NHL, NHLPA Captains' Jersey Auction raises $80,145 for Hockey Fights Cancer

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NEW YORK/TORONTO – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL) online game-worn 2007-2008 Team Captains’ Jersey Auction came to a close last week, earning $80,145 to benefit Hockey Fights Cancer. The autographed game-worn captains’ jerseys, which featured a 10th anniversary Hockey Fights Cancer commemorative patch, were available for bidding through NHL.com and NHLPA.com.

The jersey worn by Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby generated the highest bid at $15,207. Other notable final bids include jerseys worn by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin ($9,020) and New York Rangers captain Jaromir Jagr ($5,388).

The following is a list of the Top 10 bids:

Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins $15,207 Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals $9,020 Jaromir Jagr New York Rangers $5,388 Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings $3,720 Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning $3,524 Jason Smith Philadelphia Flyers $3,081 Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators $3,031 Mats Sundin Toronto Maple Leafs $2,770 Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames $2,620 Shane Doan Phoenix Coyotes $2,530
Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint initiative founded in December 1998 by the NHLPA and NHL to raise money and awareness for hockey’s most important fight. It is supported by players, 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 $9.5 million.
glad to see this was a success again this year, great cause.