Former Oilers player has Stanley Cup ring stolen from car
Former Edmonton Oilers right winger Normand Lacombe is asking for the public's help after his Stanley Cup ring was stolen from his vehicle Saturday night.
Lacombe, who was a member of the Oilers' 1987-88 championship team, told CTV News he took the ring off before playing golf near his home in Spruce Grove, Alberta, and left it in his car overnight.
"(I'm) sick to my stomach," he said. "It's obviously sentimental value. My name is on it, my number.
“You can't replace a Stanley Cup ring. (It's) probably one of my favorite memories playing in the NHL. Everyone dreams to win a Cup and I did and I have a ring, and I'd like it back."
Lacombe was selected 10th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1983 NHL Draft. He was traded to the Oilers in 1987 and went on to play 133 games for the team.
Spruce Grove RCMP is investigating the theft of the ring and is offering a cash reward for its return.
"I'm very optimistic," Lacombe added. "That's my nature anyway. I'm optimistic someone will bring it back."
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