When the Edmonton Oilers traded David Googgins, the former Capitals captain became the second-youngest player in NHL history to win a Hart Trophy.
It’s a record that is even more impressive when you consider that the NHL had only seven players win a trophy before Goggs.
It would take Goggis 11 more years to do so.
“I had no idea what to expect,” Goggings coach Craig Ramsay told The Post’s Matt Finn.
“He’s a very, very good player, and we had no clue how good he was.
He’s the first one to do it.”
That’s when Goggers parents started giving him motivational quotes.
“We’ve always had a hard time with that,” Ramsay said.
“It’s just so motivational.
It just makes you want to do well.”
In 2013, Gogges mom, Julie, gave him some inspirational quotes to help motivate him during the playoffs.
She told him: “I think if you can’t do it, you’ll never be able to do anything.
And if you try, you won’t be able get it.”
Goggiys mom continued to give him the quote.
“My daughter, she’s a great coach, but it’s also her who’s always pushing you to go out there and do the best you can,” Ramsay added.
“She’s always encouraging, but also motivating.”
In the end, the quote that had become the mantra for Ramsay’s team never changed.
“When I went to my daughter’s house and talked to her about it, she was like, ‘That’s great,’ ” Ramsay said, laughing.
“That’s how you want your kids to feel.”