Upper Deck has landed another top player from the 2020 NHL Draft, signing Quinton Byfield to an exclusive autograph deal. The agreement grants the company exclusive rights to Byfield’s autograph on trading cards and memorabilia.
His signed rookie cards will appear in Upper Deck products after he appears in an NHL game. In the meantime, the company plans to offer his autographed memorabilia in its online store. Taken with the second overall pick in Tuesday night’s draft by the Los Angeles Kings, Byfield joins top pick Alexis Lafreniere of the New York Rangers as Upper Deck exclusives.
Byfield is originally from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, and was the first overall pick of the 2018 OHL Draft. In his first Major Junior League season, he won the OHL and CHL Rookie of the Year awards, accounting for 61 points in 64 games played. Last season, he totaled 82 points in just 45 games and also helped Team Canada win the silver medal in the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and gold in the 2020 IIHF U20 Championship.
“We look forward to offering exclusive autographed cards and memorabilia to Quinton’s growing fan base for years to come,” stated Upper Deck President Jason Masherah. “He is such an exciting young player and already has done some amazing things on the ice, so it will be tremendous to see him begin the next chapter in his hockey career.”
Like Lafreniere, Byfield has already been featured in packs of 2019-20 Upper Deck CHL cards, and he will be included in Team Canada Juniors packs releasing this fall.
“It’s an honor to be associated with hockey legends Wayne Gretzky and Patrick Roy, and other young superstars, as an Upper Deck spokesperson,” Byfield said. “I’m excited to begin my career in the NHL and to form a long-lasting relationship with Upper Deck.”