Earliest Known Toews Game Worn Jersey Comes to Light

Rare North Dakota Jersey from Toews’ Freshman Season

Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews
Blackhawks Captain &
2-time Stanley Cup Champion

Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews in the 2005-06 Frozen Four

From one of the youngest players to ever wear the NHL’s Captain’s “C”, to winning multiple medals, trophies and awards, success is nothing new to Jonathan Toews.

And now collectors can add a prize of their own as the earliest known Toews’ gamer has hit the market.

The current Chicago Blackhawks star burst on to the college hockey scene as a North Dakota freshman in 2005-06, helping lead the Fighting Sioux to back-to-back Frozen Four appearances.

This rare Toews UND game worn jersey is the centerpiece of our nearly 50 Fighting Sioux gamers offered in this collection.

 

After North Dakota, Toews quickly succeeded in the NHL and before his second season was named the Hawks’ captain.

At the time, he was the third-youngest NHL player (age 20) to be awarded the permanent “C”.  Only Sidney Crosby and Vinny Lecavalier were younger.

As Toews’ 8th NHL season is now underway, a look at what the young superstar has already accomplished:

FanTOEWStic Start to his Career

  • 2 Stanley Cups
  • 2 Olympic Gold Medals
  • Conn Smythe Trophy
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy
  • 5-Time All Star

This Toews’ gamer, along with Fighting Sioux jerseys worn by Zach Parise, Mike Commodore, Chay Genoway and many more, are all available in the GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET Fall 2014 Auction.

Jonathan Toews Billboard

Stamkos Recalls GWs in Game Worn Jersey

Steven Stamkos Game Worn Jersey Photo Match

Steven Stamkos is the NHL’s version of “Rain Man.” Like the Dustin Hoffman character from the 1988 eponymous movie, he has an uncanny memory and can recall everyone of his nearly 250 career goals.

We’re not just talking about a memorable overtime game winner against Vancouver, but the subtle nuances that makes his memory freakish.

Stamkos was put to the test by TSN earlier this season and, as seen in this video, the results are astounding.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning v Toronto Maple Leafs

Stamkos’ 2010-11 Game Worn Jersey

The vivid memory of a random two-goal game, of the hundreds he’s played, is impressive.

At GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET we’re wondering if Stamkos recalls when he got the slash mark alongside the crest on this game worn jersey from the 2010-11 season.

It’s the same jersey Stamkos wore for the previously mentioned Vancouver game winner on December 11, 2010.

His description on that goal would be something like, ‘early in OT on the power play, ripped a one-timer from Marty St. Louis from between the circles to beat Cory Schneider top corner.’

Stamkos is one of the league’s best young players and, with the recent departures of Marty St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier, is now the Captain and face of the Lightning franchise.

He’s considered the league’s best goal scorer and Stamkos ranks #3 on TSN’s current Top 50 NHL players list.

1211 VAN

Stamkos Celebrates his OT
Game Winner vs Vancouver

 

Stamkos and the Lightning are looking to contend for this year’s Stanley Cup and there’s no doubt this super star will be adding a lot more goals to his memory bank.

Crosby Earns Hart & Ross Trophies in this Game Worn Jersey

Crosby vs. LA, (3/27/140, the eventual Stanley Cup Champions

Crosby vs. LA, the Eventual Stanley Cup Champions, on 3/27/14

Sidney Crosby is a creature of habit.

“I’m a guy who doesn’t like change,” he told Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette before the start of this NHL season.

While the reigning Hart Trophy winner was referring to the the Penguins leadership change (GM Ray Shero & coach Dan Bylsma out, Jim Rutherford & Mike Johnston in, respectively), Crosby feels the same way about all aspects of his game.

Crosby’s superstitions have been well documented, and while he’d love to wear the same jersey every game, it’s not possible in today’s NHL (home & away, Set 1 & Set 2, third jerseys, etc.).

Each game worn jersey has it’s own story to tell and Crosby’s black gamer from the second half of 2013-14 was part of “Sid the Kid’s” standout season that featured him earning:

Crosby 2013-14 Game Worn Jersey

 

  • Hart Memorial Trophy – 2nd MVP Award

 

  • Art Ross Trophy – 2nd Scoring Title

 

  • Ted Lindsay Award – 3rd Most Outstanding Player as selected by the NHLPA

 

  • 1st Team All Star – 3rd time selected



Crosby wore the jersey 21 times and some of the game highlights included:

DateOppResultGoalsAssistsPoints
1/3/2014NYRW123
1/27/2014BUFW022
2/27/2014MTLL112
3/18/2014DALW213
3/22/2014TBLW123
3/30/2014CHIW202

And the game worn jersey is verified with radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, something the Penguins do to ensure authenticity.

