Autographed sticks used by some of the biggest names in hockey are up for bid in the newest “Hockey Fights Cancer” auction.
The 2013-14 NHL season marks the 15th anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer. The NHL and NHLPA marked this milestone with its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month campaign in October.
Dozens of sticks are on the auction block via NHL Auctions and MeiGray including game-used versions from Teemu Salane and Henrik Zetterberg and pre-game sticks from Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and others. Most are autographed by the player.
Hockey Fights Cancer is an initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to raise money and awareness for hockey’s most important fight.
To date, through the NHL’s US and Canadian charitable foundations, more than $12.8 million has been raised under the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations.