Joe Sakic played with the Broncos from 1986 to 1988. He scored an incredible 293 points over 132 Western
Hockey League games. He was honoured as the CHL Player of the Year (1988), WHL Player of the Year
(1987, 1988) and Rookie of the Year (1987). Sakic also represented the Broncos at the World Junior
Hockey Championships and was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the first round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.
The Burnaby, BC native went on to have an incredible 21 year National Hockey League career with the
Quebec Nordiques and Colorado Avalanche. His 1641 regular season points ranks 8th all-time and his 188
playoff points ranks 7th all time in NHL history.
Sakic is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion (1996, 2001), Conn Smyth Trophy Winner (1996), Hart
Memorial Trophy Winner (2001), Lester B. Pearson Award Winner (2001) and three-time NHL First Team
All-Star (2001, 2002, 2004).
He also had a distinguished international career that included leading Canada to a gold medal at the 2002
Olympics in Salt Lake City. Sakic starred in the deciding game with 4 points against the United-States. He
also helped Canada win gold medals at the 1988 World Junior Championships, 1994 World Championship
and 2004 World Cup.
Sakic is now an Executive Advisor and Alternate Governor with the Avalanche. He met his wife Debbie while playing in Swift Current and they have three children. His charity work is estimated to have provided more than 7 million meals to poor children and families. It
earned him an NHL Foundation Player Award in 2007.