Monday, August 8, 2016

Ben Street Autograph Card

Today I check #38 off my Flames Numbers Project with Ben Street, a five-year member of the Wisconsin Badgers program, with whom he experienced tremendous highs (two years of a shared captaincy, the 2006 NCAA championship) and lows (a suspension for drug and alcohol abuse).

Undrafted, he signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization, winning the ECHL Rookie Of The Year award in 2010-11 and being promoted to the AHL the following season.

With a logjam at the center position, however, he decided to sign with the Calgary Flames in 2012-13, suiting up for 19 games over two seasons with the Albertan club. He then moved on to the Colorado Avalanche organization, captaining the San Antonio Rampage for the 2015-16 season as their first-line center. He played in 10 games over two seasons with the actual Avs.

This summer, he was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.

Here he is wearing the Flames' white (away) uniform, on the signed insert version of card #749 from Panini's 2013-14 Score set (and Hot Rookies and Dual Rookie Class sub-sets):
It features a blue-sharpied, on-sticker autograph.

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