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A selection of hockey players who sign through the mail

Sports Collectors Digest columnist Bryan Petrulis shares some of his successes of obtaining autographs from hockey players through the mail.

By Bryan Petrulis

Hockey players are some of the best signers of all professional athletes. With some politeness, accurate postage and a friendly note, you’ll find much success with the individuals below.

The list below showcases the player’s name, date autograph request was sent, date the autograph request was returned, where it was sent (in this installment, “H” refers to a home address, “O” refers to an office and “S” refers to the team’s arena).

When possible, the autograph request is addressed to the player, in care of the team, and sent to the team’s offices.

For more information on athlete mailing addresses, e-mail

NameStatus Date SentDate RecSent To How the Player Signed

Gruhl, Scott Retired7/18/17 7/27/17 H index card in black Sharpie

Walsh, Jim Retired6/29/17 7/29/17 H index card in black pen

Bothwell, Tim Retired 7/22/17 8/7/17 H card in blue Sharpie

Farr, Norm Retired6/28/17 8/11/17 H index card in black sharpie

Draper, Tom Retired7/22/17 8/11/17 H card in blue Sharpie

Luksa, Chuck Retired7/22/17 8/18/17 O index card in blue pen

Webster, John Retired7/22/17 9/5/17 H index card in blue pen

Affleck, Bruce Retired7/22/17 8/3/17 H card in blue pen

Drouin, Jude Retired7/22/17 10/2/17 H card in blue pen

Adams, Greg Retired 10/21/17 11/4/17 H card in blue Sharpie

Brydges, Paul Retired10/21/17 11/16/17H index cards in black Sharpie

Carson, Jimmy Retired12/14/17 12/22/17H card in black Sharpie

Roberts, Gordie Retired12/16/17 1/5/18 H card in black Sharpie

Nemchinov, Sergei Retired 10/6/17 1/10/18 H card in blue Sharpie

Helgesen, Kent Norfolk1/6/18 1/25/18 S 8x10 in blue Sharpie

Smith, Derek Retired1/26/18 2/2/18 H card in blue Sharpie

Pederson, Barry Retired1/27/18 2/5/18 H card in blue Sharpie

Christoff, Steve Retired1/29/18 2/7/18 H card in blue Sharpie

Janssens, Mark Retired1/29/18 2/12/18 H card in blue Sharpie

Pocza, Harvie Retired1/29/18 2/23/18 H index card in black Sharpie

Krake, Skip Retired 1/29/18 2/10/18 H index card in black Sharpie

Addresses For Former Players Who Sign

Adams, Greg 19864 North 83rd Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Affleck, Bruce 1847 Oxborough Ct., Chesterfield, MO 63017

Bothwell, Tim 1769 7 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0Z5

Brydges, Paul 7925 Speedvale Ave. E, Guelph, ON N1H 6J1

Carson, Jimmy 1154 Ridgeway Dr., Rochester, MI 48307

Christoff, Steve 542 Fairview Ave. S, St. Paul, MN 55116

Draper, Tom 76 Blackstone Ave., Binghamton, NY 13903-1328

Drouin, Jude 44479 Maltese Falcon Square, Ashburn, VA 20147-3886

Farr, Norm 3850 Overton Park Dr. W., Fort Worth, TX 76109

Gruhl, Scott 8732 Laumic Dr., North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Helgesen, Kent Norfolk Admirals, 201 E, Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510

Janssens, Mark 115 Central park W., Apt 17-A, New York, NY 10023

Krake, Skip 5401 37th St., Lloydminster, AB T9V 1T8

Luksa, Chuck Exit Realty Hare (Peel), 134 Quen St. E., Brampton, ON L6V 1B2

Nemchinov, Sergei 14 Cornell Pl., Rye, NY 10580

Pederson, Barry 16 Cuttin Rd., Swampscott, MA 01907

Pocza, Harvie 135 Sun Harbour Close SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3C4

Roberts, Gordie 3965 Yorktown Ln., Plymouth, MN 55441

Smith, Derek 201 Bramblewood Ln., East Amherst, NY 14051

Walsh, Jim P.O. Box 655, Brant Rock, MA 02020

Webster, John P.O. Box 124, Mattawa, ON P0H 1V0

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