Boston Bruins

Andrew Alberts

Date sent: September 13, 2017
Date received: October 4, 2017
Total time: 21 days
Total players responses: 549
Total 2017 responses: 8

I got my first actual, tracked, return in 2017 from stay at home defenseman, Andrew Alberts.  Having last played for the Vancouver Canucks back in 2013, I automatically took a liking to Andrew.  His style of play was not that of a highly touted, immensely skilled prospect but that of a hard nosed, physical type grizzled player.  Being a fan of Vancouver, we have always had a moniker of being “too soft” so Andrew was a good fit for a team that lacked size.

I wrote to Andrew, wishing him all the best and stated that I wish he was still in the NHL, to which he replied with a note back saying “I wish I was still playing as well.”.  Due to concussion issues, Andrew was unfortunately forced into retirement in 2013/14 season.



Milan Lucic

scan0074 by hockeyttmDate sent: June 25, 2012
Date received: August 2, 2012
Total time: 38 days
Total players responses: 511
Total 2012 responses: 114

A great return for my SP Essentials set, signed by Vancouver boy Milan Lucic.  Milan is a great player, one that was passed on by most teams as he was drafted 50th overall.  I love these cards, as they sign so nicely.  I’ve still got lots of work to do for this set though!  Thanks for the autograph Milan.

Adam McQuaid

Date sent: June 22nd, 2011
Date received: November 1st, 2011
Total time: 132 days
Total players responses: 350
Total 2011 responses: 345

Big Adam McQuaid plays for the big, bad Bruins.  Standing at 6’4, he’s a tall guy, and will hopefully full into his frame and become as big as Zdeno Chara.  He gracefully signed this Victory Rookie card in a nice black sharpie pen.  Thanks Adam, but I’m still pissed your Boston Bruins beat my Vancouver Canucks!

Milan Lucic

Date sent: June 28th, 2011
Date received: August 9th, 2011
Total time: 42 days
Total players responses: 291
Total 2011 responses: 286

I’m starting up my blog again, now that the season is officially here!  What better way to kick off a new hockey season with BC boy Milan Lucic, also Stanley Cup winner, who sent me some returns from my June 28th, USA trip where I sent dozens of letters out!  I’m quite happy he signed this Artifacts card, as I love the design, and provides a perfect place for players to sign.  Clean, and neat, Milan put his auto in the right place.  Thanks Milan!

Zach Hamill

Received: June 10th, 2011
Total players responses: 246
Total 2011 responses: 241

I think my taste has gotten a bit expensive these days.  I picked up a hobby box of sp authentic cards at the local hockey card shop and out of every box, there are supposed to be 3 autographs.  Over the next days, I’ll be displaying which cards I’ve recieved.  Zach Hamill is the first of my autograph blogging on the ones I’ve received.  He grew up in Port Coquitlam in BC and was a first round draft pick of the Boston Bruins.  I really love these cards as the player has actually signed right on the card.  Sweet!

Phil Kessel

Date sent: March 10th, 2011
Date received: March 23rd, 2011
Total time: 13 days
Total players responses: 234
Total 2011 responses: 229

Wow! A really quick return from Phil Kessel.  I believe this was sent to his home address and returned in less than 2 weeks.  Phil is a fantastic sniper on a bad team.  He was traded from Boston to Toronto for a few draft picks, one of them ended up being Tyler Seguin.  Phil has been a consistent 30 goal scorer, so he’s a great pick up for the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs.  Thanks for the quick signing Phil!