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Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Birth NameOwen Liam Nolan
Nickname The Polar Bear

Mini Bio (1)

Owen Nolan was born on February 12, 1972 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Owen Liam Nolan. He is an actor, known for Time (2012), Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games (2002) and NHL 2003 (2002). He has been married to Diana since July 20, 2002. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Diana (20 July 2002 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (14)

At the 1997 All Star Game In San Jose, he pointed to the right top corner of the net saying he was going to score top corner, he was successful.
Grew up playing baseball and soccer and didn't start skating until his mother bought a pair of second-hand skates when he was 9 years old for $10
Moved from Ireland to Thorold, Ontario when he was seven months old
Nominated for an ESPN ESPY Award for his famous "called shot" during the 1997 All-Star Game
One of six players in NHL history to be born in Ireland or Northern Ireland (Sid Finney, Bobby Kirk, Jim McFadden, Sammy McManus and Jack Riley)
Runner-up to Mark Recchi for the 1997 All-Star MVP Award
Selected as the first overall pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques
Traded to San Jose on October 26, 1995 from Colorado in exchange for Sandis Ozolinsh
Was on the cover of EA Sports' NHL 2001 video game
Traded by the San Jose Sharks to the Toronto Maple Leafs for C Alyn McCauley, prospect Brad Boyes and a first-round draft pick [5 March 2003]
He and his wife have two children, a daughter Jordan (b. 2003) and a son Dylan (b. 2007).
Owns two restaurants in San Jose, California.
Toronto Maple Leafs [2003]
(July 6) Signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Minnesota Wild. [2008]

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