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2008-09 Tuomo Ruutu Carolina Hurricanes Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match – Team Letter
Lot #83

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2008-09 Tuomo Ruutu Carolina Hurricanes Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match – Team Letter
Lot #83

This home red air-knit gamer by Reebok was worn by Tuomo Ruutu during the 2008-09 NHL season. The Chicago Blackhawks selected Ruutu in the 1st round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. This native of Vantaa, Finland made his NHL debut with the Hawks in 2003-04. Ruutu spent 12 seasons in the NHL, his first 4 with Chicago before a deadline deal sent him to Carolina. Tuomo next spent parts of 7 seasons with the Hurricanes before wrapping up his NHL career with the New Jersey Devils. On the international stage, this winger was an active participant for Team Finland, playing in numerous World Championships, the World Cup of Hockey and the Olympics.

The game wear on this 1st set size 58 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, inner pilling and half a dozen team-sewn repairs. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Ruutu wearing this exact jersey during the 2008-09 season. On the back player number is a beautiful black sharpie signature in Ruutu’s own hand. Ruutu scored a career best 26 goals while wearing this sweater on home ice in 2008-09. The Canes made yet another deep playoff run in 2009 before falling in the Conference Finals to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Penguins. On the inside crest is the official Carolina Hurricanes game worn jersey and set stamp. A well-worn photo matched gamer from this Finnish winger’s top goal scoring season. This jersey will be accompanied by a Hurricanes team letter.