New Duds: NHL Star Dustin Byfuglien Dons Winnipeg Jets Sweater for the First Time

June 26, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. — To be sure, it’s been a banner weekend for Panini America at the 2011 NHL Draft. We’ve entertained the hockey-loving masses with a tantalizing wrapper-redemption program and we’ve interacted with  tomorrow’s next batch of collectible NHL superstars for interviews, photos and fun.

Oh, yeah, we also were joined at the Panini America booth on Saturday by special guest Dustin Byfuglien, the former Stanley Cup-winning member of the Chicago Blackhawks and Atlanta Thrashers who next season will don the everything-new-is-old-again colors of the Winnipeg Jets.

In fact, Byfuglien couldn’t wait for next season. Since we had award-winning sports photographer Ric Fogel on location at the 2011 NHL Draft to shoot the rookies for next season’s Panini America hockey card products, we asked him to shoot Big Buff in his new duds, too.