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Panini America Delivering Biggs, Drouin to Toronto’s 401 Games for Monday Signing

August 21, 2013

Tyler Biggs Photo

On Monday, shortly after completing its activation around 2013 Fan Expo Canada and in conjunction with the 2013 NHLPA Rookie ShowcasePanini America is officially dropping the puck on the season-long celebration surrounding the company’s historic NHL Double Rookie Class by enlisting the services of two young stars likely to be key drivers of the #PaniniDoubleRookieClass: Tyler Biggs of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Jonathan Drouin of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Biggs (the 21st overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft) and Drouin (the third overall pick in 2013) will make a special appearance Monday afternoon at Toronto’s 401 Games to sign special Panini America photos, to promote the Panini Double Rookie Class and to interact with the hockey fans in attendance. To find out how to qualify to receive free autographs and to meet both players, contact 401 Games by phone — (416) 599-6446 — or by email at The signings will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday and the players will be limited to signing only Panini oversized trading cards.

“The 2013-14 season is going to be huge for hockey collectors and one of the major reasons why is the anticipation for this Double Rookie Class,” said Jason Howarth, Panini America Vice President of Marketing. “We’re thrilled to be able to celebrate this banner season by delivering not one, but two future NHL stars to hockey fans as part of our involvement with the NHLPA Rookie Showcase. Panini America is equally excited to be delivering a full calendar of NHL trading card products for the 2013-14 season.”

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage of the excitement surrounding the NHL Double Rookie Class, and follow along on Twitter with the hash tag #PaniniDoubleRookieClass.

Drouin Appearance

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrew McKay permalink
    August 21, 2013 9:45 pm

    Wow, you guys are taking over Toronto with some awesome hockey stuff. Love it.

  2. Brett B. permalink
    August 21, 2013 11:55 pm

    Can those not able to attend still receive opportunities at these autos or redemption packs? Huge hockey collector, would love to add to my panini collection.

    • August 22, 2013 12:23 am

      We will have an online component for the 2013 Fan Expo Canada wrapper-redemption program.

  3. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    August 26, 2013 10:11 am

    Great stuff!

  4. August 27, 2013 8:27 am

    I would love one of these Drouin oversized cards! Tracy/Barr – got any extra by any chance?


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