NHL Star Connor Brown to join Hockey Night in Brampton

“Hockey Night in Brampton is all about giving back to the community. I am excited to bring together so many outstanding hockey players including former Maple Leafs star Connor Brown and prominent community leaders to take part in this event. Together we can make a difference to enhance health care in Brampton.”, said Mayor Patrick Brown.

Connor Brown, newly acquired by the Ottawa Senatorshas agreed to play in this charity fundraiser. Connor had been playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs since 2016 where he appeared in 253 games. For the last 3 seasons he has played in every game.

The incoming Peel Regional Police Chief, Nish Duraiappah, will join the Hockey Night in Brampton team.Duraiappah has served in law enforcement for nearly 25 years, most recently as Deputy Chief for Halton Police. He will take on his new role in Peel on October 1.

Brampton’s Fire Chief, Bill Boyes, will also play for the team. Boyes has served our community for more than 12 years with Brampton Fire, and became Chief in 2017.

Current and former NHLers already announced for this special night include Hockey Hall of Fame members Doug Gilmour and Dale Hawerchuk.   All-stars Al Iafrate and Shayne Corson will be in Brampton, as well as Sean Monahan, Malcolm Subban, Brad May, Andrew Mangiapane, Tyler Graovac, Casey Cizikas, Tyler Randell, Brett Ritchie, Nick Ritchie, Scott Wedgewood, and Chris Terry.

Hockey Night in Brampton will take place on Thursday, August 22 at 7 pm at the CAA Centre, 7575 Kennedy Road S, in Brampton. An exciting mix of NHL talent and local celebrities will take part in this charity fundraiser, proudly supporting the Cardiology Program at Brampton Civic Hospital through the William Osler Health System Foundation. Tickets range from $12 to $33 and are on sale now at www.HockeyNightinBrampton.com

For more information:  Gary Collins, Office of the Mayor 905-874-5252 ext 47003

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