Some honor former players who were having their numbers retired or careers remembered. Others commemorate franchise anniversaries, all-star games or Stanley Cup playoffs. Some were “one timers,” sewn on for a single evening and then left to the hockey history books.
Game-worn and game-issued NHL jerseys featuring some of the more interesting patches from a variety of different occasions are on the block in MeiGray’s inaugural “Patch Auction.”
Twenty-three different jerseys, most dating back several years or more, are up for bid.
*A 2008 New York Islanders jersey worn by Rusian Fedetenko with a Core Of The Four patch, celebrating the 17 players who played for all four of the Islanders’ Stanley Cup Championships from 1980 through 1983.
*A 2011 Nick Palmieri New Jersey Devils jersey with the KR-AV Memorial Patch in memory of Karel Rachunek and Alexander Vasyunov, who were among those that lost their lives in the 2011 plane crash involving Lokomotiv Yaroslav in Russia.
*A 2011 Adam Henrique jersey from Scott Niedermayer Night. The Devils’ retired Niedermayer’s number before the game. The Hall of Fame defenseman was a member of each of the Devils’ 1995, 2000 and 2003 Stanley Cup Championships and also won the 2004 Norris Trophy as a Devil.
*A 2007 Tomas Kaberle Toronto Maple Leafs jersey with the annual Hall of Fame Game patch that also includes the alternate captain’s “A” patch.
*A 2017 John-Michael Liles Boston Bruins jersey with the Milt Schmidt Memorial and NHL Centennial patch. Schmidt led the Bruins to Stanley Cups in 1939 and 1941 before serving Canada in World War II.
*A 2009-10 Eric Nystrom Calgary Flames jersey with the team’s 30th anniversary patch.
*A 2007-08 Greg deVries jersey with the Nashville Predators’ 10th Anniversary patch.
The minimum bids for each jersey range from $250 to $500.
The auction runs through June 25 on the MeiGray Auctions website.