHL Series Legend Ted Kupchik.  Kupchik also has a younger brother Petr, who is being touted as a future prospect of international hockey.

Mikhail Kupchik Profile

Mikhail Kupchik Profile

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JUNIOR CAREER

Kupchik started his career in 2010-2011, playing in the U18 Junior leauge with the team Sokil Kyiv in Kiev, Ukraine.  In 2 years with Sokil, Kupchik led his team in goals and points and was heavily recruited by the KHL, NHL, and SM-LIIGA.  Kupchik was judged to have some filling out to do as he is still considered to be growing into his body.  in 2012, Kupchik signed a 1 year contract to play professionally with Hamburg.

HAMBURG FREEZERS 2012-13

Kupchik immediately established himself as the team’s #1 center and excelled offensively.  In 33 games Kupchik recorded 25 goals.  At one point in the season he was near the lead league in goals when he went down with an injury after a knee on knee collision again Dusseldorf EG.  After missing over a month Kupchik returned triumphantly, recording a goal and and assist in a win against the Hannover Scorpions. Later in the season Kupchik again hurt his leg after a check from Moritz Muller of Kolner Haie.  Kupchik was checked from behind after a shot wide of the net, and fell awkwardly into the boards.  Kupchik would miss the last 3 weeks of the season and the first game of the playoffs. He returned for game 2 of the opening round. Kupchik still managed to finish 2nd in the league in goals and points despite the time missed.

2013 DEL PLAYOFFS

Kupchik missed the 1st game of the playoffs due to the leg but then was able to return to the playoffs. Kupchik played every game their after and led the DEL in scoring for the 2013 playoffs.  In the finals he did record a hat trick in game 2 of the finals again Berlin.  Kupchik and Co. went on to dominate Berlin and win the DEL Championship for the 2012-2013 season.  Kupchik was named Rookie of the Year by the DEL writers association.

CHEMISTRY WITH PAUL STACY

A huge surprise for Hamburg fans was the break out of defenseman Paul Stacy. Paul took Mikhail under his wing on the ice and their chemistry paid dividends. Kupchik and Stacy combined for a plus/minus together of over +75. This combo proved to be the most dynamic in the league as the duo was 1-2 in power play goals and Hamburg’s power play set a record for 50% success with a man advantage.  In the playoffs the two combined for a +16 in the 14 games played.

SINGING CAREER

In his spare time, Kupchik has developed a serious reputation as a teen idol and has released two albums in his native Ukraine. Both charted in the Ukrainian top ten.  In the summer of 2012 before signing with Hamburg, Kupchik did a short tour of the Ukraine playing to halls in Odessa, Kiev, and Donbass.  During this tour teenage girls screamed “Я хочу дать мои трусики вам шпильки!” Translated in English to “I want to give my panties to you stud!” Kupchik plans to record a third album in near future with a more techno downbeat oriented sound.

2014 DEL SEASON and FUTURE

In 2014 Mikhail reached his potential leading the DEL with 49 goals and capturing the scoring crown.  He took his team the Freezers to the finals where they were beaten by Berlin in 3 straight games.  Kupchik was celebrated by Hamburg fans as one of the greatest stars the team has ever had, and they were wowed by his exciting goal scoring prowess.  That being said, after being last years golden boy Hamburg’s media was a bit down on him. Writers pointed out how Kupchik only had 2 goals on the Power Play all regular season long, and it became a constant theme on sports radio. They did relent when Kupchik seemed to turn up the intensity with 4 Power Play goals however in the DEL Playoffs.  Even more critical of Kupchik was the German Media in general during the DEL finals where he was thrown out of game 2 against Berlin. After losing a fight against D-Man Adrian Aucoin, both were ejected for the brawl.  Kupchik admitted after the game he was at fault for not controlling his temper.  German writers and TV broadcasters felt Kupchik was immature in his actions.  Despite the shortcomings in the Post Season, Kupchik was named the DEL MVP for 2014.

Kupchik enters the summer of 2014 as a free agent and is reportedly being recruited heavily by NHL teams.  He also has 2 younger brothers who are coming of age and he has stated his hope to one day play with them.  Kupchik is supposedly releasing his third album this summer, in addition he is also contributing to the Ukraine Peace Movement in an effort to ease tensions in his home country.

After taking a year off to work on humanitarian issues, and dabbling in local Ukraine politics, Kupchik announced he was going to the Arizona Coyotes for the 2015 season and beyond.  Kupchik signed a 3 year-13 million contract with a 4 year option.  Kupchik is joining 2nd year star Kanye Westfall, and rookie goal tender Tobias Stevens.  Most exciting, Kupchik’s teammate from The Hamberg Freezers; Paul Stacy has also signed a 1 year contract with Arizona.

 

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#76 Paul Stacy Statistics

Career EA Sports Statistics:  #76 Paul Stacy

 

WITH HAMBURG FREEZERS

Hamburg Freezers

Hamburg Freezers

 

Season GP    G     A     P  +/-

 

  1. 12-13    52     60  17    79 +53

 

Playoffs

  1. 12-13   14gp   15g  6a  21p +7

 

DEL SCORING LEADER

  1. 12-13

 

DEL GOAL SCORING LEADER

  1. 12-13

 

          Year   Record   Points   Playoff  Results              Team                

 

  1. 12-13    39-13         112        DEL CHAMPION               Berlin 3-1           Paul Stacy DEL Playoff MVP

 

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#76 Paul Stacy

Paul Stacy (born 1983 Manasquan, NJ) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who plays for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey Leauge (NHL). (Totallyserioussports.com version) Stacy led the league is goal scoring and points for the 2012-13 EA Sports DEL Season. (TTS Version) Stacy is the first defenseman to lead he DEL in scoring and goals scored. He wears the number 76.  His play led Hamburg to its first DEL Championship in 2013.

 

HIFK 2013-14

HIFK 2013-14

 

Stacy's current team, The Hamburg Freezers

Stacy’s former team, The Hamburg Freezers

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PLAYING CAREER

Stacy has had a late break into hockey success.  Stacy made a name for himself playing hockey on an NCAA level for the Maryland Terrapins.  Stacy developed a very unique game style wit Maryland, known for his speed and Bobby Orr like ability to rush the puck.  Stacy was the MVP of the Terrapins team in the 05 and 06 season (TTS Version).  He led the team and the EA Custom League in Scoring recording 15 goals in the 06 National Tournament. Stacy expected to be taken high in the 1st round in the 06 NHL Entry Draft, but was passed over because of a reputation for heavy partying. He was eventually drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

TROUBLE AND LOST TIME

Stacy dislocated his should in a September pre-season game against the Florida Panthers.  Stacy had a very good training camp with Tampa Bay before this and was expected to make the club. This injury kept him out for the entire 06-07 season because of setbacks during rehabilitation from the injury. In the spring of 07 on March 18th, Stacy was pulled over and arrested in Florida for having more than a pound of marijuana.  Stacy later plead no-contest to the charge and received 2 years of probation.  Stacy in the aftermath refused to apologize for the arrest instead speaking out consistently of the absurdity of the law making marijuana use a crime.  Stacy’s rights were traded to The Calgary Flames in the summer of 2007 as Stacy was considered to be an embarrassment to the Lightning and was ridiculed by major media news outlets.  In September of 2007 Stacy failed a drug test for marijuana and was suspended and then released by the Flames.  He played in 3 games in the preseason recording 4 goals. Flames fans were very disappointed as it seemed Stacy would make a huge impact for the team.

2 YEARS IN THE ASIAN LEAGUE

Stacy went on to sit out the entire 07-08 and 08-09 season traveling around the world.  At this point many including Stacy himself thought that he may never play any kind of pro hockey again.  However on a 2009 trip to Japan, Stacy found himself with a tryout with the Nippon Paper Cranes.  The Cranes were very happy with the tryout and signed him for a 1 year contact.  Stacy went on to win the award for Best Offensive Defenceman, and helped the Cranes to a winnng record. They resigned him for the year 2010-11 and although he did not repeat his prior success he did have an overall good season. The Cranes again had a winning record.

FRENCH LIGUE MAGNUS

Stacy signed with Rouen in the Magnus (French League) for the 11-12 season.  Expected to be a bench type player, Stacy played himself into a starting role and exploded for 3 hat tricks in the playoffs helping Rouen win its 4th Magnus Championship in a row.  This playoff performance earned him the notice of the EA Sports World and Totallyserioussports.com created him for the EA Sports NHL 2012-13 season signing with the Hamburg Freezers.  Stacy signed with the Freezers as he had a preference for the German city and its known red light district.

HAMBURG FREEZERS

Paul Stacy

Paul Stacy

Stacy came to sign with the Hamburg Freezers of the DEL German ice hockey league to be an on ice mentor for rookie Mikhail Kupchik who was coming as an 18 year old rookie from the Ukraine. Kupchik is the cousin of EA Sports NHL Legend Ted Kupchik.  Stacy was expected to help lead the team and had a major break out season that has made the NHL, KHL, and hockey world take notice.  Stacy recorded 60 goals and won the scoring title of the DEL league.  His 60 goals scored is a record for a defenseman in the DEL.  He recorded a plus/minus of +53. Also a record.

