Columbus Blue Jackets

Clay Wilson

scan0024 by hockeyttmDate sent: April 29, 2012
Date received: May 9, 2012
Total time: 10 days
Total players responses: 535
Total 2012 responses: 138

Another undrafted player highlights today’s blog post. Clay Wilson has never fully been able to maintain a level of play that NHL teams look for. At the age of 29, Clay has four NHL teams under his belt and a combined 36 NHL games. It appears as if Clay’s career is over, but it’s not unheard of players coming back to the NHL when they’re older. Thanks Clay!

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John Moore

Date received: February 30, 2012
Total players responses: 478
Total 2012 responses: 81

An absolutely beautiful card signed by John Moore, presented by Panini Contenders 2012.  I love the design of the card, and how the blue sharpie really contrasts with the white background.  John was a 2009 entry draft pick, and has yet to have one full season in the NHL.  This could be the year, as he played in a total of 69 games (maybe “technically” a full season), but also played in 5 AHL games for the Springfield Falcons last year.

Rick Nash

Date sent: January 26th, 2011
Date received: July 7th, 2011
Total time: 162 days
Total players responses: 270
Total 2011 responses: 265

My first TTM return from Rick Nash is a pretty nice one.  Although the blue sharpie doesn’t show up the best on this card, I still like it as Rick is a superstar in the NHL.  Hopefully he’ll have a much better season this year in Columbus as they acquired a few more star players like Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski.

Rick Nash

Received IP: March 4th, 2011
Total players responses: 106
Total 2011 responses: 101

Rick Nash! This card looks great on my card, especially with the blue pen.  Rick played for Team Canada and helped them recently win a gold medal in Vancouver.  A strong power forward, Rick is a natural goal scorer and has scored some amazing goals in his career.  Thanks to all who suggested I start signing in blue!

Antoine Vermette

Received IP: March 4th, 2011
Total players responses: 105
Total 2011 responses: 100

Antoine Vermette, formerly an Ottawa Senator, currently plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets.  He is a strong center who can put up decent numbers when he plays the entire season.  Vermette was initially drafted 55th overall by the Senators.  Thank you for signing Antoine!

Steve Mason

Received IP: March 4th, 2011
Total players responses: 104
Total 2011 responses: 99

This is my second Steve Mason return, the first was through TTM.  Standing at 6’4, he’s a good goaltender and had won the 2009 Calder Memorial Trophy for rookie of the year, beating out Kris Versteeg and Bobby Ryan.  Steve has represented Canada and has helped them win a gold medal in 2008.  Great job Steve!