A nice segue into this next post on Jared Spurgeon of the Minnesota Wild. Jared, is a top 4 defeseman on the Wild team, I’d say, along with Mat Dumba, Ryan Suter and Jonas Brodin. Standing at 5’9, Jared is the smallest defesemen on the team with Ryan Murphy coming in a close second (5′ 11). Although his shorter stature, he makes up for in other aspects of the game. He’s skilled and is a smart hockey player. Rumors are […]
Swedish NHL player, Jonas Brodin has been a great pick for the Minnesota Wild back in 2011. He was selected 10th overall where a flurry of defesemen were chosen between 9th and 12th overall. Jonas seems to do the best when he’s paired with Ryan Suter as he was in his rookie season. Unfortunately for the Wild, they split up the two as Suter and Spurgeon later in Brodin’s career and were a top pairing while Brodin struggled. News also […]
I got this really nice jersey card back from Guillaume Latendresse, signed in a great black sharpie that showed up really awesome! He grew up in the province of Quebec City, where he had put up great numbers in the Q, amassing 20+ goals in each of his 3 season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs where he was initially drafted 2nd overall, just after Sidney Crosby went to Rimoski. As of 2017, Guillaume’s number was retired by the team for his successes […]
“El Niño”, from what I am told, is Nino’s nickname. Where he got it from, I do not know and would have been interesting to have discovered if I had asked him that question in my letter to him. Drafted 5th overall in the 2010 draft, Nino ranks 14th overall in points on a list of players drafted in that same year. It’s no surprise first and second overall players, Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin are the current leaders in […]
Received: June 10th, 2011 Total players responses: 253 Total 2011 responses: 248 Casey Wellman is an undrafted hockey player who currently plays for the Minnesota Wild/Houston Aeros. He split his time playing in the NHL and AHL this past season, playing 15 games with the Wild and 42 with the Aeros. I wish the best of luck to Casey, because if he becomes a real NHL superstar, this card will mean that much more to me!
Date sent: January 26th, 2011 Date received: May 30th, 2011 Total time: 124 days Total players responses: 245 Total 2011 responses: 240 Andrew Brunette signed this OPC 2008 card which features him in a Colorado Avalanche, but shows him as a member of the Minnesota Wild. I like Andrew’s autograph which features a large A and B and jersey number. Andrew is a decent player putting up about 750 points in over 1000 games. Good job Andrew!
Date sent: January 15th, 2011 Date received: April 14th, 2011 Total time: 119 days Total players responses: 220 Total 2011 responses: 215 Nice! A decent auto from Niklas Backstrom, the goaltender for the Minnesota Wild. Although it looks like the ink didn’t stick as well as I had hoped, I’m still very glad he returned my fan mail. Niklas Backstrom is definitely a top goaltender in the NHL and I’m positive he’ll be around for years to come.
Received IP: April 6th, 2011 Total players responses: 188 Total 2011 responses: 183 I got Kurtis Fosters’ autograph while the Oilers were in town. Kurtis is one of the taller players on the team, so it isn’t hard to miss him! Kurtis has played for three other teams before landing in Edmonton. Thanks for signing Kurtis!