Saturday, December 30, 2017

Last Mail Post of 2017


Some mail to end 2017 with 27 new NHL player signatures. The grand total of unique player autographs now stands at 5,620 for 75% of everyone who has ever played.

This mail features a package from COMC.com, a couple small trades, a small purchase and some TTM returns.


                Johnny Gaudreau
The Calgary Flames found a gem when they drafted Johnny Gaudreau 104th overall in 2011. He turned into a top prospect at Boston College and won the 2014 Hobey Baker Award. He was an instant hit at the NHL level and finished his first season as a Calder Trophy finalist. He's produced at nearly a point-per-game pace with Calgary and in 2016/17 won the NHL's Lady Byng Trophy. Internationally, Gaudreau helped US win gold at the 2013 World Junior Championships and represented America at the Men's World Championships in 2014 and 2017. 

                   Scott Harrington
Scott Harrington was a 2nd round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2011. Since making his NHL debut with the 2014/15 Penguins, Harrington has played 62 regular season games in the NHL. He was traded to Toronto in the Phil Kessel trade, played part of a season for the Maple Leafs, and was again traded, this time to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The defenseman has turned into a regular NHL player with the 2017/18 Blue Jackets. Internationally, he represented Canada at the World Junior Hockey championships in 2012 and 2013.

                   Laurent Dauphin
The Coyotes drafted Laurent Dauphin 39th overall in 2013. From 2015 to 2017 he scored 3 goals in 32 NHL games with the Coyotes. He's since been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks but has yet to crack their NHL roster. 

                      Frank Vatrano
The Boston Bruins signed Frank Vatrano as an undrafted free agent from UMass-Amherst. Since then, he's played over 100 games in the NHL with Boston. Vatrano was the AHL's leading goal scorer in 2015/16 with 36 goals in just 36 games as a Providence Bruin. He was also named the AHL's rookie of the year that season. Internationally, he represented the United States at the 2016 World Championships. 

                        Colin Smith
Forward Colin Smith played 1 game in the NHL with the 2014/15 Colorado Avalanche. He was later traded to the Maple Leafs but hasn't been able to break out of their AHL club.

                                Ben Hutton
A University of Maine alumni, defenseman Ben Hutton is in his third season as a full time member of the Vancouver Canucks' blueline. He's approaching 200 games played with the Canucks. Internationally, Hutton represented Canada at the 2016 World Championships, helping his country take home Gold. 

                  Melker Karlsson
The San Jose Sharks signed Melker Karlsson as a 24 year old undrafted Swedish professional in 2015. Now entering his fourth season with the Sharks, Karlsson has played well over 200 games in the NHL. He's a reliable bottom line forward who was recently signed to a three year extension by the Sharks. 

             Trevor Van Riemsdyk
Defenseman Trevor Van Riemsdyk was signed by the Chicago Blackhawks as an undrafted University of New Hampshire player in 2014. The younger brother of NHL player James Van Riemsdyk, Trevor is most notable for helping the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2015. Trevor has played nearly 200 games in the NHL between the Hawks and his current club, the Carolina Hurricanes. Internationally, he represented USA at the 2017 World Hockey Championships. 

               Brett MacDonald
Defenseman Brett MacDonald played 1 game in the NHL with the 1987/88 Vancouver Canucks. He spent the rest of his lengthy pro hockey career in the minors. 

                 Doug Wickenheiser
Through the 1980's Doug Wickenheiser played well over 500 games in the NHL, suiting up with the Canadiens, Blues, Canucks, Rangers and Capitals. He may be best known for being the #1 overall draft pick of the 1980 draft, selected by Montreal. Wickenheiser had just led the Regina Pats to the Memorial Cup tournament and had been named the CHL's player of the year. He's a cousin of famous Canadian Olympian Haley Wickenheiser. Doug Wickenheiser was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and passed away in 1999 at only 37. 

                        Tim Higgins
From 1978 to 1989 Tim Higgins played over 700 games in the NHL, scoring 154 goals and 351 regular season points. He was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings. Higgins was originally drafted 10th overall by Chicago in 1978. 

                     Mike McEwen
From 1976 to 1988 Mike McEwen played over 700 games in the NHL. He played for the Rangers, Rockies, Islanders, Kings, Capitals, Red Wings and Whalers. He scored over 400 points as a reliable puck moving defenseman. He was a important part of the 1979 New York Rangers team that made it to the Stanley Cup finals. A few years later, with the Islanders, McEwen returned to the finals, this time coming out on the winning side. McEwen is most notable for being a member of the 1981, 1982 and 1983 Stanley Cup wining New York Islanders.

