1920s NHL Jersey Brings $33,000

1920s Ottawa Senators jerseyIt looks like a sweater someone might have worn on a yacht.

To hockey historians, though, it’s a prized piece of NHL history.

A ‘barber-pole’ style 1920s Ottawa Senators jersey, worn by the player who won the first-ever Hart and Lady Byng trophies, sold for over $33,000 in Classic Auctions’ recent catalog sale.

Originally donned by Frank Nighbor, the jersey represents the team that formed one of the NHL’s greatest early dynasties.

Nighbor would win four Stanley Cups as a member of the Senators.  The jersey includes one of the first championship patches to appear on game-worn memorabilia.

It wasn’t the only big-time piece of hockey memorabilia sold.  Canada’s Global News has the story.