One of my classmates, Frank McKeon, was quite a sharp young man back in the 1970s. If my memory is correct, we shared classes from the 4th grade through the 10th grade, when I moved from upstate New York to Arizona.
Frank was quite the character, respectfully pushing the limits of 'normal' social behavior. I never knew him as a trouble maker, but he had the look of one. He introduced me to some 'new' music. Alice Cooper and ELO. I liked Frank. We weren't best buddies, but we were friends.
A few weeks ago Frank mentioned on his FaceBook status:
Congrats to Jonathon Matsumoto on your first game in the NHL. Many more to come.I wondered where Frank knew him. I looked up Jonathan Matsumoto on wikipedia and saw that he had played for the Adirondack Phantoms. I thought that Frank had seen him play for them. So I asked. Frank said that:
Jon and Claude Giroux both played for me and trained with me. Great kids but Jon is a very Close friend as well.So, I figured I'd make a card for Jon.
This is based on a 1990 Score card. I lifted the photo from a Yahoo! Sports page. Credit where credit is due: Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images.
I guess I need to make a card for Claude now.