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.
A member of eight Stanley Cup-winning teams, Leonard Patrick 'Red' Kelly played junior hockey with the St. Michael's Majors. In 1947, he became a member of the Detroit Red Wings. Although he was a defenceman, he won the Lady Byng Trophy - awarded to the player best combining skill and sportsmanship - four times and appeared in thirteen All-Star Games. In 1960, he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs. From 1962 to 1965, Kelly was active in politics as a member of Parliament. He won his final Stanley Cup with the Maple Leafs in 1967. Kelly finished his career as coach with Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.
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.