Montreal Canadiens

Michael Cammalleri

Date sent: January 19, 2011
Date received: July 27, 2012
Total time: 555 days
Total players responses: 502
Total 2012 responses: 105

Wow, this has to be one of the longer returns I’ve had.  This was a nice return from Mike Cammalleri, the former and current member of the Calgary Flames.  He had played for a season with the Flames, back in the 08-09 season, then returned four years later in a trade for Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland and a 2nd round draft pick.  Best of luck Mike!

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Carey Price

Date sent: January 21st, 2012
Date received: February 27th, 2012
Total time: 37 days
Total players responses: 428
Total 2012 responses: 31

A nice autograph from Habs’ netminder Carey Price.  A great goalie, on an okay team, but obviously they didn’t do so well this year.  Carey is an elite goaltender and will help lead the team into the post season.  I’ve gotten Carey’s autograph before, and he’s been really nice through in person and TTM, being a very consistent signer.  Thanks Carey!

Saku Koivu

Received IP: February 26th, 2012
Total players responses: 419
Total 2012 responses: 22

Going along with the Ducks theme, I present you Saku Koivu.  Saku was a long time Montreal Canadien, captaining the team for nine season, but never leading the team to a Stanley Cup.  Now he obviously plays for the Ducks, playing in a secondary role, most likely for his experience and leadership on a young Ducks squad.  Thanks for the signing of the card Saku!

Brian Gionta

Date sent: January 21st, 2012
Date received: February 16th, 2012
Total time: 26 days
Total players responses: 411
Total 2012 responses: 14

Seems like we’re doing a flashback here as this is another return from Brian Gionta!  Brian, along side the Montreal Canadiens in general, have been excellent signers.  Brian is the current captain of this historic franchise, but currently have failed in leading his team into the post season.  This is his third year with the Canadiens.  Thanks Brian!

Guy Carbonneau

Date sent: January 17th, 2011
Date received: October 18th, 2011
Total time: 274 days
Total players responses: 338
Total 2011 responses: 333

A lengthy return from Guy Carbonneau, clocked in at 274 days.  A former player and coach of the Montreal Canadiens, he is currently the president of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the QMJHL.  I’m actually pretty happy about this return, as I’m always excited to see longer returns come back my way (who doesn’t?!).  Thanks Guy!

Stephan Lebeau

Date sent: March 11th, 2011
Date received: September 15th, 2011
Total time: 188 days
Total players responses: 313
Total 2011 responses: 308

A pretty nice auto from Stephan Lebeau.  I had initially had planned to have both Stephan and Patrick sign this card, but after a bit of research, it seems as if Patrick is playing hockey in Austria.  I’ll wait until he comes back to North America before sending this card out again.  Stephan was a NHL center who played for the Canadiens and the Ducks.  I believe this card was sent to his work, Bishop College School.  Thanks Stephan!

Henri Richard

Date sent: July 18th, 2011
Date received: August 4th, 2011
Total time: 17 days
Total players responses: 290
Total 2011 responses: 285

Nice!  A great return from the great “Pocket Rocket” (excuse the jokes)! I’ve seen many returns from Henri Richard, and I’m super glad he returned my fan letter in a quick 17 days.  His auto is a bit shaky, but I’m definitely not complaining, considering his age and his consistency.  Thank you so much Henri Richard, you’re the best!