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Jean-Sebastien Giguere: In 2003, dad talked about his famous son

December 16, 2008 |  6:45 pm

Claude Giguere, left, gives pointers to son Jean-Sebastien.

Claude Giguere, father of Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere, died Monday in Montreal of an undisclosed illness. A former school bus driver, corrections officer and stoker on a navy ship, he bought J.S. -- his youngest child -- the boy's first goaltending equipment.

In this 2003 story, published before the Ducks opened the Stanley Cup finals against the New Jersey Devils, you can get a sense of how down-to-earth Claude Giguere was and understand how J.S. has turned out to be the classy and upstanding person that he is.

Read the story

-- Helene Elliott

Photo: In February 2007, Claude Giguere gave pointers to son Jean-Sebastien during a visit to the Ducks' training facility in Anaheim. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times