I asked Devils center Travis Zajac this morning if he really is a blood relative of Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk.
According to Sawchuk's Wikipedia bio, Zajac, who was born 15 years after Sawchuk's death, is his cousin.
Zajac said he never heard anything about being related to Sawchuk until someone asked him about the Wikipedia entry a couple of days ago.
"No one in my family ever told me that I was related to him." he said. "I think it would have come up. The only thing I know is there's a Terry Sawchuk Arena in Winnipeg. I played there when I was young."
Zajac noted that anyone can add information to the Wikipedia entries and that it was probably just something someone added to see if people would believe it. (There was good episode of 30 Rock earlier this season that made fun of that).
He said he would ask his father, who is coming to New Jersey for tonight's game, just to be sure, though.