Our Team

Influencers & Advocates

Bret Hedican

Influencer & Advocate

BIO

Hedican was drafted 198th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. A product of St. Cloud State University, Hedican played with the 1992 US Olympic Team before he made his NHL debut in the 1991–92 season with the Blues.

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Hedican was drafted 198th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. A product of St. Cloud State University, Hedican played with the 1992 US Olympic Team before he made his NHL debut in the 1991–92 season with the Blues. In his third season with the Blues, Hedican was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on March 21, 1994, joining the Canucks in time for their Stanley Cup run that season. Hedican established himself in the Canucks blueline and after five seasons was later traded by the Canucks to the Florida Panthers in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft on January 17, 1999. Hedican was then traded by the Panthers to the Carolina Hurricanes on January 16, 2002 where he then went on to spend five and a half seasons with the Hurricanes and won his only Stanley Cup in 2006.
For the 2008–09 season, Hedican signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks. He played his 1000th career NHL game on November 21, 2008 against the St. Louis Blues. On September 6, 2009, Hedican was interviewed live on the television sports talk show Chronicle Live, on CSN Bay Area, and formally announced his retirement. For his retirement, Hedican has since joined Comcast SportsNet California, serving as a pre-game and post-game analyst for the channel’s San Jose Sharks coverage. In the fall of 2014, he joined the Sharks Radio Network team and will provide color commentary alongside Dan Rusanowsky. He also occasionally analyzes games for NBCSN, while also being actively involved in the growth of ProSmart.

Wade Redden

Influencer & Advocate

BIO

Wade was selected second overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft and joined the Ottawa Senators for the 1996–97 season, making the team out of his first training camp. Wade was named alternate captain of the Senators, a position he held for nine seasons. He played on the Canadian national team in the 2001 and 2005 IIHF World Championships and went to the 2002 and 2004 NHL All-Star Games to represent the Senators. He was named to the gold-medal winning Canadian team for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

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Wade was selected second overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft and joined the Ottawa Senators for the 1996–97 season, making the team out of his first training camp. Wade was named alternate captain of the Senators, a position he held for nine seasons. He played on the Canadian national team in the 2001 and 2005 IIHF World Championships and went to the 2002 and 2004 NHL All-Star Games to represent the Senators. He was named to the gold-medal winning Canadian team for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
After 11 years with the Senators, Wade played with the New York Rangers, the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins in his final four seasons. In January , 2014, Redden officially announced his retirement from professional hockey. Today, Wade lives with his family in Kelowna, B.C. where he is actively involved in the growth of ProSmart.

Cory Cross

Influencer & Advocate

BIO

After spending three seasons as a defenseman for the University of Alberta, Cory made his professional debut with Atlanta of the IHL and played his first full NHL season with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1995–96.

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After spending three seasons as a defenseman for the University of Alberta, Cory made his professional debut with Atlanta of the IHL and played his first full NHL season with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1995–96.

Cory was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning 1st overall in the 1992 NHL Supplemental Draft. After being drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, Cory went on to spend time with the Toronto Maple LeafsNew York RangersEdmonton OilersPittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings over a 13 year NHL career.

Cory formally retired as an active player in September, 2009 and became Partner at R’ohan Well and Rig Services, which still operates successfully within thin the Alberta Oil and Gas industry. Today, Cory lives with his family in Kelowna, B.C. where he is actively involved in the growth of ProSmart.

Craig Forrest

Influencer & Advocate

BIO

Craig Forrest is one of the most successful Canadian soccer players of all time. Born in Coquitlam, B.C., he left home at the age of 16 to begin a new life overseas in the first step of a rewarding soccer career.

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Craig Forrest is one of the most successful Canadian soccer players of all time. Born in Coquitlam, B.C., he left home at the age of 16 to begin a new life overseas in the first step of a rewarding soccer career.
During successful careers with Ipswich, Chelsea FC and West Ham United, Craig has proudly represented our Canadian national team on a total of 56 occasions. He led Canada in a world youth championship, two World Cup qualifying campaigns and Canada’s pinnacle in the sport over the last decade, a Gold Cup Championship in 2000, where Craig was named MVP.
Off the pitch, Forrest has been given the opportunity to remain in the sport he loves, bringing soccer fans their fix on television. He covered the World Cup (’98 – ’02) and Euro 2000 on TSN, and is now a member of the Sportsnet team, as analyst on Soccer central, in addition to his active involvement in the growth of ProSmart.
He is currently the Canadian FIFA Ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages. In addition, Forrest was inducted into Canada’s Soccer Hall of Fame and the BC Sports Hall of Fame as recognition of his impact on the game of soccer here in Canada and also as a Canadian playing in the highest league in England.

Nick Dasovic

Influencer & Advocate

BIO

Nick Dasovic is one of the most accomplished technical resources for men’s soccer in Canada. His playing career spans almost 2 decades including several successful seasons playing as a professional overseas in Europe with highlights including representing Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia and St. Johnstone of the Scottish Premier League. As a member of the senior Canadian National team, he represented his country 63 times, was voted a member of Canada Soccer’s All-time XI Canadian Men’s Team and has been inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.

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Nick Dasovic is one of the most accomplished technical resources for men’s soccer in Canada. His playing career spans almost 2 decades including several successful seasons playing as a professional overseas in Europe with highlights including representing Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia and St. Johnstone of the Scottish Premier League. As a member of the senior Canadian National team, he represented his country 63 times, was voted a member of Canada Soccer’s All-time XI Canadian Men’s Team and has been inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.
His extensive coaching resume includes completing his UEFA Pro License Diploma, professional coaching experience as a head coach with Toronto FC, assistant coach with the San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS, and Head Coach of the Canadian U20 and U23 National Teams. His deep technical knowledge of soccer was sought out by Electronic Arts as a consultant and talent for their FIFA motion captioning from 2004-2008. Nick continues to be featured as a soccer analyst on Team Radio (Vancouver) and The Sports Network (TSN) programs.
In addition, Nick and his business partner, Andrea Neil, are actively involved in Dasovic-Neil Coaching which specializes in individual, positional, age and gender specific training for players, with a combined technical and physical focus while providing education and mentorship opportunities for coaches to improve their skills and deepen their knowledge base. This venture is perfectly complimented by Nick’s active involvement in the growth of ProSmart.

Jimmy Brennan

Influencer & Advocate

BIO

Jimmy Brennan made his first team debut for Bristol City in the Football League Second Division on October 29, 1996 against Bournemouth. By the start of the 1999-2000 season he was attracting offers from some of England’s top clubs and eventually signed for Nottingham Forest. While there, he made 123 appearances and scored one goal. From there he moved on to Norwich City in 2003 and Southampton in 2006.

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Jimmy Brennan made his first team debut for Bristol City in the Football League Second Division on October 29, 1996 against Bournemouth. By the start of the 1999-2000 season he was attracting offers from some of England’s top clubs and eventually signed for Nottingham Forest. While there, he made 123 appearances and scored one goal. From there he moved on to Norwich City in 2003 and Southampton in 2006.
He was a member of Canada’s CONCACAF Gold Cup winning team in February 2000. He joined Toronto FC of Major League Soccer when the team was formed in 2007 and was made captain. He played regularly at Toronto FC during seasons 2007, 2008 and 2009, appearing in 84 games, but retired early in 2010 to take front office jobs with various grassroots clubs and also to be actively involved in the growth of ProSmart.
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