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Panini hockey album features Canadian, American covers

Posted on 30th August 2013 by hockeymedia in Collectibles,The Want List | Tags:

NHLThirteen players are featured on the two different covers of the new album for the 2013-14 Panini NHL Collection. There are six players featured on the American cover and seven players featured on the Canadian cover.

The six players on the American cover are Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers), Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins), Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins), Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit Red Wings), Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks) and Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings).

The seven players on the Canadian cover are Michael Cammalleri (Calgary Flames), Andrew Ladd (Winnipeg Jets), Alex Galchenyuk (Montréal Canadiens), Craig Anderson (Ottawa Senators), Nail Yakupov (Edmonton Oilers), Phil Kessel (Toronto Maple Leafs), and Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks).

The Panini Group has produced sports stickers for more than 50 years, with the first NHL series (under the Panini banner) produced in 1987-88. Panini produces stickers for many subjects and sports, notably the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA European Championship, soccer leagues around the world, the National Football League, and National Basketball Association.

In the past, it produced IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships sticker collections in 1979 and 1995 as well as NHL sticker collections under the O-Pee-Chee banner from 1981-82 to 1989-90.

The new 2013-14 Panini hockey sticker collection will be available in September 2013. It marks the 23rd Panini NHL collection since 1987-88.

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