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Trading card set features AHL prospects

The American Hockey League announced today that 55 AHL players are included in the 2004-05 Heroes & Prospects trading card set, manufactured by In The Game, Inc.

The set, which pays tribute to the past while celebrating hockey’s future, can be purchased now in the official on-line store of the AHL, ahlstore.com.

The 180-card base set features 55 of the most promising young stars in the AHL, including Brad Boyes, Carlo Colaiacovo, Ray Emery, Marc-Andre Fleury, Yanick Lehoux, Kari Lehtonen, Ryan Miller, Jason Spezza, Stephen Weiss and Jeff Woywitka.

The set also features a variety of junior hockey prospects and many of the game’s all-time greats, such as Jacques Plante, Patrick Roy and Maurice Richard.

The 2004-05 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.

Now in its 69th season, the American Hockey League serves as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League clubs. More than 100 alumni recently competed in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey tournament, and over 80 percent of all players to compete in the NHL in 2003-04 were AHL graduates, with more than 400 players taking the ice in both leagues.