ITG previews 2012-13 Heroes and Prospects


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

In The Game’s 2012-13 Heroes and Prospects set is coming together and the company released the first images today.

As the name says, there will be a focus on old and new players, but this time the entire prospect set will feature solely players from the Canadian Hockey League.

The CHL is the governing body of major junior hockey in Canada. It’s widely considered one of the best developmental leagues. That means collectors can expect find players with some great potential.

“I have been asked year after year to increase the numbers of juniors in the product. This year I was able to make this happen by concentrating solely on the juniors,” ITG’s Dr. Brian Price wrote on his blog. “This happens to be a great year to do so as there are some great prospects in the CHL this year.”

The Heroes and Prospects base set will consist of a 199-card base set: 30 heroes, 120 prospects and 49 draft picks from 2013.

The draft picks will be unique as they will feature 3D fronts on each card.

One of the chase elements of Heroes and Prospect will come down to the decoy/puzzle pieces. Eleven players will have puzzle cards, but collectors can either redeem them for other items or keep them as a set once completed.

The set will have autograph and game-used memorabilia cards. It is scheduled to be released mid-January.

Here’s a preliminary checklist for ITG Heroes and Prospects (subject to change):
2012-13 ITG Heroes and Prospects Base Card checklist
1 Adam Oates Heroes
2 Al MacInnis Heroes
3 Chris Chelios Heroes
4 Doug Gilmour Heroes
5 Eric Lindros Heroes
6 Evgeni Malkin Heroes
7 Gilbert Perreault Heroes
8 Gordie Howe Heroes
9 Grant Fuhr Heroes
10 Guy Lafleur Heroes
11 Henri Richard Heroes
12 Jari Kurri Heroes
13 Jean Beliveau Heroes
14 Jeremy Roenick Heroes
15 Joe Sakic Heroes
16 Keith Tkachuk Heroes
17 Mario Lemieux Heroes
18 Mark Recchi Heroes
19 Mats Sundin Heroes
20 Nicklas Lidstrom Heroes
21 Patrick Roy Heroes
22 Pavel Bure Heroes
23 Peter Forsberg Heroes
24 Phil Esposito Heroes
25 Scott Niedermayer Heroes
26 Sergei Fedorov Heroes
27 Steve Yzerman Heroes
28 Theoren Fleury Heroes
29 Tony Esposito Heroes
30 Trevor Linden Heroes
31 Connor McDavid CHL Rookies
32 Roland McKeown CHL Rookies
33 Sam Bennett CHL Rookies
34 Michael Dal Colle CHL Rookies
35 Dominik Kubalik CHL Rookies
36 Josh Ho-Sang CHL Rookies
37 Stefan Matteau CHL Rookies
38 Laurent Dauphin CHL Rookies
39 Ivan Barbashev CHL Rookies
40 Alexis Pepin CHL Rookies
41 Anthony DeLuca CHL Rookies
42 Frederik Gauthier CHL Rookies
43 Dylan Labbe CHL Rookies
44 Daniel Audette CHL Rookies
45 Jake Virtanen CHL Rookies
46 Miles Koules CHL Rookies
47 Brayden Point CHL Rookies
48 Oliver Bjorkstrand CHL Rookies
49 Eetu Laurikainen CHL Rookies
50 Patrik Polivka CHL Rookies
51 Aaron Ekblad OHL
52 Mark Scheifele OHL
53 Brendan Gaunce OHL
54 Daniil Zharkov OHL
55 Malcolm Subban OHL
56 Dylan Blujus OHL
57 Oscar Dansk OHL
58 Garret Sparks OHL
59 Matt Finn OHL
60 Scott Kosmachuk OHL
61 Matt Puempel OHL
62 Radek Faksa OHL
63 Ryan Murphy OHL
64 Olli Maatta OHL
65 Seth Griffith OHL
66 Stuart Percy OHL
67 Brett Ritchie OHL
68 Dougie Hamilton OHL
69 Ryan Strome OHL
70 Boone Jenner OHL
71 Scott Laughton OHL
72 Cody Ceci OHL
73 Tyler Graovac OHL
