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Yes new fans, someone actually wore #11 before Jordan Staal
Drafted first overall by the Senators in 1993, Daigle became a poster child for someone who got all the hype in the world and lived up to none of it. He was so hyped that rumors were flying before the draft that the Quebec Nordiques had offered Owen Nolan, Peter Forsberg, and Ron Hextall for the rights to the next big thing.
After being drafted, Daigle was quoted to have said "I'm glad I got picked first because no one remembers number two."
Oh, cruel irony.
Rumors of all-night partying and drug use immediately started, and Daigle bounced around the league before being completely out of hockey at age 25. While trying to become a celebrity, he played on a "celebrity" hockey team with Cuba Gooding Jr. and admitted he never actually wanted to play in the NHL but stuck with it because of his talent level.
Did all of this stop the Penguins from signing him after a two-year layoff? Of course not. In 33 games with the franchise, the next big thing scored seven points and was gone after one season.
While his lone season with the Pens did not set a new standard for suck, it did show what happens to someone when their heart is no longer in the sport they once claimed to love.