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Thirty-nine new rookie cards debut in O-Pee-Chee hockey

Posted on 4th August 2013 by hockeymedia in Cards,Rookies,The Want List | Tags:

NHLOf the 99 rookie cards featured in 2013-14 O-Pee-Chee hockey, 39 of them are the first-ever “RCs” of NHL rookies.

Upper Deck Trilogy and Score were the first two releases of the 2013-14 season in July 2013. Upper Deck Trilogy featured rookie cards of 33 players while Score featured 32 of those 33 (all but Damien Brunner) plus an additional 28 new rookies (those 60 Score rookie cards are numbered 591-650).

Fifty-nine of those 60 Score rookies are repeated in this week’s O-Pee-Chee hockey card series, with only Jets’ rookie goalie Edward Pasquale missing.

That means 39 new rookie cards, including four former first-round draft picks: Austin Watson of the Nashville Predators (2010-1-#18), Nick Bjugstad of the Florida Panthers (2010-1-#19), Mark Pysyk of the Buffalo Sabres (2010-1-#23), and Nicklas Jensen of the Vancouver Canucks (2011-1-#29).

Score hockey was released a couple of weeks ago while O-Pee-Chee hockey makes its debut this Tuesday Aug. 6, 2013.

The entire 99-card rookie checklist includes 29 former first overall draft picks. It also includes 13 rookies that garnered Calder votes this past summer (including winner Jonathan Huberdeau).

This marks the eighth edition of O-Pee-Chee hockey cards produced by the Upper Deck Company. The 2013-14 base set includes 500 veterans, 99 short-printed rookies, and one short-printed checklist.

39 NEW ROOKIES

Sami Aittokallio
Matt Anderson
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault
Daniel Bång
Mark Barberio
Victor Bartley
Brett Bellemore
Nick Bjugstad
Nicolas Blanchard
Chris Brown
Michael Caruso
Alex Chiasson
Danny DeKeyser
Brian Flynn
Radko Gudas
Ben Hanowski
Dmitrij Jaskin
Nicklas Jensen
Tyler Johnson
Johan Larsson
Oliver Lauridsen
Anders Lee
Steven Oleksy
Jean-Gabriel Pageau
Ondrej Palat
Greg Pateryn
Harri Pesonen
Steven Pinizzotto
Mark Pysyk
Max Reinhart
Jonathan Rheault
Chad Ruhwedel
Cameron Schilling
Eric Selleck
Ben Street
Andrej Sustr
Matt Tennyson
Chris Terry
Austin Watson

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