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Yanni Gourde

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Hockey Player

The Resume

    (December 15, 1991- )
    Born in Saint-Narcisse, Quebec, Canada
    Signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning as an undrafted free agent in 2014
    Forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning
    Stanley Cup champion (2020)

Why he might be annoying:

    His mother named him after the musician, after seeing his name in the closing credits of a movie.
    He was passed over in the NHL Entry Draft, despite posting solid numbers in the QMJHL.
    His small stature led to some hockey pundits doubting if he could handle the grind of the professional ranks.
    He was a minor league journeyman, prior to signing with the Lightning.
    He was the subject of a customized t-shirt that read 'Oh My Gourde.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He recorded 124 points in a 68 game schedule with Victoriaville of the QMJHL.
    He initially planned to return to school to study in civil engineering as a fallback plan in case he didn't get an NHL contract opportunity.
    He persevered and gradually worked his way to earning an NHL contract.
    He defied the odds and established himself as a versatile forward in the Lightning lineup.
    He was a member of the Lightning's Stanley Cup championship team (2020).

Credit: Ricky


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Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 10 Votes: 90.0% Annoying