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2009-10 Chris Chelios Atlanta Thrashers Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match - The Chris Chelios Collection - Chris Chelios Letter
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2009-10 Chris Chelios Atlanta Thrashers Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match - The Chris Chelios Collection - Chris Chelios Letter
Lot #59
This spectacular jersey is part of the Chris Chelios Collection, which was offered originally by GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET in 2017. A signed letter from Chris Chelios will accompany your purchase.



This home blue air-knit gamer by Reebok was worn by Chris Chelios during the 2009-10 NHL season, his last year in the league. The Montreal Canadiens selected Chelios in the 2nd round of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. This Chicago, IL native served the Montreal franchise for 7 seasons beginning with a late season call-up in 1984. Chris won his first Norris Trophy and played in two Stanley Cup Finals with the Canadiens, walking away with the 1986 Stanley Cup Championship. Following the 1989-90 season, the Canadiens saw fit to deal Chelios to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Denis Savard. Chelios next led the Blackhawks into battle for 9 seasons, winning a pair of Norris Trophies and making one more trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Detroit Red Wings acquired Chelios from Chicago at the trade deadline in 1999. Chris spent 10 seasons playing in the Motor City where he won the 2001-02 Bud Light Plus-Minus Award and the 2006-07 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. Chris went to three more Stanley Cup Finals with Detroit and walked away with two more Stanley Cup Rings. Chelios played one final abbreviated NHL season with the Atlanta Thrashers, where he partook in the final 7 games of his storied career.



With his NHL career officially in the books, we can reflect upon just how great it was. Chris played in 1651 games over the course of 26 NHL seasons. During that time, he scored 948 points and racked up 2891 PIMS. His playoff career spanned 266 games where he added another 144 points and 423 PIMS. Chelios was a three-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s best defenseman. He was five-times a 1st Team NHL All Star and twice more a 2nd Team NHL All Star. Chris partook in a resounding 11 NHL All Star Games. Chicago born, Chelios was a legendary figure for Team USA through the decades. He played in the 1984, 1987 and 1991 Canada Cups, the 1996 and 2004 World Cup of Hockey and also played in the 1984, 1998, 2002 and 2006 Olympics! In addition to serving as the Captain for Team USA, this legendary warrior also served as Team Captain for the NHL All Star Team, the Montreal Canadiens and the Chicago Blackhawks. Considered one of hockey’s all-time great leaders, Chelios was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a first ballot inductee with the class of 2013.

The game wear on this size 56 sweater is on the lighter side as would be expected. Shown above are some beautiful photo matches of Chelios wearing this exact jersey during the 2009-10 season. Chelios wore a blue jersey in 3 games during his final 7-game NHL stint with the Thrashers. We were able to photo match Chris wearing this sweater in 2 of those 3 games; against the New York Rangers on March 12, 2010 and the Phoenix Coyotes on March 14, 2010. A beautiful photo matched sweater from this Hall of Famer’s final NHL season that came from the original offering by GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET of The Chris Chelios Collection.