The jerseys worn in the first regular season game of the NHL’s newest team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, are on the auction block.
The Knights are the NHL’s 31st team and its first expansion franchise since the 2000-01 season. They’re also the first team to ensure that every game-worn jersey from the outset of its history is properly authenticated, thanks to a partnership with the MeiGray Group.
Twenty-six Knights inaugural game jerseys are now being offered in an auction that runs through Thursday, October 26. In June, MeiGray and the Knights announced a partnership agreement that will bring the club’s game-used memorabilia to collectors on a regular basis.
The Golden Knights opened their first regular season with a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center in Dallas on October 6. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 45 shots for the first win in team history. James Neal scored two third period goals for the first goal –and first game-winning goal –- in franchise history.
The Knights were wearing their road white jerseys and the jerseys up for auction are those worn in the first and second periods of the game.
Fleury’s jersey is currently the most popular in the auction, with early bidding taking it past $1,500. Neal’s jersey is third, behind the one donned by Jonathan Marchessault.
The Knights were scheduled to play their first home game in history Tuesday night.