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He met his future wife (Jennifer Millar) here and now is proud to call himself a Saultite.
wasn't born here, but my wife and I decided to live here and retire here and we couldn't be happier, said Gavey, a talented two way centre who notched 45 goals and 39 assists during the '92 93 campaign.
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the fourth round (74th overall) of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, Gavey began his professional career in 1994 95 with the International Hockey League's Atlanta Knights.
going on to play parts of nine seasons in the NHL. of the most important things to happen to me was to wind up in the Sault as a 16 year Converse All Star All Black Low Top
The son of a commercial bank manager, Gavey also lived in Ottawa, Cornwall and Peterborough.
He sits on the board of directors for the Group Health Centre and is the driving force behind the Bell Kicking it off with Aaron Gavey Friends children's soccer tournament.
After breaking his leg, Gavey told his wife he no longer had the same desire to go the rink. It was then he realized it was time to call it a career.
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Asked if he missed the game, Gavey said there are aspects of it he misses.
really excited about this, said Gavey, whose father, Jim, is expected to travel here from Peterborough for the ceremonies. is so special and I'm honoured, especially because I'm not a Sault native. I'm humbled by it.
a part of Team Canada's gold medal winning squad at the 1994 World Junior Championships in Ostrava and Frydek Mistek, Czech Republic.
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moved on and I love my life today, said Gavey, a financial adviser for Sun Life Financial. a very social business, I enjoy meeting people and it's been good for me. also enjoys spending time with his children, Converse White Dainty 6.5 son Josh, who turns 12 on Wednesday, nine year old Olivia and six year old Elizabeth.
Gavey also skated for the Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars (with whom he won a Stanley Cup in 2000), Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
old. who was inducted into the hall Wednesday along with Sault natives Paul DiPietro and Dan Raycroft, was selected by the Greyhounds in the first round (15th overall) of the 1991 Ontario Hockey League draft.
He made his NHL debut the following year and wound up producing eight goals and four assists in 73 games for the 1995 96 Lightning.
A couple of days after finding out he was to be honoured, Aaron Gavey made a special trip to Essar Centre to view the display of pictures of those already inducted into the Sault Ste. Marie Hockey Hall of Fame.
He wound up scoring 41 times and assisting on 50 others in 360 NHL games.
A year later, he scored 42 times and assisted on 60 others.
A one day event each summer for the last nine years, the tourney for 4 11 year olds has raised a combined total of about $250,000 for the Group Health Centre Trust Fund.
But he absolutely has no regrets.
Gavey is also about giving back to the community.
looked at the pictures and thought how privileged I am, said the 39 year old Gavey, who won a Memorial Cup with the 1992 93 Soo Greyhounds before Converse All Star All Black Hi Tops
loved the game and I gave everything I could to it, said Gavey, whose career ended in Germany in 2007 as a member of the Cologne Sharks.
is my home and I love it here, said Gavey, who was born in Sudbury, but lived there for just a year.
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