TAMPA – Syracuse Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx received two separate, unsolicited phone calls back in February just after the truncated American Hockey League season got underway.
On the other end of the connection each time were opposing coaches who tuned in to watch the Crunch, or caught the game on a replay. After watching the game, both coaches were raving about the play of forward Ross Colton.
Two weeks later, Colton was on the ice at Amalie Arena to make his NHL debut, scoring the game-winning goal on his second shift of the game.
Four-plus months later, Colton scored the only goal in ...
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