Saturday, December 25, 2010

Rob McClanahan

Sent: 12/3/10
Received: 12/21/10
Time: 18 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee
Item Received: 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee, signed in black Sharpie.

A University of Minnesota hockey legend, Rob McClanahan found hockey immortality as one of the top scorers on the 1980 US Olympic team.  Following that, he spent parts of five seasons in the NHL with three different teams.  In his one full season, with the New York Rangers, he posted career highs of 22 goals and 26 assists.  Interestingly, the Vancouver Canucks were not one of the teams he played for in the NHL.  Notice the airbrushed uniform on this O-Pee-Chee card.  He was traded by New York to Vancouver, but retired before playing a game in the Canucks' hideous black, orange, and yellow "V" sweaters.

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