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NHL Reboot: Fact Sheet

Until I can get around to writing the next chapter of the NHL Reboot story - which has surprisingly good feedback! - I figured I'd upload my newly created "fact sheet" about the main "characters" that aren't real, or at least aren't NHL players/personnel. This is more for me, but it at least gives a preview as to how the main people around the main character - the GM - think and act.

Kurt Tassone
DOB: Sept. 6, 1973
Hometown/POB: Drumheller, AB
Family: Wife, nee Kelly Olivia Germain (4/8/74); Son, Trevor (9/21/02); Mother, Alexia (5/13/1947); Father, Brad (7/15/1939 - 6/28/2006, cancer)
Agent: Matthew Lancon

Playing Career:

Position: Centre

1989/90 - Kamloops Blazers, WHL. 31GP, 3G, 14A, 17P, 20PIM
1990/91 - Kamloops Blazers, WHL. 24GP, 5G, 20A, 25P, 27PIM. Knee injury takes out last part of season.
1991/92 - Kamloops Blazers, WHL. 44GP, 17G, 65A, 82P, 54PIM. Recovered from knee injury during season. Picked in 1991 Entry Draft by Pittsburgh, 6th round, 126th pick (replaces Brian Clifford)
1992/93 - Kamloops Blazers, WHL. 64GP, 29G, 71A, 100P, 61PIM. Rights traded from Pittsburgh to Buffalo in-season
1993/94 - Erie Panthers, ECHL. 38GP, 9G, 31A, 40P, 44PIM. Traded mid-season to Winnipeg, immediately promoted to AHL.
1993/94 - Moncton Hawks, AHL. 30GP, 4G, 11A, 15P, 24PIM.
1994/95 - Springfield Falcons, AHL. 68GP, 17G, 37A, 54P, 109PIM. Took on more physical role. Lost time due to knee problems. Traded in post-season to Blues organization.
1995/96 - Worcester Ice Cats, AHL. 21GP, 12G, 13A, 25P, 20PIM. *PROMOTED TO ST. LOUIS*
1995/96 - St. Louis Blues, NHL. 35GP, 1G, 8A, 9P, 54PIM.
1996/97 - St. Louis Blues, NHL. 65GP, 5G, 21A, 26P, 87PIM. First time spent 365 in same spot since leaving juniors. Marries Kelly.
1997/98 - St. Louis Blues, NHL. 24GP, 4G, 11A, 15P, 34PIM. Traded to Tampa Bay.
1997/98 - Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL. 55GP, 7G, 21A, 30P, 65PIM. Traded in post-season to Carolina.
98 TOTAL: 79GP, 11G, 32A, 43P, 99PIM
1998/99 - Carolina Hurricanes, NHL. 81GP, 12G, 44A, 56P, 102PIM. Best season as a pro, 4th on Canes in scoring. Signs 3yr/$8.5m contract
1999/2000 - Carolina Hurricanes, NHL. 31GP, 3G, 18A, 21P, 11PIM. Requires knee surgery after taking knee-on-knee collision, misses rest of season.
2000/2001 - Carolina Hurricanes, NHL. 58GP, 9G, 38A, 46P, 30PIM. Plays well, but knees costly to time. Skating ability hampered.
2001/2002 - Carolina Hurricanes, NHL. 42GP, 8G, 30A, 38P, 28PIM. Traded at trade deadline to Columbus, despite Jim Rutherford's telling Matt he wasn't planning on moving him.
2001/2002 - Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL. 13GP, 3G, 2A, 5P, 12PIM
02 TOTAL: 55GP, 11G, 32A, 43P,
2002/2003 - Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL. 40GP, 4G, 11A, 15P. Constant knee problems limit to a 3rd/4th line role, and a few healthy scratches. Son Trevor born in September. Knee surgery to repair torn meniscus ends season. Choosing to raise his son and not "hang on", Trevor retires at 30.
2003 - 2009: Amateur Scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Primarily focused on junior hockey, did a bit more international scouting near the end. Specialized in finding low-round gems such as Derek Dorsett and Jared Boll.

Personal notes:

* Worked throughout NHL career to achieve bachelor's degree in business administration, with the intention of going into his own business after playing career. Finally achieved Bachelor's from Wake Forest University in 2001.
* On Matt's advice, went into Law School during his final NHL Season. Eventually passed the bar in 2008, after graduating with a law degree in Administrative Law from Moritz College of Law (Ohio State)


Notes on Kelly:

* Born + Raised in Dieppe, NB, a suburb of Moncton.
* Former Scotiabank teller in Moncton
* Came to St. Louis during Trevor's first year in the minors on a visa.
* Had rough transition to the nomadic nature of Trevor's early NHL career. Had trouble finding after trade from St. Louis. Almost divorced Trevor in sheer frustration after trade from Tampa to Carolina.
* Conceived Trevor while in Carolina, due to belief that they would stay in Carolina. This was just before trade deadline move to Columbus.
* Currently a manager at Bank of America in Columbus. Despite lower earnings, values stability.

Notes on Matt Lancon:

DOB: 11/4/1940
Family: Wife, Brenda (8/19/1942); son, Brendan (12/2/1966); daughter, Elizabeth (1/19/1974)

* Represents players starting out in Junior hockey, primarily in western Canada. Based in Kamloops, BC. Specializes with role players.
* Ensures that players get a proper education while in junior, making good grades a prerequisite to his taking them as clients. Players whose careers end are often funneled into universities, either in British Columbia or elsewhere in Canada.
* Has a staff of one: his wife.
* Represents a few players in the lower rungs of professional hockey, but most players who have a legitimate future leave him for agencies better equipped to dealing with NHL players. Kurt is the only player of his to make it more than a few games in the NHL while being represented by him.
* Develops long-standing friendships with his clients, even after playing days are over.


Notes on Chris Bowen (self-insert)

DOB (in-story): 5/23/1990. Saskatoon, SK
Position: Defence #29

* Moved from Saskatoon to Connecticut at age 6.
* Late bloomer; initially a goaltender, moved to defence at 10.
* Played for Mid-Fairfield travel team growing up.
* Played four years of high school hockey at Fairfield College Preperatory School (Fairfield Prep). Made All-State final two years, won state championship in 2008. Resented school's Jesuit background.
* Drafted in seventh round, 206th pick in 2008 NHL Entry Draft by Montreal Canadiens (replacing Patrick Johnson)
* Accepted four year athletic scholarship from Quinnipiac University.
* Dominated the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) as a freshman, scoring 19 goals, 58 assists and 77 points as a freshman to lead the conference in scoring as a defenceman. Also lead conference in +/- with +29. Led Quinnipiac to 2009 Frozen Four. Surprise finalist for 2009 Hobey Baker Award (won by Matt Gilroy).
* Due to sudden burst of potential and friendly, entry-level contract, there is speculation that Bowen could be a high pick in the NHL Reboot draft.