74 Gemel Smith OHL
75 Nick Ritchie OHL
76 Slater Koekkoek OHL
77 Rickard Rakell OHL
78 Stefan Noesen OHL
79 Tom Wilson OHL
80 Vincent Trocheck OHL
81 Alex Galchenyuk OHL
82 Anthony DeAngelo OHL
83 Matt Murray OHL
84 Ryan Sproul OHL
85 Joshua Leivo OHL
86 Brady Vail OHL
87 Zach O’Brien QMJHL
88 Christophe Lalancette QMJHL
89 Raphael Bussieres QMJHL
90 Christopher Clapperton QMJHL
91 Xavier Ouellette QMJHL
92 Charles Hudon QMJHL
93 Olivier Archambault QMJHL
94 Tomas Hyka QMJHL
95 Konrad Abeltshauser QMJHL
96 Luca Ciampini QMJHL
97 Martin Frk QMJHL
98 James Melindy QMJHL
99 Jonathan Racine QMJHL
100 Mikhail Grigorenko QMJHL
101 Logan Shaw QMJHL
102 Ryan Culkin QMJHL
103 Francois Brassard QMJHL
104 Scott Oke QMJHL
105 Francis Beauvillier QMJHL
106 Jean-Sebastien Dea QMJHL
107 Dillon Fournier QMJHL
108 Jonathan Huberdeau QMJHL
109 Ryan Tesink QMJHL
110 Stephen MacAulay QMJHL
111 Anton Zlobin QMJHL
112 Francois Tremblay QMJHL
113 Phillip Danault QMJHL
114 Brandon Whitney QMJHL
115 Chris Driedger WHL
116 Griffin Reinhart WHL
117 Henrik Samuelsson WHL
118 Laurent Brossoit WHL
119 Michael St. Croix WHL
120 Mitchell Moroz WHL
121 Ryan Murray WHL
122 Brendan Ranford WHL
123 Tim Bozon WHL
124 Colton Sissons WHL
125 Damon Severson WHL
126 Myles Bell WHL
127 Sam Reinhart WHL
128 Jayden Hart WHL
129 Morgan Rielly WHL
130 Derrick Pouliot WHL
131 Nicolas Petan WHL
132 Troy Rutkowski WHL
133 Ty Rattie WHL
134 Mark McNeill WHL
135 Colin Jacobs WHL
136 Troy Bourke WHL
137 Mathew Dumba WHL
138 Chandler Stephenson WHL
139 Andrey Makarov WHL
140 Dalton Thrower WHL
141 Lukas Sutter WHL
142 Shane McColgan WHL
143 Branden Troock WHL
144 Liam Stewart WHL
145 Adam Lowry WHL
146 Coda Gordon WHL
147 Zachary Yuen WHL
148 David Musil WHL
149 Marek Tvrdon WHL
150 Keegan Kanzig WHL
151 Nathan MacKinnon Class of 2013
152 Sean Monahan Class of 2013
153 Seth Jones Class of 2013
154 Ryan Kujawinski Class of 2013
155 Kerby Rychel Class of 2013
156 Eric Roy Class of 2013
157 Darnell Nurse Class of 2013
158 Morgan Klimchuk Class of 2013
159 Nick Baptiste Class of 2013
160 Jeremy Gregoire Class of 2013
161 Ryan Pulock Class of 2013
162 Zachary Fucale Class of 2013
163 Adam Erne Class of 2013
164 Curtis Lazar Class of 2013
165 Hunter Shinkaruk Class of 2013
166 Anthony Duclair Class of 2013
167 Jonathan Drouin Class of 2013
168 Nick Sorensen Class of 2013
169 Josh Morrissey Class of 2013
170 Eric Comrie Class of 2013
171 Bo Horvat Class of 2013
172 Madison Bowey Class of 2013
173 Alex Forsberg Class of 2013
174 Max DomiClass of 2013
175 William Carrier Class of 2013
176 Jordan Subban Class of 2013
177 Anthony Mantha Class of 2013
178 Connor Rankin Class of 2013
179 Shea Theodore Class of 2013
180 Jason Dickinson Class of 2013
181 Spencer Martin Class of 2013
182 Greg Chase Class of 2013
183 Jamal Watson Class of 2013
184 Stephen Harper Class of 2013
185 Zach Nastasiuk Class of 2013
186 Nikita Zadorov Class of 2013
187 Brody Silk Class of 2013
188 Carter Hansen Class of 2013
189 Brian Williams Class of 2013
190 Chris Bigras Class of 2013
191 Matt Murphy Class of 2013
192 Nikolas Brouillard Class of 2013
193 Ryan Hartman Class of 2013
194 Matt Needham Class of 2013
195 Samuel Morin Class of 2013
196 Jay Merkley Class of 2013
197 Justin Bailey Class of 2013
198 Martin Reway Class of 2013
199 Sergey Tolchinsky Class of 2013