12- 13 SEASON WITH HAMBURG

In the regular season the Freezers finished with a record of 39 wins for a league high 112 points.  Hamburg earned the #1 seed for the playoffs.  The Freezers under the lead of Stacy and Kupchik led the league in goals scored with 205.  They also set a DEL record for the powerplay scoring at a 50% clip.  Stacy’s best game came in a record 16-0 win against the Sraubing Ice Tigers where he scored 5 goals.  Stacy also helped the Freezers win 11 games in a row, with many of the wins coming with Kupchik on the injured list. Stacy finished number 1 in the league with power play goals with 12 and game winning goals with 9.  Stacy was named MVP of the DEL 2013 Season when year end awards were given out.

2013 DEL PLAYOFFS

Stacy picked up right where he led off in the regular season. He had 3 game winning goals in the playoffs including 2 against Hannover.  He also would record a +7 in the Freezers march through the playoffs.  Stacy played in 14 games and ended up scoring 15 goals as he was named MVP of the DEL Playoffs.  His play led the Freezers to their 1st DEL Cup Championship.

SIGNING WITH HIFK

In September of 2013 Stacy signed with HIFK of the SM-LIIGA for the 2013-14 season.

HIFK Paul Stacy

HIFK Paul Stacy

 

PERSONAL LIFE AND FUTURE

Stacy resides on the Jersey Shore in the off season.  He has in the past been linked to a cheerleader from HIFK, an ice hockey team that plays in SM-LIIGA.  Rumors have also pointed to him dating Taylor Swift for a short period of time in 2008 though this is unconfirmed. During Stacy’s stay with the Freezers, there were many unconfirmed fan reports of Stacy spending quite a bit of time with some of the underworld characters of Hamburg’s Red Light District.  Stacy when asked has requested his privacy and refused to answer questions.  Fans have speculated what kind of an effect he may have on some of Hamburg’s younger players, including Mikhail Kupchik.  Stacy’s influence has not shown any kind of negative impact on the ice however.  As of fall of 2013 Stacy was considered for the US Olympic team due to his outstanding play over the last year.

In September 2015 Paul Stacy, signed a 1 year 1.44 milion dollar contract to play for the Arizona Coyotes.  This signing will not only bring Stacy back to the NHL for the first time since September of 2007 giving him a chance to play in the regular season for the first time, but will also re-connect Stacy with Hamburg Freezers teammate Mikhail Kupchik.

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#1 Ted Kupchik Statistics

Career EA Sports Statistics:  #1 Ted Kupchik

 

Ted Kupchik Captains Jersey

Ted Kupchik Captains Jersey from Stanley Cup

 

 

Stanley Cup Champion 12 Times

 

12 TIME STANLEY CUP CHAMPION WITH BOSTON BRUINS

 

Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins

 

Year   G    A    P

  1. 94-95 100 106  206
  2. 95-96 100 112  212
  3. 96-97 180 153  333
  4. 97-98 112 145  257
  5. 98-99 93   137  230
  6. 99-00 105 118  223
  7. 00-01 86   117  203
  8. 01-02 96   118  214
  9. 02-03 78   87   165
  10. 03-04 95   100 195
  11. 04-05 103 102 205
  12. 05-06 96   100 196
  13. 12-13 69   48   117
  14. 13-14 65   90   155

Totals

14 Seasons

1378 Goals

1533 Assists

2911 Points

 

Art Ross Trophy

Art Ross Trophy

 

Art Ross Trophy: (13 Times)

  1. 94-95
  2. 95-96
  3. 96-97
  4. 97-98
  5. 98-99
  6. 99-00
  7. 00-01
  8. 01-02
  9. 02-03
  10. 03-04
  11. 04-05
  12. 05-06
  13. 13-14

 

Hart Trophy

Hart Trophy

 

Hart Trophy:  (12 Times)

  1. 94-95
  2. 95-96
  3. 96-97
  4. 97-98
  5. 98-99
  6. 99-00
  7. 00-01
  8. 01-02
  9. 02-03
  10. 04-05
  11. 05-06
  12. 13-14

 

Ted Lindsay Award

Ted Lindsay Award

 

Pearson/Lindsay: (13 Times)

  1. 94-95
  2. 95-96
  3. 96-97
  4. 97-98
  5. 98-99
  6. 99-00
  7. 00-01
  8. 01-02
  9. 02-03
  10. 03-04
  11. 04-05
  12. 05-06
  13. 13-14

 

Maurice Richard Trophy

Maurice Richard Trophy

 

Richard Trophy: (13 Times)

  1. 94-95
  2. 95-96
  3. 96-97
  4. 97-98
  5. 98-99
  6. 99-00
  7. 00-01
  8. 01-02
  9. 02-03
  10. 03-04
  11. 04-05
  12. 05-06
  13. 13-14

 

 

Selke Award

Selke Award

 

Selke Trophy: (6 Times)

  1. 96-97
  2. 00-01
  3. 01-02
  4. 02-03
  5. 05-06
  6. 13-14

 

Masterson Trophy

Masterson Trophy

 

Masterson Trophy:

  1. 04-05

 

Lady Byng Trophy

Lady Byng Trophy

 

Lady Byng Trophy:

  1. 13-14

14 Total Seasons with Boston Bruins

Year   Record            Results              Team                  Conn Smythe Winner

  1. 94-95  79-3-2     Lost Finals 4-2  Winnipeg           Conn Smythe N. Emerson
  2. 95-96  81-3       Cup 4-0             Vancouver          Conn Smythe T. Kupchik
  3. 96-97  80-3-1    Cup 4-0            Dallas                  Conn Smythe T. Kupchik
  4. 97-98  67-12-5  Cup 4-0            Dallas                  Conn Smythe B. Lacher
  5. 98-99  51-27-6  Cup 4-0            Vancouver         Conn Smythe T. Kupchik
  6. 99-00  59-22-3  Cup 4-2            L.A.                    Conn Smythe T. Kupchik
  7. 00-01  57-22-5  Cup 4-0            Winnipeg          Conn Smythe T. Kupchik
  8. 01-02  63-19-2  Cup 4-0             Detroit               Conn Smythe T. Kupchik
  9. 02-03  56-24-4  Lost C.Fnls 4-2   NJ                      Conn Smythe J. Schirmer
  10. 03-04  51-26-3  Cup 4-3             Dallas                Conn Smythe T. Kupchik
  11. 04-05  57-20-5  Cup 4-0            Colorado            Conn Smythe T. Kupchik
  12. 05-06  49-24-9  Cup 4-1            Dallas                  Conn Smythe T. Kupchik
  13. 12-13  49-29-4  Cup 4-0             Dallas                  Conn Smythe T. Kupchik
  14. 13-14  70-10-2  Cup 4-1              Minnesota           Conn Smythe T. Kupchik

 

 

Conn Smythe Trophy

Conn Smythe Trophy

 

11 Conn Smythe Trophies 

12 Stanley Cup Championships

 

 

 

2014-15 SEASON WITH JOKERIT

Team Jokerit

Team Jokerit

 

  1. 42 W 16 L 124 Pts

Regular Season Harry Lindbladin Trophy (Best Record) Jokerit

  1. 14-15 58 GP 41G 59A 100P

 

 

Kanada Malja Trophy

Kanada Malja Trophy

 

14-15 Kanada-Malja Champions (Sm-Liiga)
Defeated HIFK 4-3

14-15 Jari Kurri Trophy (SM-LIIGA Playoff MVP)

Individual SM-Liiga Awards

Kultainen Kypara Trophy (best player as voted by SM-Liiga players)
Matti Keinonen Trophy (most effective player)
Aarne Honkavaara Trophy (Most Goals in Season)
Veli-Pekka Ketola Trophy (Most Points in regular season)
Lasse Oksanen Trophy (Best player in Regular Season)

 

US NATIONAL TEAM

 

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Team USA Jersey

 

1996 World Cup Gold Medal

2002 Olympic Games Gold Medal

 

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Captains Jersey

Captains Jersey

 

Ted Kupchik (born September 16, 1976) is an American professional EA Sports ice hockey player last playing for Jokerit of the Finnish SM-Liiga Hockey League. He has played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL EA SPORTS) for 14 seasons with the Boston Bruins, leading them to 12 Stanley Cup Championships. Nicknamed “Teddyballgame” after Boston Red Sox sports legend Ted Williams, he has over the 14 seasons played become the all time leading point scorer in NHL EA Sports (TTS Version) history. He is the only NHL player to total over 300 points in one season – In addition, he tallied over 100 points in 14 professional seasons, 14 of them consecutive, a feat no one else has accomplished. At the time of his last season in 2014, he held regular-season records for goals, assists, points scored, wins, and many other records. He won the Hart Trophy for League Most Valuable Player a record 12 times, as well as the Conn Smythe Trophy for Playoff MVP 11 times. Both being records for MVP trophies for any of the 4 major professional sports.

Born and Boston, MA, Kupchik from about the age of 6 had a strong desire to play for his favorite team the Boston Bruins. Kupchik’s father helped him by dedicating 4 hours a day to speed, strength, and fitness drills based on how the Soviet National Team trained at the time. Kupchik’s intelligence and reading of the game is considered unrivaled. He was adept at dodging checks from opposing players or simply imposing his will and taking the puck. Kupchik became a master of anticipate where the puck was going to be and execute the right move at the right time. Kupchik’s game style was considered to be a hybrid of Boston Legend’s Bobby Orr, and Cam Neely.

In the 1994 draft the Bruins traded up to the number 1 position to draft Kupchik as Kupchik had told anyone who would listen where he wanted to play. Over the course of his 14 seasons the new TD Garden which was built in 1995 has come to be known as the “TK” Garden or “The House that Kupchik Built”.  The chant of “TK1” was often heard during games Kupchik played over his career in Boston.

