Joe Sakic joined the Burnaby North Secondary’s hockey team. After that, he played for Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Broncos during the late element of 1985-86 season. When the team relocated to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, the team was renamed to Swift Current Broncos. During the season, he was named as the WHL Rookie of the Year where he notched 73 assists, 133 points, and 60 goals. Before he left the Broncos, he was recognized as the WHL Most Valuable Player and Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year in 1987-1988 season. Sakic entered the 1987 NHL Draft and selected as the 15th overall pick by the Quebec Nordiques. In 1995, the team relocated its franchise to Denver, Colorado and renamed it as Colorado Avalanche. Sakic declared his retirement on July 9, 2009 after 21 seasons with the Quebec Nordiques and Colorado Avalanche. Joseph Steven Sakic was born on July 7, 1969 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.