Today’s look at #60 encompasses only two players to date: one was a journeyman AHLer with a total of 55 NHL games and the other is a goalie with a predilection for odd jersey numbers and lots of body art.
Travis Brigley: ’03-’04; 36 GP, 3-4-7, 10 PIMs
Brigley was drafted by the Flames in the 2nd round of the 1996 Draft. He eeked out 19 games in the NHL over a few years that including a trade to Philly and a stint in England before signing as a free agent for the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks before the 2001-2002 season. The left wing impressed enough to be signed by Anaheim and then traded to Colorado just before the 2003 season. He saw action in 36 games with the Avs before the lockout season in 2004. Brigley played parts of a couple seasons in the AHL, but most of his remaining career was in Europe and Canadian Sr. leagues.
Josè Theòdore: 2005-2008; 91 GP, 42-39-5, 3 shutouts, 0.902 S%
The 44th overall pick by the Habs in 1994, Theò saw his first NHL action for Montreal in 1996, but didn’t get to full time status until the 1999-2000 season when he split duties with friend of the show, Jeff Hackett. The next year he was the bonified starter and the following was winning Hart and Vezina trophies. He was seen as the first legit heir to the dynasty of Dryden and Roy. Up and down seasons followed and he was never able to carry the team beyond the 2nd round. After a failed drug test (and 2-year ban from international play) for using Propecia, the lockout of 2004-2005, some lackluster play and losing his starting gig, he was traded to Colorado for David Aebischer at the 2006 trade deadline despite being injured at the time. He was tabbed as the starter in the playoffs however and played all 9 games through two rounds. The next season in Colorado was pretty rough (13-15-0, 0.891 S%), but his last year with the Avalanche saw Theò have a bit of a bounce back (28-21-0; 0.910 S% plus a 4-4 record in the playoffs). Still, the team and player parted ways after that year and he made his way to Washington for two seasons where he started ahead of current Avalanche starter Varlamov, at least until the playoffs, in each season. His NHL career continued as a backup in a northern state for a year before he signed for two seasons in Florida. He had a few injury issues late in his career and hung them up following the 2012-2013 season.
This one isn’t tough at all but what’s your take on who wore #60 best?