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Bret Hedican

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBret Michael•Hedican
Used nameBret•Hedican
Born10 August 1970 in Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA)
Measurements188 cm / 89 kg
AffiliationsSt. Cloud State Huskies, St. Cloud (USA) / Carolina Hurricanes, Raleigh (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Bret Hedican played three years of college hockey at St. Cloud State, and then, after the 1992 Winter Olympics, started his NHL career with the St. Louis Blues. A defenseman, Hedican later played for the Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, and Carolina Hurricanes, before finishing his career in 2008-09 with the Anaheim Ducks. With the Canes he won a Stanley Cup ring in 2006. His NHL career saw him play in 1,039 games, with 55 goals and 294 points. He also played for the United States at the World Championships in 1997, 1999, and 2001, in addition to his two Winter Olympic appearances. At the 1992 Winter Olympics, Hedican met Kristi Yamaguchi, the figure skating gold medalist that year, and they later married, eventually settling in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hedican retired from a long hockey career in September 2009. He has now begun announcing games as an analyst for the San Jose Sharks.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Bret Hedican
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 4
2006 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Bret Hedican
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 8

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