Monday, December 20, 2010
Time: 115 Days
Item Sent: 1995-96 Minnesota Gophers Hockey Team Issue
Item Received: 1995-96 Minnesota Gophers Hockey Team Issue, signed in black Sharpie.
1990s Gophers great Wyatt Smith has turned into a true hockey lifer. When his career with the maroon and gold ended, he signed with the Phoenix Coyotes organization. He's been up and down, between the AHL and NHL, a part of seven different organizations during his 12 professional seasons. His longest single-season stay in the NHL was for 61 games in his lone season with the Wild in 2006-07. He last appeared in the NHL with the Avalanche the following season. Last year he served as captain for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He's now providing that same veteran leadership for the Boston Bruins' AHL affiliate in Providence (which was the postmarked town on this return).