First puck to arrive since I decided to add in the “dressed but never played” category.
Frederic Henry was drafted in the 8th Round (200th overall) in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He spent parts of six seasons with the Devils’ then AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats.
On November 4, 2000, legendary Devils starter Martin Brodeur was suffering from a mild groin strain and was not available to play. Chris Terreri was given the start that night, and Frederic Henry was recalled from the River Rats to serve as his backup.
The Devils would lose to the Los Angeles Kings that night with Terreri only facing 16 shots the entire game, but the Kings converting on two of those opportunities and winning 2-1.
Henry was returned to the AHL and never made another trip back to the NHL. The following season, he spent only two games with Albany and then played in the ECHL for the Greensboro Generals. Henry would continue playing in various lower level leagues until his eventual retirement from hockey after the 2009-10 season.
Obviously, any player who only backed up one game in the NHL probably didn’t sign a lot of autographs at that level. But I assumed given his longevity in Albany, there was a shot he signed a number of pucks while there. This one was located via eBay and of course, is on a River Rats puck. Even has a goalie depicted on the reverse in an ad for a local anti-smoking organization.