Canada Post has released a new series of hockey stamps featuring former NHL legends. The six stamps feature one player from each of the six “Original Six” teams – Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Montréal, New York and Toronto.
The six Hockey Hall of Fame legends – all defencemen – are Bobby Orr, Pierre Pilote, Red Kelly, Doug Harvey, Harry Howell and Doug Harvey. The series is entitled the “2014 Original Six Defencemen series.”
A seventh Canadian stamp features the “iconic Zamboni Ice Resurfacer.”
“The six hockey legends celebrated by Canada Post defined, and in some cases redefined, the defensive position at a golden time in the sport’s history,” says the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and responsible for Canada Post. “Hockey transcends sport in Canada. It’s part of our very fabric.”
“Hockey is Canada’s passion,” says Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra. “The legendary players we’ve immortalized on these stamps capture part of this country’s hockey story. These men inspired a generation, and their brilliance filled a nation with pride and joy. More than a few NHL players were born of the dreams instilled in them as boys by these stars.”