Ovechkin Signs Deal With Upper Deck

NHL MVP Alexander Ovechkin will sign autographs exclusively for Upper Deck at the start of the 2009-10 season and also appear on hockey card packaging

2009 Black Diamond Auto Alexander Ovechkin Upper Deck has reached an exclusive autograph deal with NHL superstar Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. Ovechkin, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NHL Draft, was named the NHL Rookie of the Year for the 2005-06 season, and has been named league MVP the past two seasons.

Besides signing autograph cards exclusively for new Upper Deck products, Ovechkin will be featured on 2009-10 Upper Deck Hockey card packaging. The company says it will have Ovechkin content in all of its products from the start of the 2009-10 season.

“Alexander has distinguished himself as a proven superstar in the NHL in just a few short years,” said Bernd Becker, Chief Operating Officer for Upper Deck. “The sky is the limit with a player of his caliber in terms of what his legacy will be and hockey fans realize that. To be able to deliver exclusive content of this international icon is a coup for Upper Deck and something our collectors can get excited about.”

The average price for an Ovechkin autograph on eBay over the last 90 days has been $92.19.