Hilary Duff's Hockey Husband Retires: Other Celebrities that Dated NHL Stars

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Hilary Duff's husband has decided to retire from the NFL.
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Hilary Duff's husband has decided to retire from the NFL.

Mike Comrie, the husband of singer and actress Hilary Duff, is moving on from his career from the NHL. The long time player was mostly recently with the Edmonton Oilers. The skater will have plenty of free time now. That is a good thing because the two are about to welcome a child. Duff and Comrie are just one example of a famous lady dating a hockey player. It seems that celebrities can't get enough of the men on skates. Here is a look at some of the other unions between NHL players and Hollywood beauties.

Mike Modano and Willa Ford

The long time captain of the Dallas Stars married the pop star in 2007. Modano has had a successful NHL career but he lags behind his wife in terms of notoriety. Though she established her fame as a singer, Ford has made a bigger name for herself by doing things like posing for "Playboy" or appearing on "Dancing with the Stars." In any case, their relationship remains a solid one by all accounts.

Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert

The "Happy Endings" star has a reputation for dating hockey players. Before getting together with the Toronto Maple Leafs star, Cuthbert dated NHL bad boy Sean Avery. In fact, she indirectly led to a suspension for Avery when he took a shot at Phaneuf for taking his sloppy seconds. Clearly, her second NHL relationship is a lot less hostile than her first.

Jarrett Stoll and Rachel Hunter

It might take some research to learn anything about Stoll. His hockey star hasn't really risen very high. However, he is an All-Star in terms of dating a famous woman. Stoll was engaged to swimsuit model Rachel Hunter a couple of years ago. However, he surprised her by calling off the wedding just weeks before it was scheduled. It's still not clear why Stoll chose not to marry the former Mrs. Rod Stewart.

Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones

It is fitting that the greatest NHL player ever kick started the trend of dating actresses. Gretzky has been married to the actress since 1988. Jones doesn't exactly boast an Oscar resume. She has appeared in a number of bad movies, including "Staying Alive" and "Police Academy 5." Her most noted credit might be the music video for Van Halen hit "Hot for Teacher." Jones and Gretzky have a strong marriage. It even survived an ugly gambling scandal while he was coaching the Phoenix Coyotes.

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