Guillaume Latendresse

Autographed, Hockey Card, TTM, Signed, Guilliame Latendresse, Minnesota Wild
Autographed SPx Winning Materials hockey card signed via TTM by Guilliame Latendresse of the Minnesota Wild

I got this really nice jersey card back from Guillaume Latendresse, signed in a great black sharpie that showed up really awesome!  He grew up in the province of Quebec City, where he had put up great numbers in the Q, amassing 20+ goals in each of his 3 season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs where he was initially drafted 2nd overall, just after Sidney Crosby went to Rimoski.  As of 2017, Guillaume’s number was retired by the team for his successes on (and presumably) off the ice.

He was fortunately drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, which I assume was exciting in itself to be able to stay close to home and being drafted by his home province team.  Unaware of the significance, he was given the number 84 which was the last number to have not been worn in the NHL during a regular season game.  Through his career, you could argue that it was largely unsuccessful but making it into the NHL in itself was a major feat.  In 341 games, he notched 87 goals and had 60 helpers where he finally decided to retire due to lack of interest in his abilities.

Guillaume now works as a Montreal Canadiens sports analyst for Le Reseau Des Sports.

 

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