                     John Tonelli
John Tonelli is one of the most notable hockey players from the 1980s/90s who does not have a certified autograph card. His career was certainly worthy of one. He was a part of the New York Islanders' Stanley Cup dynasty in the 1980s, scored 20+ goals nine times (including a 42 goal season in 1984/85) and played over 1000 games in the NHL. 

                 Steve Konroyd
From 1980 to 1995 Steve Konroyd played just under 1,000 regular season+playoff games in the NHL. He was a member of the Flames, Islanders, Blackhawks, Whalers, Red Wings and Senators. Internationally, he represented Canada at the World Championships in 1985 and in 1991. In '85 Konroyd helped Canada take home a Silver. 

                             Bill Stewart
From 1977 to 1986 defenseman Bill Stewart played 260 games in the NHL. He played for the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota North Stars. Stewart briefly returned to the NHL as a head coach with the 1998/99 New York Islanders. 

                      Jere Gillis
Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks 4th overall in 1977, Jere Gillis spent a decade in the big leagues and played 386 NHL games. He played for the Canucks, Rangers, Nordiques, Sabres and Flyers. After his hockey career Gillis became a Hollywood stuntman and has had roles in notable films such as The Notebook, The Day After Tomorrow, Punisher and Pacific Rim to name just a few. 

                     Lance Nethery
Lance Nethery scored 11 goals and 25 points in 41 career NHL games in the early 1980s. A Cornell alumni, he played for the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers. In 1985, Nethery took his skills overseas and has spent most of his time since then in Europe as a player and later as a coach. 

                     Udo Kiessling
Defenseman Udo Kiessling played 1 game in the NHL with the 1982/83 Minnesota North Stars. It made him the first German born and trained player to make the NHL. Kiessling is best known for his long professional hockey career in Germany and his role with the country's national team. Kiessling represented Germany at the Olympics an incredible five times. He was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2000.


                                 Jason Kasdorf
Jason Kasdorf was originally drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 2011. In 2015, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres. At the very end of the 2015/16 season, after Kasdorf had finished his college career with RPI, he played a single game in the NHL with the Sabres. His first full season of pro hockey, 2016/17, was predominantly spent in the ECHL.

                                 Adam Almquist
Swedish defenseman Adam Almquist recorded 1 goal in 2 career NHL games with the 2013/14 Detroit Red Wings. He won a Calder Cup with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins in 2013. He's been playing in Europe since 2014/15. 

                                 Patrick Sieloff
Defenseman Patrick Sieloff was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2012 NHL draft by the Calgary Flames. He played 1 game in the NHL with the 2015/16 Flames and scored a goal. That remains Sieloff's only NHL game and in the summer of 2016 he was traded to the Ottawa Senators. Internationally, Sieloff represented USA at the 2013 World Juniors, helping his country win Gold. 

                                   Jody Gage
From 1980 to 1992 Jody Gage scored 14 goals and 29 points in 68 career games in the NHL. He was a member of the Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres. He was a long time pro hockey player who dominated the AHL, scoring 40+ goals 7 times in the league and winning the Calder Cup twice. He was also named the 1987/88 AHL's MVP in a season that saw him score 60 goals in 76 games with the Rochester Americans. He later spent over a decade as General Manager of the Americans. 

                              Neil Nicholson
Between 1970 and 1978 Neil Nicholson played 39 games in the NHL. The defenseman dressed with the Oakland Seals and New York Islanders 

                             Glenn Goldup
From 1973 to 1982 Glenn Goldup scored 52 goals and 119 points in 291 career regular season games in the NHL. He with the Montreal Canadiens but spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Kings. He played 3 games for the 1976 Stanley Cup winning Habs, not enough to get his name on the trophy. His father, Hank Goldup, also played in the NHL.

                             Michel Mongeau
From 1989 to 1993 Michel Mongeau scored 6 goals and 25 points in 54 career NHL games. He played for the St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning, who had selected Mongeau in the 1992 NHL expansion draft. Mongeau passed away in 2010 from a battle with cancer, he was just 45.

                                Neil Sheehy
A Harvard alumni, tough guy defenseman Neil Sheehy was signed by the Calgary Flames as an undrafted free agent in 1983. He accumulated over 1300 penalty minutes in 379 regular season NHL games from 1983 to 1992. Sheehy is notable for helping Calgary reach the 1986 Stanley Cup finals and for being the only non-goalie to wear the #0 in an official NHL game. He wore the strange number while with the 1987/88 Hartford Whalers. 

