Autographed sticks, photos, jerseys and more are up for grabs as the NHL players union tries to light the lamp for Haiti.
The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) has launched an online auction of authentic hockey memorabilia to raise money for earthquake victims in Haiti.
The auction features one-of-a-kind hockey items donated by the NHLPA, its members and other charitable individuals.
The first phase of the auction features signed jerseys by players such as Sidney Crosby, Zdeno Chara and Luke Schenn. In addition, 2009 Winter Classic jerseys worn by Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, Pavel Datsyuk and Kris Draper are included in the first phase of auction items.
Game-used, autographed sticks from soon-to-be Olympian goaltenders Antero Niittymaki and Jaroslav Halak will also be included in the first phase, as well as game-used, autographed sticks from Scott Gomez and Sergei Kostitsyn.
Notable items will be added to the auction over the coming days, including an autographed Ovechkin jersey; numerous framed autographed photos of NHL players; several signed sticks by NHL players, including the entire Tampa Bay Lightning roster; event-worn jerseys from the 2009 and 2010 Winter Classic games; and a heritage stick signed by members of Canada’s 1972 Summit Series team.
Items donated by world-class boxer Jean Pascal and mixed martial artist Georges St. Pierre will also be offered in later phases of the online auction.
Last week, the NHLPA and veteran NHL player, Georges Laraque, announced a partnership with World Vision to support the people of Haiti through the Hockey for Haiti project. To launch the players’ relief support for Haiti, the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund pledged an initial donation of $100,000 to Hockey for Haiti, through World Vision.
Auction updates will be posted regularly. The auction is expected to last approximately one month, and updates on each round of the auction will be announced. To visit the auction site, hosted by eBay Canada, click here.