Saturday, September 19, 2015

Max Pacioretty Autographed Card

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Max Pacioretty on becoming the 29th captain in Montréal Canadiens history, the second consecutive (after Brian Gionta) and third overall (Chris Chelios had shared the title with Guy Carbonneau in the late 1990s) American to have that honour.

In a weird turn of events, this now makes both the Habs' first-round picks from the 2007 draft as captains, as Ryan McDonagh is doing the same with the New York Rangers; the Canadiens' second-round pick that year, P.K. Subban, would have been another very good choice. Needless to say, it was a very good draft for Montréal, as they also selected Yannick Weber that year.

Here's a card I got last year, from Upper Deck's 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee (#315 in the set):
It's signed in blue sharpie and shows him in the Habs' classic red (now-home) uniform, with the Centennial patches on each shoulder. It also enables him to take the #67 spot in my Habs Numbers Project.

I had written him back in 2010, care of the Hamilton Bulldogs, when the Habs sent him back there to finish in the 2010-11 season and never heard back, so I assume he doesn't do TTM, but he seems open to signing after games.

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