When I was young, I often got my video games for Christmas. One of them being NHL '94. Luckily for me, I had a lot of time on my hands for this Christmas and decided to revisit my "Who's Left From NHL '94" post. Thanks to NHL94.com, I was able to get a hold of the manual, which had the roster sheets to it. I went down one-by-one and looked up every player on that list this time.
Some of the things I found out is that most of these guys' fame was thanks to this game. Many of the players on these rosters are in hockey management in some capacity, while a good amount of guys have gotten into the financial sector of the world. The rosters of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Florida Panthers are included in other teams since the roster engine wasn't as advanced as today. Six players have unknown status, as they don't have a contract, but haven't officially retired as of yet. Philadelphia has the most players still left with four, while only four teams (Boston, Ottawa, Toronto, Washington) don't have any players left. Also, the Vancouver Canucks' line-up has two spelling errors as Garry Valk listed as Gary Valk and Sergio Momesso as Sergei Momesso.
On a sad note, five players have passed away from this game: Gaetan Duchesne, Steve Chiasson, Andrei Lomakin, Bryan Fogerty, and Peter Zezel.
So, without any further Apu, the list of who's left from NHL '94. Players with unknown statuses are going to be in parentheses.
UPDATED MAY 26, 2011
DALLAS: Mike Modano, Dallas Stars; Mike Craig, Austria (Richard Matvichuk)
DETROIT: Sergei Fedorov, KHL; Slava Kozlov, Atlanta Thrashers; Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
HARTFORD: Mikael Nylander, AHL; Robert Petrovicky, KHL; Zarley Zalapski, Switzerland (Geoff Sanderson)
NY RANGERS: Alexei Kovalev, Ottawa Senators;
PITTSBURGH: Jaromir Jagr, KHL; Martin Straka, Czech Republic
QUEBEC: Owen Nolan, Minnesota Wild; Martin Rucinsky, Czech Republic;
ST. LOUIS: Igor Korolev, KHL
TAMPA BAY: Roman Hamrlik, Montreal Canadiens
VANCOUVER: Petr Nedved, Czech Republic;
WINNIPEG: Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Ducks;
So that's that. I'll continue to update this as they drop one-by-one. We'll have to see which one of these 46 players is the last one standing for this, the first of the EA Sports/NHL series. I'm sure we're all on the edge of our seats for this one......or not.