Originally written on The Jersey Chaser  |  Last updated 3/30/12

For most athletes, getting your own bobblehead means that you have made it, for minor league hockey player Greg Amadio his toughness on the ice and support among fans earned him that honor. On Saturday, the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins will be giving away Amadio bobbleheads. Only problem is Amadio won’t be there… he was traded two months ago.

Unfortuently for Amadio and the Griffins making a replica minature statue takes longer than one would think, and the marketing department already oredered the bobbleheads before Amadio was traded to the Springfield Falcons.

Amadio’s bobblehead will be unlike any other, not just because he no longer plays on the team but because it will have moving fists instead of a bouncing head. While with the Griffins, Amadio had 574 penalty minutes in 207 games in Grand Rapids.

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