Monday, July 07, 2008

Welcome To The Club, Cookie

Barring injury, at some time in early October, Matt Cooke will join Rico Fata as the only players to have played at least one NHL game with each of Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby (Fata played with the 2004 and 2005 number one draft picks during the 2005-06 season). Narrowly missing joining this exclusive club was Kris Beech, who played five games for Pittsburgh this past season, four of which Sid missed with an injury and the fifth The Kid sat out on the last day of the season.

On a slightly related note, Rico Fata played only 230 NHL games since being drafted sixth overall back in 1998, but had some very impressive teammates, including Crosby, Ovechkin, Mario Lemieux, Mark Messier, Pavel Bure, Brian Leetch, Theo Fleury, Phil Housley, Jarome Iginla, Peter Bondra, Ilya Kovalchuk, Marian Hossa and Brooks Laich. You'd think he'd have learned something along the way. You'd be wrong.

6 comments:

Rage said...

I was going to say that it was a little early to put Brooksie in there, but then I realized that he probably hacked into the matrix and added it himself.

Anonymous said...

Brooksie didn't have to hack into the Matrix...he IS the matrix.

Anonymous said...

Brooks Laich bends spoons with his mind for fun.

Hooks Orpik said...

Interesting club. With the new trend of signing teams signing their key core to big money, long-term contracts and then filling the rest with peripheral players (like Fata and Cooke), this list is only sure to grow throughout the years.

hotdog88gt said...

So much speed, so little control (talent). Oh, Rico, we hardly knew ye!

Anonymous said...

brooks laich doesnt score goals....he stares at the goalies till they score on themselves...