Beaverton’s most accomplished and respected hockey player, Basil McRae played almost 600 National Hockey League games over a 16-year professional career. Following an outstanding Beaverton minor hockey upbringing, Basil began his junior career with Port Perry before moving on to the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights in the 1970s. He was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in 1980 and played his first NHL season with Quebec in 1981-82. He also played with Toronto, Detroit, Minnesota, Tampa Bay, St. Louis and Chicago before retiring in 1996. The rugged enforcer accumulated more than 2,400 minutes in penalties in his career, and had a well-earned reputation for leadership both on and off the ice. He and his brother Chris are the second set of siblings inducted into the Lindsay & District Sports Hall of Fame.