Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2012 John Mitchell NHL Winter Classic Period 1 (MeiGray)

This is John Mitchell's New York Rangers 2012 NHL Winter Classic game worn sweater. Mitchell wore this jersey throughout the 1st period on January 2nd, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The 5th annual NHL Winter Classic was played in front of 46,967 fans that saw the Rangers take a 3-2 win in a thriller. The sweater displays very light use with a few light stick marks on sleeves. The Winter Classic jerseys have been very difficult to obtain as they have disappeared into collections. This sweater is one of my favorites and will stay in my collection for many years to enjoy..

The beautiful 2012 NHL Winter Classic patch adorns the right shoulder of the sweater
Here are a couple of photos of Mitchell wearing this jersey from period 1 of the game..

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2012-13 Ryan McDonagh Set 1 Road (Steiner)

This is Ryan McDonagh's 2012-13 opening week road NY Rangers sweater. I usually never collect sweaters that do not have several games worth of use but I saw the stick marks on the sleeve after opening night in Boston on 1/19/2013 and knew I had a coveted photo match. McDonagh also wore the sweater a few days later in Philadelphia.  He didnt get on the scoreboard in either game but logged 49:55 in total ice time in both games.

It seems that McDonagh does not appreciate the pointy and sharp NHL logo in the neck and shaves it similar to former teammate Brandon Dubinsky.

Here are two photos of McDonagh wearing the sweater against Boston on 1/19/2013 and Philadelphia on 1/29/13