Even though the top two picks were a mere formality the NHL Draft still generated a ton of excitement over the weekend. Highly touted prospect, Connor McDavid, was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers with Jack Eichel going second to the Buffalo Sabres.
Upper Deck was as the draft and they announced that they had signed McDavid to an exclusive trading card deal moments after he was selected. That means the only place to find autographed cards of McDavid will be in Upper Deck products. UD also revealed that the first live cards of McDavid will appear in 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey in November, provided that he plays an NHL game in the 2015-16 season.
“Connor McDavid has been on our radar for a long time and we are thrilled to be able to add him as one of Upper Deck’s exclusive trading card signers,” said Jason Masherah, President of Upper Deck in a company press release. “The sky is the limit with a player of his caliber, and to be able to deliver exclusive content of this sensational talent is a thrill for us here at Upper Deck. We are excited to watch his career begin with a historic franchise like the Edmonton Oilers, and we look forward to delivering hockey fans the best of the best in terms of licensed trading card content for McDavid.”
Draftees made a stop at Upper Deck’s set up inside the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale to sign some autographs and pose for some trading card pictures after they were selected.
2015-16 is shaping up to be a very exciting season for hockey cards with the potential of a stellar rookie class to chase after. Be sure to keep checking our website for the latest Upper Deck Hockey products.
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