Canada Post is pleased to bring fans and collectors the fourth NHL All-Stars souvenir sheet of six domestic rate ($0.48) stamps. Commemorating the 2003 All-Star Game and events on February 1-2, 2003 in Florida, this set features six legendary hockey players: Bill Durnan, Raymond Bourque, Serge Savard, Stan Mikita, Mike Bossy, and Frank Mahovlich.
During the 15 seasons Serge Savard played with the Montréal Canadiens, the team won eight Stanley Cup championships. With his agility and solid defensive skills, 'The Senator' was a key player in the team's success through the late 1960s and 1970s. Savard joined the Canadiens full time in 1967-68 and played for his first Stanley Cup winner that year, then became the first defenceman to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP when Montréal repeated as champions in 1969. During the 1970s, Savard helped the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup four times in a row, and in 1979, he won the Bill Masterton Trophy for his perseverance and dedication to hockey. After spending two seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, Savard was named managing director of the Canadiens in 1983. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986.
About the Stamps' Design
The 2003 NHL All-Stars stamp set was designed by Stéphane Huot of Montréal, assisted by illustrator Charles Vinh and computer artist Pierre Rousseau. As with previous NHL stamp sheets, each player is shown in an action shot and in a formal portrait as part of the selvedge. New this year, we have produced a self-adhesive booklet panel of 6 designs.