Thursday, December 30, 2010
Challenge #1: One Game Wonders
In the trading card boom of the early 90's, it was common for a player who only played a handful of games to get a card. For Ray Leblanc he got into exactly one NHL game and managed to win it, allowing only one goal on 22 shots. For a long time I thought this was a great accomplishment but then I read the back of the card and realized is game was played against the terrible expansion San Jose Sharks. Leblanc was returned to the minors and played out his career in the minor leagues.
This is the challenge I propose: what other one game wonders received a trading card despite playing in only one NHL game. The only players I can think of at the moment is former Bruins goaltender Claude Pronovost who received a card in the Parkie Missing Link set and former Leafs goalie Sebastian Centomo who played 40 minutes in one game. I'm sure their are plenty others so if you think of any please let me know!