Throughout each season, the Colorado Avalanche auctions off game-worn jerseys with proceeds benefiting Kroenke Sports Charities. Now available are two sets of sweaters, including burgundy jerseys worn by each member of the Avalanche during home games from Feb. 2 through April 2, as well as white jerseys worn during away games between Dec. 22 and Feb. 23.
Kroenke Sports Charities works to fill the needs of the Colorado community through support of education and recreation initiatives for underserved children and families. Bidding begins at $250 per jersey, and the items are truly "game-worn."
Rips, tears, scuffs and even dried blood markup the used jerseys. The jerseys are the exact ones worn during scored goals, notched assists, strong hits, blocks and even some fights. With the auction, fans gain the opportunity not only to support community education, recreation and sports programs of Kroenke Sports Charities Signature Partners, but also to own an authentic item of Avalanche history.
During the time the burgundy set of jerseys was worn, highlights include:
- Colin Wilson's 600th career NHL game (Feb. 2 vs. Vancouver)
- Andrew Agozzino's first NHL goal (Feb. 18 vs. Vegas)
- Three shutouts (Semyon Varlamov, Feb. 18 vs. Vegas; Philipp Grubauer, March 9 vs. Buffalo, March 17 vs. New Jersey)
- Derick Brassard's first goal and game as a member of the Avalanche against Florida after being acquired from the Panthers earlier in the day (Feb. 25 vs. Florida)
- Tyson Barrie's marker to become the highest goal-scoring defenseman in franchise history (March 27 vs. Vegas)
- Nathan MacKinnon's 400th-career point (April 2 vs. Edmonton)
During the time the white set of jerseys was worn, highlights include:
- Ryan Graves' NHL debut (Dec. 27 at Vegas)
- Carl Soderberg's first-career hat trick (Jan. 14 at Toronto)
- Dominic Toninato's first NHL goal (Feb. 14 at Winnipeg)
- Mikko Rantanen's 200th point (Feb. 22 at Chicago)
- Philipp Grubauer's first shutout as a member of the Avalanche (Feb. 23 at Nashville)
To participate in the online auction, click here or text "Avs" to 52182. The auction closes on Tuesday at 8 p.m. MT.