Sidney Crosby led the NHL in points – and money raised from game-worn jerseys.
His first NHL all-star jersey sold for $47,520 in the NHL and National Hockey League Players’ Association online game-worn All-Star jersey auction. Earlier in the season, a jersey worn by Crosby has fetched $12,131 in a league-wide auction to benefit the Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation
The entire All-Star jersey auction netted $140,397.40 to benefit Hockey Fights Cancer. The auction, which featured jerseys worn by NHL elite during the first period of the 55th NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 24 was available for bidding through NHL.com and NHLPA.com.
The figure for Crosby’s All-Star jersey more than doubled the winning bid from the 2005 NHL & NHLPA auction, in which Crosby’s game-worn jersey brought in $21,010 to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims.
Other notable final bids include jerseys from Rangers left wing Brendan Shanahan ($5,681.61) and Devils Goalie Martin Brodeur ($5,020).
The following is a list of the Top 10 bids:
Sidney Crosby $47,520.00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Brendan Shanahan $5,681.61 New York Rangers
Martin Brodeur $5,020.00 New Jersey Devils
Ryan Miller $4,880.00 Buffalo Sabres
Rick Nash $4,860.00 Columbus Blue Jackets
Joe Sakic $4,679.00 Colorado Avalanche
Eric Staal $4,520.00 Carolina Hurricanes
Daniel Briere $4,464.44 Buffalo Sabres
Roberto Luongo $3,640.00 Vancouver Canucks
Vincent Lecavalier $3,179.00 Tampa Bay Lightning
“The Hockey Fights Cancer initiative is a top priority to the NHL hockey family, and we will continue the fight with the help of our players, member clubs and fans,” said Bernadette Mansur, Executive Director of the NHL Foundation. “Our thanks go out to everyone who bid to support this worthwhile cause.”
“This All-Star jersey auction is another successful example of how Hockey Fights Cancer, “said Devin Smith, NHLPA Director, Club Marketing & Community Relations. “Thank you to our fans, who continuously show their commitment to the sport and the community, making successful initiatives like this possible.”
Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight.
Hockey Fights Cancer is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, professional hockey trainers and equipment managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. To date, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $9 million.