Back in the summer of last year, I picked up a huge stack of autos from a local swap meet. One of those autos was a BTP auto of Jacob DeSerres. At the time, he had just been released by the Philadelphia Flyers and was going to attend the University of Calgary and play hockey there.
Well fast forward about a month and the University of Calgary came to down to play in a tournament against the local university (Acadia Axemen)
Since I own his card, I felt that I needed to see him play live so I went with a friend. Lucky for me, he actually got to play the game and here is a shot I took from my seat. I believe Paul from Card Boarded would agree this is Goaltender Gallimaufry at its finest. Jacob is wearing is Calgary Dino uniform, but his equipment is all Saint John Sea Dogs.
What is probably strangest yet, is Jacob went from winning the Memorial Cup (he was the winning goalie in all the tournament games) to the third string goalie in a Canadian University Hockey League. That is right, he ended up third string this past season in Calgary and only saw the ice a total of 166 minutes and in those 166 minutes he gave up 11 goals! That is 5 more than he gave up the entire Memorial Cup.
I don't want to say his career is finished, after all the other two goalies Calgary has were both on the team the last couple years, but this season was a couple steps back for a kid who was drafted in the 3rd round in 2008.
I will keep my fingers crossed for your Jacob, but next year is going to be pivotal for your career!