Ted Kupchik Boston Bruins Jersey

Ted Kupchik Boston Bruins Jersey

In July of 2014, Kupchik signed a contract to play for the Helsinki hockey team Jokerit. Kupchik had always desired to play in the European Leagues and referred to it as “finally a dream come true.” With Jokerit, Kupchik led his team to the Finnish Championship with an exciting 7 game series win over rival HIFK. Ted was MVP of this league as well.

FULL TED KUPCHIK EA SPORTS STATISTICS

ROOKIE SEASON

In Kupchik’s initial season he came in with big expections and delivered far beyond any possible rookie expectation, winning the Hart, Ross, and Pearson Trophies. In addition Kupchik became the first NHL player to score 100 goals in a season breaking Wayne Gretzky‘s previous mark of 92. This single season is considered to be by most the single greatest rookie season in sports history. As the playoffs rolled around, Bruin fans had huge expectations. The Bruins came in to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Winnipeg Jets as heavy favorites. Kupchik however, played far below his expectations and the Bruins were upset by the Jets in 6 games.  After the game Kupchik stated to shocked fans that he would never let it happen again and the Bruins would be back in the finals the next season.

2ND SEASON AND START OF A DYNASTY

Kupchik matched his 100 goal total from the year before and came very close to matching Gretzky’s overall record of 215 points in a single season notching 212. His stats were far away better than anyone else in the league and he easily again won all the major NHL individual trophies. In addition the Bruins set a single season NHL record by only losing 3 games. This time in the playoffs the Bruins were not challenged and defeated the Vancouver Canucks in 4 straight games to win their first Stanley Cup Championship since 1972.  This Cup victory would be the first of 7 Straight as the Bruins would go on to establish a dynasty matching other modern day dynasties such as the 1950’s New York Yankees, and the 1960’s Boston Celtics. Of those teams, only the Celtics have won more titles in a row, winning 8 between 1957 and 1966.

96-97 SCORING RECORDS AND THE OATES KUPCHIK NEELY LINE

The following season the Bruins came in again heavily favored and delivered a record season. They again only lost 3 times all season, and Kupchik shattered multple NHL All Time Scoring Records.  He recorded a record 180 Goals and 153 Assists for 333 total points.  This bested Wayne Gretzky’s previous record by over 100 points. In addition Kupchik set records for points per game with 3.96.  He also had more than 50 power play goals and 20 short handed goals. Both records. He had 18 points in a game against Montreal, and had a 12 goal game against Ottawa. Both records.  He also recorded at least a point in every game that season which is a record. He recorded his 100th goal 43 games into the season.  All of these are records which may never be eclipsed as the NHL game has changed into a much more defensive type game.  The Bruins capped the dream season by easily sweeping Dallas 4-0 to win the cup.

At this time the line of Adam Oates, Kupchik, and Cam Neely became widely regarded as the greatest line of all time.  Together they recorded a plus/minus record of over 350.  Neely had 84 goals this season and Oates had 123 assists. Most of these involved Kupchik. Kupchik’s play also helped to prolonge Neely’s career, as at this point he had developed known knee and hip issues. Taking the focus off of Neely freed him up to mop up around the net or be wide open when 2 or 3 men would try to handle Kupchik.

RIVALS AND CONTINUED DOMINANCE

During this time, The Bruins seemed to gain a psychological edge on their opponents. There was a feeling of invincibility among not only the team and the fans but from opposing teams.  This was noted by one notable NHL player who stated “It is impossible to beat them because the team comes in deflated before they get on the ice. I have never seen teams expect to lose. They did against Kupchik and the Bruins.”

Kupchik and the Bruins seemed to take delight on their division foes especially The Buffalo Sabres and The Montreal Canadiens. Kupchik made it a priority to beat both of these clubs as bad as he could. He felt it was revenge for Montreal’s long time domination, and had a mutual dislike for Sabre fans at one time referring to them as a “black hole of negativity”.  At one point the Bruins beat the Canadiens in every game played for 6 years in a row.  The New York Rangers also became a great rivalry game as Kupchik’s cousin Tim Rosen played right wing for the Rangers. The Bruins defeated the Dallas Stars in 2 finals in a row which featured Kupchik squaring off against his childhood friend Defenseman John Schirmer.  The second meeting was  one of the most memorable cup clinchers of all time, Boston Goalie Blaine Lacher scored the winning goal late in the 3rd period sending the puck down the ice on a clear that some how went under the pads and through the legs of goalie Ed Belfour. This led to a 6-5 win and another sweep for the Bruins who took home their 3rd straight Stanley Cup. The winning goal is widely regarded as one of the most famous in NHL  EA Sports history.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY AND CONTROVERSY

