phil demers

Origins and meanings of lastnames in NHL (pt. 1)
  • Abdelkader, Justin—Maghrebi: from Arabic “Abd al-Qadir” (=servant of the capable, powerful)
  • Bozak, Tyler—Croatian: from “Božak” a derivative of the first name Božidar (=God’s gift)
  • Demers, Jason—Old French: (=of the seas) *note: Jason means healer in Greek, so combined it‘s: healer of the seas
  • Drouin, Jonathan—French: from “Drago” probably a Saxon masculine first name (=ghost)
  • Fleury, Marc-André—French and Dutch: from “Fleur” a feminine first name (=flower)
  • Forsberg, Filip—Swedish: from “fors + berg” (=mountain waterfall)
  • Gallagher, Brendan—Gaelic: from “gallach er” (=brave man)
  • Hanifin, Noah—Irish and Gaelic: from “Ó hAinbhthín” (=descendant of the storm)
  • Josi, Roman—Sanskrit, Hindi-like language: from “joshi” (=astronomer)
  • Kessel, Phil—Old German: from “kezzel” –occupational name for a maker of copper cooking vessels
  • Laine, Patrik—Estonian: from “Laine” a feminine first name (=wave)
  • Larkin, Dylan—Mediaval English: a diminutive from “Laurence” a first name (=person living in Laurentum, a city in ancient Italy)
  • Lucic, Milan—Croatian and Serbian: from “Lučić” a patronymic name of Lukas—Lucas
  • MacKinnon, Nathan—Scottish: from Gaelic “Mac Fhionghuin” (=fair son)
  • Marchand, Brad—Old French: from “merchant” (=buyer and seller of goods—Latin)
  • Marner, Mitch—Mediaval French: from “marinier” –a Norman sailor plundering ports
  • McDavid, Connor—Scottish and Irish: from “MacDaibheid” (=son of saint David)
  • Niskanen, Matt—Finnish: from “niska” (=neck) in past applied as a nickname for stubborn person or a person living on mountain ridge
  • Price, Carey—Welsh: from “ap Rhys” (=son of enthusiasm)
  • Reinhart, Sam—German and Jewish: from “ragin + hardt” (=brave consuel)
  • Seguin, Tyler—French: “séguin” from a Germanic first name “segi + wine” (=friend of victory)
  • Tkachuk, Matthew—Ukrainian and Jewish: from “tkach” (=weaver)
  • Toews, Jonathan—German: from “Töws/Tews” a short form of old German first name Matthäus
  • Zuccarello, Mats—Italian: a diminutive of “zuccaro” (=sugar) it’s a nickname for sweet person or sweets seller

please please PLEASE look up “The Walrus Whisperer” on youtube before it is removed. it’s a 14 minute documentary that tackles a cause that has been very near to my heart. everyone involved is risking legal implications by publishing it, but it is SO SO important to know the truth. if you watched blackfish, please watch this. phil demers is a hero for everything he’s done with this cause.

TW for animal cruelty and abuse

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Joe Rogan interviews Phil Demers

Phil Demers is one of the people who used to work for one of those Sea World type places in Canada and is involved with Blackfish (I believe if not he is a part of this movement to the tune of millions of dollars in lawsuits).

The story about why he left will made me cry- essentially a baby walrus imprinted on him and saw him as its mother and it got sick which caused a crisis of conscience. This interview is over 2 hours long and worth it if you care about this issue.

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