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North America vs. Russia - NHL Legends Raise $50,000+ for Sandy Relief

Per The Star Ledger:

"Ken Daneyko is exhausted.

"The former New Jersey Devil was known for many things during his 20-year career with the team – his rugged play, his toothless grin – but one thing he wasn’t known for is being an international deal maker and recruiter.

"Daneyko spearheaded the planning for today's Global Hockey Legends for Sandy Relief event at the Prudential Center, a charity hockey game that brought together dozens of former National Hockey League stars and an entire team of Russian hockey veterans to benefit victims of the devastating hurricane.

"He put together the majority of it in just a few weeks and played in the game, too.

"'"[']ve never been on the phone more in two weeks than I have (been),” a red-faced Daneyko said after the game. “I got turned down because of other commitments, maybe 10 percent (of the time), other than that it was 80-90 percent of the team I wanted to put together … everybody was in, it was amazing. I thought it was going to take a lot more calls, but then I hounded them.”

"It paid off. The event brought thousands to the Prudential Center and raised more than $50,000, which will be donated to the New Jersey Sandy Relief fund."

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