A collection of autographed custom trading cards from the players, coaches, and notable figures in Minnesota sports history.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Current Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau split the 1975-76 hockey season between the Minnesota Fighting Saints and the Johnstown Jets. The Jets were the inspiration for the greatest sports film of all-time, Slap Shot, and Boudreau even had a cameo in the movie as one of the Charlestown Chiefs' opponents.
After a long minor league playing career, Boudreau embarked on a far more successful coaching career. He won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's best coach after his first season behind the Washington Capitals bench in 2007-08. Since then, he has won six division titles in seven seasons as an NHL head coach (four with Washington and two with Anaheim).