Friday, August 14, 2009

Upper Deck Inks Reigning NHL MVP Alexander Ovechkin to an Exclusive Deal!

Ovechkin will sign autographs exclusively for Upper Deck at the start of the 2009-10 season and also appear on packaging

Carlsbad, CA (August 14, 2009) – Upper Deck, the exclusive provider of NHL licensed hockey cards, is pleased to announce an exclusive autograph deal with Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals at the onset of the 2009-10 season. Ovechkin, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NHL Draft, was named the NHL Rookie of the Year for the 2005-06 season, and has earned back-to-back league MVP trophies for the past two seasons.

Besides signing autograph cards exclusively for new Upper Deck products, Ovechkin will be featured on 2009-10 Upper Deck Hockey card packaging. Collectors can look forward to seeing new Alexander Ovechkin content in all Upper Deck releases at the onset of the 2009-10 season.

“Alexander has distinguished himself as a proven superstar in the NHL in just a few short years,” said Bernd Becker, Chief Operating Officer for Upper Deck. “The sky is the limit with a player of his caliber in terms of what his legacy will be and hockey fans realize that. To be able to deliver exclusive content of this international icon is a coup for Upper Deck and something our collectors can get excited about.”

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