Saturday, April 28, 2012
Currently with HV71 Jonkoping (Elitseren / Swedish Elite League).
Fan letter sent: February 14 2011.
Autographs received: April 18, 2012.
This return from Swedish goaltender Daniel Larsson took just over 14 months to get back. Honestly, I had given up on this one. Larsson now plays in Sweden, and when a letter sent overseas does not return within a year, I pretty much figure that it is a bust--perhaps the player changed teams or leagues, or my letter got lost.
But neither was the case, as evidenced by these autographs. Larsson nicely signed both of my cards in blue Sharpie marker. Technically, he never played for the Detroit Red Wings, but he did appear on the bench as a backup goaltender, hence his 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee Marquee Rookies card.