Professional ice hockey player Fernando Pisani and his family lives in this house in the new Riverstone Pointe neighborhood near his hometown of Edmonton.
After being drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 1996, he made his NHL debut with the Oilers on January 8, 2003. In the 2006 playoffs, Pisani raised his game to a new level, scoring 14 goals in 24 games. He became the first player to score a short-handed overtime goal in Stanley Cup Final history.
The Oilers rewarded him with a healthy pay raise that summer, but he was never been able to duplicate that effort. After seven seasons in Edmonton, he moved on to play with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010-11.
In July 2012, his home made the news after some of his neighbors complained about his project of building a backyard ice rink for his children. Plans for the 49x89 feet rink feature permanent boards, glass, and six light poles. A decision to allow the rink to be built came weeks after the complaints were filed.
By milwhcky @ 2012-07-05 18:38:12