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Curt Bennett

1974 Topps Set (Hockey)

A versatile player who can play either center or defense, Curt has superstar potential. He has good size and is a team strongman. However, he doesn't draw senseless penalties. No one will push him around when the going gets rough. Curt came up through the collegiate ranks and was an All-America at Brown University. He formerly played for the St. Louis Blues and the New York Rangers.

Curt's father, a goaltender, also played pro hockey.
Marc-Andre Fleury

2021 Upper Deck MVP Set (Hockey)

Fleury ended the 2020-21 campaign by winning his final nine starts for Vegas.

Gordie Howe

1965 Topps Set (Hockey)

Gordie is now in 20th year with Wings and still going strong. His 595 goals an all-time high. Also, most games, 1259: most assists, 766: most points, 1361. And always a leader.

Gordie Howe celebrated the beginning of his 20th year in the N.H.L. by being the first player in N.H.L. history to score more than 600 goals.
Philipp Grubauer

2022 Upper Deck MVP Set (Hockey)

The last line of defense for the Kraken in their inaugural NHL campaign, Grubauer performed admirably throughout the season. On Feb. 2, 2022, he turned aside all 19 shots by the New York Islanders and posted the first shutout in franchise history, a 3-0 win. His next victory with the club came on March 12, when Seattle prevailed 4-3 in a shootout against the host Montreal Canadiens.

Bryan Trottier

1983 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Trottier was Islanders' Player of the Year in 1981-82. Has two hockey playing brothers: Rocky and Monty.

Isles' all-time scoring leader won Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in 1978-79.
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.
Gerry Desjardins

1969 Topps Set (Hockey)

Scrambling Gerry Desjardins is the darling of the LA fans. Both Montreal and Toronto owned him at one time, but failed to keep him. Says face mask improved his confidence. Likes to trap pucks and pass to defensemen.

Tom Barrasso

1994 Pinnacle Set (Hockey)

Tom ranks third in wins among active NHL goaltenders with 266. He led the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in '90-91 and '91-92 and has earned more victories than any other U.S.-born goaltender in NHL history.

Daniel Alfredsson

2006 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

On opening night for the 2005-06 season, Alfredsson and Dany Heatley became the first players to score winning goals in a shootout in NHL history. Alfredsson is very accomplished, having played in four NHL All-Star games.

Cam Neely

1989 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Cam registered Hat trick, 10-16-88 vs Blackhawks.

Bryan Trottier

1979 Topps Set (Hockey)

Brian was named center on the NHL's First Team All-Star Squad for the 1978-79 season.

Bryan is a country and western singer.
Craig Smith

2022 Upper Deck MVP Set (Hockey)

Smith scored a goal in each period for the third hat trick of his NHL career - and second as a Bruin - to help propel Boston to a 5-2 win over the host Golden Knights on March 3, 2022. That gave the Bruins a 4-0-1 mark in the first five contests of their six-game road trip, which they went on to close out two nights later with a 5-4 shootout win at Columbus.

Jason Allison

1995 Upper Deck Set (Hockey)

A high pick, 17th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Allison has gained NHL experience in the past two seasons and is still considered one of the Caps' young players to watch.

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.

Mark Stone

2021 Upper Deck MVP Set (Hockey)

Stone set up five goals in a 5-4 overtime win against the Wild on March 1, 2021.

Perry Turnbull

1981 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

An excellent skater, Perry has a hard and accurate shot that overpowers opposing goalies. His 1980-81 statistics included 5 power play goals, 5 game winning goals and 2 game tying goals.

Perry was named as WHL's Most Valuable Player for the Portland Winter Hawks in 1978-79.
John Brenneman

1968 Topps Set (Hockey)

Even though he's just 25 years old, John Brenneman has already played for five National Hockey League teams - Chicago, New York, Toronto, Detroit and Oakland. An assistant golf pro in the off-season, John had his top year with St. Louis, then of the CHL, in 1963-64: 28-47-75.

John is one of the fastest skaters in the NHL.
Gary Croteau

1977 Topps Set (Hockey)

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

Garyis working on his Masters Degree.
Ed Belfour

1990 Upper Deck Set (Hockey)

A WCHA 1st Team All-Star goaltender with North Dakota in '86-87, Belfour was signed as a free agent by Chicago and turned pro with the Saginaw Gears of the IHL in '87-88. He was named cowinner of the IHL Rookie of the Year award and earned a berth on the IHL 1st All-Star Team in his pro debut, allowing an average of just 3.19 goals against per game in 61 games played with Saginaw. He divided his time between Saginaw and the Blackhawks in '88-89, appearing in 23 NHL games while posting an average of 3.87. He played in 33 games for the Canadian National team in '89-90 before rejoining Chicago for the Stanley Cup playoffs. He appeared in 9 post-season games with the Blackhawks, winning 4 and losing 2 while allowing just 17 GA for an average of 2.49.

Bob Bourne

1980 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

On October 31, 1978 he scored 3 goals and 2 assists as Islanders defeated Colorado Rockies, 8-5.

The Islanders joined the NHL the same season as the Atlanta Flames.
Stan Smyl

1981 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Stan's 1980-81 statistics included 6 power play goals, one short handed goal, 2 game winning goals and 2 game tying goals for the Canucks. He has a "gung-ho" style of play, inspirational to his teammates the past 3 seasons.

Stan was Canucks leader in goals, assists and points during the 1979-80 season.
Scott Niedermayer

2002 Topps Set (Hockey)

Scott has been a remarkably reliable and timely clutch scorer throughout his 10-year NHL tenure. Roughly half of his career tallies have come with the Devils on the power play, and nearly one-fourth have been game-winners. In 2001-02, that number was nearly 50%.

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.

Ulf Nilsson

1979 Topps Set (Hockey)

A concerned and dedicated player, Ulf led WHA in Assists his last 3 seasons in league.

Ulf is a friend of tennis star Bjorn Borg.
Bernard Geoffrion

1957 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

Injuries play an important role in the life of every athlete and Boom Boom Geoffrion, to his chagrin, has found this to be all too true. In the past two seasons he has played only 100 of 140 scheduled games and in 41 starts last season, failed for the first time in six seasons to score 20 goals.

Duane Sutter

1982 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Duane is married, his wife's name is Cindy. One of 5 hockey-playing brothers. Devotes off-season time to a hockey school in Alberta.

Most Shutouts, Career 25 - Glenn Resch
Perry Berezan

1991 Score Update "Rookie And Traded" (Hockey)

After spending two-plus seasons with the North Stars, Perry signed with the Sharks as a free agent after the start of '91-92. A good checker and penalty-killer, he led Minnesota with three shorthanded goals in '90-91. Perry has been plagued by injuries throughout his seven-year career. Despite playing just 52 games last season, he came close to matching his personal high in goals (12 in '85-86). Perry turned pro with the Flames in 1985 after completing his sophomore year at the University of North Dakota. He collected 51 goals and 59 assists in 86 career games at the school. Perry, who came to the North Stars at the trading deadline in 1989, has seen playoff action in each of his seven NHL seasons.

Hugh Jessiman

2011 Score Set (Hockey)

Jessiman is evidently a highly coveted player. He was drafted early in the first round (12th overall) by the Rangers in 2003. Then the Predators wanted him on their side, trading for the right winger in 2008. In 2010, the Blackhawks brought him aboard before the Panthers pried him away via another trade.

Jim McElmury

1975 Topps Set (Hockey)

Leading defensive scorer for Scouts last season. Was member of United States Olympic Team in 1972. Attended Bemidji State College before turning to professional career. Had seven points in 10 WHL playoff games, 1974.

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
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.

Cam Neely

1987 O-Pee-Chee Set (Hockey)

Cam led all Bruins with 36 goals scored in the 1986-87 season.

Tomas Hyka

2018 Upper Deck MVP Set (Hockey)

Hyka led AHL Chicago with five game-winning goals in 2017-18 while ranking fifth on the team with 45 points and fourth with 15 goals and 30 assists.

Bernie Parent

1974 Topps Set (Hockey)

The most valuable player in last season's Stanley Cup Playoffs, Bernie set a host of NHL records in 1973-74. They included Most Wins (47), Most Starts (73), and Most Minutes Played (4,314). He led the League last year with 12 shutouts and a neat 1.89 goals-against average. Now in his second tour of duty with the Flyers, Bernie is an outstanding angles player.

Bernie wore his mask until he won the Stanley Cup.
Nathan MacKinnon

2020 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

With 11 seconds left in the first period, MacKinnon scored to give the Avalanche a 1-0 lead over the visiting St. Louis Blues on Jan. 2, 2020. He added three assists in an eventual 7-3 win.

Denis Arkhipov

2002 Topps Set (Hockey)

After splitting his first season of North American hockey between Nashville and Milwaukee (IHL), Denis earned full-time status in 2001-02, as well as the praise of his coach, Barry Trotz. "He's taken over that big, dominating center ice role," Trotz said. "He's a force every game. He doesn't let plays die. He's not going to let a hook or a grab keep him from getting to open spaces." Arkhipov became a 20-goal scorer when he notched his sixth GWG of the year on April 3, 2002, in Chicago.

Ron Stewart

1952 Parkhurst Set (Hockey)

Last amateur club: Toronto Marlboros (Jrs.). Also played for Windsor Spitfires & Barrie Flyers. Starred for cup-winning Guelph Biltmores whom he joined for playoffs last year. Completing the tremendous jump from junior to top pro ranks as a Leaf regular this season.

Casey Mittelstadt

2022 Upper Deck MVP Set (Hockey)

Mittelstadt, a former Mr. Hockey winner in Minnesota as a prep star at Eden Prairie High School who went on to play one NCAA season at the Minnesota Golden Gophers, notched his first goal against his hometown Wild in a 5-4 home win on March 4, 2022. He also added an assist on a second-period tally by fellow former Golden Gopher and Minnesotan, Kyle Okposo.