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Henry Boucha

1976 Topps Set (Hockey)

Henry missed most of last season following a head injury, but he's hoping to return to top form in 1976-77. He's a former member of the United States Olympic Team.

Henry was the first player to wear a headband in an NHL game.
Craig Billington

1994 Pinnacle Set (Hockey)

Who had the toughest job in hockey last season? One could argue that it was Craig who spent much of the year dodging pucks from all angles. He played in a career high 63 games and earned all but three of the Senators' 14 victories.

Claude LaRose

1968 Topps Set (Hockey)

Four seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, during which he saw limited action at times, proved Claude Larose's talent. He hit for 21 goals in 1964-65. Had spectacular playoff output with Omaha of Central League, scoring eight goals and six assists in eight games, 1963-64.

Claude is a battler and has had his share of fights on the ice.
Martin Gelinas

2003 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Martin netted two goals (one in OT) on 3/5/03.

Mario Lemieux

1990 Score Set (Hockey)

Mario experienced both highs and lows during the 1989-90 season. His biggest high came in the NHL All-Star Game in Pittsburgh when he scored four goals and won the game's MVP award for a record third time. His low point came in the second half of the season when a herniated disk sidelined him for 21 games and interrupted his 46-game point scoring streak. But he still finished the season with 123 points. Mario, Rookie of the Year in 1984-85, has recorded at least 100 points in each of his six NHL seasons. He won the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer for the second straight season in 1988-89 and won the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP in 1987-88.

Joe Nieuwendyk

1998 Upper Deck Set (Hockey)

Enjoying his most productive campaign in several seasons, veteran center-iceman Joe Nieuwendyk paced the Stars in scoring in 1997-98 while notching the NHL's second-highest game-winning goals total.

Guy Lafleur

1975 Topps Set (Hockey)

Montreal's top scorer last season and the fourth high scorer in the NHL. Had 11 game-winning goals last year, tied for league lead. Twice scored more than 100 goals as an amateur.

The Bill Masterson Trophy is awarded to player who demonstrates perseverance and dedication to hockey.
Guy Lafleur

1977 Topps Set (Hockey)

Was winner of the Art Ross Trophy for the 1975-76 season. Was selected on the NHL First Team All-Star Team in 1974-75 and 1975-76 and was voted to the fans' team last season. Scored 12 goals in 1975 playoffs.

Guy was winner of 1976 Seagrams Seven Crowns of Sports Award.
Bryan Trottier

1993 Pinnacle Set (Hockey)

After a year's sabbatical, which he spent in the Islanders' front office, Bryan returned to the NHL as an active player in '93-94. The future Hall of Famer ranks sixth on the league's all-time scoring list and has played on six Stanley Cup winners (four with the Isles and two with the Penguins). Bryon has also won the Calder, Art Ross, Hart and Conn Smythe Trophies.

Sean Collins

2013 Score Set (Hockey)

From Big Red to the Blue Jackets, the sweater colors changed but Collins' play remained just as steady as ever. A high-scoring force with Cornell in 2011-12, Collins parlayed his stellar collegiate action into a professional contract with Columbus in 2012-13 and made his NHL debut on Feb. 18 at Anaheim.

Nikita Alexeev

2001 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

The eighth player chosen in the 2000 NHL Draft, Nikita turned pro after three years with the OHL Erie Otters, for whom he logged 160 points in 189 games. He earned a spot on the 2001-02 Lightning roster and, on October 16, notched his first NHL point-an assist on Vinny Prospal's goal in Colorado. Big and sleek, Alexeev is a terrific skater who doesn't mind the "edgy" part of the game. He mixes it up along the wall and holds his own against defensemen who try to dominate physically.

Patrick Roy

2000 Pacific Set (Hockey)

Patrick had 26 saves to earn the first win at Colorado's Pepsi Center, a 2-1 triumph over the Bruins on Oct. 13, 1999. He had two shutouts that season, upping his career NHL regular-season total to 48. He saw his first NHL ice time in 1985.

