Cody Eakin – Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

November 25, 2009

Cody Eakin signed 2/2 (he kept a copy of each custom as I offered) through the Swift Current Broncos (WHL) in 22 days.


John McFarland – Sudbury Wolves (OHL)

November 21, 2009

John McFarland signed 1/1 in 31 days through his OHL team, the Sudbury Wolves.

Richard Panik – Windsor (OHL)

November 16, 2009

Richard Panik signed 2/2 custom cards through the Windsor Spitfires in 13 days.  The SASE wasn’t sealed, but luckily the cards made it back to me.

Tyler Bozak – Toronto Marlies (AHL)

November 9, 2009

Tyler Bozak signed and personalized 1/1 (an 8×10) in 20 days through the Toronto Marlies (AHL).


Taylor Hall – Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

November 4, 2009

Taylor Hall, a top prospect for the 2010 NHL Entry draft signed my 8×10 and card (2/2) through the team’s address in 14 days.  Unfortunately, I spaced out when I was packaging, and didn’t label my SASE well (Do Not Bend!), nor did I throw in an extra piece of flexible cardboard to prevent damage.  I think the photo will come out OK after spending a few hours under a heavy book, but the card is permanently creased.

Portland Pirates: 50/50

August 27, 2009

Here are a few of the autographs I received in my dealings with a fellow who gets Portland Pirates in person.  The Pirates are the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, and they had some excellent prospects playing there last season.  Jhonas Enroth will be putting pressure on Ryan Miller soon, while Nate Gerbe and Tim Kennedy will be pushing for spots on the forward lines as soon as this coming season.

2009 NHL Entry Draft

June 27, 2009

The first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft went into the books tonight.  Going through my collection, I have been lucky enough to add most of these guys to my collection already.  Garth Snow managed to keep it a fairly good secret, but he made the expected pick and selected John Tavares from the Ontario Hockey League.  Tampa Bay was up next, and selected Victor Hedman, whom I actually don’t have a signature from.  Colorado picked up Matt Duchene from the Brampton Battallion at number three.

After the top three, the focus shifted to the WHL.  Evander Kane went fourth overall to the Atlanta Thrashers, and Brayden Schenn was selected by the Kings (much to my chagrin, I was hoping he’d be reunited with his brother Luke in TO).

I have several more first rounders in my collection, but I think batting .800 for the Top 5 picks of the NHL Entry Draft in any single year is pretty good (unless the draft year is 1999, of course).