Heroes and Prospects Autograph Checklist
A-AD Anthony DeLuca Rimouski Oceanic
A-ADU Anthony Duclair Québec Remparts
A-AE Aaron Ekblad Barrie Colts
A-AER Adam Erne Québec Remparts
A-AF Alex Forsberg Prince George Cougars
A-AG Alex Galchenyuk Sarnia Sting
A-AL Adam Lowry Swift Current Broncos
A-AM Anthony Mantha Val d’Or Foreurs
A-AMA Andrey Makarov Saskatoon Blades
A-AP Alexis Pepin PEI Rocket
A-AZ Anton Zlobin Val d’Or Foreurs
A-BG Brendan Gaunce Belleville Bulls
A-BH Bo Horvat London Knights
A-BW Brandon Whitney Victoriaville Tigres
A-CB Clark Bishop Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
A-CC Cody Ceci Ottawa 67’s
A-CD Chris Driedger Calgary Hitmen
A-CG Christopher Gibson Chicoutimi Sagueneens
A-CH Charles Hudon Chicoutimi Sagueneens
A-CJ Colin Jacobs Prince George Cougars
A-CL Curtis Lazar Edmonton Oil Kings
A-CM Connor McDavid Erie Otters
A-CR Connor Rankin Tri-City Americans
A-CS Chandler Stephenson Regina Pats
A-CSI Colton Sissons Kelowna Rockets
A-DA Daniel Audette Sherbrooke Phoenix
A-DAL Daniel Altshuller Oshawa Generals
A-DB Dakota Odgers Swift Current Broncos
A-DH Dougie Hamilton Niagara IceDogs
A-DN Darnell Nurse Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
A-DP Derrick Pouliot Portland Winterhawks
A-EC Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans
A-EL Eetu Laurikainen Swift Current Broncos
A-ER Eric Roy Brandon Wheat Kings
A-FG Frederick Gauthier Rimouski Oceanic
A-FT Francois Tremblay Val-d’Or Foreurs
A-GR Griffin Reinhart Edmonton Oil Kings
A-HS Henrik Samuelsson Edmonton Oil Kings
A-HSH Hunter Shinkaruk Medicine Hat Tigers
A-JA JP Anderson Sarnia Sting
A-JB Justin Bailey Kitchener Rangers
A-JBI Jordan Binnington Owen Sound Attack
A-JD Jason Dickinson Guelph Storm
A-JDR Jonathan Drouin Halifax Mooseheads
A-JG Jeremy Gregoire Chicoutimi Sagueneens
A-JGI John Gibson Kitchener Rangers
A-JH Josh Ho-Sang Windsor Spitfires
A-JHU Jonathan Huberdeau Saint John Sea Dogs
A-JM Josh Morrissey Prince Albert Raiders
A-JP Jake Paterson Saginaw Spirit
A-JS Jordan Subban Belleville Bulls
A-JV Jake Virtanen Calgary Hitmen
A-KA Konrad Abeltshauser Halifax Mooseheads
A-KB Kevin Bailie London Knights
A-KK Kale Kessy Vancouver Giants
A-KR Kerby Rychel Windsor Spitfires
A-LB Laurent Brossoit Edmonton Oil Kings
A-LS Liam Stewart Spokane Chiefs
A-MB Madison Bowey Kelowna Rockets
A-MD Mathew Dumba Red Deer Rebels
A-MDO Max Domi London Knights
A-MF Martin Frk Halifax Mooseheads
A-MFI Matt Finn Guelph Storm
A-MG Mikhail Grigorenko Québec Remparts
A-MK Morgan Klimchuk Regina Pats
A-MM Mitchell Moroz Edmonton Oil Kings
A-MMU Matt Murray Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
A-MR Morgan Reilly Moose Jaw Warriors
A-MS Mark Scheifele Barrie Colts
A-MST Michael St. Croix Edmonton Oil Kings
A-MSU Malcolm Subban Belleville Bulls
A-NB Nick Baptiste Regina Pats
A-NM Nathan MacKinnon Halifax Mooseheads
A-NP Nicolas Petan Portland Winterhawks
A-NR Nick Ritchie Peterborough Petes
A-NS Nick Sorensen Québec Remparts
A-NY Nail Yakupov Russia
A-NZ Nikita Zadorov London Knights
A-OD Oscar Dansk Erie Otters
A-OM Olli Maatta London Knights
A-PD Phillip Danault Victoriaville Tigres
A-PP Patrik Polivka Windsor Spitfires
A-RB Raphael Bussieres Baie-Comeau Drakkar
A-RC Ryan Culkin Québec Remparts
A-RF Radek Faksa Kitchener Rangers
A-RG Robin Gusse Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
A-RH Ryan Hartman Plymouth Whalers
A-RK Ryan Kujawinski Kingston Frontenacs
A-RM Roland McKeown Kingston Frontenacs
A-RM Ryan Murray Everett Silvertips
A-RMU Ryan Murphy Kitchener Rangers
A-RP Ryan Pulock Brandon Wheat Kings
A-RS Ryan Strome Niagara IceDogs
A-SG Seth Griffith London Knights
A-SJ Seth Jones Portland Winterhawks
A-SK Slater Koekkoek Peterborough Petes
A-SL Scott Laughton Oshawa Generals
A-SM Sean Monahan Ottawa 67’s
A-SMA Stefan Matteau Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
A-SMAR Spencer Martin Mississauga Steelheads
A-SR Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
A-ST Shea Theodore Seattle Thunderbirds
A-STO Sergey Tolchinsky Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
A-TB Tim Bozon Kamloops Blazers
A-TW Tom Wilson Plymouth Whalers
A-VT Vincent Trocheck Saginaw Spirit
A-WC William Carrier Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
A-ZF Zachary Fucale Halifax Mooseheads
A-ZO Zach O’Brien Acadie-Bathurst Titan
A-AO Adam Oates Hero
A-CCH Chris Chelios Hero
A-DG Doug Gilmour Hero
A-GH Gordie Howe Hero
A-GL Guy Lafleur Hero
A-GP Gilbert Perreault Hero
A-HR Henri Richard Hero
A-JBE Jean Beliveau Hero
A-JK Jari Kurri Hero
A-JR Jeremy Roenick Hero
A-JSA Joe Sakic Hero
A-KT Keith Tkachuk Hero
A-MRE Mark Recchi Hero
A-NL Nicklas Lidstrom Hero
A-PB Pavel Bure Hero
A-PE Phil Esposito Hero
A-PF Peter Forsberg Hero
A-SN Scott Niedermayer Hero
A-SY Steve Yzerman Hero
A-TF Theoren Fleury Hero

