All right, I need some help identifying a player. My family's season tickets for the Devils are situated a row in front of another season ticket holder. I don't know his name.
I need to find out who the season ticket holder is. Why am I posting this here? Because the season ticket holder wears a Montreal Canadians Stanley Cup Ring. He has told us that he played for the team but won't tell us when or his name.
So, from the clues that he has given us and some conversations that I've overheard, I've gathered the following information:
- He looks to be about 50 years old. Maybe a little older.
- His first name is Jeff.
- He was born in or near Buffalo
- He may have gone to Cornell
- He played defense.
- He won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
- He now lives in or near New Jersey.
That would be a pretty expensive lie. That ring is pretty shiny.
I tried searching for that right after I saw there were only 3 Jeff's. There are no Geoffs or Geoffreys for the Habs. As others have speculated, it might have been his father's or uncle's or something like that. Or I mean... every now and then, Cup rings are in fact sold by their former owners. It doesn't happen too too often, and they are very expensive, but it happens.
Well I did some sleuthing. Assuming he gave you a fake name (not unlikely since he won't tell you anything else about him), I got these four candidates given the criteria Defenseman, won with Habs as a player, born near Buffalo or connection to Buffalo, connection to New Jersey, age 40-60. I searched through the Cup teams from 1968 through 1986, and this is what I got: