Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ron Tugnutt

Sent: 10/15/10
Received: 10/28/10
Time: 13 Days
Address: c/o Peterborough Petes
Item Sent: 1991-92 Score Canadian, 1991-92 Upper Deck
Item Received: 1991-92 Score Canadian, 1991-92 Upper Deck.  Both signed in black Sharpie.

Of the kids my age, there was not a hockey fan around who could hold back a slight giggle at the mention of Ron Tugnutt's name.  Flipping those cards over couldn't save the poor guy, either.  They would only reveal his horrendous stats as the primary netminder for some truly awful Quebec Nordiques teams.  5-24-3 with a 4.61 goals against average in 1989-90.  12-29-10, 4.05 in 1990-91.  As it turns out, he was actually a pretty good goalie once he escaped Quebec City.  He had some downright great years for Ottawa in the late nineties, including back-to-back GAAs of 2.25 and 1.79.  He's now an assistant for the OHL's Peterborough Petes, which is where this request was sent.  Thanks, Mr. Tugnutt!

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