Former NHLer Hodgson honoured by release of Indigenous hockey card set – The Toronto Star

Former NHLer Hodgson honoured by release of Indigenous hockey card set – The Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202311 Views

Jan. 20, 2023

It’s been a long time coming, but the recognition is more than welcomed by Danny Hodgson.

The 57-year-old is one of eight former Indigenous NHL players who are a part of the Upper Deck First Peoples Rookie Cards set, released Jan. 13.

The limited-edition set honours Indigenous hockey players who never had a licensed trading card, and also includes Dan Frawley, Johnny Harms, Victor Mercredi, Rocky Trottier, William LeCaine, Ted Nolan and Jason Simon.

“The first word would be honoured (that) came to mind right away,” Hodgson told The Canadian Press.

“If I had a nickel for every time I got asked for my hockey card all those years. … 37 years I’ve asked for a hockey card and to have to say ‘Oh no, … I’m sorry I don’t have one (to people).’ … But now to actually have one, and the way it came out too, with the Indigenous side of it too, I think that’s quite privileged.”

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2023/01/20/former-nhler-hodgson-honoured-by-release-of-indigenous-hockey-card-set.html

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