2013 Canada Games - Sports Mural Mosaic

Landon Peters

Yellowknife, NT

Stevie Y

Panel before

Artist Comments:

There are certain individuals we all like in sports, regardless of the team they play for, because they hold themselves in a manner that shows true leadership and class. I've always like guys like Cal Ripken, Derek Jeter, Troy Aikmen, and in hockey, Steve Yzerman.

I am not a Detroit Red Wings fan but like Steve Yzerman because of the way he conducted himself on and off the ice.

A friend of mine, Bill Burlington, who played a pretty high level of hockey back in his day, met Steve Yzerman and described him as "a quiet leader, durable, focused, tenatious and sportsmanlike. He played with half a knee and was still a great player."