2016-17 Upper Deck Series Two Young Guns revealed

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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor

The wait is finally over for hockey collectors that have been anxious to see which players were slated to be Young Guns in 2016-17 Upper Deck Series Two. The checklist was revealed today at Upper Deck’s Certified Diamond Dealer Conference in Phoenix and posted on Twitter by Mojobreak.com.

As expected, the group of 49 prospects is led by two major holdovers from the previous release in goal scoring machine Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets and budding Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner. The pair will appear together on the subset’s checklist as well.

Who else made the cut? Read on after the jump to find out.


Seeded once in every four hobby packs, Young Guns have long been established as key rookie cards by hockey card enthusiasts. This year’s group is going to be augmented by several other young talents – many of which are expected to make an impact in the coming years, including Kasperi Kapanen, Mathew Barzal, Joel Eriksson Ek, Dylan Strome, Timo Meier, and Thomas Chabot.

Another notable inclusion is Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, who recently sat on the bench for an NHL game and became eligible to appear on a licensed trading card. His father, Brenton, worked for Upper Deck in the past.

2016-17 Upper Deck Series Two is expected to be released on February 15, 2017.


2016-17 Upper Deck Series Two Young Guns Checklist

451 Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets
452 Kasperi Kapanen, Toronto Maple Leafs
453 Miles Wood, New Jersey Devils
454 William Carrier, Buffalo Sabres
455 Drake Caggiula, Edmonton Oilers
456 Yohann Auvitu, New Jersey Devils
457 Markus Nutivaara, Columbus Blue Jackets
458 Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders
459 Joel Eriksson Ek, Minnesota Wild
460 Frederik Gauthier, Toronto Maple Leafs
461 Blake Speers, New Jersey Devils
462 Casey Nelson, Buffalo Sabres
463 Anthony DeAngelo, Arizona Coyotes
464 Mark McNeill, Chicago Blackhawks
465 Gemel Smith, Dallas Stars
466 Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins
467 Brandon Tanev, Winnipeg Jets
468 Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs
469 Dominik Simon, Pittsburgh Penguins
470 Rob O’Gara, Boston Bruins
471 Tyler Bertuzzi, Detroit Red Wings
472 Thatcher Demko, Vancouver Canucks
473 Charlie Lindgren, Montreal Canadiens
474 Kevin Gravel, Los Angeles Kings
475 Troy Stecher, Vancouver Canucks
476 Brandon Montour, Anaheim Ducks
477 Nick Baptiste, Buffalo Sabres
478 Aaron Dell, San Jose Sharks
479 Timo Meier, San Jose Sharks
480 Michal Kempny, Chicago Blackhawks
481 Stephen Johns, Dallas Stars
482 Brandon Carlo, Boston Bruins
483 Kyle Rau, Florida Panthers
484 Nikita Soshnikov, Toronto Maple Leafs
485 Chase De Leo, Winnipeg Jets
486 Kevin Labanc, San Jose Sharks
487 Oskar Sundqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins
488 Thomas Chabot, Ottawa Senators
489 Ondrej Kane, Anaheim Ducks
490 Ryan Pulock, New York Islanders
491 Tobias Lindberg, Toronto Maple Leafs
492 Scott Wedgewood, New Jersey Devils
493 Oliver Kylington, Calgary Flames
494 Shane Harper, Florida Panthers
495 Jacob Larsson, Anaheim Ducks
496 Zane McIntyre, Boston Bruins
497 Jason Dickinson, Dallas Stars
498 Dylan Strome, Arizona Coyotes
499 Brendan Leipsic, Toronto Maple Leafs
500 Mitch Marner/Patrik Laine, Young Guns CL

2016-17 Upper Deck Series Two UD Canvas Young Guns Checklist

C211     Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
C212     Jesse Puljujarvi, Edmonton Oilers
C213     Dylan Strome, Arizona Coyotes
C214     William Nylander, Toronto Maple Leafs
C215     Brandon Montour, Anaheim Ducks
C216     Kyle Connor, Winnipeg Jets
C217     Joel Eriksson Ek, Minnesota Wild
C218     Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames
C219     Drake Caggiula, Edmonton Oilers
C220     Jacob Larsson, Anaheim Ducks
C221     Nick Baptiste, Buffalo Sabres
C222     Thomas Chabot, Ottawa Senators
C223     Nikita Zaitsev, Toronto Maple Leafs
C224     Mike Reilly, Minnesota Wild
C225     Timo Meier, San Jose Sharks
C226     Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets
C227     Adam Erne, Tampa Bay Lightning
C228     Kasperi Kapanen, Toronto Maple Leafs
C229     Nick Schmaltz, Chicago Blackhawks
C230     Christian Dvorak, Arizona Coyotes
C231     Josh Morrissey, Winnipeg Jets
C232     Artturi Lehkonen, Montreal Canadiens
C233     Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning
C234     Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers
C235     Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh Penguins
C236     Thatcher Demko, Vancouver Canucks
C237     Zach Sanford, Washington Capitals
C238     Julius Honka, Dallas Stars
C239     Ivan Provorov, Philadelphia Flyers
C240     Auston Matthews/William Nylander, Young Guns Checklist

* stick tap to Ryan Cracknell for transcribing the player names from the photos that appeared via Twitter.

Stephen Laroche is the editor of Beckett Hockey, Beckett Basketball, and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at slaroche@beckett.com or follow him on Twitter @Stephen_Laroche.

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