Friday, November 2, 2012

Kyper and Loney

A smaller mail post to start November.  My want list of old BAP autographs has shrunk from a booklet to a couple pages.  My next mail post will be another big one but after that I'll try and focus on scanning some more of my "autograph archives" and large vintage collection. Over the last couple weeks I've also sent out over 100 TTM requests so look for more of those to start flowing in.  

Nick Kypreos and Troy Loney
If you watch TSN then you know enough about Nick Kypreos to last a lifetime.
Troy Loney broke into the NHL with the 83/84 Penguins and stayed in Pittsburgh long enough to win a Stanley Cup in 1991 and 1992.  He holds the distinction of being Anaheim’s first ever captain. 
Dave Poulin and Doug Bodger
As a Philadelphia Flyer in the 1980s Dave Poulin netted 20+ goals four years in a row, with two of those being 30+.  He won the 1987 Selke trophy as the best defensive forward and the 1993 King Clancy award for his charity work. 
Doug Bodger was selected 9th overall by the 1984 Pittsburgh Penguins and went on to have a lengthy NHL career, 1000+ games, that lasted until the new millennium. 
Micah Aivazoff and Alexander Semak
Micah Aivazoff was a member of the 93/94 Red Wings, 94/95 Oilers and 95/96 Islanders. 
Alexander Semak was one of the handfull of veteran hockey players to enter the NHL after the fall of the USSR.   His best season in the NHL was in 92/93 when he scored 37 goals and 79 points as a New Jersey Devil. 
Fred Knipscheer and Patrik Juhlin
Trough 2 seasons with the Boston Bruins, 1993-1995, Fred Knipscheer played 27 games and scored 6 goals.  His only other appearance in the big leagues was a 1 game stint with the 95/96 St. Louis Blues. 
Patrik Juhlin spent two years as a Philadelphia Flyer.  Between 1994 and 1996 he played 56 NHL games, scoring 7 goas and 13 points.  He won an Olympic gold medal with Sweden in 1994.
Pavel Kubina and Ronald Petrovicky
Pavel Kubina has played over 1000 NHL games, won the Stanley Cup in 2004 and collected an Olympic bronze medal in 2006. 
From 2001-2007 Ronald Petrovicky saw time in Calgary, New York (Rangers), Atlanta and Pittsburgh.  He recorded 41 goals and 92 points in 342 regular season games. 
Tomi Kallio and Brad Tapper
Tomi Kallio spent three years in North America, from 2000-2003, and he was an NHLer the whole time.  He spent two full years in Atlanta and then split his last year between the Thrashers, Blue Jackets and Flyers.  In 140 games he scored 24 goals and 55 points. 
From 2000-2003 Brad Tapper saw 71 games of NHL action, all with the Atlanta Thrashers.  
Radek Martinek and Mathieu Biron
Defenceman Radek Martinek most recently played for the Columbus Blue Jackets but for the majority of his NHL career, from 2001-2011, he was a New York Islander.  He has played in just under 500 games. 
The younger brother of better known goalie Martin, Mathiew Biron played just over 250 NHL games from 1999-2006.  He suited up for the Islanders, Lightning, Panthers and Capitals. 
Derek MacKenzie and Pavel Patera
Derek MacKenzie was drafted in 1999 but did not become an NHL regular with the Columbus Blue Jackets until 2010. 
Pavel Patera played 12 games for the 99/00 Dallas Stars and 20 games for the 01/02 Minnesota Wild.  He was a member of the 1998 Czech team that captured the Olympic gold medal. 
Craig Anderson and Cal O’Reilly
After serving in a mostly backup role for the Blackhawks and Panthers Craig Anderson went on to take up the starting position for the Colorado Avalanche in 2009 and has since moved on to Ottawa.   
Older brother of Avalanche player Ryan, Cal O'Reilly broke into the NHL with the 08/09 Nashville Predators and has since seen 100+ games of NHL action while moving to Phoenix and then Pittsburgh.  
 Mark Stuart
Mark Stuart split his first two years in pro hockey between the AHL and NHL but since 2007 he has been an NHL regular.  He followed the Thrashers from Atlanta to Winnipeg and became a first generation new Jet, playing 80 games during the inaugural season.
Bo Elik and Cummy Burton
Bo Elik saw 3 games of NHL action with the 1962/63 Detroit Red Wings.
From 1955-1959 Cummy Burton was recalled on numerous occasions by the Detroit Red Wings.  He would play in a total of 43 NHL games for the Wings, his only contribution to the score sheet was a pair of assists. 
Edward Leier and Odie Lowe
Edward Leier played 16 games for the Hawks in the early 50s.  He scored 2 goals and added an assist. 
Odie Lowe played 4 games for the 49/50 New York Rangers.  
Mark Lamb and Dan Currie
Mark Lamb was a member of the 1990 Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup winning team.  He contributed 6 goals and 17 points in only 22 playoffs games as the Oilers won their most recent Cup in franchise history. 
From 1990-1993 Dan Currie saw 17 games of NHL action with the Edmonton Oilers.  He also played 5 games for the 93/94 LA Kings. 
Cec Hoekstra and Les Kuntar
Cecil Hoekstra played 4 games for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1959/60 season.
Les Kuntar appeared between the pipes on 6 separate occasions for the 93/94 Montreal Canadiens.  

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