Geneva has been the home of more than a few celebrities and sports stars over the years, and the latest welcome wagon basket belongs to a hockey center who played for the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues and the 1988 U.S. Olympic team.
Aspiring hockey players in Geneva will be pleased to know that Craig Janney and wife Patricia purchased a home recently on the community's West Side. Janney moved to Geneva from Arizona just before school started.
Janney had an impressive 13-season career in the National Hockey League. He played for Boston from 1987-88 to 1991-92, during some very good years. The Bruins went to the Stanley Cup finals in 1988 and again n 1990.
According to Wikipedia, Janney was honored in 2004 as having "The Softest Hands in Hockey" by the NHL Alumni Board.
He grew up in Einfield, CN, and there's a terrific feature story about him by Tim Jensen on the Einfield Patch.
Janney had a stint in 2007 as the interim head coach of the Lubbock Cotton Kings of the CHL and has more recently appeared on NESN for Hockey East coverage.