Why are Canadian hockey legends important to Canada?
Ill answer again, because its their national sport, and they are canadian.....the end.
The origin of ice hockey is unknown, however, ice hockey probaly evolved from the game of field hockey that has been played in Northern Europe for centuries. The rules of modern ice hockey were devised by Canadian J G A Creighton. In 1875, the first game of ice hockey with Creighton's rules was played in Montreal, Canada. Hockey originated in Windsor, Canada in the 1800's.