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Welcome to The Real DFG's Pittsburgh Penguin Autograph Project. My goal is to eventually try and get at least one autograph of every player to lace up the skates in an NHL game for the Pittsburgh Penguins. It could have been for one game or 700 games, I will add them. Occasionally I may post cards of former players in their new team uniforms. While the goal is to get autos in Pens uni's, it isn't always possible. Since the team has been in existence since 1967, the list is pretty large. Last I checked, it was somewhere in the range of 624 different players. Currently, I sit at about 100 autographs (with some duplication). Enjoy the posts.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Niklas Nordgren

 Don't look now but we got ourselves another rental player.  By rental, I mean 15 games.  Niklas became a Penguin after spending time in the Carolina organization.  He was drafted in 1997 but didn't make his way to North America until the 2005-06 season.  He spent time in the Swedish Elite League prior to making the move.

The Penguins acquired his services in the big trade for Mark Recchi.  Big may not be the right word.  It was the second time Mark had played for the Pens and they were looking for some depth at the trade deadline.  They also picked up Krys Kolanos and 2007 2nd Round pick, which turned into Keven Veilleux (a long term WBS and Wheeling Nailer).   

In all honesty, I don't remember Nordgren in a Pens jersey.  In his 15 games, he put up a few penalty minutes but his contribution on the ice was minimal.  This card comes from the 2006-07 Parkhurst set and is signed on a sticker in blue ink.  

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