Future Watch: Teddy Blueger Rookie Hockey Cards, Penguins – Teddy Blueger was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the 52nd overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Born in Latvia, he made a name for himself internationally before anywhere else.
He attended Shattuck St. Mary’s a prep school that once housed Sidney Crosby and a lot of famous NHL players. He would play at the prep school and for his country all before attending college. At Shattuck, he had 88 points and 24 goals in just 52 games. He was averaging more than a point-per-game internationally as well.
In 2012-13 he attended the Minnesota State University (Mankato). It was there he had six goals and 19 points in 37 games. In the next three years, his numbers went up and, in the end, had 31 goals, 108 points in 155 games. His last two seasons there he had double-digit goals. He turned pro in 2016 and played ten AHL games in with Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
In 2017-18, he played 70 games. He had 21 goals and 45 points. Two points in three playoff games. Even if he was deemed NHL ready the Penguins play for the Stanley Cup almost every year and with that, there are fewer jobs for their prospects.
Collectors can get his rookie card in 2019-20 MVP Hockey and virtually every other Upper Deck set in the calendar year.
In 2018-19, he made an impression on the big club. He played in 45 AHL games where he got 21 goals and 39 points, and he played 28 games with the Penguins. In Pittsburgh, he got six goals and ten points in 28 games. He got to play in one playoff game as well. This versatile forward had made an impact.
Here’s a look at his first two-goal game in the NHL:
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