CARLSBAD, Ca. (June 26, 2015) – Upper Deck, the exclusive provider of NHL® and NHLPA-licensed hockey cards, is pleased to announce that the company has entered an exclusive trading card deal with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft: Connor McDavid. The deal allows Upper Deck to be the sole provider of Connor McDavid autographed cards, which will be inserted into Upper Deck’s NHL trading card releases. In addition, the company will have the ability to feature McDavid on product packaging. The deal also allows Upper Deck to partner with McDavid on promotional opportunities within the trading card category.
McDavid has been one of the most highly touted prospects during the last decade, and hockey fans everywhere have kept a close eye on his amateur career. McDavid helped lead Team Canada to the gold medal in the 2015 World Junior Championships and he is widely regarded as one of the most decorated prospects to ever enter the NHL Draft.
Provided McDavid makes his NHL debut at the start of the 2015-16 regular season, his first licensed NHL rookie card will be available in 2015-16 NHL Upper Deck Series One, releasing in early November 2015. Upper Deck has previously produced McDavid trading cards, featuring him as an amateur with Team Canada. His first licensed NHL rookie cards are sure to draw even more attention, given the immense hype surrounding his budding career.
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