The hidden date for this stamp can be found on the player's hockey stick.
On February 1-2, 2002, the City of Los Angeles welcomes hockey's brightest stars as it hosts the 2002 NHL All-Star Game and events. Since 1947, NHL's best players have been selected by the coaches, executives, the media or fans to take part in this spectacular event.
Howie Morenz's great skill and speed were instrumental in the NHL's expansion into the United States. Morenz signed with the Montréal Canadiens for the 1923-24 season, immediately helped them with a Stanley Cup victory and led them in goals and points for seven seasons. Morenz won the Hart Trophy three times and was named to the very first All-Star Team in 1930-31. He died in March of 1937 while still in hospital after breaking his leg during a January 28th game. More than 10,000 fans attended a memorial service at the Montreal Forum.
About the Stamp
Designed by Stéphane Huot of Montreal, and with illustrations by Charles Vinh and Pierre Rousseau, this glorious, stamp reflects the history and personalities of some of hockey's most enduring legends. This stamp includes a detailed head-and-shoulder portrait superimposed on a silver star.