Players: Ed Johnston, Ken Dryden, Tony Esposito, Gary Bergman, Pat Stapleton, Brad
Park, Ron Ellis, Phil Esposito, Rod Gilbert, Dennis Hull, Vic Hadfield, Yvan
Cournoyer, Wayne Cashman, Red Berenson, Rod Seiling, Bill White, Jean Ratelle,
Paul Henderson, Pete Mahovlich, Stan Mikita, J.P. Parise, Serge Savard, Mickey
Redmond, Guy Lapointe, Don Awrey, Frank Mahovlich, Bobby Clarke, Dale Tallon, Gilbert
Perreault, Marcel Dionne, Richard Martin, Jocelyn Guevremont and Brian Glennie.
Coaches: Harry Sinden and
“I tried to capture... the pride and determination that these great players of
Team Canada ‘72 must have felt while standing at the blue line for their
country’s national anthem.
In the final game of what is now known as the greatest
international hockey series in history, these players were not only playing
for themselves, but for an entire nation.
I felt it was very important to capture not only the
mood of that particular moment, but also the small details of that time,
such as the amount of tape and the curve each player used on their stick or
the military police presence in the crowd. The most satisfying part of this
project for me, as the artist, was when the actual players and their wives
commented on these small details and the fact that they felt their
likenesses had been captured within this painting.
I am proud to have been a part of such an important
Canadian commemorative, and to have had this incomparable collection of 35
players sign and endorse my work, is truly an honour.” - Daniel Parry