Thursday, August 30, 2012

Morgan Rielly

Morgan Rielly (6-4)
RECEIVED: 8-21-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Morgan Rielly was the 5th overall pick in this years (2012) draft in Pittsburgh by the Leafs.  The young blueliner has played the last two seasons with Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL.  On the 3rd of August this year Morgan was signed to a 3 year entry level contract by the Leafs.  Morgan is known as a Offensive D-man with great puck handling skills.  I believe and so do the Leaf's since they took him 5th overall that Morgan in the future is bright and he is going to be a top 2 pairing point man in the NHL for a long time.  Morgan signed and inscribed his number and both cards and 5x7's and also very generously added two of his own signed cards.  This is a great return from a big time prospect.  Thank you Morgan. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tomas Holmström

Tomas Holmstrom (4-4)
RECEIVED: 8-16-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Tomas Holmstrom a career long Red Wing, has made his living in the NHL by parking his 200 pound frame in the opposing goalies face the entire game.  Known as "Homer" by his teammates won a gold medal with his home country of Sweden in 2006.  The 4 time Stanley Cup Champion has played over a 1000 games in his career with 97 points in 180 playoffs games with the Wings. Tomas signed and inscribed his number on both 8x10s and the 2 cards.  This is a great return from an all-time get Red Wing.  Thank you Mr. Holmstrom! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Rod Brind'Amour

Rod Brind'Amour (2-2)
RECEIVED: 7-27-12
ADDY: C/O Canes

The 9th overall selection of the 1988 NHL draft by the St. Louis Blues was Rod Brind'Amour. Rod was a one time All-Star game participant in 1992 and the Frank J. Selke (Defensive Skill) Trophy winner in 2006 and 2007.  In 2006 Rod was the Captain of the Carolina Hurricanes where he lead them to a Stanley Cup Championship with 18 points in 25 games with lighting the lamp for 12 of those points.  Rod in his 20 Seasons at the NHL level did get to the 1000 games played and 1000 points level during his career.  Rod who works for the Canes now, the organization that retired his number 17.  He signed both of my cards (for the SET!) in black sharpie.  A great return from Mr. Brind'Amour.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ryan Whitney

Ryan Whitney (2-2)
RECEIVED: 8-7-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Ryan Whitney was taken 5th overall in the 2002 draft by the PENs.  The USA born Point man is Currently with the Oil where he the assistant captain for the young and  very talented Oilers. The 6 foot 3 D-man is prominently known as a true defensive D-man.  The Boston Terrier alum is a silver medalist with the USA Team in the last Olympics.  Ryan signed and inscribed his number on a 2011 score and also a assistant captains jersey "A", and both turned out great!  Thank you Mr. Whitney.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Peter Regin

Peter Regin (1-1)
RECEIVED: 7-15-12

Peter Regin was drafted 87th overall in the 2004 draft by the SENs.  Regin is a talented Center that was hindered by a shoulder dislocation last season.  Peter was resigned for a one year  deal from the Sens for next season.  I really think that Regin has what it takes to be a scorer and a solid 3rd or 4th line Center.  Peter signed his Fleer Ultra Rookie card and inscribed his number 13 also.  The card turned out great!  Thanks Mr. Regin.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sergei Gonchar

Sergei Gonchar (2-2)
RECEIVED: 5-25-12
ADDY: C/O home

Sergei Gonchar was drafted 14th overall by the Caps in the 1992 draft.  The five time All-Star game participant was a large part in the 2009 Championship Cup Run by the Pens where he had 14 points in 22 games with 11 of those being helpers.  Evgeni Malkin gave credit to Sergei at this years NHL awards in Las Vegas while accepting the Hart Trophy f for helping him when he was starting out in the NHL and for being his best friend.  Gonchar even being 38 years old, is still a large threat from the blue for the Sens.  Sergei signed both cards while inscribing his number on both.  Gonchar is one of my Favorite D-men of all time making this return even better.  Thank you Mr. Gonchar! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic (2-2)
RECEIVED: 7-30-12
ADDY: C/O home

Milan Lucic was drafted 50th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2006 Draft.  Milan is one of the most physical wingers in the game today.  Not only is Milan feared to drop the gloves with but the 6 foot 4 230 pound Power Forward can also light the lamp.  Milan played is a 2 time Young Guns All-Star and in 2011 was a large part of the Stanley Cup run the  B's had.  Milan had 12 points with lighting the Lamp 5 times during the Cup run.  Milan has been apart of some controversial hits during his career, but he still is a blast to watch play even if you are not a B's fan.  Milan signed both cards with inscribing his number 17.  Thank you Mr. Lucic.