Mark Recchi

1990 Score Set (Hockey)

Mark made an impact in 1989-90 when he was one of the NHL's best rookies. He ranked second in goals, fourth in assists and third in points among all first-year players and he became one of the Penguins' most dependable players in the second half of the season when superstar Mario Lemieux was sidelined with an injury. Mark joined a line with John Cullen and Troy Loney and had a 10-game point-scoring streak that helped make Pittsburgh a contender. Mark's plus-6 rating tied him for the lead on the Penguins in 1989-90. An elusive skater who handles the puck well, he led the Western Hockey League with 93 assists in 1987-88 while playing for Kamloops.

Bill Ranford

1989 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Bill posted an impressive record of 15 Wins, 8 Losses, and 1 Tie in 88-89, his first full season with Edmonton.

Stan Mikita

2010 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

The 97 points Mikita piled up in 1966-67 (35 goals, 62 assists) equaled teammate Bobby Hull's NHL single season record set the previous year. He retired with the third-highest career points total (1,467) in league history, behind only Gordie Howe and Phil Esposito.

Martin St. Louis

2003 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Trying to contain this little speedster is like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. On January 30, 2003, Martin recorded a hat trick versus Carolina - then packed his bags for the NHL All-Star Game. St. Louis proved his toughness in the first round of the playoffs versus Washington. Forced to leave Game 1 after taking a puck to the face, he notched six points over the next three games.

Roger Crozier

1972 Topps Set (Hockey)

Roger the Dodger" is one of the smallest goalies in the NHL, but he's had an outstanding career. A Bracebridge, Ontario former rookie-of-the-year in both the AHL and NHL, Roger also was voted the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP during the 1966 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Roger is a good goalie at playing the angles.
Brian Propp

1984 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Brian was named to the Mid-Season All Star Game on the Wales Conference squad last season. It was his 3rd All Star appearance. He led Flyers in assists with 53.

Nick Suzuki

2020 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

A first-round draft pick in 2017, Suzuki didn't miss a game during the 2019-20 regular season and ranked fourth amonth all NHL rookies in assists. He had three helpers when Montreal battled Florida on Dec. 29.

Gary Croteau

1977 Topps Set (Hockey)

One of the Rockies' brightest performers, he's a steady player.

Garyis working on his Masters Degree.
Lou Angotti

1974 Topps Set (Hockey)

One of the few men in the NHL to hold the dual job of general manager-coach, Lou ended his playing career last season to take over behind the bench for St. Louis. This year will be his first full season as a coach anywhere. A graduate of Michigan Tech, Lou was an All-American selection during his college days. As a player, he was an aggressive, pesky center, a man who thrived on hard work and good checking ability. He'll try to instill the same spirit into the Blues.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere

2002 Topps Set (Hockey)

It says great things about "Jiggy" that the young goalie, while backstopping a team captained by world-class superstar Paul Kariya, was widely considered Anaheim's 2001-02 MVP. During one torrid stretch in late January and early February, he put together a six-game winning streak in which he allowed just nine goals and shut out the high-octane St. Louis Blues, 1-0, with a 15-save effort. Giguere is clearly the rock of Anaheim's future in goal.

Dave Poulin

1986 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Scored 196 Points In 135 games while at. Notre Dame. Scored first NHL Goal vs. Maple Leafs, April 2, 1983.

Brad Richards

2003 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Brad, a magician with the puck, often makes the rubber disappear. In the QMJHL in 1999-2000, he tallied 71 goals and 186 points. In '02-03, he tied for the Bolts lead with 57 assists and the NHL lead with 34 power play feeds. Once he tallied points in 14 of 15 games. Richards also scored one of the most memorable Lightning goals of the year, when his third period tally on January 7 beat the reigning champion Red Wings, 1-0.

Gerry Cheevers

1971 Topps Set (Hockey)

Gerry won 10 straight games to backstop Boston's Stanley Cup Playoff triumph in 1969-70. Horseracing is his hobby, and he owns a thoroughbred. Was originally a Toronto product. Leading AHL goalie, 1964-65.

