Saturday, June 24, 2017

René Corbet Autographed Card

Bonne Saint-Jean!

Indeed, what better way to celebrate Québec's National Holiday than by featuring one of its national capital's former second-round draft picks for the second time in just over six months?

Sure, René Corbet didn't put up the same point-per-game numbers with the Québec Nordiques as he did with the Cornwall Aces, nor did he put up spectacular numbers like he did with the Drummundville Voltigeurs (like the 79 goals, 69 assists, 148 points and 143 penalty minutes he posted in 1992-93), but as the kids would probably say these days, "he could hockey" very well.

The former AHL Rookie Of The Year (1993-94) and Stanley Cup winner (1995-96, Colorado Avalanche) spent his final seven seasons in Germany with Mannheim Adler (Eagles), whom he helped to a league championship in 2006-07 alongside other former NHLers Jean-Marc Pelletier, Blake Sloan, Sven Butenschön, Pascal Trépanier, Nathan Robinson, Jason Jaspers, Colin Forbes, Rico Fata, Jeff Shantz, François Méthot, and Rick Girard.

He will no enter as #55 in my Nordiques Numbers Project with card #193 from Upper Deck's 1994-95 Parkhurst set:
It shows him wearing the Nordiques' white (home) uniform. He signed it in thin black sharpie at a card show around 2012.

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