(March 1, 1963- )
Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Center for the Hartford Whalers (1981-1991), Pittsburgh Penguins (1991-1998), Carolina Hurricanes (1998-2004) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (2004)
Drafted fourth overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft
General manager of the Carolina Hurricanes
Frank J. Selke Award winner (1995)
King Clancy Award winner (2002)
Lady Byng Trophy winner (1995, 1998, 2002)
#10 retired by the Hartford/Carolina franchise (January 28, 2006)
Why he might be annoying
He was nicknamed 'Ronnie Franchise' by Hartford fans.
He, along with Ulf Samuelsson, was traded to Pittsburgh, in a move that was considered the tip of the iceberg in the demise of the Hartford Whalers franchise.
He was largely overshadowed by both Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr during his tenure with the Penguins.
Despite spending the majority of his playing career with the Hartford/Carolina franchise, he played the final 12 games of his career as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He enjoys golfing in his spare time.
Why he might not be annoying
He served as the team captain during his stints with the Whalers, Penguins and Hurricanes franchises.
He is involved in the Special Olympics as his younger brother, who suffers from epilepsy, is a participant.
He turned down lucrative contract offers from other teams in order to sign with his original franchise, which relocated from Hartford to Raleigh.
He unselfishly wore #21 during his first season with the Hurricanes as his customary #10 was being worn by Gary Roberts.
He is the first ice hockey player to be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
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In 2005, Out of 268 Votes: 48.51% Annoying
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