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Stan Fischler is a historian of hockey as well as a broadcaster, author, and professor. He is the 2007 recipient of the Lester Patrick Trophy.

He can be seen beside Al Trautwig during MSG hockey intermissions for the New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers on MSG and MSG Plus. He also provides general hockey analysis on MSG and writes columns for the network's website. In 2009, Fischler began hosting a feature, "Five For Fischler", on Hockey Night Live! which lists his Top Five in a random hockey topic. In the 1980s, he was a hockey commentator for The Radio Show on CBC Radio in Canada.

In addition to broadcasting, Fischler has authored or co-authored almost 100 books on hockey including: The Hockey EncyclopediaEverybody's Hockey BookHockey ChronicleThe New NHL EncyclopediaCracked Ice: An Insider's Look at the NHL, and most recently MetroIce: A Century of Hockey in Greater New York, focusing on the Rangers, Islanders and Devils franchises.

Guy Hebert ’89, a Hamilton College graduate, currently works as an analyst and associate host on Fox Sports West Prime Ticket for Anaheim Ducks home games.

In 1987, when he was a sophomore at Hamilton College, Hebert was drafted by the St. Louis Blues. For his senior season at Hamilton College, Hebert earned First Team All-America honors going 18-7-0. He started his career in the minors for the Peoria Rivermen before being called up to the St. Louis Blues.  

Hebert was the first pick of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and played with the Ducks organization from its inaugural season in 1993 until midway through the 2000–01 NHL season. Hebert then played for the New York Rangers before retiring in 2001.

In addition to his NHL career, Hebert was selected to the United States hockey team for 1990 Good Will Games winning a Silver Medal; the 1994 World Championships in Italy; the US team that won the 1996 World Cup; and the 1998 Olympic team in Nagano, Japan.

Patrick Kelly was one of the founders and commissioner, for eight seasons, of the East Coast Hockey League. The ECHL league playoff champions win a trophy named in his honor, the Kelly Cup and he was awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States in 2016.

After a professional hockey career, Kelly began his coaching career in the Eastern Hockey League, first with the Jersey Devils and later with the Clinton Comets (1965–73.) In 1967–68, the Comets finished with a 57–5–10 record, making them the only professional team in history to lose only five games in a season. Kelly served as head coach and general manager for Charlotte in the Southern Hockey League from 1973–76, earning Coach of the Year honors in the SHL twice.

He coached the Colorado Rockies in the National Hockey League in 1977–78 and is the only coach in history to lead the Rockies into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Kelly then went to Peoria in the IHL where he led the Rivermen to the Turner Cup. He recorded his 800th career win on January 4, 1987.

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