Warren Young is best known as the dude who rode shotgun for Mario Lemieux during the Magnificent One’s brilliant 100-point rookie season of 1984-85. Did you know that he was actually drafted 59th overall by the California Golden Seals way back in 1976l? He never did suit up for the Seals or Barons as he chose to play at Michigan Tech., making him one of the very rare players from that era to go the college route, and then find his way back to the NHL. He played a total of five games with the Minnesota North Stars from 1981 to 1983. He scored eight points in 15 games for Pittsburgh in 1983-84, but the following year, still considered a rookie, he scored 40 goals, and had a 30.8 shooting percentage, which still ranks as the fourth-best single-season mark in league history! He then made a decision almost as crazy as the logo found on his jersey in this card by choosing to leave the Penguins and signing with Detroit. That’s right, he CHOSE to leave Mario Lemieux’s side to sign with a Red Wings team that had won just 27 games! Not that Pittsburgh was much better, finishing with just 24 wins, but Young could have had tons of 40-goal seasons playing alongside a yet-to-peak Mario. Then again, the Wings did have a 20-year-old Steve Yzerman on the roster, so maybe leaving Pittsburgh wasn’t that dumb a move. After scoring just 22 goals and 46 points with Detroit (who won all of 17 games in 1985-86… Ouch!), Young was dealt back to Pittsburgh, but the magic that had propelled him to a 40-goal rookie season was gone. By 1988, Young was out of the NHL completely.