I know the correct name of this should be hockey SWEATER collection, but hey,
it's my site and I admit I have an issue NOT saying jersey. Anyway, here is
the collection of hockey jerseys in my closet, assuming I'm doing a good job of
keeping it up to date!
You know what to do, click on the thumbnail for a bigger pic
This one breaks a couple of |
rules for me right off ... I normally don't go for
the knock off jersey of the home team, but this
was a neighbor selling special and hey, they don't
really wear a green jersey ANYWAY!
Second broken rule, no |
players for the Hawks on the back. Players leave
for other teams (sometimes teams you really hate)
and then you look like a doofus for wearing X guys
jersey. Unless you are wearing a Hall of Fame or
future HOF guy ... Toews should qualify so ... rule
broken. Plus side, its great for taking to the
Southside Irish Parade
Now THIS is a SWEATER! Old school |
(very very old school) logo. Like original Black Hawks logo
old school. One that rarely gets worn unless other jerseys
get on a bad losing streak
Out on permanent loan to my BFF, the 09 Winter Classic |
didn't have much luck while wearing it alas. Still it was
a classic design brought out in Wrigley.
A fine example of my go to Name/Number |
for a jersey.
Now, similar to the 09 WC sweater, this |
alternate jersey from 2010 introduced something I missed on
the classic jersey ... the tomahawk/C shoulder patches. I
really do prefer this one over the 09 WC jersey for that.
Plus ... notice that cup final patch .. THIS jersey had better
A trend you might notice on my jerseys, I |
LOVE double #s (99,88,33,etc). I always imagined
myself as a goalie growing up when fantasizing about
playing hockey, and I was so going to be 00, because thats
how many goals I was going to give up of course! The name,
well that's definitely my homeboy nickname :-)
The 2014 Stadium Series jersey|
One of my favorites for a few reasons. First, the only
outdoor game Chicago has managed to WIN so far! Second,
it's got the 2013 cup patches for good reason as you will see
when we get to the back. Finally, it was worn to the
aforementioned snow filled game. An
awesome atmosphere with frozen beer and
many layers for Tony and I.
This one ALWAYS gets comments.|
From the first time I wore it to the Soldier Field
game. My favorite will always be the Bruins fan with the
good natured "f*ck you" to me. Its clearly an homage to
the greatest 17 seconds ever. About a year
later I found out that the jersey's back also was featured
on the Blackhawks Facebook page with a
pro photographer behind me with the same view
of the anthem.
Yeah I know, my rules.|
I was going to go to the 2015 Winter Classic, but
declined the tickets I had in hand to prove a monetary
lesson to my wife. I don't think she learned :-(
Game was a loss anyway ... but when the Hawks won
the 2015 Cup, I needed a new jersey for the Final patch!
Sharp was available on Ebay for relatively |
cheap since he was salary dumped after 2015 ... and while
he won't go on to the HOF, he is definitely a 'hometown hero'
for helping bring 3 cups to the city, so I'll allow this.
Side note, I did REALLY like the red/white tomahawk/C shoulder
patch on this. The plain letters and names, not so much.
The red jersey|
So much to say about this one ... it's really my 'celebration'
jersey. First, the WWW patch worn in the 2007 season to honor
the death of long time owner William Wadsworth 'Bill' Wirtz.
I like many, wear it as a CELEBRATION of his death, as once ownership
passed on to the next generation of the family, a renaissance of the
Hawks began. It's only fitting that the first cup win of my lifetime
(2010) is on this one with the champions patch.
Again, like me those double #s. |
This one definitely sees the most game action ...
It IS the current home color after all!
MIA - The Grabortion Jersey|
My oldest jersey, gotten in HS and lettered in college
where my dorm roomies decided my nickname should be Grabortion.
Proudly worn for many years, it's a white (which was the home color
in that era) jersey which I haven't worn to a game in quite some time.
I honestly don't even know where in the HOUSE it is to take a photo ...
I'll work on that though!
