Phoenix Coyotes

David Rundblad

Date received: February 30, 2012
Total players responses: 476
Total 2012 responses: 79

A nice auto from a box of Panini Contenders that I had opened up a few months back.  David Rundblad is a 1st round draft pick that still has yet to permanently crack the NHL roster as he’s shifted from the Ottawa org. to the Phoenix org and is now playing the with Portland Pirates.  Hopefully he’ll be in the NHL soon.. that’s if it even starts this year!

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Keith Ballard

Received IP: April 9th, 2011
Total players responses: 204
Total 2011 responses: 199

My quest at getting many of the Vancouver players’ autographs didn’t just stop at Roberto Luongo, I managed to snag quite a few, and Keith Ballard was one of them.  He is a recent addition from this past summers’ signings which beefed up Vancouver’s defense.  He currently hasn’t played as many games as the other players during the playoffs, but was a good player during the regular season.  Nice signature on his Rookie Uniformity card.  Thanks Keith!

Olli Jokinen

Received IP: April 8th, 2011
Total players responses: 200
Total 2011 responses: 195

Olli Jokinen!  I finally got you.  Olli is notorious for stepping on the gas harder when he sees us hounders looking for his autograph.  Fortunately, on the last day of the Flames’ season, he was only on his feet, so I was able to catch up with him.  Thank goodness he wasn’t mean, he did sign my card.  Thank you for the challenge Olli.

Shane Doan

Received IP: March 15th, 2011
Total players responses: 155
Total 2011 responses: 150

Shane Doan, drafted 7th overall in 1995, is the captain of the Phoenix Coyotes.  Shane has been on many Team Canada teams, where he brings his skill and leadership so many teams need.  Although not selected for the Olympics in 2010 in Vancouver, Shane has 2 gold medals and 3 silver throughout his International career. 

Ray Whitney

Received IP: March 15th, 2011
Total players responses: 154
Total 2011 responses: 149

Ray Whitney, is the oldest (I think) player on the team at age 38.  He’s a solid player, currently 3rd in scoring on the team.  Ray plays left wing and has played for over half a dozen teams in the NHL.  I’m hoping that Ray stays in the league for a few more years, so he’s able to hit the 1,000 point mark.  Good luck Ray!

Kyle Turris

Received IP: March 15th, 2011
Total players responses: 152
Total 2011 responses: 147

I’m really happy with the way this card turned out.  Kyle signed my jersey card, with my blue pen and the auto looks pretty legible (I’m a stickler for a nice autograph that I can actually read!).  He’ll definitely be a star in the league.  Thanks for the sweet auto Kyle!

Lee Stempniak

Received IP: March 15th, 2011
Total players responses: 151
Total 2011 responses: 146

Lee was drafted 148th overall in the 2003 entry draft by the St.Louis Blues.  He has played for the Blues, Leafs and now the Coyotes, where he recently signed a 2 year deal.  He signed my card, which by the way shows up nicely in blue.  Happy that I got his autograph!