But Kitchener Rangers forward/defenceman Joseph Garreffa might have a new nickname in the pipeline.
"Joe is Johnny OT for us right now," said Blueshirts bench boss Jay McKee.
The pint-sized player capped a dramatic 5-4 come from behind victory in overtime against the Guelph Storm Sunday afternoon at the Sleeman Centre to get the Rangers back on the winning track.
It was the second time in the past 10 days that Garreffa converted in extra time.
"He just has that ability to beat guys with either moves or his speed," said McKee, whose team split the weekend after losing 3-2 to Oshawa Friday at home. "He's real smart."
The Rangers had no business reaching overtime.
I've received several emails/Tweets about Brown and Hall so I thought I'd expand a bit for those wondering what's going on.
Both sat out Sunday's game in Guelph to rest.
There is nothing sneaky behind the move.
Brown is banged up and hasn't been taking faceoffs lately. He could have played Sunday but the team wanted to give him a day off. I was told he's "100 per cent" for Tuesday's tilt against Sarnia, assuming nothing new pops up between now and then. I asked coach Jay McKee outright if it had anything to do with Friday's benching and he said no and that they have moved past that.
Hall missed eight games with a shoulder injury. He'll need off-season surgery. He was in Guelph and looked fine. The team felt a day of rest would do him some good after coming back from the time off. They have done this with other players returning from injury in the past.