Ross Bonander

Ross Bonander
Ross Bonander is a freelance health writer and book editor. He is the editor of 13 quotation collections-- six of them hockey-related, including his most recent, Modern Hockey Quotations. He also writes extensively about blood cancers and other health issues. His homepage is RossBonander.com.


Recent Articles by Ross

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Conor Garland – The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Conor Garland THW Close-Up Date of birth: 11 March 1996 Place of birth: Scituate, MA Ht: 5’8″ Wt: 168 lbs Shoots: R Position: RW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014 Rankings • […]

(Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Familiar Last Names on Draft Day: Related Or Not?

One of the many signs indicating your own advancing age is when NHL players you grew up watching, seemingly out of nowhere, have kids that are NHL draft eligible. But […]

(Vincent Levesque-Rousseau, Photographe du Phœnix de Sherbrooke)

Gabriel Gagné–The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Gabriel Gagné THW Close-Up Date of birth: 11 November 1996 Place of birth: Ste-Adèle, QC Ht: 6’5″     Wt:  186 lbs Shoots: R Position: RW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 Twitter: @gabgagne27 THW The Next Ones […]

by · May 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
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Alexandre Carrier–The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Alexandre Carrier THW Close-Up Date of birth: 8 October 1996 Place of birth: Quebec, QC Ht: 5’11”     Wt:  168 lbs Shoots: R Position: D NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 Twitter: AlexCarrier55 THW The Next Ones Rankings (February): […]

by · May 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
(Darrell Theriault/Charlottetown Islanders)

Kameron Kielly–The Next Ones: NHL 2015 Draft Prospect Profile

Kameron Kielly THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 12/13/1996 Place of birth: Charlottetown, PE Ht: 6’1″     Wt: 182 lbs Shoots: R Position: C NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 Twitter: @kielly11 THW The Next Ones Rankings (February): […]

by · May 3, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Adam Marsh (David Connell/Saint John Sea Dogs)

Adam Marsh — The Next Ones: NHL 2015 Draft Prospect Profile

Adam Marsh THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 8/22/1997 Place of birth: Chicago, IL Ht: 6’0     Wt: 160 lbs Shoots: L Position: LW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 THW The Next Ones Rankings (February): not ranked Other […]

by · May 2, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
P.K. Subban (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL Story on Stone’s Toughness is a Gift to the Plaintiffs

Last night on its home page, the NHL ran a story about Ottawa forward Mark Stone, and the injury he sustained when PK Subban slashed him in game one of […]

by · April 18, 2015 · 0 comments · The Business of Hockey
Remembering Elmer Lach

Remembering Elmer Lach

Today we join the hockey world in mourning the death of legendary Canadiens centerman Elmer Lach. We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Lach in their time […]

by · April 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Montreal Canadiens
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Hockey Violence in Quotations

The NHL’s legal problems are beginning to pile up in the form of class action lawsuits filed by former players accusing the league of encouraging its players towards on-ice violence […]

by · March 3, 2015 · 0 comments · The Business of Hockey
Gordie Howe scored two of the Red Wings goals.

Stem Cell Treatment and the Exploitation of Mr. Hockey

No. 9 Gordie Howe has always been something of an outlier. His frame was made for hockey: Short, powerful legs gave him a low center of gravity and made him almost […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 2 comments · Archives, Player Profiles
(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Jaromír Jágr the Spacemaker

On the ice, Gordie Howe was an incomparable hockey player. Off it, he’s endlessly quotable. When asked to explain how and why his infamous elbows broke so many noses, Howe […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles
Hockey’s Real Iron Man

Hockey’s Real Iron Man

Recently, St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester sustained an injury and was forced to miss a game, ending the longest active “Iron Man” streak in all of professional sports, a […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 1 comment · Player Profiles