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Negreanu, Duhamel and Russo Battle Phil Kessel and NHL Alumni in Toronto

Earlier this month in Toronto the 2013 NHL Alumni Charity Poker Tournament brought together a mix of poker professionals and former NHL players to battle it out for $100,000 and for the first time, an active NHL player has joined the field. The PokerStars sponsored production was kept on board by Rogers Sportsnet after they acquired Canadian Sports network The Score,. The show will air on their new re-branded version of the channel "Sportsnet360" later this year.

Team PokerStars Pros Jonathan Duhamel, Vanessa Rousso and Daniel Negreanu joined Hall of Famers Pat Lafontaine and Denis Savard along with former NHL players including Guy Carbonneau, Matthew Barnaby, Gary Leeman, Brad May, Theo Fleury, Marty McSorley and Darcy Tucker.

In addition, this year's event included an active NHL player — Toronto's own Phil Kessel — and three online qualifiers.

He's staring into my soul!
He's staring into my soul!

The champion of the event won a share of the $100,000 prize pool to donate to the charity of their choice. Unfortunately, since the show has yet to air, the winner can not yet be announced.

That said, we were able to learn that the players were split into three tables with the final two players at each table advancing to a six player final table. The players at each table were:

TablePlayerClassification
1Vanessa RoussoPoker Pro
1Michael DunbarOnline Qualifier
1Denis SavardNHL Alum
1Matthew BarnabyNHL Alum
1Darcy TuckerNHL Alum
1Pat LaFontaineNHL Alum
   
2Jonathan DuhamelPoker Pro
2Derek DoolittleOnline Qualifier
2Greg SansoneSportsnet 360 Personality
2Phil KesselNHL Player
2Brad MayNHL Alum
2Guy CarbonneauNHL Alum
   
3Daniel NegreanuPoker Pro
3Marv BoychukOnline Qualifier
3Marty McSorleyNHL Alum
3Theo FleuryNHL Alum
3Gary LeemanNHL Alum
3Mark NapierNHL Alum
Denis Savard and Pat Lafontaine ask Venessa Russo why she's dressed like a blackjack dealer.
Denis Savard and Pat Lafontaine ask Venessa Russo why she's dressed like a blackjack dealer.

Marty McSorley was happy that Donald Brashear was not invited
Marty McSorley was happy that Donald Brashear was not invited

(left to right): Matthew Barnaby, Gary Leeman, Marty McSorley, Daniel Negreanu, online qualifier Derek Doolittle, Jonathan Duhamel, Vanessa Rousso and Darcy Tucker
(left to right): Matthew Barnaby, Gary Leeman, Marty McSorley, Daniel Negreanu, online qualifier Derek Doolittle, Jonathan Duhamel, Vanessa Rousso and Darcy Tucker

2010 WSOP Champ Duhamel with Brad May and Canadians legend Guy Charbonneau
2010 WSOP Champ Duhamel with Brad May and Canadians legend Guy Charbonneau

Here's a sampling of last year's event on the Score:

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