26th annual NHLPA Golf Classic set for July 11

Over 20 NHL players will be hitting the links July 11 at Glen Abbey Golf Club for the 26th annual NHLPA Golf Classic.

The NHLPA Golf Classic is returning to Glen Abbey Golf Club July 11 for the tournament's 26th edition.

Among the 20+ NHL players taking part are Andreas Athanasiou, Andy Andreoff, Connor Brown, Casey Cizikas, Cory Conacher, Logan Couture, Adam Cracknell, Micheal Haley, Taylor Hall, Dougie an Freddie Hamilton, Scott Harrington, Adam Henrique, Michael Hutchinson, Nazem Kadri, Scott Laughton, Josh Leivo, Brandon Manning, Brandon Montour, Dalton Prout, Tyler Seguin, Devin Shore and James van Riemsdyk.

Many former NHL players are also scheduled to attend, including Mark Bell, Mike Gartner, Todd Harvey, Nick Kypreos, Steve Larmer, Grant Ledyard, Mark Osborne, Mike Peca and Scott Walker.

For over a quarter of a century, the tournament has been hosted at numerous breathtaking courses, and the NHLPA is excited to return to Glen Abbey once more.

Last year, Greg McKegg turned in the lowest player score of the tournament by shooting three under par with a 69. Following the tournament, Logan Couture landed a mere two inches away from the hole in the NHLPA Member Charity Challenge for $25,000 for his charity of choice, See The Line, while Josh Jooris and Darnell Nurse also won $15,000 and $10,000 respectively for autism and CityKidz Hamilton. The 2017 NHLPA Golf Classic was able to donate $125,000 as part of it's $3.6 million grand total since the tournament's inaugural year in 1993.

Other highlights from last year's tournament included a few family connections.

Here's a look at some of the causes the players will be supporting this year:

Player Team Charity
Josh Anderson* Columbus Blue Jackets Colorectal Cancer Canada
Andy Andreoff Tampa Bay Lightning Heart and Stroke Foundation
Andreas Athanasiou Detroit Red Wings Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Connor Brown Toronto Maple Leafs TBD
Casey Cizikas New York Islanders Kids Help Phone
Cory Conacher Tampa Bay Lightning Diabetes Canada
Logan Couture San Jose Sharks See The Line
Adam Cracknell Toronto Maple Leafs East Kootenay Child Development Center
Louis Domingue Tampa Bay Lightning TBD
Micheal Haley Florida Panthers Noelle's Gift
Taylor Hall New Jersey Devils Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
Scott Harrington Columbus Blue Jackets The Neuro
Dougie Hamilton Carolina Hurricanes TBD
Freddie Hamilton UFA TBD
Adam Henrique Anaheim Ducks Stedman Communiyt Hospice
Michael Hutchinson Florida Panthers SickKids
Nazem Kadri Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri Foundation
Scott Laughton Philadelphia Flyers The Claude Giroux Foundation
Josh Leivo Toronto Maple Leafs Bryan & Amanda Bickell Foundation
Brandon Manning Chicago Blackhawks The Claude Giroux Foundation
Brandon Montour Anaheim Ducks TBD
Dalton Prout Calgary Flames GM St. Clair Green Giants
Tyler Seguin Dallas Stars Dallas Stars Foundation
Devin Shore Dallas Stars Heart and Stroke Foundation
James van Riemsdyk Philadelphia Flyers Boomer Esiason Foundation


*Josh Anderson will not be in attendance but will have his charity supported

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