New Arrival: Gilles Senn, plus a bonus.

Gilles Senn is a Swiss born monster of a goalie at 6’5”. He played for HC Davos in Switzerland Before being a late round selection by the Devils in 2017. He played only two games in the NHL, coming in once for an injured MacKenzie Blackwood and starting one game (a loss, but this is 2020 Devils hockey we are talking about, after all). He spent the rest of his time in North America playing for the Binghamton Devils.

“Hey you, with the goalie signed pucks…what’s wrong with you?”

In 2021, following the signing of a couple other goalies, Gilles opted to sign a contract with his original team, HC Davos, and he left North America.

For a guy like me, that presents a problem, now I have to try to get a puck signed by a guy in Europe. But, I got lucky. There’s an eBay seller who has a ton of Binghamton stuff for sale, obtained directly from the team. One of his listings was a lot of 43 signed pucks, and I saw one as clear as day: Gilles Senn 31.

So yeah, I bought 43 signed pucks to get one that I wanted. I figured I could sell the rest and make up the difference. I immediately listed the rest for sale and sold enough that I am happy with the net cost of my Senn puck.

The first Binghamton Devils puck in my collection

After identifying my Senn puck, I of course went through the rest, curious as to what other goalies I might find. There was a Mackenzie Blackwood signed puck, but I already had one of those. It was one of the first ones that sold on Reddit, in less than an hour.

But then I found this one, signed by Devils prospect Evan Cormier. No, Evan does not fit my collection as he has not played in a game with the Devils. He has split his time between Binghamton and the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL.

It would absolutely annoy the crap out of me if I didn’t save this puck, Evan comes up and plays, and then I had to find another. So, to avoid that, I’ll set this one aside and hope that Evan gets to have his day.

I guess we’ll call it “pre-collecting”.

On the flip side, anyone need any Binghamton Devils signed pucks? Check my sale page to see what’s left.

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