Monday, May 2, 2022

Month of Mail - April 2022

11 new autographs to share from the month of April. The grand total of unique NHL player autographs in the collection is now 7,197. I recently added the 2019/2020 year of debuts so 130 new names were added to the overall grand total to chase. That grand total is currently 7,197 / 8,024 for 90% overall.

                            Shawn MacKenzie
Goalie Shawn MacKenzie played 6 NHL games with the 1982/83 New Jersey Devils. He later became a successful coach in the QJMHL with the Halifax Mooseheads.

                       Bingo Kampman (d. 1987)
From 1937 to 1942 defenseman Rudolph "Bingo" Kampman was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He helped the Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup in 1942 but soon after left to serve in WWII and never returned to the NHL.

                   Jake Guentzel 
Jake Guentzel is a two time 40 goal scorer who helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 2017. He was named to the NHL All-Star team in 2020 and 2022.

                   Samuel Girard
Defenseman Samuel Girard has played well over 300 games in the NHL. He started with the Nashville Predators but has spent most of his career with the Colorado Avalanche.

                     Filip Chytil
Filip Chytil has played over 250 NHL games with the New York Rangers. The Czech forward represented his country at the World Championships in 2018 and 2021. 

                   Nico Hischier
Nico Hischier is well known for being the 1st overall pick of the 2017 NHL draft. He's already scored over 200 points in 300 NHL games with the Devils.

                   Christoffer Ehn
From 2018 to 2020 Swedish forward Christoffer Ehn scored 13 points in 114 NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings.

                    Filip Hronek
Defenseman Filip Hronek just completed his fourth season in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings. He's represented the Czech Republic at the World Championship in 2018, 2019 and 2021. In 2019 he was named the tournament's best defenseman.

                     Roope Hintz
Finnish forward Roope Hintz has become a top player with the Dallas Stars. He scored 37 goals and 72 points with the 2021/22 Stars. 

                Jonas Siegenthaler
Defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler has played 4 seasons in the NHL between the Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils. He represented Switzerland at the 2021 World Championships.

                   Dominic Toninato
Dominic Toninato has played 164 NHL games between the Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers and Winnipeg Jets.

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                     Patrik Allvin
Patrik Allvin played professional hockey in the IHL and ECHL but was never close to reaching the NHL as a player. He later worked his way up the Pittsburgh Penguins organization and in 2022 he was hired as General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks. This goes with my collection of NHL coaches and GMs who never played in the league.

                   Victoria Bach
Victoria Bach helped Canada win Gold at the 2021 World Championships and 2022 Olympics. This goes with my collection of women in hockey autographs. 

A Season in Autographs: 2019/2020

From 1917/18 to 2019/20 a grand total of 8,024 people have played in the NHL. 


2018/2019                                                                               


130 Players made their NHL debuts through the 2019/2020 season

In The Collection: 88/130 = 68%


*Alex Belzile, Thomas Harley, Olli Juolevi, Jake Oettinger, Brian Pinho, Nick Robertson and Dan Vladar made their debuts during the playoffs


Michael Anderson

Anthony Angello

Rasmus Asplund

David Ayres

Cole Bardreau

J.C. Beaudin

Nicolas Beaudin

Kieffer Bellows

Alex Belzile

Emil Bemstrom

Tyler Benson

Lean Bergmann

Jake Bischoff

Tobias Bjornfot

Joachim Blichfeld

Adam Boqvist

Jesper Boqvist

Adam Brooks

Connor Bunnaman

Nicholas Caamano

Lucas Carlsson

Andrei Chibisov

Kale Clague

Kirby Dach

Jonathan Davidsson

Thomas Di Pauli

Noah Dobson

Pierre Engvall

Jake Evans

Joel Farabee
Martin Fehevary

Mario Ferraro

Cale Fleury

Liam Foudy

Adam Fox
Morgan Frost
Rhett Gardner

Julien Gauthier

Morgan Geekie

Cody Glass

Noah Gregor

Jordan Gross

Nikita Gusev

David Gustafsson

Gaetan Haas

Brandon Hagel

Nicolas Hague

Jani Hakanpaa

Jansen Harkins

Thomas Harley

Barrett Hayton

Ville Heinola

Cameron Hughes
Jack Hughes

Jonas Johansson

Olli Juolevi

Kaapo Kahkonen
Kaapo Kakko

David Kase

Kasimir Kaskisuo

Martin Kaut

Joel Kellman

Joel Kiviranta

Matiss Kivlenieks

Nikolai Knyzhov

Otto Koivula

Keegan Kolesar

Egor Korshkov

Klim Kostin

Dominik Kubalik

Sam Lafferty

William Lagesson

Otto Leskinen

Maxim Letunov

Jakob Lilja

Timothy Liljegren

Gustav Lindstrom

Eetu Luostarinen

Joona Luoto

Ryan MacInnis

Beck Malenstyn

Mason Marchment
John Marino
Gerald Mayhew
Brennan Menell

Elvis Merzlikins

Ilya Mikheyev
Niko Mikkola
Joshua Norris

Joakim Nygard

Jake Oettinger
Mathieu Olivier

Andrew Peeke

Joel Persson

Brian Pinho

Austin Poganski

Cayden Primeau

Nikolai Prokhorkin

Gage Quinney

Jason Robertson
Nick Robertson

German Rubtsov

Scott Sabourin

Ilya Samsonov
Rasmus Sandin

Gilles Senn

Igor Shesterkin

Dalton Smith

Givani Smith

Mitchell Stephens

Jack Studnicka

C.J. Suess

Nick Suzuki

Calvin Thurkauf

Dmytro Timashov

Conor Timmins 

Yakor Trenin

Alexander True

Carsen Twarynski

Lukas Vejdemo

Carter Verhaeghe
Gabriel Vilardi
Dan Vladar

Alexander Volkov

Oliver Wahlstrom

Jake Walman

Anton Wedin
Adam Werner

Alexander Yelesin

Danil Yurtaykin