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Hockey Great Craig Janney Moves to Geneva

Geneva, IL, welcomes to its ranks the "softest hands in hockey" and former Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues star Craig Janney and his family.

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.

marsha engle October 01, 2012 at 03:20 PM
He is my new neighbor!
Max October 01, 2012 at 06:43 PM
So what? By all means, let us know when he does something notable in and for Geneva.
G.Ryan October 01, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Yes, he does not know what kind of fiscal mess he is chartering into with the School District Debtors and the Board of Spenders! Mayberry is now Moneyberry!

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