In 1996 at the World Cup, Kupchik, Schirmer, and Rosen teamed up to win the World Cup behind the stellar brillance of Mike Richter in Goal.  In 1998 many expected the same with the Nagano Olympics but Kupchik unexpectedly did not play and the United States struggled against foreign competion in the larger rinks. With Kupchik not playing the US National Team did not medal.   The 3 however did team up for a Gold Medal defeating Canada in the finals of 2002 Olympics. Even in winning many feel that Kupchik should have played in 1998. Kupchik has responded that it was his personal decision at the time and that it “wasn’t his problem”. Because of the backlash Kupchik did not compete again internationally for the US until the 2014 Sochi Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.  To this day many have been upset with Kupchik’s flippant attitude.  Write Willard Hurtz wrote “Kupchik may think it is “not his problem” because he did not feel like playing in the Olympic games, but that is plain wrong.  It is HIS PROBLEM.  As a US player, representing his nation should be one of his greatest achievements and instead him skipping the games will always be among his disappointments.”

SUPPORTING CAST CHANGES

As the millenium turned the Bruins saw their last season with Neely,  Ray Borque, Oates, and Lacher with the 01-02 Season. The season ended seeing the Bruins take home their 7th Stanley Cup in a row, being the only team in NHL history to win 7 straight .  Lacher after the season surprised everyone by retiring after winning 4 Vezina Trophies to go along with a Conn Smythe Trophy.  Lacher was in the prime of his career and decided that he wanted to pursue a life outside of hockey. Neely also after years of debilitating knee and hip problems decided to hang up the skates to join upper management. Borque too rode into the sunset after more than 20 years in a Bruins uniform. Since Kupchik had been on the roster, Borque managed to win the Norris Trophy 5 times. A feat he had previously accomplished 5 times before Kupchik joined the team. Adam Oates meanwhile was traded to Washington for Anson Carter, Jim Carey, and Jason Allison.  Carter and Allison would become big parts of the team along with Dmitri Kristich and Joe Thornton. With the new core in place the Bruins again had the best record in the league with 56 wins, however the team was clearly not as strong.  Defensively they allowed 1 goal per game more, and did not play shut down defense the way they had in previous years and lost a bit of their physical style.

02-03 CONFERENCE FINAL AGAINST NEW JERSEY DEVILS

In the conference finals the Bruins met the New Jersey Devils who were led by that years Norris Trophy winner, Schirmer.  Kupchik had defeated Schirmer’s Dallas teams back to back, but defensively this incarnation of the Devils team was stronger.  Kupchik and the Bruins lost in 6 games to the Devils, and Schirmer would go on to win the Conn Smythe as his Devils won the Stanley Cup.  It would mark the only time in Kupchik’s career that he did not see a Stanley Cup Final. Despite the loss and team changes, Kupchik again won the Hart, Ross, and Pearson trophies although it was his first season of not scoring over 200 points. He finished leading the league with 165 points.

HEINZE HART TROPHY

In the 03-04 season the Bruins regrouped making  goalie Byron Dafoe the defensive face of the team. They also had a new superstar in Joe Thornton who was starting to hit his peak with physical play and great passing ability.  With the new found toughness, Kupchik and the Bruins again dominated the league with a their iron will. Right Wing Stephen Heinze had a career season winning the Hart Trophy. He played on the line centered by Kupchik and he flourished. Although it was the first time Kupchik did not win the Hart, he still won the Art Ross Trophy leading the league in scoring. He was also again awarded the Lester Pearson Trophy voted on by the players as the MVP of the NHL. In the finals the Bruins won the cup, but it was a serious struggle defeating Dallas in 7 games.  It was the only Cup championship of the Kupchik era that went 7 games.

RECLAIMING THE HART AND RETIREMENT

Kupchik and the Bruins again won the Cup after the 04-05 easily defeating the Colorado Avalanche in 4 straight games.  Kupchik won the Hart, Ross, and Pearson Awards once again. It was the first time in 3 years that Kupchik had recorded over 200 points recording 205.  In addition Boston goalie Byron Dafoe won the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender, and defenseman Hal Gill took home the Norris Trophy.  Despite the Bruins getting back to a more physical style of hockey, winger Anson Carter surprisingly won the Lady Byng Trophy for Most Gentlemanly Play.   The Bruins seemed prime for another multi-title run, but would only get as far as a 3 peat. The beginning of many changes began when star Joe Thornton was traded to the San Jose Sharks in mid season 05-06 and Dafoe’s play dropped off greatly. The Bruins still won the Cup to finish the season as they easily dispatched Dallas once again, but their team was about to go through another facelift.  With the upcoming looming labor war there was going to cause for changes to be made.  Kupchik still had a great year netting 196 points and again winning all the major awards at seasons end but he  sensed that his time was over as he had been playing hockey his whole life and wanted a change.  Due to the labor stoppage of 06-07 when the season was cancelled, Kupchik shocked Boston and the hockey world by announcing his retirement at age 30.

 

 

Ted Kupchik Stanley Cup Jersey

Ted Kupchik 2013 Stanley Cup Finals Jersey

 

RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK

After retirement Kupchik moved out to the Phoenix, Arizona area to concentrate on business interests outside of hockey.  In 2009 speculation began that Kupchik was organizing a group to begin purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes, which was at the time in bankruptcy.  At the same time he was courted by SKA St. Petersburg to join the upstart KHL.  While the purchase of the Coyotes never came to anything serious, Kupchik did go to St. Petersburg, Russia to meet with SKA officials.  Kupchik decided against going to play in Russia making this statement, “I thank SKA very much for considering me for their team. As many of you know, I do have long lost family members who live in the Ukraine and it would be amazing to entertain my great family heritage and play in Russia. That being said, my heart is still with the Boston Bruins and if I get the bug to play again it will be with the Bruins.”

In 2011 The Bruins had again risen to prominence defeating the Canucks in 7 games to again win the Stanley Cup.  Kupchik really enjoyed watching the team from the wings and did in fact get the bug to come back and play again. It was Kupchik’s hope that he could come back and play at a high level and again help the Bruins maintain the amazing success they had enjoyed over the past decade and a half.  That being said a nagging shoulder problem prevented him from attempting a comeback in 2011. By 2012 however, he was in perfect health and ready for a return to hockey.

RETURN TO THE NHL

Ted Kupchik 2012-13 Season

Ted Kupchik 2012-13 Season

 

on July 5th, 2012 (National Amos Smith Day) Ted announced that he would be signing a 2 year contract with the Bruins and returning to the Bruins line up.  Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien announced that Kupchik would play on the 3rd line centering Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly.  It was also announced that Zdeno Chara would maintain the captains jersey, but Kupchik who had previously worn the traditional “C” from his 2nd season in the league would be an alternate. In the first half of the season Kupchik struggled compared to his traditional play.  He was still scoring, but he was only 54% on Face-offs wins compared to his traditional 76% career mark.  He also did not record a short handed goal the entire season. Still, he led the league in Plus/Minus.  As 2013 began Julien moved him up to the 1st line to bolster the Bruins offensive play. Kupchik centered Milan Lucic and David Krejci.  Kupchik by the end of the season seemed to provide a major spark to the Bruins as the team moved up the standings and finished second in the conference to the Pittsburgh Penguins.  For the first time in his career Kupchik did not win the scoring title finishing 3rd behind Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.  Ovechkin also took home the Hart trophy, and Crosby the Ted Lindsay Award as the MVP as voted on by the players. Ovechkin also won the Maurice Richard Trophy for most goals in a season. It is the only season in Kupchik’s career that he did not win a scoring title and the goal scoring title.  It was also the lowest scoring output of his career finishing with 117 points.

In the playoffs however, Kupchik was able to return to his dominant level scoring 20 goals and 17 assists for a league leading 37 points.  They upset the Pittsburgh Penguins in the conference finals and again defeated Dallas in 4 straight games to win the Stanley Cup again. Kupchik was again named the Conn Smythe winner. This marked the 5th time that the Bruins defeated Dallas in the finals to win the Stanley Cup. It also tied Kupchik with Bill Russell for most championships by a Boston athlete with 11.

Conn Smythe Winner 2012-13 Playoffs

Conn Smythe Winner 2012-13 Playoffs

 

2013-2014 AND INTERNATIONAL PLAY

In the 13-14 season the Bruins returned to their dominance of the league, winning the President’s Trophy with the league’s best record. Kupchik continued on the line with Krejci and Lucic, and regained the league’s scoring title with 155 points.  Kupchik also played in Sochi, Russia for Team USA in the Winter Olympics in Sochi.  The tournament for Team USA was a major let down as the Amricans did not medal.  They were knocked out in the quarterfinals in overtime by Team Russia. Kupchik called this “the single biggest disappointment and let down of my career.”  Writers reminded him of the missed chance in 1998 and 2006 to play for his country.   The end of the NHL season however, saw Kupchik win all the major awards once again, including the Hart, Lindsay, and The Richard. In the playoffs The Bruins steamrolled the Toronto Maple Leafs, Rangers, and Pens, before taking on the Minnesota Wild in the Stanley Cup Finals.  The Bruins enjoyed a 15 game winning streak in the playoffs before losing game 4 to the Wild.  Game 5 saw Kupchik score the winning goal in double OT to clinch his 12 Stanley Cup in 14 seasons as a Bruin.  Afterwards, Kupchik explained that if it is his last goal it may have been the most satisfying of his career as he had never netted a winner in OT to seal a Cup victory.  In fact the goal was so meaningful to him that he decided to leave the Bruins, going out on the highest of high notes.  The puck is now enshrined in the TTS version of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

SIGNING WITH JOKERIT

Kupchik strongly considered signing with SKA St. Petersburg, but due to rules and regulations (KHL DOES NOT HAVE THEIR OWN VIDEO GAME YET!@!!) he decided against it.  Instead he joined on with Jokerit from Helsinki, Finland, a team that was going to play its last season in the SM-LIIGA before joining the KHL.  Stating it was the completion of an amazing dream to play in Europe for an elite team,  Kupchik relished the chance to play for Jokerit.

For the 2014-15 season Kupchik centered a line with Ben Eaves on his left and Ilari Filppula on his right.  Kupchik won the SM-LIIGA scoring title recording 100 points in the 58 game season. He also led the team to the best record in the regular season winning the Harry Lindbladin Trophy for most regular season wins. In the playoffs hockey hysteria took over all of Finland as Jokerit rolled through to the finals to meet their arch rivals HIFK also from Helsinki.

JOKERIT VS HIFK

It was a series that not only lived up to its billing, but served as a thank you to SM-LIIGA fans as it was the last time these two rivals would meet in SM-LIIGA play, as next season Jokerit was due to enter the KHL.  The two teams were very physical with each other all series. (way more than normal Finnish play) It also seemed as if neither team could get a clear advantage in the series. HIFK was led by the great defensemen Mikko Kurvinen and Toni Söderholm. They finished 2nd and 3rd in plus/minus during the regular season to Kupchik. In the first game HIFK won on a late goal by Eero Somervuori with 29 seconds left, beating goalie Eero Kilpeläinen. The coach for Jokerit decided that he was going to rotate his 3 goalies in each game of the season after the loss. After goalie Zoltán Hetényi came back with a strong second game only allowing 1 goal in a Jokerit victory, and many Jokerit fans were puzzled by not allowing one goalie to lead the team. Kupchik meanwhile in game 2 came back strong with a 4 point night.  In game 3 the Jokerit strategy paid off as goalie Frans Touhima recorded 25 saves in a tightly played 2-0 shutout, at this point giving Jokerit a 2-1 advantage in the series. HIFK came back strong however winning game 4 in OT on a goal again scored by Eero Somervuori. Game 5 played in Hartwall Arena (Home of Jokerit) ended in a 2-0 HIFK victory. Fans and players alike were stunned as HIFK goalie Wiksman turned in a clutch 29 save shutout. Going into game 6 the Finn hockey world was treated to one of the great clutch games of all time as Ted Kupchik recorded 2 goals and 3 assists for a 5 point night to prevent elimination. This game saw not only the figuring out of Wiksman, but an injury to Toni Söderholm where he was went knee against knee with Jokerit Captain Ossi Väänänen. This left him unable to finish the series.  Then, in what was the most watched hockey game in Finland history, Jokerit emerged victorious with a 3-2 game 7 overtime win.  The winning goal came off the stick of Teemu Pulkkinen who came in on the left face off circle, faked right and put the puck over the stick side of Wiksman for the goal and  the series clincher.  Kupchik remarked afterwards that “pound for pound, it was probably the greatest series I have ever played in.” Jokerit won the Kanada-Malja Trophy (SM-LIIGA Championship) and Kupchik was awarded the Jari Kurri Trophy (Playoff MVP).

PERSONAL LIFE

Kupchik currently resides in the Phoenix, AZ area in the off season.  He has interests in real estate investment, and sports drinks.  He married his wife Kristi in 2012 right before his return to the ice.  Kupchik’s EA Sports immediate family include Miles, born in 1999. He is in development now to play hockey, and is doing so on an AAU level.  Also Alexander and Alexandria, who are twins born in 2001, another daughter Kristin also born in 2001, and Howard II who was born in 2004.  Kupchik has cousins from the Ukraine, Mikhail KupchikPetr Kupchik, and Henshel Kupchik who are hockey players as well. Furthermore Kupchik is also the cousin of retired EA Sports hockey player Timothy Rosen.  Outside of hockey, Kupchik  has a cousin who played fullback for he  EA Sports New York Giants, The Legend of Johnny V.  Johnny’s son Johnny Jr. has plans to go to Alabama as an EA Sports Quarterback for the NCAA game.

PLUS/MINUS AWARD

EA Sports games did not track the plus/minus statistic (that I can remember) when statistics started being kept in NHL 95, so although we do not have an exact statistic it is estimated that Kupchik has a plus/minus rating of over 1000 in his career.  Coming back to the NHL, Totallyserioussports.com decided to track the best plus/minus player and give our own trophy. (EA Sports Unofficial)

Naming it after Kupchik, The Ted Kupchik Trophy is now handed out for the best plus/minus player every year. Kupchik won the award for 12-13 and 13-14.  He is the first known player to win an award named after himself.

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