Date sent: February 29, 2012
Date received: April 19, 2012
Total time: 50 days
Total players responses: 495
Total 2012 responses: 98
A nice autograph from Canucks prospect Nicklas Jensen. I had sent a Heros & Prospects card to Nicklas earlier this year, but was switched out for this Denny’s card. Although not quite the card I wanted to get autographed, I’m still happy with it. Thanks for the auto Nicklas!
Date sent: March 5, 2012
Date received: March 27, 2012
Total time: 22 days
Total players responses: 452
Total 2012 responses: 55
Scott Laughton is going to be eligible for the 2012 entry draft which is going to be held in Pittsburgh this year. He’s used to going high in draft picks, as he was drafted 3rd overall, only behind Brendan Gaunce and Alex Galchenyuk, in the 2012 OHL draft. This year, he’s slated to go somewhere in the last half of the 1st round, potentially a pick up for the Vancouver Canucks. Thanks Scott!
Date sent: February 28th, 2012
Date received: March 14th, 2012
Total time: 15 days
Total players responses: 435
Total 2012 responses: 38
A pretty nice return from Boone Jenner of the Oshawa Generals. Boone was drafted 37th overall, by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Basing off his stats, he’ll be a decent player, averaging about a point a game player this past season. Although the Generals only placed 8th in their conference this season, Boone was 81st overall in OHL scoring, 6th on his team. Thanks for the auto Boone!
Date sent: September 26th, 2011
Date received: November 2nd, 2011
Total time: 37 days
Total players responses: 354
Total 2011 responses: 349
Short stature Christian Thomas, standing at 5’9 (well, short compared to many NHL players), has been drafted by the NY Rangers in the 2010 entry draft, going 40th overall. As son of Steve Thomas, I’m sure some scouts looked at him due to his father’s great NHL career, but I’m positive many others looked at him because he has been among the best during his junior year in hockey based on a post-season poll by coaches. Some of those categories included most improved, hardest shot, best shot and best stickhandler, all great qualities in a young player!
Date sent: September 12th, 2011
Date received: October 5th, 2011
Total time: 23 days
Total players responses: 320
Total 2011 responses: 315
What a perfect set up from my previous blog post of potential 1st overall draft pick to the 1991, 1st overall draft pick, Eric Lindros. Eric, as widely known, has had many, many concussions. He was known for his large body and was able to use it to his advantage. I really did like Eric, and the way he was able to carry himself. All the best Eric, I hope things are looking up for ya!