Sunday, November 18, 2012

1,000 Point NHL Player Autographs - #31 Pierre Turgeon

The trajectories of the careers of Pierre Turgeon and Gilbert Perreault are very similar.

Both were selected 1st overall by the Buffalo Sabres. Both were brilliant playmakers. They're career NHL point totals only differ by one point!

With 1,327 points (515 goals, 812 assists) in 1,294 games, Pierre Turgeon squeaked by Gilbert Perreault to become the 31st highest scorer in NHL history. Often an All-Star and the winner of the Lady Byng Trophy for the 1992-93 season, Turgeon has yet to get the call for the Hockey Hall of Fame but has a good chance at some time in the future.

Although he only spent one full season with the Montreal Canadiens, I still remember that time with pleasure. Honouring that short span of his career comes this regular and die-cut version of Pierre Turgeon's autograph from Upper Deck's 1995-96 Be A Player. In addition, I have Turgeon's hard-signed autograph from 2002-03 In The Game Be A Player in his Dallas Stars uniform.

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