Marc-Edouard Vlasic--2012

Vlasic--- A pretty good NHL defenseman
--- one damn good pickle.

Editor’s Note: A staple for the San Jose
Sharks defense, Marc-Edouard Vlasic is
enjoying his seventh season with San
Jose, after being named to the 2006-07
NHL All-Rookie Team. Since Vlasic
pickles were not sold in Montreal until
recently, the native of Ontario
defenseman was quickly educated on
briny cucumber when he began his
hockey career in the States:

“I was about to play my first exhibition
game in Fresno, and the coach of
Worchester, Roy Sommer, gave it to me,”
Vlasic said. “He said everybody’s name
in the starting lineup, and when he came
to my name, he said; ‘Pickles,’ and
nobody knew who was talking about, so
he explained it to me.” (What’s In A
Name, by Adam Schwartz, San Jose
Sharks web site, 3/17/08)