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NHLPA Opens Huge Olympic Hockey Jersey Auction

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You can make an opening bid on an auction of Olympic hockey jerseys starting today.  The NHLPA is continuing its 'Hockey for Haiti' program with a special auction of game-worn jerseys from the NHL players who participated in the Vancouver Games this winter.

Ryan Miller Olympic jerseyJerseys worn by the likes of Sidney Crosby (vs. Germany February 23), Alexander Ovechkin and Team USA goalie Ryan Miller will be up for bid over the next six weeks.

There are 141 jerseys being sold in all, with proceeds going to aid victims of the earthquake in Haiti.  The league has held numerous auctions for Haiti since January, offering game-worn and game-used items.

Jerseys from NHL players who suited up for Team Canada will be offered starting this week, followed by Team USA next week, then Finland, Slovakia, Russia and others through mid-June.

Schedule of Auction Phases:

    -   May 11th - Team Canada, including Roberto Luongo, Jonathan Toews
    -   May 18th - Team USA, including Ryan Miller, Pat Kane
    -   May 25th - Team Finland, including Teemu Selanne, Saku Koivu
    -   June 1st - Team Slovakia, including Jaroslav Halak; and Team Sweden,
        including Nicklas Lidstrom, Henrik Sedin
    -   June 8th - Team Russia, including Alexander Ovechkin; and
        Team Czech Republic, including Tomas Kaberle
    -   June 15th - Team Switzerland, including Mark Streit; Team Belarus,
        including Ruslan Salei; Team Norway; Team Germany, including
        Christian Ehrhoff; Team Latvia, including Oskars Bartulis

The NHLPA's Casey Rovenelli told the Wall Street Journal the jerseys have not been washed and have been sitting in his office since they were shipped from Vancouver.

"It smells like a locker room in here," he said.

Minimum bid on each jersey is 99 cents.  Click here to bid in the auction once it goes live.


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