NHL Jersey Auction Benefits Wounded Soldiers

A new auction of event-worn NHL jerseys is underway, with proceeds benefitting an organization that benefits a program that uses hockey to rehabilitate wounded soldiers.

Blackhawks jersey Patrick KaneThe National Hockey League-MeiGray Group Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program is offering a selection of jerseys used during the National Hockey League Player Media Tour September 7-9, 2011, in New York City and New Jersey.

In remembrance of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, this year’s auction will benefit the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program a nonprofit organization serving military personnel wounded in defense of the United States. The nationally recognized program leverages the sport of hockey as a catalyst to assist disabled soldiers as they return to mainstream lifestyles.

Founded in 2007, the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program trains and supplies injured soldiers with hockey equipment and the skills needed to use the sport of hockey as a rehabilitation tool to overcome both physical and mental Injuries sustained in combat.

NHL stars arrived in New York City on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 for three days of promoting the 2011-12 season. Players made their way through various stations at the NHL’s Headquarters in New York City and the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, including posing for portraits, being videotaped for promotional commercials, interviews with various media entities, as well as visits to the NHL Powered by Reebok Store.

The auction includes jerseys donned by Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Kane, Taylor Hall, Jonathan Toews and several other stars.  The auction ends September 29.