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The Daily: Former Red Wings forward Nolan featured in Indigenous hockey cards; Meier trade talk in San Jose?

Eight First Nations NHLers featured on limited edition cards



Ted Nolan, ex-Red Wings
Ted Nolan is featured with the Red Wings in his first-ever NHL hockey card.

Best remembered for winning the Jack Adams Award as coach of the Buffalo Sabres, Ted Nolan launched his NHL career as a left-winger with the Detroit Red Wings.

Detroit’s 78th overall selection in the 1978 NHL amateur draft, Nolan ended up playing 60 games for the Red Wings from 1981-84, scoring five goals and collecting 20 points. He also was posting 1-1-2 numbers in 18 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1985-86.

What he never was achieving as an NHL player was an appearance on a hockey card. That situation is changing, thanks to Upper Deck. Nolan is among eight First Nations people given inclusion in the company’s limited edition Indigenous hockey card set.

Also garnering recognition are Jason Simon, Dan Frawley, Johnny Harms, Danny Hodgson, Victor Mercredi, Rocky Trottier, and Bill LeCaine. It’s the first NHL trading card for all eight players.

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Detroit is playing host to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at Littlle Caesars Arena (7 p.m. ET). The Red Wings went 3-0 against the Flyers last season.

Hockey Now Network

Vegas: Some call them silly siders. Vegas Golden Knights goalie Logan Thompson is among the rare breed of NHL netminders. He catches with his right hand.

San Jose: A sure sign that Timo Meier’s time with the San Jose Sharks could be coming to an end. The Sharks are giving other NHL teams permission to talk contract extension with Meier.

Calgary: It’s abundantly clear that the Calgary Flames are missing the spark and goals of forward Matthew Tkachuk.

Colorado: don’t look now but the Colorado Avalanche are surging. They’re winners of four games in a row.

Montreal: With an injury-plagued goal crease, Montreal Canadiens prospect Cayden Primeau might be getting his chance to display his puckstopping skills at the NHL level. He’s the son of former Red Wings forward Keith Primeau.

Florida: The Florida Panthers are sending goalie Spencer Knight to AHL Charlotte on a conditioning stint.

Islanders: Frustration? New York Islanders coach Lane Lambert believes that’s just wasted energy.

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Washington: You should be dancing. That’s how Washington Capitals defenseman Martin Fehervary was feeling as he sat out a penalty against the Arizona Coyotes.

Philadelphia: Defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen is playing a much stronger game for the Philadelphia Flyers since returning from the holiday break.

Boston: Defenseman Connor Clifton says he’s having too much fun this season with the Boston Bruins to be worrying about his expiring contract.

Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Penguins were welcoming goalie Tristan Jarry and defenseman Jeff Petry back from injury.