                                 Bo Berglund
From 1983 to 1986 Bo Berglund played 130 games in the NHL. He was a member of the Nordiques, North Stars and Flyers. As a member of the Swedish national team he won Bronze at the Olympics in 1980 and 1988.


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On top of the 27 NHL player autographs, I also have an NHL coach autograph and 3 female signatures to share. 


                             Don Perry
As a player, Don Perry had a career that lasted two decades. He was a high scoring defenseman who spent most of his career in the old Eastern Hockey League. Perry became a minor league coach and eventually reached the NHL that way. In the early 1980s, Perry was head coach of the Los Angeles Kings. He coached one full season in the NHL and parts of two others. 

                   Shannon Szabados
Shannon Szabados is one of the most recognizable names in women's hockey. The goalie first made history in 2002/03 when she became the first female to play junior hockey in the WHL. She played men's hockey in junior, college and pro. Szabados spent two full seasons as a professional goalie with the SPHL's Columbus Cottonmouths, the only female to sign and play in the league. Internationally, Szabados won Gold at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics with Canada. 

                   Blayre Turnbull
Blayre Turnbull has represented Canada at the Women's World Hockey Championships in 2016 and 2017, bringing home Silver on both occasions. She played NCAA hockey with the Wisconsin Badgers from 2011 to 2015. 

                     Natalie Spooner
Natalie Spooner has been a member of Canada's National Women's Team since 2011. In 2014, she helped Canada bring home a Gold from the Olympics.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mail - The Flying Father

The chase continues with 15 new NHL player autographs in the mail since the last post. That brings the grand total to 5,593 autographs for 75% of everyone who has every played in the NHL.

Thanks to Kingsley and Jerry for trades. The only purchase here was Les Costello. The signature comes from an old Flying Fathers program that I won for a steal.
Another notable addition in this post is Kay Whitemore's autograph. I've sent half a dozen TTM requests to him over the years but a trade finally landed me his signature. I say its notable because he's one of the last living goalies I was missing.

                                Les Costello
   From 1948 to 1950 Les Costello played 15 regular season and 6 playoff games in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a star junior player who won the Memorial Cup twice with the St. Michael's Majors. Costello scored 2 goals and 4 points in 5 playoff games with the 1948 Maple Leafs as they claimed the Stanley Cup. Costello got his named engraved on hockey's holy grail. He retired from hockey in 1950 to become a priest. As a priest he founded the Flyer Fathers hockey team, a famous group of priests who traveled around playing local teams for charity. Costello passed away in 2002.

                            Andrey Pedan
   Andrey Pedan was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2011 NHL draft by the New York Islanders. The defenseman was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in 2014 and made his NHL debut with the 2015/16 Canucks. Pedan played 13 games in the NHL with the team that season. In 2017, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins but has yet to make it back to the NHL. 

                            Buddy Robinson
   From 2015 to 2017 Buddy Robinson scored 1 goal and 2 points in 7 career NHL games with the Ottawa Senators. He was originally signed by the Sens as an undrafted free agent from Lake Superior State University. In the summer of 2017 he signed a deal with the Winnipeg Jets but has yet to make it out of their AHL club. 

                               Viktor Loov
   Swedish defenseman Viktor Loov recorded 2 assists in 4 career NHL games with the 2015/16 Toronto Maple Leafs. He was later traded to and signed by the New Jersey Devils but has yet to play for the NHL club. 

                         Rene Chapdelaine
   From 1990 to 1993 defenseman Rene Chapdelaine played 32 games in the NHL with Wayne Gretzky's Los Angeles Kings. He joined the Kings after four years at Lake Superior State University. 

                                   Lude Check
   Lude Check played 1 game in the NHL with the 1943/44 Detroit Red Wings and 26 games with the 1944/45 Chicago Blackhawks. He scored 6 goals and 8 points in 27 career NHL games. Check passed away in 2009. 

                           Duane Rupp
   From 1962 to 1973 defenseman Duane Rupp played 374 regular season games in the NHL. He's best year was with the 1967/68 Toronto Maple Leafs when he was a staple on the team's blueline and participated in the NHL's 1968 NHL All-Star game. Rupp played for the Rangers, Leafs, North Stars and Penguins. From 1974 to 1976 he spent a couple seasons in the WHA, playing with the Vancouver Blazers and Calgary Cowboys. 

