-- The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) are conducting a unique auction of autographed 2009 NHL All-Star jerseys that will be worn by the NHL’s elite during the second period of the 57th NHL All-Star Game on January 25, 2009, at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The 2009 NHL All-Star Game-Worn Jersey Auction
will be open for bidding through NHL.com and NHLPA.com starting on Jan. 27 at 6:00 p.m. ET and ending on Feb. 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Each season, the top players in the National Hockey League come together at the All-Star Game to showcase their incredible artistry and skill. The 2009 NHL All-Star Game-Worn Jersey Auction features game-worn jerseys from members of the Eastern Conference team - including Montreal Canadiens Carey Price
, Mike Komisarek
and Alex Kovalev
. Other jerseys up for bid include those that will be worn by reigning NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin
, first-time All-Star Henrik Lundqvist
of the New York Rangers
and Zach Parise
of the New Jersey Devils
Game-worn Western Conference All-Star jerseys will be available from first-time All-Star J.S. Giguere of the Anaheim Ducks
and forwards Patrick Kane
and Jonathan Toews
of the Chicago Blackhawks
. Other jerseys up for bid include those worn by Vancouver Canucks
goaltender Roberto Luongo
, who is making his third All-Star Game appearance; and San Jose Sharks
center Joe Thornton
, who is making his sixth consecutive All-Star Game appearance. For a complete list of jerseys available for auction visit auctions.nhl.com starting Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Each autographed jersey has been security-tagged, serial numbered and registered into the NHL-MeiGray Group Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. Each jersey comes with a Letter of Authenticity from the NHLPA and NHL.
Hockey Fights Cancer
is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association. It is supported by players, NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, professional hockey athletic trainers and equipment managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer
is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. To date, Hockey Fights Cancer
has raised more than $10.5 million.