NHL Captains Game Worn Jersey Auction Set

A special auction of captains’ jerseys from last weekend’s NHL games begins this week with proceeds going to Hockey Fights Cancer.

The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA) have announced the return of the NHL team captains’ jerseys auction in support of Hockey Fights Cancer’s 10th anniversary.

During select games played last weekend, each NHL team captain wore a team jersey featuring a 10th anniversary Hockey Fights Cancer commemorative patch. Autographed game-worn jerseys will be available for bidding through NHLPA.com and NHL.com beginning this Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m. ET and ending January 31 at 9 p.m. ET, with proceeds benefiting Hockey Fights Cancer.

Each autographed jersey comes with a Letter of Authenticity from the NHL and NHLPA. It also will be security-tagged, serial numbered and registered into the NHL-MeiGray Group Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program.

Among the 30 jerseys available for bidding include sweaters worn by first-year Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, Detroit Red Wings five-time Norris Trophy-winner Nicklas Lidstrom, and nine-time All-Star Jaromir Jagr of the New York Rangers..

Below is a list of games in which captains sported team jerseys with the 10th anniversary commemorative Hockey Fights Cancer patch:

Friday 1/11/08
St. Louis @ Columbus
Minnesota @ Chicago
NY Islanders @ Calgary
Phoenix @ Vancouver

Saturday 1/12/08
Boston @ Philadelpia
Dallas @ Los Angeles
New Jersey @ Buffalo
Montreal @ NY Rangers
Detroit @ Ottawa
Colorado @ Carolina
Pittsburgh @ Atlanta
Tampa Bay @ Florida
Nashville @ Columbus (Nashville Only)
Toronto @ San Jose

Sunday 1/13/08

Philadelphia @ Washington (Washington Only)
San Jose @ Anaheim (Anaheim Only)
Calgary @ Edmonton (Edmonton Only)

Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League Players’ Association and National Hockey League. 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 $9.5 million.