Philadelphia Flyers

Chris Pronger

scan0019 by hockeyttmDate sent: August 24, 2012
Date received: September 13, 2012
Total time: 20 days
Total players responses: 513
Total 2012 responses: 116

A great return from Chris Pronger, extreme veteran from the Flyers. He’s an Olympian, Stanley Cup winner and All-Star defenseman. I’ve had returns from Chris before, but happy as this is on my SP Essentials card. Thanks for the return Chris!


Chris Pronger

Date sent: June 29, 2012
Date received: July 25, 2012
Total time: 26 days
Total players responses: 480
Total 2012 responses: 83

Chris Pronger is a pretty consistent TTM’er from what I’ve seen.  He’s signed a few cards for me before, and most likely will be signing many more for fans before his retirement.  A cup winner and all around top NHL defenseman, he’ll be one player that the game will miss once he’s finally ready to hang up the skates.  Thanks for the auto Chris!

Matt Read

Date received: February 30, 2012
Total players responses: 477
Total 2012 responses: 80

Another nice autograph from Matt Read of the Philadelphia Flyers.  Originally born in Calgary, AB, Matt grew up in Ilerdon, Ontario.  He was an undrafted player, who worked his way up the ranks to become a player who is able to compete at the NHL level.  Matt scored his first goal on October 8, 2011.  Best of luck Matt, and I hope all works out for you.

Mike Knuble

Date sent: June 22nd, 2011
Date received: February 14th, 2012
Total time: 237 days
Total players responses: 407
Total 2012 responses: 10

A nice return from Mike Knuble of the Washington Capitals.  Currently the assistant captain, Mike is there to provide leadership as well as chipping in points whenever he can.  As many of the Capitals are experiencing, he’s on pace for a career low in points this year.  Let’s hope they make the playoffs for Mike to get another shot at the Cup, which he’s won once in the late 90s.

James Van Riemsdyk

Date sent: June 22nd, 2011
Date received: December 2nd, 2011
Total time: 163 days
Total players responses: 391
Total 2011 responses: 386

Hurrah, another NHL return!  “JVR” is a 1st round, 2nd overall pick from the Flyers in the 2007 draft.  He obviously hasn’t had as much success as number one overall pick Patrick Kane, but is on pace for another career season.  Hopefully him, and his Flyers, can play at their current pace to ensure they remain in a playoff spot.  It’s been a weird year for Eastern teams, as who would’ve thought (as of the writing of this blog), that Washington, Tampa Bay, Buffalo and Pittsburgh would all be hovering outside of, or just barely in the playoff race!

Claude Giroux

Date sent: August 4th, 2011
Date received: October 18th, 2011
Total time: 75 days
Total players responses: 339
Total 2011 responses: 334

Another sweet active NHL’er return from Claude Giroux.  He’s putting up some really good numbers this season, I’d say he’ll probably put up career stats!  At the time of me writing this post, he’s projected to hit about 100 points this season.  With the departure of Richards and Carter, he’ll be relied to provide more scoring than normal.

Ryan Parent

Date sent: March 21st, 2011
Date received: September 14th, 2011
Total time: 177 days
Total players responses: 307
Total 2011 responses: 302

Another nice card autograph on this Rookie Class card by Upper Deck.  This card was obviously signed by Ryan Parent, who is now playing for the Chicago Wolves under the Canucks organization.  Ryan was involved in a trade which saw Shane O Brien go to Nashville.  Thanks for the auto Ryan!