With the 2022/23 season fast approaching, it’s time for another new year of trading cards for Upper Deck.
Upper Deck recently released their checklist for the 49 new rookies they will feature in this year’s Series 1. All 49 players will be rookies from last year, so Series 1 won’t feature any of the 22-draft classes like Juraj Slafkovsky. However, it appears to be one of the deepest classes of novice to have featured in a UD product in recent years.
Owen Power and Matty Beniers, the top two picks in the 2021 draft, will both be included in the product with their first-ever Young Guns cards.
In addition, the set includes many other first-round talents such as Matt Boldy, Marco Rossi, Jack Quinn, Kent Johnson and Lukas Reichel.
And if that’s too small to read, here’s the checklist of all 49 rookies to hunt down in Series 1:
201 Matt Boldy—Minnesota Wild
202 Nick Blankenburg – Columbus blue jackets
203 Lukas Dostal – Anaheim Ducks
204 Jack Quinn – Buffalo Saber
205 Jordan Harris – Canadian from Montreal
206 Nathan Smith – Arizona Coyotes
207 Hayden Hodgson—Philadelphia Flyers
208 Erik Kallgren – Toronto Maple Leafs
209 Kent Johnson—Columbus Blue Jackets
210 Thomas Bordeleau – Sharks of San Jose
211 Samuel Fagemo – Kings of Los Angeles
212 Jacob Perreault—Anaheim Ducks
213 Matty Beniers – Seattle Kraken
214 Braden Schneider – New York Rangers
215 Mark Kastelic – Senators from Ottawa
216 Matias Maccelli—Arizona coyotes
217 Linus Sandin—Philadelphia Flyer
218 Kaedan Korczak – Vegas Golden Knights
219 Brayden Tracey – Anaheim Ducks
220 Marc McLaughlin-Boston Bruins
221 Jake Christiansen – Columbus Blue Jackets
222 Ben Meyers – Colorado Avalanche
223 Jonathan Kovacevic – Winnipeg Jets
224 Pyotr Kochetkov – Carolina Hurricanes
225 Jakub Galvas – Chicago Blackhawks
226 Jacob Moverare—Kings of Los Angeles
227 Bobby Brink—Philadelphia Flyers
228 Owen Power – Buffalo Saber
229 Fredrik Karlstrom – Dallas Stars
230 Jack McBain – Arizona Coyotes
231 Carson Meyer—Columbus Blue Jackets
232 Adam Raska – Sharks of San Jose
233 Dylan Samberg – Winnipeg Jets
234 Nicholas Abruzzese – Toronto Maple Leafs
235 Lukas Reichel – Chicago Blackhawks
236 Jack LaFontaine – Carolina Hurricanes
237 Valtteri Puustinen—Pittsburgh Penguins
238 Jordan Pence – Kings of Los Angeles
239 Vladislav Kolyachonok—Arizona Coyotes
240 Isaac Ratcliffe—Philadelphia Flyer
241 Trey Fix-Wolansky – Columbus Blue Jackets
242 Zack Hayes – Vegas Golden Knights
243 Marco Rossi—Minnesota Wild
244 Chase Pearson-Detroit Red Wings
245 Mads Sogaard – Ottawa Senators
246 Brayden Pachal – Vegas Golden Knights
247 Jeff Malott—Winnipeg Jets
248 Alex Vlasic – Chicago Blackhawks
249 Noah Cates-Philadelphia Flyer
250 Matt Boldy/Marco Rossi Young Guns Checklist
While Young Guns are the main attraction of Upper Deck’s flagship card series, the set will include many other insert sets, such as highlighting some of the best NHL season photography over the past several years with a matte finish.
No Capitals rookies made it into Series 1, but there are plenty more Caps cards to be released from last season. Coming September 28th is the release of 21/22 UD Artifacts, including Hendrix Lapierre and Aliaksei Protas rookies, as well as autographs from veterans and legends, including Tom Wilson, John Carlson and Mike Gartner.
Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey is currently scheduled for release on November 10, 2022. You can find the hobby version of the product at local hobby stores or at major card retailers online.
A retail version of the product was due to appear at Target, Walmart, etc. a few weeks after Hobby’s release.
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