Tag Archives: NHLPA

A smashing good time: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Dominic Moore on Smashfest and hockey cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor This Thursday evening, over 20 members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association will be in attendance at the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto and participating in a table tennis tournament as part of SmashfestVI. The annual event, which was created by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Dominic Moore, […]

Smashing! Upper Deck produces 2017 NHLPA Smashfest promotional set

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the most exciting events for hockey fans in the Toronto area during the summer months is the annual NHLPA Smashfest, which sees several current and retired NHL players convene for a table tennis tournament and raise money to benefit concussion and rare cancer research Now entering […]

NHLPA establishes 2016-17 Rookie Card deadline

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Beckett Hockey has received confirmation from the National Hockey League Players’ Association that the rookie card deadline for 2016-17 NHL products from Upper Deck has been set. All debuting players that skated in a game or goalies that sat on the bench on January 5, 2017 or earlier […]

NHLPA partners with Classic Auctions to benefit charity

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The National Hockey League Players’ Association has opened up its vault and have partnered up with Classic Auctions to give collectors everywhere the chance to own some pieces of hockey history. The auction, which will benefit The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, is live now and features […]

NHLPA Smashfest gets a cardboard treatment from Upper Deck

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Each summer, several members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association get together in Toronto for Smashfest – an event where hundreds of fans get up close to their heroes as they play in a ping-pong tournament to raise funds for charity. Those lucky enough to attend enjoyed […]

2015 NHLPA Rookie Showcase turns the spotlight on future stars

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With 39 of hockey’s top prospects convening in Toronto for the 2015 NHLPA Rookie Showcase, staff members from Upper Deck were incredibly busy making sure that each player in attendance posed for their first NHL and NHLPA licensed trading cards. Now in its seventh year, the event has […]

2015 NHLPA Rookie Showcase participants announced

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor On September 1, hockey’s brightest prospects will be heading to Toronto for the 2015 NHLPA Rookie Showcase and for the past seven years, this event has seen many of today’s top stars pose for their first NHL and NHLPA-licensed trading cards. This year’s edition will feature 40 big […]

2014-15 NHL Rookie Card Deadline Announced

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck confirmed today that the cut-off date for rookie eligibility for 2014-15 trading card products has passed and any player making their debut after January 15, 2015 will have to wait until next season’s releases to appear on a card for the first time. There are 152 […]

NHLPA Auctions Off Jerseys for Goals & Dreams

 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For the past 15 years, the National Hockey League Players’ Association has helped thousands of children worldwide have an opportunity to play hockey through its NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund. As part of this celebration, fans and collectors have a fantastic opportunity to help out through a series […]

NHLPA Announces 2014 Rookie Showcase Participants

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor In recent years, the National Hockey League Players’ Association has held an annual event that shows off the game’s young stars that are expected to make an impact during the upcoming season. The 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase is set to take place on August 23 at the Mattamy […]

Collectors, dealers react to exclusive hockey card agreement

Some are intrigued to see what Upper Deck will do, while others enjoyed the competition in the marketplace with Panini America.

NHLPA’s Adam Larry discusses exclusive trading card deal with Upper Deck

One of the biggest reasons is that handling one company is easier than dealing with multiple entities.

Upper Deck, the NHL and NHLPA announce exclusive trading card deal

The deal, announced by Upper Deck today, will take effect next season for multiple years, but the length of the deal with not disclosed.

In The Game applies for NHLPA license

ITG has submitted a proposal to the NHLPA for a license.

NHLPA announces list of players to appear at the Rookie Showcase

The NHLPA Rookie Showcase will feature 27 players this year including Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin and AleksanderBarkov.

Upper Deck announces plans for NHL rookie redemptions

Hang on to those Upper Deck rookie redemptions.

ITG turned down NHLPA license this summer

Last summer, he was presented with a proposal – the opportunity to receive an NHL Players Association license for one year, producing two releases.

NHLPA decision could have devastating impact on Canadian dealers

This card season could have devastating implications for Canadian card shops that rely heavily on hockey card sales.

NHLPA restricts 2012-13 rookie class on cards

There will be no new Rookie Cards in product in 2012-13.

Game on: NHL and NHLPA reach a tentative deal

The hockey world woke up to exciting news Sunday morning. The NHL and NHL Players Association reached a tentative agreement to play hockey this season.

NHLPA addresses Devante Smith-Pelly’s stamped autograph cards

Some collectors realized many of Anaheim Ducks Devante Smith-Pelly’s recent autograph cards were stamped and not actually signed by the player.

Hockey products will be hurt by potential lockout

As the deadline for an NHL lockout looms, it seems ever more likely hockey will be at least delayed this year.

Panini shows off NHL rookie sketch cards

As the hockey world awaits for the owners and NHL Players Association to come to an agreement and avoid a lockout, a couple of hundred people have descended in Toronto for the NHLPA Rookie Showcase.

With lockout looming, Kreider leads early NHL rookie class on cards

Every day that passes without an agreement between the NHL owners and the NHL Players Association, it seems hockey is heading closer to a lockout.

Collectors remember 2004-05 NHL lockout

Eight years ago, the NHL had an unprecedented season – one that didn’t happen.