## Solution - Formulating Teams

by Craig Kasper

To solve the puzzle, first re-pair the clues so that each clue refers to a specific prominent NHL player, as below.

 Fought crime on TV (12...) (...+87) with Michael Jordan Was given a suspension, (34...) (...+74) which caused a riot Is a donut shop namesake, (56...) (...+49) in a Mike Myers movie Pittsburgh team owner (78...) (...+120) and Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor Tied for the league lead in goals (91...) (...+69) as a rookie Played internationally, (35...) (...+46) alongside his son Mark In 2004, became a minister (79...) (...+37) in the Canadian government Partnered with Smirnoff (24...) (...+56) on a reality TV show in 2014 Cameoed as himself in a notable cinematic bomb, (68...) (...+32) as did Mariska Hargitay

Answering the clues and performing the additions leads to the following list, in the order of the left halves of the clues.

• Wayne Gretzky, 99
• Maurice Richard, 108
• Stan Mikita, 105
• Mario Lemieux, 198
• Teemu SelĂ¤nne, 160
• Gordie Howe, 81
• Ken Dryden, 116
• Sean Avery, 80
• Rob Blake, 100

Expressing the number for each player as a percentage of that player's jersey number, as suggested by the flavortext, yields 100%, 1200%, 500%, 300%, 2000%, 900%, 400%, 500%, and 2500%. Converting how many hundred percent each player is "giving" in this way into letters yields the answer, ALEC TIDEY.