Monday, January 25, 2016

Roman Cervenka Autograph Card

He is 30 years old and has played for the Czech Team at the Olympics; he won gold (2010 World Championships) and bronze (2005 World Juniors and 2011 World Championships) medals, and though he went undrafted, he was signed by the Calgary Flames in 2012.

He did okay in his rookie season, with 9 goals, 8 assists and 17 points in 39 games in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, but failed to stick with the team and instead went back to the KHL, where he had already been an All-Star (including in 2010-11 when he got the most fan votes ahead of even Jaromir Jagr).

Last year, he was on a line with this year's best NHL rookie, Artemi Panarin, on the famed St. Petersburg SKA team, with whom he won two straight Gagarin Cups with the likes of Ilya Kovalchuk, Patrick Thoresen, Viktor Tikhonov, Dmitri Kalinin, and Anton Belov.

He thought he could stick on an NHL roster this season, but when that failed, he signed on with the Chomutov Pirari (Pirates) of the Czech league, leading his team in every single category save for games played (where his 36 are two behind the team leaders), with 17 goals (6 more than Michal Vondrka), 29 assists (16 more than Vondrka and Phoenix Coyotes draft pick Vladimir Ruzicka), 46 points (22 ahead of Vondrka), 76 penalty minutes (42 more than Marek Tomica) and a +16 rating, +4 better than defenseman Brett Skinner.

I think he looked good in the Flames' red (home) uniform:
It's the signed insert version (numbered 245-699) of card #170 from Upper Deck's 2013-14 Trilogy collection (and Level 1 Premieres sub-set), which also acts as a rookie card. His blue-sharpied signature is apposed on a sticker that was added on the card. Though the scan makes the card look like it's made of blue foil, it's actually silver to the naked eye. #thedress

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