Dany Heatley, a top National Hockey League player who plays for the Ottawa Senators, has signed on with a fairly new social networking site–ilivesports.com. ilivesports.com is a social networking site that offers customized personal sport stats for over 20 sports.
ilivesports.com offers the ability to track athletic careers of “sports stars” at any age (even your kid’s sports career). It’s not for high school athletes. It’s free for all athletes and teams. ilivesports.com is used by coaches, managers, parents and team members to store statistics, track milestones, and offer coaching tips. It also displays schedules, and allows members to upload video or picture highlights of games.
According to ilivesports.com, Dany Heatley is an active member on the site. “Athletes of all ages and abilities should take advantage of ilivesports.com. It’s a great free self- marketing tool, and is an amazing way to get exposure and really take your athletics to the next level. I wish I had something like this when I was younger”, says Heatley.
ilivesports.com has attracted several other major athletes, including Steven Reinprecht of the Phoenix Coyotes and former NHL player Bubba Berenzweig. ilivesports.com was launched on May 7, 2007.
According to wikipedia, Dany Heatley played with the University of Wisconsin, and was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers second overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft after Rick DiPietro. He won the NHL Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year after scoring 26 goals and 67 points in 82 games. Dany was also picked as Most Valuable Player of the 2003 NHL All-Star Game.
Dany Heatley’s career hasn’t been without controversy, though. On September 29, 2003, Heatley was seriously injured after he lost control of the Ferrari 360 Modena he was driving. He hit a wall, splitting the Ferrari 360 Modena in half and ejecting him and his passenger, teammate Dan Snyder. Heatley suffered a broken jaw, a minor concussion, a bruised lung, bruised kidney, and tore three ligaments in his right knee; Dan Snyder was critically injured with a skull fracture, fell into a coma, and died six days later on October 5.