Upper Deck is teaming up with the majority of the NHL’s clubs for a special “NHL Team Pack Giveaway Nights” promotion during the second half of the season. During each special night, each of the participating teams will be supplied with 10,000 six-player packs free of charge at the gate. There will also be 1,000 special chase cards produced for each team which spotlights one fan favourite.
The first give-away night was this past weekend as the New Jersey Devils excited fans on January 31. The six-card line-up featured Martin Brodeur, Zach Parise, Jamie Langenbrunner, Patrik Elias, Colin White and Paul Martin. The special seventh “chase” card featured Travis Zajac and was available only at the team shop with the purchase of any pack of 2009-10 NHL hockey cards.
Also featured since the launch of the program (with each chase card listed after) have been Chicago (Patrick Kane), Atlanta (Zach Bogosian), Boston (Zdeno Chara), Dallas (Mike Modano), Los Angeles (Drew Doughty) and Tampa (Martin St. Louis).
The remainder of the NHL team giveaway nights (with each team’s chase card) is as follows:
Feb. 11 - Detroit (Nicklas Lidstrom)
Feb. 12 - Colorado (Matt Duchene)
Feb. 13 - Buffalo (Thomas Vanek), Calgary (Miikka Kiprusoff) and Phoenix (Ilya Bryzgalov)
March 2 - Ottawa (Daniel Alfredsson), Pittsburgh (Marc-Andre Fleury) and Toronto (Luke Schenn)
March 6 - New York Islanders (Kyle Okposo)
March 7 - Nashville (JP Dumont)
March 9 - Philadelphia (Chris Pronger)
March 12 - Anaheim (Jonas Hiller) and Washington (Nicklas Backstrom)
March 13 - Carolina (Cam Ward), Columbus (Steve Mason) and San Jose (Dany Heatley)
March 21 - Florida (Tomas Vokoun)