Leaf Signs Top Prospect Nico Hischier to Exclusive Autographed Trading Card Deal – Leaf Trading Cards has announce it has reached a multi-year exclusive trading card autograph deal with star prospect, Nico Hischier.
“Working with Nico, along with Allain and Jordan from RSG Hockey has been an exciting and rewarding process. To see an agency thinking outside the box and aggressively marketing their athletes is refreshing in a traditional sport like hockey. Nico is now part of that new movement in the hockey world”, says Brian Gray, CEO of Leaf Trading Cards.
Gray adds, “We are excited that we could reward Nico’s once in a generation talent with this near record setting deal!” Gray went on to say, “This deal will allow the company to exclusively market signatures of the future star for the foreseeable future. This deal gives Leaf the top 2 players entering the 2017 NHL Draft with Nolan Patrick already added to our stable of exclusive athletes!”
Nico Hischier will be prominently featured in 2016-17 Hockey releases from Leaf including packaging, autograph and memorabilia cards. Hischier burst onto the scene with a monster 2016-17 season for Halifax of the QMJHL with 86 points in only 57 games and was awarded the Mike Bossy Trophy as the Top Professional Prospect in the QMJHL.
The exact details of the deal are not being announced but Gray noted, “This is easily one of the most lucrative autograph trading deal for any rookie in the history of the sport.” He joins Jack Eichel, Joe Veleno and Nolan Patrick in Leaf Trading Cards stable of exclusive athletes.