Monday, August 6, 2012
Autograph obtained in person on July 21, 2012.
Stu Grimson spent 12 seasons in the NHL. Although he started his NHL career with the Calgary Flames, he did not become a regular in the league until he was acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1990. He was brought in to replace enforcer Wayne Van Dorp, who the 'Hawks had lost to the Quebec Nordiques in the waiver draft before the start of the 1990-91 season.
When Grimson played for the Blackhawks, he was intimidating, but was not yet the best fighter in the league. He seemed to be clumsy and have poor balance, and smaller guys could get inside and neutralize any advantage his large frame gave him.
That changed once Grimson had a few years of experience. He pretty much usurped Bob Probert as the "Heavyweight" of the NHL, and became known as "The Grim Reaper."
I got this photograph signed by Grimson at the Chicago Blackhawks Convention last month. I've had it since 1995, so it was cool to finally get it autographed.
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