BRANDON – Trying to find Yanni Gourde without a smile on his face is a little like looking for Eastern Eggs in a Disney movie. They appear briefly and can be difficult to spot.
Even when Gourde is mixing things up around the opposing net, he generally emerges with a grin on his face.
But who can blame the 26-year-old Tampa Bay Lightning forward.
After years of fighting his way to the NHL, the 5-foot-9 forward from Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, Quebec, emerged as a Calder Trophy candidate as Rookie of the Year last season after registering 25 goals and becoming a regular in the Tampa Bay lineup...
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