32 Years. It had been 32 years since the Detroit Red Wings had a teenager score in their NHL® Debut. However, on October 9th, 2015 Dylan Larkin became the first Red Wing since Steve Yzerman in 1983 to make the opening night roster as a teenager and then score in said game. This was the first sign of what a truly special player the Red Wings have in Dylan Larkin.
However, this is not the last comparison that is being made between Yzerman and Larkin. Much like Yzerman, Larkin is an intensely talented scorer who still manages to be responsible defensively. Both are strong leaders who do whatever it takes to win. These common traits are not lost on Wings fans either which is translating into VERY popular rookie cards for this “Young Gun.”
Standing on his own, there are more than a few reasons to collect Dylan Larkin:
So when it comes to collecting, you’ve got a variety of options. Upper Deck makes a variety of cards under the old saying, “Different strokes for different folks.” Here are just some offered this season from simple and easy to acquire to those for the most serious collector. While others are collecting Connor, think strongly about collecting Dylan.