Friday, January 16, 2015

2008-09 Artem Anisimov Graves Retirement Night (MeiGray/NYR LOA)

This is Artem Anisimov's rookie debut sweater from Adam Graves retirement night game at Madison Square Garden on February 3rd, 2009.  Each Rangers player wore a different sweater in each period.  This is Anisimov's 2nd period sweater which is also considered a rookie debut sweater.. Anisimov had 9:27 of ice time in the game registering 0 points. Artem was sent back to the Hartford Wolfpack following the game. This was the only regular season game that Anisimov played during the 2008-09 season.  The sweater is pristine as to be expected from a jersey worn in one period. Adam Graves signed the back of the sweater with a sharpie.  Ansimov was a very popular Ranger player in his time with New York.  He was traded along with Brandon Dubinsky to the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2012 for Rick Nash.

 The Adam Graves Retirement Night patch adorns the right shoulder of the sweater
 Here is Anisimov wearing the jersey during the 2nd Period of the game vs Atlanta Thrashers.