The 1998-99 Ottawa 67’s lost out to the Belleville Bulls in the conference semi-finals 4 games to 1. The Bulls would go on to beat out the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League final to gain a berth in the Memorial Cup. Ottawa would also qualify for the Memorial Cup as the tournament’s host.
The team would go on to win the Memorial Cup with an overtime victory over the Calgary Hitmen in the final game. The team’s offence was ironically lead by a defenceman throughout the regular season and the playoffs. Brian Campbell put in 12 goals and 75 assists and took home the Max Kaminsky Trophy for best defenceman, as well as the William Hanley Trophy for the most sportsmanlike player.
Campbell and nine others from that team are still active in professional hockey today. Zenon Konopka, a Tampa Bay Lightning, is the only other to be playing in the NHL. The ten players are spread across five countries: Italy, Switzerland, Great Britain, Germany and the United States.
Click on the names below to view each player’s profile page at their team’s official website:
|Brian Campbell||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL|
|Matt Zultek||Mississippi Surge||SPHL|
|Nick Boynton||Rockford Icehogs||AHL|
|Dan Tudin||Ritten Renon Tigers||Italy|
|Joe Talbot||Sheffield Steelers||EIHL|
|Lance Galbraith||Utah Grizzlies||ECHL|
|Luke Sellars||Texas Brahmas||CHL|
|Zenon Konopka||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL|
|Levente Szuper||Hannover Scorpions||DEL|
Note: Add Jonathan Zion to the list to make 11 players. Jonathan is a new addition on the Sheffield Steelers roster, along side Joe Talbot.
To see a previous post on the remaining two active players from the 1989-90 Memorial Cup winning Oshawa Generals, click here.