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2015-16 EXQUISITE MATERIAL QUADS /25

The 2015-16 season started with Pominville having a career worst goal drought consisting of 21 games, although he did have 10 assists during the span. He played mostly on a line with Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise while finishing the regular season with 11 goals, 25 assists and 36 points in 75 games. On a positive note, although losing in the first round of the playoffs against the Dallas Stars in 6 games, he led the team with 4 goals and 7 points.

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My 2015-16 Exquisite Material Quads

2007/08 Goal Puck by MeiGray

In 2007/08 Jason Pominville teamed up mostly with Jochen Hecht, Tim Connolly or Clarke MacArthur while 5-on-5, and he scored career highs in assists with 53 and points with 80. He was a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy that summer. Becouse the Buffalo Sabres missed the playoffs he accepted an invite from Team USA to come play with them in the World Championships in Halifax and Quebec City. This was possible becouse Jasons mother of course is american. The team had a so-so tournament overall and went out against Team Finland in the quarters finishing 6th. Pommer had 2+3 in 7 games.

2007/08 goal puck by Meigray
2007/08 goal puck by Meigray

2005/06 ITG Heroes & Prospects Auto

My 2004/05 In the Game Heroes and Prospects auto
My 2004/05 In the Game Heroes and Prospects auto

Now this card i do like real much. Not becouse it’s very rare and flashy, but becouse it’s the only auto of Pominville dressed in Rochester Americans gear. A few years ago a thought hit me regarding some fans critique about his choice to play for the USA internationally: Not only is his mother obviously american which is the technical reason that it was even possible, but also i cant help but wonder if his 3+ years playing in Rochesters highly American uniforms had something to do with it as well. It was after all there he fought for so long to make his dream of making the NHL come true. I can see it being the case, and as he himself once said, he feels like both Canadian and American.

This card is from the 2005/06 season when he scored 19 goals in the first 18 games of the AHL schedule, after which he was promoted to the Sabres for good.