Two more pucks for the Captain’s Collection!
Jamie Langenbrunner came to the Devils during the 2001-02 Season, having been traded with Joe Nieuwendyk form the Dallas Stars for 2000 Stanley Cup hero Jason Arnott, fan favorite and Crash Line Member Randy McKay, and a first round pick. He would be named Captain in 2007, only to be traded back to the Stars in 2011.
He won two Stanley Cups in his career, one in 1999 for the Stars and in 2003 with the Devils. Although he left New Jersey on not the best terms, I’m happy to add him to my collection.
Zach Parise was the hardest one for me to add to my collection. Any Devils fan knows that when it was time for his big free agent deal, he opted to leave town for Minnesota. Some of us are still bitter about it. But, he wore the “C” in 2011-12, a season which saw the Devils make a run to the Stanley Cup Finals. Can’t say I am thrilled, but I own a Parise signed puck. Here it is.
These additions mean I have now found pucks for the last 7 captains of the Devils, leaving just 4 more to bridge the gap between first captain Don Lever and Scott Niedermayer.