Saturday, January 7, 2012
Time: 29 Days
Address: c/o St. John Sea Dogs
Item Sent: 1987-88 Topps, 1990-91 Pro Set, 1990-91 Upper Deck, 1991-92 Score Canadian
Item Received: 1987-88 Topps, 1990-91 Pro Set, 1990-91 Upper Deck, 1991-92 Score Canadian. All signed in black Sharpie.
Was there anything better in '80s hockey than a little guy who could fill a stat sheet with both points and penalty minutes? Gerard Gallant was Detroit's version of Dino Ciccarelli before Dino donned a Red Wings sweater. At the end of the decade, he rolled out four consecutive seasons of over 30 goals and over 200 penalty minutes, peaking in 1988-89 when he buried 39 goals and dished out 54 assists for a career high 93 points, all while spending 230 minutes in the sin bin. Since his playing career ended, he has been coaching. He spent a couple of years behind the Columbus Blue Jackets, and is currently experiencing great success with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL.