John Tonelli - Athlete (Ice Hockey) - Class of 2016
As Milton's most well-known professional hockey player of all time, John Tonelli enjoyed his fair share of longevity and prosperity in the world of hockey.
Following a three year run with the World Hockey Association's Houston Aeros, Tonelli started his NHL career in 1978 with the New York Islanders.
His stellar 17 year professional career was highlighted with four consecutive Stanley Cup championship wins with the New York Islanders and was part of the NHL All-Star games in 1982 and 1985.
He had nine 20 or more goal seasons in the NHL, including a career high 42 goal, 100 point campaign with New York in 1984-85.
Following his successful stretch on Long Island, Tonelli went on to be a standout left winger with the Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings. Tonelli retired with 325 goals and 511 assists for 836 points in 1028 regular season games and 115 points in 172 playoff games.
Tonelli was part of Team Canada in the 1984 Canada Cup. John had 9 points and was named the tournament MVP.