Andy Moog with Billings schoolchildren, 1983

Despite being a major junior league team aimed at developing young players, the Billings Bighorns produced a handful of notable professional players. Included among them are three-time Stanley Cup winning goalie Andy Moog (shown above with Billings schoolkids in 1983), who ranks 17th on the list of goalies with the most NHL wins, with 372 games won. Other Stanley Cup winners from the Bighorns included Pat Conacher, Pokey Reddick and Mark Lamb (all of which, like Moog, won titles with the Edmonton Oilers), as well as Bob Rouse, who helped the Detroit Red Wings to championships in 1997 and 1998, and is the only Bighorns alumnus to have played more than 1,000 career games in the NHL. Other notable alumni include Gord Kluzak, who was the first overall pick in the 1982 NHL entry draft, and Randy Moller, who is notable both for being on the cover of EA Sports' "NHLPA Hockey '93" video game and for his current job as play-by-play announcer for the NHL's Florida Panthers, where he injects pop culture references after Panthers goals.

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