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Brodeur, Parent Part Of New Canada Post Stamp Series



The puck will drop on the 2015-2016 National Hockey League season next week, but Canada Post unveiled their 2015 edition of a stamp series featuring six of the greatest Canadian goaltenders in the league.

Former New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur and former Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins goalie Bernie Parent are two of the netminders feature in the set.

Brodeur the all-time leader in in wins and shutouts, and Parent as well as the other four netminders of the 2015 series, Tony Esposito (Chicago Blackhawks), Johnny Bower (New York Rangers & Toronto Maple Leafs), Lorne “Gump” Worsley (Rangers, Montreal Canadiens & Minnesota North Stars) and Ken Dryden (Canadiens) have all won the Stanley Cup and Vezina Trophy during their careers.

Canada Post President and Chief Executive Officer, Deepak Chopra said, “These six goalies will forever remain relevant and real in a country that embraces its stars. They wore their hearts on their sleeves while they played and captured ours in the process. Their on-ice brilliance left an indelible impression on a nation. They are an important part of our nation’s rich history, and we are proud to immortalize these players on our stamps.”

NHL Deputy Commissioner, Bill Daly said, “Many people dream of playing in the NHL, but only a distinguished number of players achieve it; and an even smaller, esteemed group leave a timeless impression.” He added, “Having some of the greatest NHL goalies immortalized on these stamps is remarkable; a true testament to their impact on hockey fans around the world. We are proud to share this momentous occasion with the players, their loved ones and the fans.”

The unveiling ceremony took place in the Esso Great Hall at the NHL Hall of Fame in Toronto. Four of the five living legends attended the ceremony. Brodeur, an Assistant General Manager with the St. Louis Blues, was represented by his nephew, Philippe Gendron. Worsley’s widow Doreen, represented her late husband.

The stamps were designed by Avi Dunkelman and Joe Gault of Mix Design based in Toronto. The players are featured on the stamps in the same way the fans remembered them, four wearing masks and the other two, Worsley and Bower, without.

The 2015 set of the Great Canadian Goalies is the third in the series of the five year collection leading up to the 100th anniversary of the league in 2017. In 2013 Canada Post released a Team Jerseys set and last year they put out an Original Six defensemen edition.  Since 1992 Canada Post has released over 50 themed NHL stamps.

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