Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sean O'Donnell

Sent: 11/20/10
Received: 12/7/10
Time: 17 Days
Address: c/o Philadelphia Flyers SkateZone
Item Sent: 2000-01 Upper Deck, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro
Item Received: 2000-01 Upper Deck, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro.  Both signed in blue ballpoint.

Sean O'Donnell will forever be in the trivia books as the first captain in Wild history.  Acquired in the expansion draft, he spent about two thirds of the 2000-01 season as part of the inaugural Wild squad before being shipped to New Jersey for young defenseman Willie Mitchell.  The trade worked out well for the Wild -- Mitchell would become one of the most beloved blueliners in the team's young history.  As for O'Donnell, his Devils would lose the Stanley Cup Finals that season, but he would get to hoist the Cup with the '06-'07 Anaheim Ducks.  Now 39, he's still active for the Philadelphia Flyers.

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