                   Greg Paslawski
   From 1983 to 1994 Greg Paslawski played 650 games in the NHL, dressing with the Canadiens, Blues, Jets, Sabres, Nordiques, Flyers and Flames. The well traveled Paslawski was a solid point producer, netting 187 goals and 372 points in the NHL. 

                   Kay Whitmore
   From 1988 to 2002 Kay Whitmore played 155 games in the NHL. He spent most of that time with the Hartford Whalers or Vancouver Canucks. He's notable for serving as Vancouver's backup goalie during their 1994 playoff run that saw them make it all the way to the Stanley Cup finals, loosing to the Rangers. After long stints in the minors and a year in Europe, Whitmore later returned to the NHL to play a handful of games between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. He was a well known hockey commentator after hanging up his skates and currently works for the NHL as the league's goaltending supervisor. 

                     Steve Vickers
   From 1972 to 1982 Steve Vickers scored 246 goals and 586 points in 698 regular season NHL games with the New York Rangers. Vickers is most notable for winning the NHL's 1972/73 Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. He was an NHL All-Star with the Rangers in 1975 and 1976. He scored a career high 41 goals with the 1974/75 Rangers, the only NHL team he played for. 

                       Ken Strong
   From 1982 to 1985 Ken Strong scored 2 goals and 4 points in 15 career NHL games, all with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1981 but acquired by the Leafs in the Darryl Sittler trade. 

                      Cam Plante
   Defenseman Cam Plante played 2 games in the NHL with the 1984/85 Toronto Maple Leafs. He continued to play pro hockey until 1998. His sons, Tyler and Alex Plante, both made it to the NHL. Alex played a handful of games with the Oilers and Tyler, a goalie, backup up 7 NHL games with the Florida Panthers. 

                       Val James
   Val James played 7 NHL games with the 1981/82 Buffalo Sabres and 4 games with the 1986/87 Toronto Maple Leafs. He released a book in 2015 that I'd very much like to pickup and read; Black Ice: The Val James Story. 

                             Willy Lindstrom
   From 1975 to 1979 Swedish forward Willy Lindstrom starred with the WHA's Winnipeg Jets, winning the Avco Cup in 1978 and 1979. He followed the Jets into the NHL and continued to put up points, scoring 32 goals for the 81/82 Jets. He was later traded to the Edmonton Oilers and helped them win the Stanley Cup in 1984 and 1985. Lindstrom then spent a couple seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins before retiring from the NHL in 1987. During his career he was a teammate of Bobby Hull, Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. Lindstrom later scouted for the NHL's Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and Phoenix Coyotes. Internationally, he took home a Bronze medal representing Sweden at the 1974 and 1975 World Championships. 

                             Dean Clark
   Forward Dean Clark played 1 game in the NHL. It came with the 1983/84 Edmonton Oilers, a team stacked with the likes of Wayne Gretzky and other future Hall of Famers who would go on to win the Stanley Cup that season. It was actually Clark's only game of pro hockey as he spent the remainder of the season in the WHL and later attended the University of Alberta.



Friday, December 1, 2017

Milestone Mail: All-Time NHL Player Collection at 75%


   I've managed to add 25 new NHL player autographs added since the last mail post. They come via TTM requests, trades and a couple small purchases. Shout out to fellow autograph collector Jerry for trading me some great autographed cards.
   The grand total of unique NHL player autographs now stands at 5,578 unique player signatures for 75% of everyone to ever play in the NHL. Its pretty neat to be able to say that I have an autograph of 3/4 people who have ever played in the league. When people chat with me about the collection, they generally start by asking if I have an autograph of their favorite player or players. My usual response is that unless they've been dead for decades, I most likely do have their signature. My wantlist now consists largely of deceased players and very obscure players.


This month, the blog's format has been deliberately changed for readability.

                          Derek Bekar
  From 1999 to 2004, Derek Bekar played 11 games in the NHL. He played for the '99/00 St. Louis Blues, '02/03 Los Angeles Kings and '03/04 New York Islanders. The University of New Hampshire alumni was held off the scoresheet but did record 6 penalty minutes in his short NHL career. 

                         Paul Thompson
   Paul Thompson played 3 NHL games with the 2015/16 New Jersey and another 21 NHL games with the 2016/17 Florida Panthers. Thompson is an undrafted University of New Hampshire alumni. He's currently under contract with the Vegas Golden Knights but has yet to play for the parent club. 

