Thursday, August 31, 2017

Colin Greening Autograph Card

At one point just an add-on in the trade that sent Dion Phaneuf from the Ottawa Senators to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colin Greening had good possession numbers for the Leafs in 2015-16, but spent the entire 2016-17 season with the AHL Toronto Marlies.

On July 1st, he signed a one-year extension at $750,000 as a depth insurance policy. At first glance, a guy who has posted a 0.5 point-per-game average in the NHL (37 points in his rookie season with the Sens; 15 points in 30 games in that half-season in Toronto) producing just 10 goals and 24 points in 69 AHL games seems like a bit of a let-down, but we all need to keep in mind the team's leading scorer was Kerby Rychel, who had 19 goals, 33 assists and 53 points in 73 games. On a team that finished 42-29-5, good for second in its division, a single point out of first place.

Here he is on card #SS-CG from Upper Deck's 2013-14 Series 1 set and Signature Sensations sub-set, back when it was believed the 6'2", 212-pound left winger would become a middle-six regular:
It features a blue-sharpied on-sticker autograph with his uniform number (14) tagged at the end.

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