And more often than not, the second door leads to something exceptional.
If anyone can attest to this, it’s forward Rhys Duch.
After spending a decade of his career with the now defunct Stealth franchise (San Jose, Washington, and Vancouver), the organization – now the Vancouver Warriors – released the veteran forward unexpectedly in late last November.
Cue a door opening in Calgary.
Less than 24 hours after his release, Duch penned a contract and joined the Roughnecks family.
And he hasn’t looked back.
With plenty of bodies missing from the lineup to start the 2018-19 season, Duch quickly cemented himself as a key piece of the Riggers’ right side attack. He finished the campaign with 27 goals and 74 regular season points.