While it's always great to have autographs of some of the game's most legendary players, I am also a big fan of those players who may not have had legendary careers, but were a part of some legendary moments. I got one such item recently, when Stephane Matteau was doing a private signing. Luckily, I already had a 1994 Stanley Cup Champions logo puck, so I figured he would be the perfect player to sign it.
Matteau had a 13-year career with six different teams, but is most known for his role in the New York Rangers' 1994 Stanley Cup victory. He actually scored two overtime goals in the conference finals against the New Jersey Devils, including the game 7 overtime clincher, which prompted Rangers radio play-by-play announcer Howie Rose's famed call:
for the Devils plays it cross-ice, into the far corner. Matteau swoops
in to intercept. Matteau behind the net, swings it in front, HE SCORES!
MATTEAU!! MATTEAU!! MATTEAU!! STEPHANE MATTEAU!! AND THE RANGERS HAVE
ONE MORE HILL TO CLIMB, BABY! BUT IT'S MOUNT VANCOUVER! THE RANGERS ARE
HEADED TO THE FINALS!!!"