Subway Series Jersey & Auto
SSMA-DH Dougie Hamilton OHL
SSMA-MS Mark Scheifele OHL
SSMA-RM Ryan Murphy OHL
SSMA-SL Scott Laughton OHL
SSMA-SM Sean Monahan OHL
SSMA-SG Seth Griffith OHL
SSMA-SK Slater Koekkoek OHL
SSMA-TW Tom Wilson OHL
SSMA-AM Anthony Mantha QMJHL
SSMA-JD Jonathan Drouin QMJHL
SSMA-JH Jonathan Huberdeau QMJHL
SSMA-NM Nathan MacKinnon QMJHL
SSMA-PD Phillip Danault QMJHL
SSMA-DP Derrick Pouliot WHL
SSMA-SR Sam Reinhart WHL
SSMA-MDU Mathew Dumba WHL
SSMA-GR Griffin Reinhart WHL
SSMA-MR Morgan Rielly WHL
SSMA-RP Ryan Pulock WHL
SSMA-CL Curtis Lazar WHL
SSMA-HS Hunter Shinkaruk WHL

Jersey & autograph
MA-AL Adam Lowry Swift Current Broncos
MA-AF Alex Forsberg Prince George Cougars
MA-AG Alex Galchenyuk Sarnia Sting
MA-BG Brendan Gaunce Belleville Bulls
MA-CH Charles Hudon Chicoutimi Sagueneens
MA-CC Cody Ceci Ottawa 67’s
MA-CS Colton Sissons Kelowna Rockets
MA-DH Dougie Hamilton Niagara IceDogs
MA-JV Jake Virtanen Calgary Hitmen
MA-JD Jason Dickinson Guelph Storm
MA-JH Josh Ho-Sang Windsor Spitfires
MA-MF Martin Frk Halifax Mooseheads
MA-MD Max Domi London Knights
MA-MG Mikhail Grigorenko Québec Remparts
MA-MR Morgan Rielly Moose Jaw Warriors
MA-NY Nail Yakupov Sarnia Sting
MA-CM Connor McDavid Erie Otters
MA-RF Radek Faksa Kitchener Rangers
MA-NM Nathan MacKinnon Halifax Mooseheads
MA-RK Ryan Kujawinski Kingston Frontenacs
MA-RMU Ryan Murphy Kitchener Rangers
MA-RS Ryan Strome Niagara IceDogs
MA-SK Slater Koekkoek Peterborough Petes
MA-TB Tim Bozon Kamloops Blazers

