With many of the NHL's teams having switched to the new RBK Edge style kits and new logos to give many of them a fresh new look for the season this is McFarlane's first chace to show them off.
With fantastic poses, excellent detail and superb paintwork this line features the NHL's youngest ever captain, two non-Canadian non-America players who are huge in the sport and one of it's greatest scorers.to be a big success.
Born on August 7, 1987 in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada Sidney Patrick Crosby he currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins and is the youngest captain in the history of the NHL and has a younger sister, Taylor, who is 9 years his junior.
He attended Astral Drive Junior High School where he was a straight A student until he transferred to Shattuck-Saint Mary's in Fairbault, Minnesota.
Sidney Cosby started playing hockey at the tender age of 2 in the basement of his home and learnt to skate at the age of three.
He had his first newspaper interview when he was 7 and appeared on TV when he was 14. In the same year he also led the Midget AAA team, the Dartmouth Subways, to the national championships where he won both the MVP and top scorer awards.
In 2004 he was offered $7.5 million to play for the Hamilton franchise in the World Hockey Association but he turned the offer down claiming that he felt he wasn't yet ready to leave the junior leagues.
Crosby caught the attention of both the press and many professional players during his amateur career, including Wayne Gretzky who is quoted as saying that if anybody could beat his records that Crosby could and that he was that best player that he (Gretzky) had seen since Mario Lemieux.
He is only the fifth player tro represent Canada at the Junior World Hockey Championships at the age of 16 in 2003. Others to achieve this accolade have been Wyne Gretzky, Jay Bouwmeester, Jason Spezza, and Eric Lindros.
Selected first overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, often referred to as the "Sidney Crosby Sweepstake" because he was regarded as one of the most highly rated draft picks in hockey history, by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He debuted in the NHL when he played his first professional game on July 30, 2005.
After hockey great Mario Lemieux was forced to retire with an irregular heartbeat Sidney Crosby was named as an alternate captain, a move that drew much criticism.
Crosby has often been referred to as a whiner and diver by other players and fans but many commentators have put this down to his age and pointed out that as a young player Wayne Gretzky was often accused of the same.
In 2006 he became the first teenager to lead the NHL in scorer since Wayne Gretzky in 1980 and also became the youngest player in NHL history to ever receive the Art Ross Trophy and in 2007 became the youngest person in NHL history to win the Lester B Pearson Trophy.
On several occasions over the period of his career he has had his jerseys stolen or gone missing and several have been sold for high prices at auction, often in aid of charities.
- Rookie of the Month Oct 2005
- NHL All Rookie Team 2006
- World Championship All-Star Team 2006
- World Championship Best Forward 2006
- World Championship Leading Scorer 2006
- Art Ross Trophy 2007
- Lester B Pearson Award 2007
- Hart Memorial Trophy 2007
- All-Star Game 2007
- Mark Messier Leadership Award Jan, 2007
- First Rookie to record 100 points and 100 penalty minutes in a season
- Youngest player in NHL history to record 100 points
- Youngest player in NHL history to record 200 points
- Youngest player in NHL history to record 2 consecutive 100 point seasons
- Youngest player in NHL history to be voted to an All-Star games
- Youngest player in NHL history to become a full team Captais
- Youngest player in NHL history to win the Art Ross and Lester B Pearson awards
Sidney Crosby's McFarlane's Series 16 NHL action figure is an excellent detailed and accurate portrayal of this rising star. Crotched low in a defensive position he is featured in his ________________ uniform.
Measuring 4 7/8 inches from the ice to the tip of his helmet he is articulated at the neck, wrists, and knees and includes a hockey stick standing on a 7 inch by 3 1/2 inch custom base.
Due Nov, 2007
Simon Gagne was born on February 29, 1980 in Sainte Foy, Quebec and has played with the Philadelphia Flyers since his NHL debut in 1999 where he is also their alternate Captainand with consecutive 40-goal seasons he has become one of the top scorers in the NHL.
He broke into the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) at the age of 16 playing for the Beauport Harfangs in the 1996-7 season followed by 2 seasons with the Quebec Remparts.
After the 1998-9 season when he graduated to the pro ranks the Remparts retired his number 12 jersey making him one of only 2 players to have their jersey retitired by the Quebec Remparts, the other player being Hall of Famer Guy Lafluer.
The Philadelphia Flyers drafted Simon Gagne 22nd overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in his rookie year.
He has represented Canada on several occasions including:
- 1999 World Junior Hockey Championships
- 2002 Winter Olympics
- 2004 Hockey World Cup
- 2005 Ice Hockey World Championships
- 2006 Winter Olympics
- 1998-9 Second All-Star Team (QMJHL)
- 1999-00 All-Rookie Team (NHL)
- 2000-01 Played in the NHL All-Star game
- 2001-01 Pelle Lindbergh Memorial award
- 2001-02 Toyota Cup
- 2005-06 Bobby Clarke Trophy
- 2005-06 Toyota Cup
- 2006-07 Played in the All-Star NHL game
- 2006-07 Bobby Clarke Trophy
- 2006-07 Toyota Cup
This McFarlane's Series 16 NHL action figure features Simon Gagne sliding into action in his ____________ uniform.
Measuring approx 5 3/4 inches to the tip of his helmet this superb figurine is articulated at the wrists, neck and thighs and ia packaged in a McFarlane's clamshell display with hockey stick and custom base.
Due Nov, 2007
Cristobal Huet is a French ice hockey goalie and was born on September 3, 1975 in St-Martin-d'Heres in France and currently plays for the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL.
Huet was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings as a 7 round, 214th overall pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Kings for 2 seasons before being traded to the Montreal Canadiens in a three team deal.
