Friday, September 21, 2012

Dion Phaneuf

Dion Phaneuf (4-4)
RECEIVED: 9-11-12
ADDY: C/O Home

The current Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, was drafted 9th overall in the 2003 draft by the Flames.  Dion was traded in a 7 man deal to the Leafs in 2010.  Pheneuf is a 3 time All-Star game participant, and was a 1st team All-Star during the 07'-08' season where he had 60 points from the Blue Line in which 17 or those points lit the lamp.  Dion is known as one of the hardest hitters in the NHL along with having the ability to drop serous bombs from the point.  Dion signed and inscribed with his number 3 all four of my cards and where returned in great condition.  Thank you Mr. Phaneuf.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Carter Ashton

Carter Ashton (1-1)
RECEIVED: 9-8-12
ADDY: C/O Home 

Carter Ashton is currently a forward for the Toronto Marlies, AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Carter was drafted 29th overall in the 09' draft by the Bolts.  In 2012 Ashton was traded to the Leafs organization for Blue Liner Keith Aulie.  Ashton appeared in 15 games at the NHL level last year for the Leafs and is considered a Top prospect in the organization.  Carter very nicely signed my card along with inscribing his number.  Due to the Lock Out (#wewanthockey)  Carter was assigned right away to the Marlies for the start of the 12-13 season.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Zac Rinaldo

Zac Rinaldo (6-1)
RECEIVED: 8-21-12
ADDY: C/O Flyers

Zac Rinaldo was drafted 178th overall in the 2008 draft by the Philadelphia Flyers.  Zac has played in a total of 66 games at the NHL level and 7 during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Rhino is known as a very physical grinder that will drop the gloves at any time.  Rinaldo is one of my favorite young NHLers to watch in the league based on the excitement he creates with his hitting ability.  Zac added 5 cards to the one I sent to him, and he also payed for the shipping based on he took is back to Canada with him.  This was one of my favorite returns yet  from the young enforcer!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jochen Hecht

Jochen Hecht (2-2)
RECEIVED: 9-7-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Jochen Hecht the German born winger was drafted 49th overall in the 1995 draft by the St. Louis Blues.  Hecht has spent the last 7 season at the NHL level with the Buffalo Sabres.  Jochen season last year was cut short as of alot of Sabres player's seasons, by injury.  Jochen has scored 449 points in his NHL career.  Even at the age of  35 Jochen still has the Jets and can put the puck in the net.  Hecht signed both of my Score 11-12 cards.  Thank you Mr. Hecht for the great return.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tomas Vanek

Tomas Vanek  (3-3)
RECEIVED: 8-29-12
TOTAL DAYS: 30 days
ADDY: C/O Home

Tomas Vanek was drafted 5th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2003 draft out of the University of Minnesota.  In 2007 Vanek participated in the NHL YoungStars game and in that same season he was awarded the Plus/Minus Award for being a Plus 47 on the year.  In 2009 Vanek was named to the NHL All-Star game Roster.  The Austrian born winger has spent his entire NHL career playing for the Sabres.  Tomas personalized and inscribed his number on both cards and the 8x10.  This is a great return and one of my favorite wingers in the game today.  Thank you Mr.Vanek.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Joey MacDonald

Joey MacDonald  (3-3)
RECEIVED: 5-7-12
ADDY: C/O Red Wings

Joey MacDonald who is currently a goalie with the Red Wings.  The undrafted goalie has started 101 games in net during his NHL career.  On his second stint with the Wings he posted a 8-5-1 record on the season.  Joey signed and inscribed all three cards and they were returned in great condition.  Thank you Mr. MacDonald!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Justin Abdelkader

Justin Abdelkader (2-2)
RECEIVED: 8-20-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Justin Abdelkader was the 42nd overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Red Wings.  The Michigan native has played 3 full seasons at the NHL level.  Justin scored his first NHL goal in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals vs Pitt in 2009.  Justin is prominently a 3rd to 4th liner for the Wings, and played in 80 games a career high this season.  Justin signed and inscribed his number 8 on both cards one a rookie OPC refractor and the other being a Score glossy and they turned out perfect!  Thank you Mr. Abdelkader. 


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Arron Asham

Arron Asham (1-1)
RECEIVED: 8-20-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Arron Asham was drafted 71st overall in the 1996 NHL draft.  Asham is currently a member of the New York Rangers.  July 1st the Rangers signed the free agent to a two year deal.  As soon as Asham plays his first game with the Blue shirts he have will played with every team in the Atlantic Division.  Asham is mostly a 3rd to 4th Line player now days, known for his big hitting, a big shot, no nonsense hockey that will fit right in with John Tortorella's style and oh ya he is not afraid to drop the gloves.  I sent Arron a Pittsburgh jersey crest since he was apart of the Pens at the time I sent the crest.  Asham was kind enough to sign it perfectly and return it back to me.  Thank you Mr. Asham.