Doug Gilmour to be featured guest at 2024 Acadia Hockey Celebrity Dinner

Tickets go on sale today at noon for the event on June 13th 

The Acadia Axemen hockey program is proud to announce Doug Gilmour as this year’s featured guest at the 23rd edition of the Acadia Hockey Celebrity Dinner. This year’s dinner takes place on Thursday, June 13th at the Andrew H. McCain Arena in Wolfville, and tickets are now available for individual tickets, half table, and full table purchases at the Acadia Box Office or online at

Gilmour joins a long list of hockey greats to have taken the stage at the Celebrity Dinner, including the likes of Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, Darryl Sittler, Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey, Marcel Dionne, Denis Potvin, Brian Trottier, and most recently Guy Carbonneau, at last year’s event.

The event includes a buffet dinner, a large silent auction with something of interest for everyone, including plenty of hockey memorabilia, a celebration of Annapolis Valley hockey, and a chance to meet the hockey greats.

This year’s featured guest is a Memorial Cup Winner in 1981 with the Cornwall Royals, a Stanley Cup Winner in 1989 with the Calgary Flames, a Selke Trophy award winner with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1993, and a Hockey Hall of Fame inductee in 2011. He was also a member of the 1987 Canada Cup winning team, famous for their thrilling victory over Russia in the best on best tournament.

Likely best known for his time as a Toronto Maple Leaf, “Killer”, as he was nicknamed, led the Leafs to within one game of the Stanley Cup finals in 1993, losing to Wayne Gretzky and his LA Kings in game 7 of the conference finals. That season saw Gilmour post 127 points for the Maple Leafs, followed by an 111 point campaign in 1993-94.

Gilmour would score 1414 points in 1474 regular season games in the NHL, and likely even more impressive, in 182 career playoff games, the gritty offensive forward would put up 188 points, to average over a point per game. He would play with 7 teams over his NHL career, including the St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils, Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, and the Montreal Canadiens.

Stay tuned as we make further announcements in the coming weeks about the Acadia Hockey Celebrity Dinner, and get your tickets today as we prepare to welcome the great Doug Gilmour to the Annapolis Valley!