Ottawa Senators

Milan Michalek

Milan Michalek

Total players responses: 545
Total 2017 responses: 4

Another return which I didn’t keep track of, which is unfortunate but I’m still really thankful for the return nonetheless!

Milan is a Czech born player who has had quite a successful career in the NHL. After being drafted in the 2003 draft, he played for a trio of teams which includes the likes of the Sharks, Sens and Leafs. He had two 60 point seasons with both the Senators and Sharks and emerged as a speedy forward with those teams.

While Milan is currently an unrestricted free agent, I strongly believe he will find a team that is willing to take him on as he hasn’t had the greatest statistical seasons as of late. You can be sure he has taken what he’s learned from growing up on a dairy farm and the hard work it takes to get what you want in life.

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Craig Anderson

Date sent: January 21st, 2012
Date received: February 19th, 2012
Total time: 29 days
Total players responses: 413
Total 2012 responses: 16

A nice autograph on this masked mens card by Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators.  The Senators are currently making a late season push to stay in the standings and have been doing so with the goaltending of Craig Anderson.  Let’s see how well the Sens do, and how Craig responds with the signing of giant goalie Ben Bishop.

Sami Salo

Date sent: January 26th, 2011
Date received: January 27th, 2012
Total time: 366 days
Total players responses: 402
Total 2012 responses: 5

Oft injured Sami Salo returned this card during, you guessed it, his time nursing an injury.  He was injured in the Boston game by Brad Marchand and probably was good enough to sign a few cards from his heyday in Ottawa.  Sami is known for his booming shot which can be very effective on the power play when he has time to load up.  Good thing he’s back because now we have him and Edler manning the points to let them rip!  Thanks Sami

Alexei Yashin

Date sent: September 9th, 2011
Date received: September 19th, 2011
Total time: 10 days
Total players responses: 314
Total 2011 responses: 309

Wow! What a great return from Alexei Yashin, and extremely quick too I might add.  I had sent this card c/o home (I think), and returned this card really quickly.  Alexei is a former Ottawa Senator, and there were reports that he would like to return back to Ottawa.  Unfortunately, the Senators do not want him back!  Regardless, thank you for the quick return Alexei.

Daniel Alfredsson

Date sent: January 15th, 2011
Date received: August 31st, 2011
Total time: 228 days
Total players responses: 299
Total 2011 responses: 294

Daniel was one of my first IP signers, as he, and the Ottawa Senators came strolling into town when I was in Calgary.  He was super nice, and signed my cards on a cold (not surprising!) day in Calgary.  I had sent these cards off shortly after, and I’m happy to see him return fan mail!  Danny is the heart and soul of the Ottawa Senators, and will hopefully be able to help them win a cup before he retires in a few years.  Good luck Daniel!

Dany Heatley

Date sent: January 16th, 2011

Date received: June 11th, 2011
Total time: 146 days
Total players responses: 259
Total 2011 responses: 254

Dany Heatley is a natural sniper for the San Jose Sharks.  Unfortunately for Dany, he had his worst production in his career, excluding seasons where he’s played a minimal amount of games. With previous seasons in Ottawa and Atlanta, he has now found a home in California as he has a nice long (and extremely pricey) contract with the San Jose Sharks which will see him rake in about 8 million a season.

Mark Lamb

Date sent: February 3rd, 2011

Date received: May 24th, 2011
Total time: 110 days
Total players responses: 243
Total 2011 responses: 238

Mark Lamb?! Who the heck?!  I’ll be honest, I sent Mark his card only because I have old spare cards in my hockey collection as a child.  I sent Mark these cards courtesy of the Swift Current Broncos, whom he coaches in the WHL.  Mark wasn’t an extremly talented player, racking up just under 150 points in 403 games.