|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
205 lb (93 kg)
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Born||November 27, 1967,|
|NHL Draft||108th overall, 1987|
|Pro Career||1990 – 2003|
Garry Valk (b. Nov. 27, 1967 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) was selected 108th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft (6th Round). Valk went on to have a distinguished NHL career spanning over a decade, debuting with the Vancouver Canucks in the 1990–91 season, scoring ten goals and eleven assists for twenty-one points, while recording sixty-seven penalty minutes. Valk's career year came in 1993–94, when he recorded forty-five points in seventy-eight games for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, after being selected in the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft.
Arguably his best work came in the late 1990s, when he was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Valk became a player coach Pat Quinn depended on, fighting off opponents in crucial situations while always posing an offensive threat.
Career highlights for Valk include the 1998–1999 playoffs, when he scored a key overtime goal to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the NHL playoffs.
After a brief stint in 2003 with the Chicago Blackhawks, Valk retired to pursue an interest in broadcasting, and to spend time with his wife, son, daughter and Boston terrier named Lola. Today, Garry coaches his son's junior hockey team in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
NHL Totals: 777 GP, 100 Goals, 156 Assists, 256 Points, 747 PIM Playoff Totals: 61 GP, 6 Goals, 7 Assists, 13 Points, 79 PIM
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