Friday, 19 August 2011

What made Chris Drury that special

  After being bought out in late June and failed to get signed to another team, Chris Drury announced he is retiring after an impressive 12 year career.
  He was drafted in the third round in the 1994 NHL entry draft by the Quebec Nordiques who moved to become the Colorado Avalanche the year after. In the 892 games that he played with the Avs, Flames, Sabres and Rangers, he had scored 255 goals and 615 points but what really made him special was his knack for the clutch play in which he scored 47 game winning goals in the regular season and in the 135 playoff games that he played in, 17 of the 47 goals that he scored ended up being game winners which included a game tying goal with 7.7 seconds left in regulation in game 5 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Semi Finals vs the Rangers. As well he was part of the 2001 Avalanche squad who won the cup, a three time olympian and a Little League World Series winner as he was part of his hometown team based in Trumbell, Connecticut back in 1989.
  Now with Drury leaving the game, will we ever see any players who were clutch especially in the post-season like him or even like Joe Sakic who has scored the most goals in post-season overtimes? Well that answer remains to be seen.

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