The NHL’s All-Star Game went to a shootout before the East finally disposed of the West. Some of the jerseys worn on Sunday are now autographed and going on the auction block to to fight cancer.
The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) are conducting an auction of autographed 2009 NHL All-Star jerseys that were worn during the second period of the 57th NHL All-Star Game at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The 2009 NHL All-Star Game-Worn Jersey Auction will be open for bidding through NHL.com and NHLPA.com starting on Jan. 27 at 6:00 p.m. ET and ending on Feb. 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The auction features game-worn jerseys from members of the Eastern Conference team – including Montreal Canadiens Carey Price, Mike Komisarek and Alex Kovalev, who scored the game-winning goal in Sunday’s overtime shootout. Other jerseys up for bid include those that will be worn by reigning NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin, first-time All-Star Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils.
Game-worn Western Conference All-Star jerseys will be available from first-time All-Star J.S. Giguere of the Anaheim Ducks and forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks. Other jerseys up for bid include those worn by Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo, who is making his third All-Star Game appearance; and San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton, who is making his sixth consecutive All-Star Game appearance. For a complete list of jerseys available for auction visit auctions.nhl.com starting Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Each autographed jersey has been security-tagged, serial numbered and registered into the NHL-MeiGray Group Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. Each jersey comes with a Letter of Authenticity from the NHLPA and NHL.
Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association. It is supported by players, NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, professional hockey athletic trainers and equipment managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. To date, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $10.5 million.
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