Monday, May 16, 2011

TTM: Eric Staal

Drafted by Carolina Hurricanes round 1 #2 overall 2003 NHL Entry Draft

Eric Staal is one of the NHL's top Superstars with many accomplishments
He is also the oldest sibling in the Staal Hockey family

2006 Stanley Cup Champion
4x All-Star:(2008 MVP)
Gold Medal with Canada in the 2010 Olympics
# Carolina Hurricanes' franchise record for most hat tricks in a single season - 4 (2008–09)
# Carolina Hurricanes' franchise record for most career post-season points - 43

I sent the card to the Carolina Hurricanes Organization
Sent: ???

Monday, May 9, 2011

Jonathan Toews (Signed Pucks)

Autographed Pucks signed by Jonathan Toews

1. Game Six Finals puck: Signed after a practice at Johnny's Ice House
2. 2009 Official Puck: Signed at Season Ticket holder party at Navy Pier
Pucks 3 and 4 are fro the United center pick a puck thing. For $30 each you could pick a puck that was wrapped up in decoratve paper so you do not know who signature you are going to get. The white one is from the beginning of the season and the blue one is from valentine's day.

TTM: Kevin Todd

Drafted by New Jersey Devils round 7 #129 overall 1986 NHL Entry Draft

I don't know much information about Kevin Todd. But I like the fact that his name is Kevin and he played for the Blackhawks

The cards were sent through the mail in August and were returned in November so I am not sure the official days

Sunday, May 8, 2011

TTM: Don Beaupre

Drafted by Minnesota North Stars 2nd round #37 overall 1980 NHL Entry Draft

I sent these 3 cards in the mail to Beaupre's Aerial Equipment company in Minnesota

IP: Dan Ellis

Drafted by Dallas Stars 2nd round #60 overall 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Ellis has been a backup goalie for most of his career so far in the NHL backing up Pekka Rinne in Nashville, Mike Smith/ Dwayne Roloson in Tampa Bay and Ray Emery in Anaheim

Cards signed at Johnny's Ice House after the Ducks practice

IP: Luca Sbisa

Drafted by Philadelphia Flyers round 1 #19 overall 2008 NHL Entry Draft

I don't know much about Sbisa

I got this card signed by Sbisa at Johnny's Ice House after the Duck practice

IP: Corey Perry

Drafted by Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round #28 overall of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft

Perry is one of Anaheim's to players who recorded 50 goals this year and most likely will win the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy. Last years winner Steven Stamkos only had 45 goals this year.

Card was signed after the Ducks practice at Johnny's Ice House

IP: George Parros

Card was signed after the Ducks practice at Johnny's Ice House in Chicago.

Drafted by Los Angeles Kings round 8 #222 overall 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Parros is a big fighter racking up over 800 minutes in the penalty box so far in his career.
He is also famous for his big Mustaches.

Here is a cool intresting video of him shooting on a sumo goalie on Sports Science to see if sumo's could be good goalie but for a guy like Parros that does not score a lot of goals he actually scores a lot on the sumo

IP: Ray Emery

Cards were signed after the Ducks practice at Johnny's Ice House

Drafted by Ottawa Senators 4th round (#99 overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft

Emery had a good start with the Senators taking them to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007 eventually losing to the Anaheim Ducks. He was plagued with injures and off ice conflicts like fighting his trainer in Europe. When Ray cam to Philadelphia it looked like he was going to be their #1 goaltender with Brian Boucher being backup. After Emery got hurt Boucher took the starting job and the Flyers picked up Michael Leighton from the Carolina Hurricanes. Boucher finished the season as the starter and lost his job in the middle of the playoffs to Leighton who took the Flyers to the Finals only to lose game 6 and give up a historic goal by Patrick Kane. To make the Blackhawks become the 2010 Stanley Cup champions and still today no one knows where the puck is.

back to Emery he was sent to the Flyers AHL and then traded to the Anaheim Ducks AHL team during the 2010-2011 season. Once Jonas Hiller got injured Ray Emery was called to start for the Ducks while Dan Ellis backed Emery up. In the end the Predators sent the Ducks home winning 4 games to 2. Emery played in all 6 games

IP: Bobby Ryan

Drafted by Anaheim Mighty Ducks first round #2 overall 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Bobby Ryan was a Runner up for the 2009 Calder Memorial Trophy behind Winner Steve Mason. Ryan was part of the Silver medal winning USA Olympic Hockey team that lost to Canada in the final game.

I got these 2 cards signed by Ryan after the Ducks practice in Chicago at Johnny's Ice House.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

IP: Teemu Selanne

Drafted by the Winnipeg Jets round 1 #10 overall 1988 NHL Entry Draft
This most likely wil be Teemu"s last year in the NHL as he might retire.

I got these cards signed by Teemu in person at Johnny's Ice House after watching the Blackhawks and Ducks practices on March 25th 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jeff Hackett

Drafted by New York Islanders round 2 #34 overall 1987 NHL Entry Draft.

I watched Hackett play a little on the Hawks and the rest of his career starting with Montreal.