Immortalizing some significant hockey moments using postage stamps has become pretty fashionable for the last two or three decades. In 1995, Peter Forsberg was honored for his 1994 Olympic gold medal clinching shootout goal on Canada’s Corey Hirsch. According to Wikipedia, Forsberg was the first hockey player to ever be placed on a Swedish stamp and Mats Sundin was the second in 2002. The Minnesota Wild’s Finnish prospect, Mikael Granlund, had his lacrosse-style goal commemorated on a stamp after the Finnish national team won the 2011 IIHF World Championships for the second time in its country’s history.
Per the Globe and Mail, Swedish forward Rickard Rackell wants to see the moment on a stamp.
“I hope they make a stamp of this.”
Me too. I suppose that after clinching your country’s first gold medal in 31 years with a game-winning overtime goal, it’d only be fitting that Mika Zibanejad is rewarded with his own stamp. (Hat tip to Twitter follower @mothballsuitor for alerting us to the stamp itself.) According to the Swedish website aftonbladet.se, Zibanejad’s goal — as photographed by Jimmy Wixstrom — should receive the same honour.