                           John Ramage
   Defenseman John Ramage played 1 NHL game with the 2014/15 Calgary Flames and 1 NHL game with the 2015/16 Columbus Blue Jackets. His father was long-time NHL player Rob Ramage. 
   Because I buy certified autographs of all the new players who get one, I follow the hockey card hobby very closely. John Ramage is an interesting case because he's one of just a few players since 2005/06 who have been overlooked for an NHL rookie card. He's the only NHL player from the past few years who hasn't gotten an official hockey card. There's no indication why he was overlooked. I did ask in my letter if he had any opinion on the situation, but no reply there. 

                              Tommy Cross
    Defenseman Tommy Cross was drafted 35th overall by the Boston Bruins in 2007. He spent four seasons at Boston College and a few more in the AHL before making his NHL debut with the 2015/16 Bruins. Cross has played 3 regular season and 1 playoff game in the NHL with the Bruins. 

                             Mike Matteuci
   Defenseman Mike Matteuci was signed by the Minnesota Wild as an undrafted Lake Superior State University alumni. He gained attention of NHL scouts as a feared enforcer in the IHL. Matteuci played 6 career NHL games with the Wild from 2000 to 2002. 

                              Doug Friedman
   Doug Friedman played 16 games in the NHL with the 1997/98 Edmonton Oilers and 2 games with the 1998/99 Nashville Predators. He recorded 1 assist and 34 penalty minutes in 18 career NHL games. The Boston University alumni was originally drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in 1991. 

                            Garret Stroshein
   Tough guy Garret Stroshein recorded 18 penalty minutes in 3 career NHL games with the 2003/04 Washington Capitals. He was an undrafted enforcer who fought his way up to the big leagues. He would have been an intimidating presence at 6.07' and 250 lbs. 

                              Matt DelGuidice
    In the early 1990s, Matt DelGuidice appeared in 11 NHL games with the Boston Bruins. In 1991, he trained with the US National pre-Olympic team as one of four goalies invited but didn't make the final cut. 

                              Bill Root
   From 1982 to 1988 Bill Root played 247 career regular season games in the NHL. He suited up with the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers. 

                              Bob Sullivan
   Bob Sullivan spent one season in the NHL. He scored 18 goals and 37 points in 62 career NHL games with the 1982/83 Hartford Whalers. He was the 1981/82 AHL rookie of the year when he scored a record setting 47 goals in 74 games. 

                     Don Head
   Don Head played one season in the NHL with the Boston Bruins, appearing in 38 games between the pipes with the 1961/62 team. He famously made the January, 1962 cover of Sports Illustrated. Head is also notable for helping Canada claim Silver at the 1960 Olympics in California. 

                 Ed Kryzanowski
   From 1948 to 1953 defenseman Ed Kryzanowski played 237 regular season games in the NHL. He was a member of the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. Kryzanowski passed away in 2007. 

                  Curtis Murphy
   Curtis Murphy played 1 game in the NHL with the 2002/03 Minnesota Wild. He was signed by the Wild as an undrafted University of North Dakota alumni. He's notable for winning the AHL's Calder Cup in 2003 and 2004. Both of those seasons Murphy also took home the AHL's Eddie Shore Award as the league's best defenseman.

               George Pesut
   From 1974 to 1976 George Pesut played 92 games in the NHL with the California Seals. The defenseman also played 17 games in the WHA with the 1976/77 Calgary Cowboys. He spent the latter part of his career in Germany, playing professionally in the country until 1993. 

                      Tom Laidlaw
   From 1980 to 1990 defenseman Tom Laidlaw played 705 games in the NHL. He split his career between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings. 

                  Dick Redmond
   Dick Redmond was drafted 5th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in 1969. He made his NHL debut that year and went on to play a dozen seasons in the NHL, dressing in 771 regular season games. 

                      Don Kozak
   From 1972 to 1979 Don Kozak scored 96 goals and 182 points in 437 regular season NHL games. He spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Kings but ended his career with the Vancouver Canucks. Kozak went to the Memorial Cup two year in a row as a junior with the Edmonton Oil Kings. 

                 George Gardner
   From 1965 to 1972 George Gardner appeared in 66 NHL games. He played for the Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks. From 1972 to 1974 he spent two seasons in the WHA, playing 79 games between the Los Angeles Sharks and Vancouver Blazers. Gardner passed away in 2006. 

                      Darryl Sly
   From 1965 to 1971 defenseman Darryl Sly played 79 games in the NHL. He played for the Maple Leafs, North Stars and Canucks. He's best known for helping Canada bring home a silver medal at the 1960 Olympics. Sly passed away in 2007. 

