Auction Has Hockey World Buzzing

Former NHL Players’ Association chief Alan Eagleson had a major impact on the game. But his conviction for embezzling money earmarked for the players’ pension has created plenty of ill will. Now a part of his collection of one-of-a-kind hockey memorabilia is about to be sold.

Bobby Orr is no friend of Alan Eagleson. But it’s a 14-karat hockey puck originally given to the Boston Bruins Hall of Famer that highlights Classic Auctions’ upcoming sale. Minimum bid is $15,000 for an item produced for a quartet of high-scoring Boston Bruins

Eagleson has consigned 98 items, many of them historically significant thanks to his years with the NHLPA, as a player agent and one of hockey’s most influential figures. Jerseys from Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy and Mark Messier are included.

The 73 year-old Eagleson has kept a fairly low profile since his conviction but pulls no punches in an interview with the Montreal Gazette.

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