Monday, February 18, 2013

Marek Zagrapan Autograph Card

Slovakian prospect Marek Zagrapan was a first round pick (13th overall) of the Buffalo Sabres in 25, after his first of two 80+ -point seasons in the LHJMQ with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Unfortunately, he was never able to transpose his offensive prowess to the AHL, with 38-, 40- and 49-point seasons with the Rochester Americans and Portland Pirates.

He moved back to Europe prior to the 2009-10 season, knowing full well he was too far behind in the Sabres' depth chart at center: Derek Roy, Tim Connolly, Jochen Hecht, Paul Gaustad, Tyler Ennis, Adam Mair, Matt Ellis and Cody McCormick were all ahead of him!

He has since played in 3 different European leagues (the KHL, the Czech league, and the Swedish SM-liiga), never averaging more than 0.33 points per game.

This card was a signed insert found in packs of In The Game's 2007-08 Heroes And Prospects set (card #A-MZ).

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