2013 Draft Prospects Autos
Adam Erne Quebec Remparts
Anthony Duclair Quebec Remparts
Anthony Mantha Val-d’Or Foreurs
Bo Horvat London Knights
Curtis Lazar Edmonton Oil Kings
Darnell Nurse Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Eric Roy Brandon Wheat Kings
Frederik Gauthier Rimouski Oceanic
Hunter Shinkaruk Medicine Hat Tigers
Jason Dickinson Guelph Storm
Jonathan Drouin Halifax Mooseheads
Jordan Subban Belleville Bulls
Josh Morrissey Prince Albert Raiders
Kerby Rychel Windsor Spitfires
Madison Bowey Kelowna Rockets
Max Domi London Knights
Morgan Klimchuk Regina Pats
Nathan MacKinnon Halifax Mooseheads
Nick Sorensen Quebec Remparts
Nikita Zadorov London Knights
Ryan Kujawinski Kingston Frontenacs
Ryan Pulock Brandon Wheat Kings
Sean Monahan Ottawa 67’s
Seth Jones Portland Winterhawks
Shea Theodore Seattle Thunderbirds
Spencer Martin Mississauga Steelheads
William Carrier Cape Breton Sceaming Eagles

Non-Memorabilia Set
MC-01 Laurent Brossoir Edmonton Oil Kings
Loik Poudrier Shawinigan Cataractes
MC-02 Ryan Tesink Saint John Sea Dogs
Seth Griffith London Knights
MC-03 Gabriel Girard Shawinigan Cataractes
Andreas Athanasiou London Knights
MC-04 Jonathan Huberdeau Saint John Sea Dogs
Henrik Samuelsson Edmonton Oil Kings
MC-05 Bo Horvat London Knights
Keegan Lowe Edmonton Oil Kings
MC-06 Vincent Arseneau Shawinigan Cataractes
Stephen MacAulay Saint John Sea Dogs
MC-07 Yannick Veilleux Shawinigan Cataractes
Griffin Reinhart Edmonton Oil Kings
MC-08 Maximilien Le Sieur Shawinigan Cataractes
Kevin Gagne Saint John Sea Dogs
MC-09 Anton Zlobin Shawinigan Cataractes
Max Domi London Knights

Memorial Cup Champions
MC-10 Vincent Arseneau Shawinigan Cataractes
MC-11 Yannick Veilleux Shawinigan Cataractes
MC-12 Maximilien Le Sieur Shawinigan Cataractes
MC-13 Anton Zlobin Shawinigan Cataractes
MC-14 Loik Poudrier Shawinigan Cataractes
MC-15 Gabriel Girard Shawinigan Cataractes

Subway Series
SSS-01 Zachary Fucale
SSS-02 Anthony Mantha
SSS-03 Jonathan Huberdeau
SSS-04 Nathan MacKinnon
SSS-05 Jean-Sebastien Dea
SSS-06 Jordan Binnington
SSS-07 Connor McDavid
SSS-08 Ryan Strome
SSS-09 Dougie Hamilton
SSS-10 Mark Scheifele
SSS-11 Morgan Rielly
SSS-12 Sam Reinhart
SSS-13 Hunter Shinkaruk
SSS-14 Mark McNeill
SSS-15 Nail Yakupov

Top Prospects
TOP-01 Tom Wilson
TOP-02 Brendan Gaunce
TOP-03 Tim Bozon
TOP-04 Scott Laughton
TOP-05 Mathew Dumba
TOP-06 Ryan Murray

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Hockey. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here.


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  1. zotster 26 November, 2012 at 23:11

    I’ve always loved In the Game’s stuff, especially this set, but I’m VERY disappointed there’ll be no AHL players. With two teams playing within a 20-minute drive of where I live, I’ve been an AHL fan longer than I’ve been an NHL fan. Especially with the lockout going on indefinitely, you’d think they’d capitalize on making cards of the top players in the top league currently playing.

    I suspect that “This year I was able to make this happen by concentrating solely on the juniors” really means that they weren’t able to get licensing for the AHL, which is a same. I’ve collected H&P every year since it started, but this year probably not.

    It’s a shame, too, because I had been really looking forward to this set and the basic design looks really great.

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