Monday, September 27, 2010

Name That Old Red Wing: Episode 5

That's right Joe, Episode 4's answer is Paul "Rocket Man" Ysebaert - not to be confused with "Yzerman." What are the odds of having two names starting with "Yseh" on the same roster? Slim. Slim odds indeed.

Ysebaert did in fact earn the 1991-92 NHL Plus/Minus award with a solid plus 44. The next Red Wing to win this award would be Chris Chelios for the 2001-02 season. Chelios recorded an impressive plus 40 - which wasn't even his career best - plus 48 in 1999-00 with Detroit.

I digress.

On to the next. Good friggin' luck with this guy.

Think "Dead Wings" or "Dead Things" era - circa 1970s. This guy played in 314 games with Detroit from 1970 to1983. That's a long time, yes. The sad thing is, during those 13 seasons, he only appeared in three (THREE) playoff games. He also spent some time with the now-defunct OHA affiliate Hamilton Red Wings.

That is all.


  1. Jim Rutherford - Goalie. He started in Detroit in 1970 played three seasons with the penguins in the 70's, back to the wings, and then with the leafs and kings in the 80's then finished in '83 back with the wings.

  2. Yes. Also, you've pointed out i was wrong about how many seasons he spent in Detroit. I need a copy editor.