Saturday, April 11, 2009

Did you know this?

If I have a calling card when it comes to hounding, it's my penchant for pulling out obscure pucks for players and coaches to sign. Not only does it often lead to getting more than one puck signed at a time, but it also adds depth and an element of scarcity to the collection.

Following this philosophy, Washington coach Bruce Boudreau added one of the few East Coast Hockey League pucks to The Vault during Thursday's morning skate. Boudreau, who won the 2008 Jack Adams Award as the NHL's best coach, led the Mississippi Sea Wolves to the 1999 Turner Cup championship.

While I know he guided the Hershey Bears to the 2006 Calder Cup title in the American Hockey League, I was somewhat surprised to learn that he's ranked 14th all-time in AHL scoring, including a 116-point season with the 1987-88 Springfield (Mass.) Indians.

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