San Jose's Joe Thornton became the first NHL player this season to sign the work-in-progress Team Canada jersey, adding the 24th signature Wednesday to one of Hound Central's favorite items.
Jerseys like this provide another platform to snag autographs from the game's top players one you've gotten your fill of cards, photos and pucks. Many of Hockey Bay's hounds work similar national items, primarily Sweden, Czech Republic, Finland and Russia jerseys.
Besides this Team Canada jersey, I'll be working USA Hockey and Slovakian jerseys this season.
Completing the Team Canada hat trick, so to speak, on Thursday were:
defenseman Rob Blake; and
forward Patrick Marleau.