SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that 66 AHL players are included in the 2005-06 Heroes & Prospects trading card set, manufactured by In The Game, Inc.
The set, which pays tribute to the past while celebrating hockey’s future, will be released on Thursday, and can be purchased in the official on-line store of the AHL, ahlstore.com.
The 180-card base set features 66 of the most promising young stars in the AHL, including Chris Bourque, Carlo Colaiacovo, Josh Harding, Adam Hauser, Corey Locke, Al Montoya, Eric Nystrom, Michel Ouellet and Jordin Tootoo.
The set also features a variety of junior hockey prospects and many of the game’s all-time greats, such as Cam Neely, Guy Lafleur, Martin Brodeur, Mike Bossy and Grant Fuhr.
The 2005-06 Heroes & Prospects set will be available in both a Hobby version and a special Arena version, and will include a variety of autograph cards, game-used memorabilia cards and In The Game’s popular He Shoots, He Scores Decoy/Redemption cards. For more details, visit In The Game on-line at www.baptradingcards.com.
In operation since 1936, the AHL is celebrating its historic 70th anniversary this season, and continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. Nearly 80 percent of all NHL players today are AHL graduates, and last year more than 7.1 million fans – an all-time league record – attended AHL games across North America.