                     Behn Wilson
   From 1978 to 1988 Behn Wilson played 601 games in the NHL. The defenseman was drafted 6th overall by the Flyers in 1978. Wilson was an above average player, accumulating 359 points and nearly 1500 penalty minutes from the blueline. He was an NHL All-Star in 1981. 

                    Dave Farrish
   From 1976 to 1984 Dave Farrish played 430 regular season games in the NHL. He suited up for the Rangers, Nordiques and Maple Leafs. In 1981/82, he was named the AHL's best defenseman. Farrish  returned to the NHL as an assistant coach with the Devils, Ducks, Maple Leafs and most recently the Avalanche. 

                     Barry Long
   From 1972 to 1974, defenseman Barry Long was a full time member of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. In 1974, he jumped to the WHA and played nearly 400 games in the rival league with the Edmonton Oilers and later the Winnipeg Jets. When the WHA folded in 1979, Long went back to the NHL, joining the Detroit Red Wings. He returned to Winnipeg to finish off his NHL career with the Jets in 1981. 

                        Alan May
   From 1987 to 1995 tough guy Alan May accumulated over 1300 penalty minutes in 393 career NHL games. May played for the Bruins, Oilers, Capitals, Stars and Flames. He's currently a well known hockey analyst with NBC.

                              Pierre Hamel
   From 1974 to 1981 Pierre Hamel appeared in 69 NHL games. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets. 

                           Joakim Lindstrom
   Between 2005 and 2015 Swedish forward Joakim Lindstrom played in 150 NHL games. He went back and forth from North America to Europe a couple times but could never stick with an NHL team. He had stints with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs. Internationally, he's represented Sweden at the World Championships in 2014 and 2015, bringing home a bronze medal in 2014. 
   I made the custom index with Lindstrom as a member of the Crunch because he was playing for the team when he signed the index, as noted on the back of it and because he only wore #37 with the Crunch. 


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Ending the post, as usual, with some more hockey autographs that fall outside of the total NHL player collection.

                                Scott Meyer
   Goalie Scott Meyer appeared in the NHL in 1 official game as a backup goalie with the 2001/02 New York Rangers. He dressed as Dan Blackburn's backup. Meyer was an undrafted St. Cloud State alumni when he was signed by the Rangers. 

                               Andy Murray
   Andy Murray is best remember as head coach of the Los Angeles Kings from 1999 to 2006 and head coach of the St. Louis Blues from 2006 to 2010. He's currently an NCAA head coach at Western Michigan. 

                               Kris Knoblauch
   Kris Knoblauch was drafted by the New York Islanders in 1997 but never made it to the NHL as a player. In 2017, he was hired as an NHL assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers. He had spent time as head coach of the WHL's Kootenay Ice and OHL's Erie Otters. 

                              Greg Carvel
   Greg Carvel first made it to the NHL as an assistant coach with the 2003/04 Anaheim Mighty Ducks. From 2005 to 2011, he was an assistant coach with the Ottawa Senators. He's currently NCAA head coach of the UMass Minutemen. 

                              Mike Kelly
   From 2014 to 2017 Mike Kelly was an NHL assistant coach with the Florida Panthers. He was hired, along with his old coaching partner Gerard Gallant, to be an assistant coach with the inaugural Vegas Golden Knights in 2017. 

                              Jeff Jackson
   Jeff Jackson is best known as a coach in the NCAA with Lake Superior State and more recently, Notre Dame. He did spend 1 year in the NHL as an assistant coach with the 2003/04 New York Islanders. 

                            Keith Allain
   From 1993 to 1997 Keith Allain was an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals. A former Yale University goalie, he also spent time in the NHL as a goalie coach with the St. Louis Blues. Since 2006 he's had a very successful run as head coach of Yale's NCAA hockey team. Allain is also notable for being on the coaching staff of USA's 1992 and 2006 Olympic hockey teams. 

                        Mark Kaufman
   Mark Kaufman has spent his entire career coaching minor league and college hockey. He spent one season in the NHL as an assistant coach with the 1995/95 San Jose Sharks. He's been an assistant coach at Ferris State University since 2007. 

                      Dennis "Red" Gendron
   From 1994 to 1996, Dennis "Red" Gendron was an assistant coach in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils. His name was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1995 as a coach and in 2000 while he was a scout with the Devils. Gendron is currently head coach of the the University of Maine's mens hockey team.