"Cheesy" is one of the league's quickest wits
Andrei Vasilevskiy

2020 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

Vasilevskiy, who led all NHL goaltenders in victories for the third consecutive season in 2019-20, went 4-0 against the Montreal Canadiens while recording a .959 save percentage.

Martin Erat

2001 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

A native of Trebic, Czech Republic, Martin scored 56 goals and 109 points in 81 games on the ZPS Zlin-Jr. squad before coming to North America in 1999 to play for Saskatoon (WHL). After two years in Canadian juniors, he earned a spot on the Predators' 2001-02 opening night roster and clicked immediately with Vladimir Orszagh and Denis Arkhipov. Erat notched his first NHL point on October 11, 2001, when he (and Arkhipov) set up Orszagh's GWG in a dramatic 1-0 victory over a tough Calgary squad.

Martin Brodeur

2011 Score Set (Hockey)

Brodeur was up to his old tricks during the second half of 2010-11, enjoying an incredible 15-2-1 run from Jan. 9-March 15 as the Devils dug themselves out of last place in the East to get back in the playoff picture. The four-time Vezina Trophy winner posted a 1.76 goals-against average in that span.

Pete Mahovlich

1970 Topps Set (Hockey)

Pete is a younger brother of the "Big M" and is a product of Detroit Red Wings' farm system. He has never played a full season in the NHL and his 36 games with Montreal last year was his longest stretch. This hard-skating winger just turned 24 years old and hopes to stay permanently with the Canadiens.

Marc Savard

2005 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

The Thrashers center took his playmaking to an amazing level during 2005-06. Between 11/9 and 11/18/05, a span of five games, Savard compiled one goal and 13 assists, giving him the Atlanta record for the most points in that number of consecutive contests. He was the NHL Offensive Player of the Week from 10/5 through 10/9/05.

Bobby Orr

1969 Topps Set (Hockey)

Age means nothing to Bobby Orr. He's already the NHL's "Mr. Everything," and has won more trophies in three seasons than most players manage in a career. He scores like a forward and has been able to rebound from injuries.

Mark Messier

1983 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Mark had 15 goals in 15 playoff games during the 1982-83 Stanley Cup playoffs, scoring four in one game vs. Calgary.

Messier was named to NHL All-Star First Team in 1981-82 and 1982-83.
Reg Leach

1975 Topps Set (Hockey)

Led Flyers in goals last season with 46. Also paced the team with 13 power play tallies. Captained his junior club, and twice led junior league in goal scoring.

What is time for a minor penalty? 2 minutes
Martin Brodeur

1994 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

It's almost ciche to state that goaltending wins championships in the NHL, but that fact was never more clear than in last season's playoffs. The Devils rode the play of their rookie netminder all the way to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Martin Brodeur was a key to the Devils' success all season. He finished Second in GAA, fourth in save percentage (.915), was named the goaltender for the '93-94 NHL/Upper Deck All-Rookie Team and received the Calder Memorial Trophy for his efforts last season.

Serge Aubin

2005 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

Aubin is starting to come into his own as a contributor on the offensive end. He's always been a solid skater who plays aggressively with or without the puck. But what the versatile 31-year-old center/left winger learned during his seventh NHL campaign in 2005-06 was the ability to rack up the points like the top forwards do.

Gary Aldcorn

1994 Parkhurst 1956 Set (Hockey)

Every so often a youngster comes along with a blend of skills that suggest he can't miss making it in the NHL and Aldcom is one of them. Developed in the Maple Leafs system, Gary is a versatile forward who will give coach Howie Meeker playmaking and scoring skills as well as considerable vitality in the dressing room. If his amateur hockey record is any barometer, Aldcom should reach the 20-goal mark before long.

Scott Walker

2006 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Acquired by the Hurricanes in exchange for Josef Vasicek in July 2006, Walker departed Nashville as the franchise's all-time leader in goals (96), points (247) and PIM (465) entering the 2006-07 season.