Sunday, December 11, 2016

Mike Dunham Jersey Card

If I were to ask you who had been the last New York Rangers goalie - before tonight - to post back-to-back shutouts, surely your answer would have been Henrik Lundqvist. After all, he's one of the best goalies of all time, a career-long Ranger, a veteran.

However, before Antti Raanta accomplished the feat tonight, the last time a member of the Blueshirts had done so predates even King Henrik, as it was none other than Mike Dunham who blanked teams in two consecutive games in 2003.

The Team USA silver medalist at the 2002 Olympics and bronze medalist at the 1992 World Juniors and 2004 World Championships is now the New York Islanders' goaltending coach; the Isles are having a tough year defensively, so chances are his hair is turning white...

Here he is as a member of the Nashville Predators, with whom he had his best seasons:
It's card #GT-MD from Upper Deck's 2002-03 Series 2 set and Goaltender Threads sub-set; it shows him wearing the Preds' white (then-home) uniform, one that wasn't all that pretty at the time but is much better than what they currently wear...

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