Another year, another outdoor loss|
2016 Stadium Series. I'm not normally a fan of asymmetry
but I AM a fan of the nod to the Chicago flag on the collar
16 for the year of course, and |
when I customized ahead of the game I was assuming cold
weather in Minnesota in Feb. Actually ended up being pretty
mild. In other words, no where near as much fun as Soldier.
The 2017 Winter Classic- Added Dec 2016|
Once again, didn't fare well in it's debut
(Another outdoor loss)
Following the latest convention |
for these outdoor games, the number is the year of
the game. The name on the jersey, in
homage to the St Louis location clearly
Green Jersey - Added Mar 2017|
So I'm assuming ahead of the conversion from Reebok to
Adidas as the official jersey supplier, the Hawks
have been having a 40% sale on jerseys. I took
advantage and got a 'real' green jersey
Didn't have a Hossa yet |
and he will qualify under my "don't put a name
of a real player on the back unless HHOF"
Chicago's other team ... The Wolves|
Honestly there was a time they were the most
successful (if not the literal best) team in
of course GORBS 99 :-) ||
Quad City Mallards - Game worn|
Courtesy of my sister and hubby who reside out there in
the Quad City area
Worn by Nicholas Rioux|
Zoomed on the signature|
Sorry but alas Rioux didn't really pan out
beyond the minors
The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights |
First, I should point out that for the longest time
I participated in a roto baseball league where
my team name was the Knights. So I was into teams with
that nickname as a result. I ADORED this logo ... a
perfect blend of the minor league's team identity with
the homage to the parent team of the Flames. Look
at how the the plumes of the knight helmet are mimicking
the Flaming C of Calgary. Love it. Alas, the team didn't
last very long before relocating. Still, we remember
Notice that team name btw ... |
Ak-Sar-Ben ... or Nebraska backwards
Rockford Ice Hogs (UHL)|
The UHL is important to me here ... once the Hawks took them over
as their farm team and moved them to the AHL, the replaced the
AWESOME shoulder patch with the Hawks tomahawk C crest. Sorry,
but the old crest was better. Will update the back as soon as I
decide on what to put ... I'm ALMOST 90% sure what it will be
84-86 All Star Jersey|
Throw back to my younger years ... a fine example
of the Orange and Black NHL shield days.
Have to rep the Campbell conference as well of course.
A double number ... and a HHOF player |
and all around all time stud, Mark Messier
Long has this team been my second |
favorite jersey. A fellow Original 6 member, the classic
Bruins spoked B with bear head shoulder patch.
You know its been in my collection awhile ... its a
The reason why I probably love the jersey so ... |
Cam Neely. Injuries robbed us of
seeing ALL he could have been, still managed Hall of Fame numbers
before his body let him down. Bossy like in that regard, although
admittedly no where NEAR his numbers
90s era Calgary Flames|
Not my favorite era for the Calgary look, but hey,
sometimes you take what you can get on a budget :-)
This one was free since it was a gift from my BFF!
This does give me a Back to the Future|
kind of feel with the font and the appropriate
This will be a trend ... 2006 Avalanche CCM Jersey|
2007 marked the Reebok Edge jersey as the official
NHL jersey and CCM jerseys were available on the cheap.
You'll see some pretty random player jerseys from that ...
Like Marek Svatoš for example. |
Would much prefer Sakic for Colorado, but hey, maybe he
can be my Nordique instead ...
Its not a collection without|
the Original 6. The Wings alas are one of those.
So go old school and put Howe on there.|
One of the top 2/3 players of all time ... I may have to put
Messier above him ... Gretzky is a given.
The 80s Oilers|
Often the Hawks were arguably the second best team in the
NHL in the 80s ... alas that number 1 team was the Oilers.
Losing to them is easier years later when you look at the
sheer NUMBER of HHOF members on that team ...
First and foremost of course is |
The Great One ... Wayne Gretzky.
Long before Kevin Smith these colors were feared
If you are going to have a jersey |
collection, Montreal is THE team to have in it. For
Christmas the year I got this I had 2 requests on
the jersey... The Centennial Patch had to be
on there as well as the All Star Path, in French. My
sister loves me a LOT and hooked me up as requested.
Was proud to wear this as a result |
when I visited Montreal for a game.
Even if it was just Alex Tanguay
The Islanders .. again one of those |
2006 CCM jerseys. This one though, I thought I was doing
ok ... Fresh off signing a 15 YEAR CONTRACT!!! ...
Did I mention these were cheap?
Alas, contracts were meant to be broken.|
Much like Rick DiPietro was as well
Luckily the NHL came up with the amnesty buy outs ... cause
this guy turned into hot garbage fast.
2006 Flyers |
Nothing special I have to say
Derian Hatcher, see previous comment.|
Longevity, but not much else
Much like the Canadiens jersey, with |
Toronto I had a particular request in their jersey.
I don't much care for the leaf shoulder patch but I do love
the interlaced TML shoulder patch ... so I got this one
Doesn't hurt to have Mats Sundin|
on the back though ... HHOF (look at that
Vancouver has ALWAYS had ugly uniforms|
This is one of them. If death was not an option, I think
I prefer their mid 80s-90s hockey skate logo the best.
Again, that would be just ahead of the death
Markus Naslund, not Mats. Decent|
numbers for him, so at least he's a good guy to have on there.
He's no Bure. Again, look at that induction class!
NY Rangers - Lady Liberty Alternate|
The gold standard of alternate jerseys to me.
I will probably need to get the more classic
diagonal Rangers down the line,
but I have always had a soft spot for their
Lady Liberty model.
Columbus Blue Jackets|
Added to the collection April 2016,this
definitely falls under the 'gotten for
cheap on ebay'
Cheap cause I didn't even |
know/care that the Horton on the back
was Nathan Horton
who played a mere portion of 1 season
with them. Who cares, another
one in the collection
2012 All Star Game (Team Alfredsson)|
Added July 2016
Picked up SUPER cheap as part of
the Hawks covention 'garage sale'
equivalent. Interestingly, no Hawk player
was ON that team. Hossa and Kane were
team Chara and Toews withdrew with injury
before the player draft
I still have quite a wish list of jerseys ...|
The Original 6 is finally covered with the Rangers.
Current team wise, I NEED a Devils jersey, one of my
personal fave designs.
I'm leaning toward defunct teams next ...
Nordiques, Whalers, North Stars,Original Jets design
for example. Blues to go after the old Norris teams
(just not the ugly ugly Gretzky era
|Repping the alma mater for Illinois||
Another one out on permanent loan, |
my WAY BETTER Illinois one. Old school
with Chief Illiniwek shoulder patches
|Illinois on the bottom/back||
State of Hockey |
Minnesota Golden Gophers
North Dakota - Added Apr 2017|
Of course I wanted the Sioux
Misc Jerseys - Defying a single category
I'm a good Irishman, of course |
a Guinness one
Have I mentioned the beer is good too?||
Buzz Lightyear from Geeky Jerseys|
They've gotten some of my money for sure ...
You know an 8 sideways is infinity |
in case you needed to know why I chose the #
Star Wars Force Awakens|
Of course saw the movie in this one
Phasma kind of punked in the movie though||
Halo .. did I mention Geeky Jerseys |
has gotten some of my money??
Master Chief baby! |
You'll find me as G721 on multiplayer, hence
the 3 digit #s for this one.
Rink Gear = Geeky Jerseys ...
I have a problem.
Tardis version 1|
Was never a fan of the color of this one, its
not the right shade. But a huge fan of the
hidden art in the Tardis windows
If you have to ask about why |
number 63 you are not a fan ...
Much better color scheme on version 2|
Ok so this one is definitely |
a more deeper reference.
It comes from this
OK actually this is the 1998 version and
that team was hot garbage, so moving on ...
As previously mentioned, I had |
a thing for finding Knights jerseys. This is a random
Ebay find, clearly using a LA King blank from
the era ... but its a solid probably kid team design
Cyberman Jersey - Added Mar 2017|
Technically was a Christmas present
from my loving sister but while
Geeky Jerseys are AWESOME ...
they take awhile to get!
The # is a reference to the year |
they first appeared in Dr Who.
As for the name, well
go big or go home