Charlotte Checkers

Keegan Lowe

HC0011.jpgAnother Lowe in the NHL and this blog belongs to Keegan! As you may have already guessed, Keegan Lowe is long time Oiler, Kevin Lowe. While he was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2011, he never really gained any traction with the organization and eventually was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Philip Samuelsson, who also is the son of a former NHL star, Ulf.

Today, Keegan plays for the Bakersfield Condors under the Edmonton Oilers organization. It’d be great if Keegan can carry on the Lowe legacy in Edmonton, helping the Oilers to the teams’ next Stanley Cup. Clearly, this year, it won’t be happening as the Oilers are in range of a Top 5 NHL draft pick.

I sent this card to Keegan c/o the Bakersfield Condors in which he signed very quickly, only within 46 days. It is great that NHL players are more willing to sign autographs, even when they do not have to. It definitely helps bring more fans to get engaged, have a chance to make that connection with a player and show their appreciation through fan mail.


Zac Dalpe

Date received: February 23rd, 2012
Total players responses: 445
Total 2012 responses: 48

I received this card in my heros and prospects for this year’s set.  I believe I’ve gotten Zac’s autograph before, through SPx.  I’m quite happy with this auto regardless.  Thanks Zac (or In the game!)


Jared Staal

Date sent: June 28th, 2011
Date received: September 12th, 2011
Total time: 76 days
Total players responses: 303
Total 2011 responses: 298

What a sweet return from Jared Staal, the youngest of the Staal brothers!  I had sent in cards to each family member, and remarkably, all came in the mail, signed!  I’m super happy about this return, as the fan mail was sent to their parents’ house in Ontario.  Jared is a great young prospect for the Carolina Hurricanes, hopefully following somewhat in the footsteps of his older brother.  I wish you the best of luck Jared!