Best $1 Player In History Hits Hockey Milestone

Kris Draper played in his 1000th NHL game this week. While a feat only reached by 200 or so players, most casual sports fans still think he’s an ad executive at Sterling Cooper. So here’s a new way to remember Kris Draper: the greatest bargain in the history of sports.

Kris Draper

A highly touted third-round pick for Winnipeg, Draper never meshed with the Jets, appearing in just 20 games in four seasons. So he was traded to the Red Wings for the oft-traded “future considerations.” Those considerations, in this case, turned out to be $1.

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Kris Draper’s Daughter Makes Mess In Stanley Cup

The NHL has the best championship tradition in sports. Each player, coach, and other members of the championship winning team are allowed to divide 100 days with the Stanley Cup.

Detroit Red Wing Kris Draper With The Stanley Cup

Lord Stanley’s Cup is usually passed around for members to share with their family and friends, but there have been a good number of adventures. The Cup once went for a swim at the bottom of Mario Lemieux’s pool, and served as a flower pot in an old lady’s house.

Kris Draper of the Detroit Red Wings is having his time with the Stanley Cup, and let’s hope he keeps it away from his newborn daughter Kamryn. Her first contact with the Cup ended in a diaperless disaster. Read more…