In 2006 his game saw a marked improvement and he won the Molson cup in February and the Best Defensive Player award in March and April. In his first Stanley Cup playoffs he starred resulting in a 6-1 win against the second seeded Carolina Hurricanes when he stopped 42 of 43 shots giving them a 1-0 lead in the seven game series.
The Canadiens went on to win the second game in the series 6-5 after an overtime playoff giving them a 2-0 lead over the Hurricanes but they went on to loose the following four games giving the Hurricanes the title.
At the end of the season the Canadiens re-signed Huet for another two seasons.
Despite a slow start to the 2006-7 season he was announced to be one of three goalies chosen for the 55th All-Star Game held in Dallas but in February he suffered a blow when he was sidelined indefinetly due to an injury.
It wasn't until April 7 that he played a full game against the Toronto Maple Leafs saving 29 out of 35 shots.
- Albert Hassler Trophy (MV Domestic Player in the French Elite League) 1997-8
- Jean Ferrand Trophy (Most Valuable Goalie in the French Elite League) 1996-7 and 1997-8
- French Elite League Champion 1997-98
- Swiss National A League Champion 1998-99
- 1998 Winter Olympics for France
- European Hockey League Final Four 1999-00
- Jacques Plante Trophy (Best GAA in the Swiss National A League) 1999-00 and 2000-01
- 2002 Winter Olympics for France
- Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award (Best save percentage in the NHL) 2005-6
- Nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy 2005-06
Some of my favourite NHL action figures are the Goalies and with the McFarlane's NHL Series 16 Cristobal Huet delivers the goods.
This action figure of the French Montreal Canadien goaltender in his _____________ uniform makes an excellent addition to the series.
Standing 4 1/2 inches at it's highest point and approx 5 inches in width this action figure comes complete with his face guard and a hockey stick stood on a custom base.
Due Nov, 2007
Jaromir Jagr 3
This Czech phenom who is now captain of the New York Rangers was born on February 15, 1972 in Kladno, Czechoslovakia. Jaromir wears a number 68 jersey in honour of the 1968 Prague Spring Rebellion and the death of his grandfather while in prison.
Although he plays for the New York Rangers he returns to the Czech Replublic in the off season where is father owns a prosperous chain of hotels. He began skating at the age of three and by the time he was 16 he was playing at the highest level of competition in Czechoslavia.
The Pittsburgh Penguins drafted him 5th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft making him the fist Czech to join the NHL without first having to defect to the West.
At the age of 19 he became the youngest player in NHL history to score in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1991 and 19992. Between 1998 and 2001 he won four straight NHL scoring titles amongst others.
In 1998 he also led the Czech Republic's tean to a Gold medal at the winter Olympics.
Then in the 2000-01 season Jagr faced criticism over his relationship with the team coach and there was a certain amount of friction between him and Mario Lemieux when he returned from retirement.
The Peguins, deciding they couldn't afford the wages of two superstars opted to keep Mario and traded Jagr to the Washington Capitals.
When he moved to the Washington Capitals he received the largest contract ever in NHL history but he failed to live up to expectations so in 2003 after a few unspectacular seasons the Capitals had to go on a cost cutting spree.
Many teams were reluctant to risk the money the Washington Capitals were asking for Jagr but eventually a deal was struck with the New York Rangers and in 2004 and he moved again.
During the NHL labour dispute in 2004-5 he played for Kladno in the Czech Replublic and Avangard in Omsk Russia. He also led the Czech Republic to victory in the 2005 World Hockey Championships in Austria making him a member of the elite Triple Gold Club made up of players who had won a Stanley Cup, a World Hockey Championship and an Olympic gold medal.
After returning to the NHL in 2005 he became only the fourth player in NHL history to score 10 or more goals in less than 10 games.
His dominance in the game helped the Rangers return to the Stanley Cup playoffs however with Jagr and many other players unable to play due to injury they made a quick exit.
On Oct 5, 2006 he was named the Rangers new captain and in November he scored his 600th NHL career goal making him the 16th player in NHL history to achieve this total and in February, 2007 he achieved his 1,500 career point making him the 12th player in NHL history to reach this mark, he followed this by scoring his 30th goal of the season in April, 2007 tie him with the record of 15 consecutive seasons with 30 or more goals.
- Stanley Cup winner 1991 and 1992
- Hart Trophy (MVP) 1999, Finalist 1995, 98, 2000, 20001, 2006
- Art Ross Trophy (Leading point scorer 1995, 98, 99, 2000 and 2001
- Lester B Peason Award (Players MVP) 1999, 2000, 2006
- NHL All-Star First Team 1995, 96, 98, 99, 2000, 2001 and 2006
- NHL All-Star Second Team
- NHL All Rookie Team 1991
- 1998 Olympic Gold medal winner
- 2005 IIHF World Champion and IIHF European Club Champion
- Czech Republic Golden Stick award 1995, 96, 99, 2000, 2002, 2005-07. This is the highest accolade a hockey player can receive in the Czech Republic and Jagr has one it more times than any other player in Czech history
- Ranked 37 in The Hockey News list of 100 Greatest Hockey Players, making him the highest ranked non-Canadian trained player
- Czech Sportsman of the Year in 2005
In the McFarlane's NHL Series 16 hockey action figures Jaromir Jagr stands poised, stick ready to strike the puck and send it hurtling towards the back of the net to notch up yet another career point for the Czech hero.
Standing approx 5 inches in height and approx 5 inches in width Jaromir Jagr is featured in his _________________ Rangers uniform and is articulated at the neck , wrists and thighs and comes packaged in a clamshell display with his hockey stick and a custom stand.
Due Nov, 2007
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