Quebec Remparts

Mikhail Grigorenko

Date sent: March 5, 2012
Date received: March 20, 2012
Total time: 15 days
Total players responses: 459
Total 2012 responses: 62

A great return from now future Buffalo Sabre center Mikhail Grigorenko.  He was, at one time, ranked as high as 2nd overall for the draft and a challenge for first overall against Nail Yakapov.  Last Friday, he was drafted 12th overall and will challenge for a center spot vs a lot of centers on the team, some of which include Cody Hodgson, Derek Roy and newly acquired prospect, Zemgus Girgensons.

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Ryan Bourque

Date sent: October 3rd, 2011
Date received: October 21th, 2011
Total time: 18 days
Total players responses: 344
Total 2011 responses: 339

Son of Hall of Famer, Ray Bourque, Ryan is following in his hockey footsteps.  Although not a defenseman, he is a forward with potential.  He was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 3rd round.  I guess technically, since Ray played for the Bruins at the time of Ryan’s birth, Ryan is an American citizen.  Guess we’ll never see him in a Team Canada uniform!

Louis Domingue

Date sent: September 26th, 2011
Date received: October 11th, 2011
Total time: 15 days
Total players responses: 329
Total 2011 responses: 324

Another nice autograph return for my Heroes and Prospects set.  Although I’m not actually collecting the entire set, I really love the way these cards have the minor league players.  Louis is a prospect for the Phoenix Coyotes.  Perhaps not the greatest prospect for them, but I’m sure he’s a hard worker.

Tomas Filippi

Date sent: September 9th, 2011
Date received: September 27th, 2011
Total time: 18 days
Total players responses: 317
Total 2011 responses: 312

Wow!  A rookie card signed by Tomas Filippi who plays for Baie-Comeau, Drakkar.  I *believe* he is supposed to be in the NHL 2012 draft (can someone support this?).  Last year, he racked up just over 55 points in 62 games.  Not bad for a rookie in the QMJHL!  So far this year, he’s been just over a point a game player, which will help his draft position if he can keep this up.  Good luck Tomas!