This black air-knit jersey by Reebok was issued for 1st period use by Adam Burish during the 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Burish, a Wisconsin native, played for the University of Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in ecomomics. He was the captain of the team that won the 2005-06 national championship, assisting on both goals in a 2-1 win. Burish was drafted by the Blackhawks in the 9th round of the 2002 NHL entry draft. On June 9, 2010, Adam celebrated with his teammates as the Blackhawks defeated the Flyers to win their first Stanley Cup in 49 years. After playing parts of 4 seasons with the Hawks, Burish signed a 2-year deal with the Dallas Stars where he currently resides.
The Blackhawks wore these 1936-38 styled throwback sweaters during their first ever appearance in the Winter Classic. The game took place on New Years Day 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago in front of better than 40,000 fans. Despite the Hawks jumping out to a 3-1 lead, the Red Wings won the game 6-4.
Sewn to the right breast of this jersey is the 2009 Winter Classic, Wrigley Field patch. The throwback Indian Head crest is centered on a cream background bordered by red stripes on this predominantly black sweater. Burish was scratched and never partook in the New Year’s Day game. Sewn to the inside hem is the official NHL game worn jersey tagging. An attractive offering that would surely enhance any collector’s wall. Rumor has it that this jersey style is about to be retired by the club. This jersey will be accompanied by a Blackhawks/Winter Classic Letter.