Sunday, June 5, 2016

Jeff Friesen Autographed Card

Well, the San Jose Sharks won Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final yesterday, which seems like as good a time as any to feature this card of Jeff Friesen's from Upper Deck's 1999-2000 MVP set (it's card #175 in the collection, showing him with their turn-of-the-millennium terrible practice-style teal away uniform), which he signed in black sharpie, probably in 2002:
Friesen had three 60-point seasons in San Jose, and another one in which he reached 57 points, including one in which he scored a career-high 31 goals in 1997-98. But team success wouldn't come when with the Sharks, although he did win the Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2003.

He officially retired in 2011, after playing in the German League (for the Berlin Eisbären, a.k.a. Polar Bears) for two seasons. His final NHL stats line reads: 893 regular-season games (218 goals, 298 assists, 516 points and 488 penalty minutes) and 84 playoff games (18 goals, 15 assists, 33 points and 48 penalty minutes).

He also suited up for Team Canada on a number of occasions, winning gold at the 1994 and 1995 World Juniors as well as the 1997 and 2004 World Championships, and silver at the 1996 Worlds.

He received some Calder votes in 1994-95, finishing fourth, and a few Selke votes in 1997-98 (finishing 18th) and 2002-03 (14th).

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