Sometimes deciphering an autograph that’s not on a card (ie. puck, banner, stick) makes me happy that I get every single autograph I own on a hockey card. I looked at Rod’s autograph today and thought to myself that I would have a heck of a time trying to figure out whose auto this belonged to. I sent to Rod in the early part of January and got not only this card but six, that’s right SIX, other cards in my return package. I normally don’t send that many but only had so many cards of Rod’s, I figured I would try and get them all done in no time.
Thankfully, he signed them all.
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Rod Brind’amour is probably most known for being the captain of the Carolina Hurricanes and leading them to their very first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Originally drafted by the St.Louis Blues, Rod began his rookie season 1989/90 NHL season where he notched 61 points. The following season saw a decline in production, with only 49 points in almost the same amount of games. Perhaps this was one of the reasons the Blues traded him to the Flyers where he played for 9 full NHL seasons. He wasn’t able to help lead the Flyers to a cup there either, but gained the “ironman” streak with 484 consecutive NHL games.
For the final time in his NHL career, back in 1999, Rod was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes where he enjoyed success during his 10 year tenure with the club. During those 10 years, he most notably captained the team to the Cup in 2006, defeating Chris Pronger and the Edmonton Oilers.
Shortly after retiring, Rod decided to move into head office where he was appointed the position of forward development. In 2011, Rod was introduced by the Hurricanes as the assistant coach and development coach.
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There are no words to describe the greatest joy in all of hockey. Winning the Stanley Cup.