Thursday, October 31, 2019

Mark Letestu Autographed Card

The bad news just keeps piling on for the Winnipeg Jets, following an off-season where they lost half their defense: Patrik Laine will be out for at least a couple of games with a lower-body injury, Dustin Byfuglien was operated on an ankle with or without the team's consent and will miss up to four months, and Mark Letestu has now been shut down for six months with myocarditis, which I know from watching House, M.D. is a viral infection to the heart.

Undrafted out of Alberta Junior "A" and then Western Michigan University, Letestu first signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins as a free agent, made his way to the Columbus Blue Jackets, then the Edmonton Oilers, an hours-long trip to the Nashville Predators only to be traded back to the Blue Jackets, a tryout deal with the Florida Panthers, a new deal with the Jackets, and this summer signed on with the Jets.

He has mostly played in blue in the NHL - even in Pittsburgh. Here he is wearing the Oilers' classic uniform of the same colour on card #192 from Upper Deck's 2016-17 O-Pee-Chee set:
He signed it in blue sharpie after a game in Montréal in 2018. He's wearing #55 on it, which is perfect for inclusion in my Oilers Numbers Project.

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