Now that his time with the Komets is done, we should ask: Just how good was P.C. Drouin with the Komets?
Good enough that I toyed with putting him on the Komets' all-time team, which, by the way, you will be able to see when you buy The Journal Gazette on Saturday. (There will be lots of good stuff in it, trust me.)
Seriously, 146 goals and 446 points in 426 regular-season games is impressive. In the playoffs, he had 21 goals and 59 points in 56 games. Wow.
He almost cracked the top-10 all-time in franchise scoring. He was 46 points off. And he was one point off being in the top-10 in playoff scoring.
Oh, and he won three Cups and had easily the best slapshot I've seen in 15 seasons covering this team.
That's pretty darned good.
Check out these Drouin pictures, namely the fight with Robin Big Snake, and the picture of him with his son, Tyler, a fixture in the locker room.
- By the way, I recently pondered if the Komets could have reacquired Craig Cescon. According to this, maybe not.