Contributed by: Teresa Parks
Contributed by: Hey Hockey Guy
Another NHLer that is towel whipped by Patrick Swayze as he walks by him working out, who presently plays for the Red Wings is Steve "Stumpy" Thomas. Has also played for the Leafs, Ducks, Hawks, Islanders & Devils.
Contributed by: Richard Zeppa
Peter Zezel ,who played for the Flyers, Capitals and Maple Leafs, is a real NHL player.
Keanu Reeves plays the goalie with the extremely fake Quebec accent. Apparently, he was actually a very good goalie in his youth.
Contributed by: Tom McCarthy
Dean Youngblood's father, Blain Youngblood was former Chicago Blackhawk player Eric Nesterenko.
Players who played for the Hamilton Steelhawks of the Ontario Hockey League at the time of shooting were also used, for example, Brad Belland.
The goalie in the background which Patrick Swayze is shooting at in his appartment is Peter Miller back in '78 and the team jersey is a High School team called Father Henry Carr Crusaders. Patrick Flatley (went to the school) was one of the pros that helped out in the movie. The jersey also pops up at the try-out scene.
Racki (George Finn) was a roommate of Former New York Ranger Adam Graves in juniors. Also a hockey coach in Utica, NY. Racki really wasn't only a character.. That was Finn!
Contributed by: Nick Springsteen
Ed Laughter who played Youngblood's coach later appeared in Austin Powers but didn't say a word.