Penguins Head Equipment Manager Dana Heinze gave a behind the scenes look at the process via Twitter:

As for Crosby’s superstitions, like his pregame peanut butter and jelly sandwich, he never waivers from his routine.

“There’s probably a few that are borderline crazy, but I guess we’re all crazy in our own way,” he said.

UND Game Worn Mask up for Bid

Aaron with an In-Dell-ible Mark on Fall 2014 Auction

 

Aaron Dell & Ed Belfour

Aaron Dell & Ed Belfour

 

Aaron Dell Game Worn Mask

Dell’s Game Worn Mask
Up for Auction

Goaltender Aaron Dell was just a sophomore in the 2010-11 season when he broke into the North Dakota starting line-up and rewrote the schools record book.

The fact that it was Hall of Famer Ed Belfour’s season win total was no big deal for the young goalie.

“It’s pretty easy to be confident when the team is playing so well,” the soft spoken Dell told reporter Brad Schlossman during the team’s run to the Frozen Four that season.

Dell’s 30 wins that season broke Belfour’s mark of 29 set during the 1986-87 hockey season.

Now Dell’s game worn UND mask from his record setting season is up for grabs in the GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET Fall 2014 Auction.

Since leaving North Dakota after his junior season, Dell has put up impressive minor league numbers while looking to land an NHL job.

 

 

 

Dell Game Worn Mask
Dellzy with UND Record 30 Win Season

After going through the San Jose Sharks training camp he’s now with the team’s AHL affiliate in Worcester, MA, just two seasons after being named the CHL’s most outstanding goaltender as a rookie.

No matter how his career turns out, Dell will be known as the goalie who broke Eddie “The Eagle’s” record and said it was a no-brainer to play for the Fighting Sioux.

“They were the first ones to talk to me back in juniors,” said Dell in a sophomore year interview. “After seeing the facilities and everything, there’s nothing better than this.”

You can get more details on the Aaron Dell Goalie Mask here and the following video clip is a snippet from Dell’s record setting season:

Fall 2014 Auction Now Live

November 18 – December 4, 2014

Auction Open Now Live!GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET is proud to present the Fall 2014 Auction.

Chock-filled with hundreds of game worn jerseys, this auction features more than 900 individual lots and offers something for everyone.

From Mike Modano’s first NHL jersey (did you know he wore #39?), to the earliest known Jonathan Toews’ gamer in the entire hobby.

The auction includes team collections from the University of North Dakota, University of Minnesota and the OHL Niagara IceDogs, plus a number of rare and unique pieces, including a 1997 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Championship ring.

Minnesota, North Dakota & OHL IceDogs

Minnesota, North Dakota & OHL IceDogs
Team Collections

 The Fall 2014 Auction houses current & former NHL stars including:
  • Sidney Crosby
  • Steven Stamkos
  • Alex Ovechkin
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Mike Modano
  • Steve Yzerman
  • Pavel Bure
  • Pat LaFontaine
  • Teemu Selanne
  • Paul Coffey
  • Bobby Clarke
  • Eric Lindros
  • Ray Bourque
  • Jari Kurri

Crosby & Stamkos Collage

2014 Crosby & 2011 Stamkos
Game Worn Jerseys

We wish everyone the best of luck as they look to take home a piece of hockey history. If you have any questions feel free to contact us or check out our Auction Rules here.

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Preserving Russian Hockey History

The Largest Offering of Game Worn Russian Hockey Jerseys Ever to Come to Auction

 

Russian Collection

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Russian hockey has a long and storied history that continues to permeate the sport.

Ovechkin russian jpeg

Alexander Ovechkin Game Worn Russian Jersey

Beginning with the Soviet Union Olympic team (55-5-2 record, 7 gold medals), through the modern day KHL, there’s no doubting the impact that Russia has had on international hockey.

This impressive collection features more than 20 Russian teams that span four decades and include many current and former NHL players.

Featured Players
  • Alexander Ovechkin
  • Vladimir Krutov
  • Ilya Kovalchuk
  • Alexei Kovalev
Featured Teams
  • Russian National Team
  • CSKA Central Red Army
  • UCKA Russian Penguins
  • Moscow Dynamo

 

This is our final installment of the “Team Themed Collections” that we will be presenting for sale in the upcoming Fall 2014 Auction at GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET.

 Additional Team Collections