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Exclusive Hockey Action Figure to Be Sold At NHL All-Star Game
Don't Miss NHL Trading Card and Memorabilia Show, Jan. 22-24
Friday, January 16, 2009

McFarlane Toys will be co-sponsoring the 2009 NHL All-Star game, and exhibiting at the Lay's NHL All-Star Jamboree™ -- the official fan festival filled with hockey-themed attractions that only the NHL can deliver - from Thursday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 25, at the parking lot across from the Bell Centre and Windsor Station in Montreal, Quebec. Thursday, Jan. 22 through Saturday, Jan. 24 at Windsor Station, adjacent to the Bell Center in Montreal.

We'll be bringing 3,000 of our exclusive Saku Koivu figure, which will only be offered at the 2009 NHL Trading Card and Memorabilia Show. Price is $15 (U.S. dollars) and $18 in (Canadian dollars) Both prices include tax; U.S. and Canadian cash only; credit cards not accepted. The limit of figures per person will be announced on site.

Saku Koivu was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 1993 NHL entry draft, and quickly established himself as a dynamic force in the league. In 1999, Montreal honored Koivu by naming him the 27th captain in Canadiens history. He missed most of the 2001-02 season following a diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but returned to the playoffs to help lead Montreal to a first-round upset of the top-seeded Boston. Following the season, Koivu was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which belongs to the player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey."

Koivu entered the 2008-09 season ranked eight on Montreal's career assists list (with 416), and 13th in all-time Canadiens points (with 591).

Tickets to the Lay's NHL All-Star Jamboree are now on sale at the Bell Centre ticket office, by phone at (514) 790-2525 or 1-877-668-8269, or online through www.canadiens.com.

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