Eight Indigenous players honoured via First Peoples Rookie Cards program

By Sam Laskaris Writer Six Nations youth that participate in this year’s Little NHL tournament will have the opportunity to pick up a new set of hockey cards featuring ex-National Hockey League players that were Indigenous. Details of the Upper Deck NHL First Peoples Rookie Cards set were announced this past Friday. The set features eight Indigenous players that played at least one game in the NHL but never had an official licensed rookie card. The idea for the project started a few years ago when Naim Cardinal, a sports card collector from Tallcree First Nation in Alberta, met an Upper Deck representative. Cardinal has a vast collection of NHL rookie cards of Indigenous players who have suited up for at least one game in the world’s premier hockey circuit….

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