Thursday, June 7, 2012

It Just Keeps Getting Better.... Richard Sevigny Autograph success

I've wanted this one for a long time. One of my favourite goalies from the '80's. Richard Sevigny.
I love that mask. Love, love, love it.

Richard started his career in an odd way. During the Stanley Cup finals in 1979 between the Canadiens and the Rangers, Habs goalie Ken Dryden did not play well in a Game One loss. So much so that Coach Scotty Bowman informed backup Michael Laroque that he would start Game Two.

Well wouldn't you know Laroque was injured during pre-game warmup forcing Dryden back into the nets, and a young rookie named Sevigny onto the bench in a backup role. Dryden and the Canadiens won that game, and the next three to win their fourth straight Stanley Cup.

And Richard Sevigny got his name engraved on the Cup before he had even played his first game.

Dryden retired that off-season. And in 1980-81 Sevigny led the league with a 2.40 goals against average. 20 wins 4 losses and 3 ties were good enough to earn him the Vezina Trophy along with Denis Herron and Michael Laroque.

Tomorrow's autograph guest really owns his profession. More famous for being a goalie than if he was one.... I can't wait.

Still no guesses?


  1. how about Keanu Reeves--Heaver in Youngblood

  2. I've never seen that photo before.....but it's now my favourite Sevigny pic. That's OUTSTANDING.

    I had no clue he had his name put on the Cup before playing a single game. That's crazy.

    Looking forward to more.

  3. Interesting to see a Montreal Goalie other than the Great Patrick Roy wearing #33 but it was before Roy's time and it is Roy's number permanent as it is retired.