|Born||September 3, 1959|
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Washington Capitals|
|NHL Draft|| 109th overall, 1979 |
Greg Ray Theberge (born September 3, 1959) is a Canadian broadcaster and former professional ice hockey player. A defenceman, Theberge was drafted 109th overall in 1979 by the Washington Capitals. He played his entire NHL career with the Capitals, also playing for their AHL farm team affiliate the Hershey Bears.
Canadians are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Canadians, several of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Canadian.
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Theberge was born in Peterborough, Ontario. As a youth, he played in the 1972 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Peterborough.Theberge spent his OHL career with his hometown Peterborough Petes. His son, Brett, is a current member of the Petes. Theberge is the grandson of former NHL player and Hall of Famer Dit Clapper.
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Theberge is currently the colour commentator for TVCogeco covering the North Bay Battalion, alongside play-by-play man Ranjan Rupal.
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