Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Patrick Traverse Autographed Team Postcard
Prior to playing with the Habs, he'd had successful stints with the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins (and a half-decent stop with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks), but after that, he only played one game with the Dallas Stars in the next 9 seasons, while he dressed for 4 different AHL teams (two stints with the Hamilton Bulldogs), and two teams in Germany, where he's spent the last 3 seasons. He's currently unemployed, perhaps because of the high number of NHLers overseas during the lockout, many of whom are taking a select number of ''foreigner'' spots.
I met him at the Habs' Jamboree before the 2002-03 season, and while we didn't spend much time together, he was nice enough to sign this team postcard in blue sharpie.