Sunday, June 4, 2017

Matt D'Agostini Autographed Card

Have you lost track of former Montréal Canadiens draft pick Matt D'Agostini? As I had predicted, he made his way to Switzerland, where he was nearly a point-per-game player for powerhouse Genève-Servette for two seasons, but had trouble adapting to a mediocre team in HC Ambri-Piotta this past year:
Courtesy of HockeyDB
Still, if you would have asked me prior to the beginning of 2016-17, I would have said a return to the NHL was likely, seeing as his coach with Team Canada's 2015 Spengler Cup-winning team was current Ottawa Senators bench boss Guy Boucher, and Boucher brought fellow team member Tom Pyatt along. And D'Agostini's the one who scored the Cup-winning goal.

The Director of Player Personnel for that team? Current Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee...

Perhaps he'll get a tryout with either team. In any event, here is his rookie card, #523 in Upper Deck's 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee set and Marquee Rookies sub-set, wearing the Habs' classic "bleu-blanc-rouge" (now-home) uniform:
He signed it in blue sharpie - tagging his jersey number (36) at the end - most likely in 2009-10, a season he spent hovering between the Habs and their AHL affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs, before being sent to the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline.

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