Our Team

Danny Gare

Partner / VP of Sales

When the exclamation, ‘He shoots, he scores’ was coined, they must have been thinking about a player like Danny Gare. An undersized right-winger known for his bullet like wrist shot and tenacious game, Danny played 13 years in the NHL, most notably for the Buffalo Sabres. Danny also played for the Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers. He was a two-time All-Star who twice scored 50 goals for the Buffalo Sabres, including the 1979–80 season, when he tied for the league lead with 56. Danny also was an important member of the Canadian squad that competed for the Canada Cup in 1981.

Danny’s high skill level all started with his father who was a pioneer of hockey skills development and drills. Danny’s dedication to skills development is a lifelong passion.

Following his playing career, Danny was an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning, and served on the Buffalo Sabres broadcast team on Empire Sports Network. He served as color analyst for the Columbus Blue Jackets under FSN Ohio from 2006 to April 2009. He has also served as a guest studio analyst for the Buffalo Sabres. Danny’s passion for the game and his dedication to the highest level of skills development offer CAN-ICE® great insight and practical application as to how the CAN-ICE®  practice surface can help any level player achieve his or her full potential.

 

Michael G. McGraw

Partner / President

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Mike has had a life-long passion for helping make athletes better. It is a passion with its origins when Mike co-captained the football team and ice hockey club while he studied Economics at Columbia University in New York. Mike’s 30-year career in the athletic surfacing business began with Monsanto in the Astroturf division where he was exposed to all facets of the synthetic turf business.  After Astroturf was acquired by Balsam AG of Germany in 1988 Mike rose to President and CEO of the firms North American operations where he directed several business units including synthetic turf, track, wood flooring and polyurethane/latex production.   In 2005 Mike became the exclusive North American distributor for Desso Sports Systems of the Netherlands. 

Desso is the world’s leading provider of synthetic turf systems and reinforced natural grass systems.  North American clients include the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, the University of Colorado and numerous high school, collegiate and parks and recreation customers across North America