Proceeds to benefit grassroots hockey organizations participating in G&D 15th anniversary tour.

TORONTO, ON (November 24, 2014) – As part of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Goals & Dreams (G&D) fund’s 15th anniversary celebrations, G&D is holding an online auction that consists of 15 jerseys game-worn by current and former NHLPA members, with the first phase of the auction now open.

The online auction is being hosted by the NHLPA through Frozen Pond Auctions at: http://auctions.frozenpond.com/auctionlanding.aspx

Bidding for the 15 jerseys in the online auction will run in phases, with three jerseys to coincide with each city / event on the G&D 15th anniversary multi-city tour: one All-Star jersey and one 2014 Olympic men’s hockey jersey – both of current players; and one jersey of a superstar player who formerly played in the respective city. Proceeds raised during the online auction will be donated back by G&D to the grassroots hockey programs involved with the tour.

Three jerseys are currently open for bidding in the first phase of the G&D 15th anniversary auction:

• Minnesota jerseys / bidding open until December 2:

o Ryan Suter – 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Game-Worn Team USA Jersey from February 15th game vs. Russia

o Zach Parise – 2009 NHL All-Star, Game-Worn Eastern Conference Jersey

o Mike Modano – 2009 NHL All-Star, Game-Worn Western Conference Jersey

The start of each other phase of the jersey auction will correspond with upcoming G&D tour events (auction closing dates to be announced):

• Ottawa jerseys / December 8 – 22 bidding:

o Milan Michalek – 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Game-Worn Czech Republic Jersey

o Erik Karlsson – 2011 All-Star, Game-Worn Jersey

o Daniel Alfredsson – 2004 All-Star, Game-Worn Jersey

• Vancouver jerseys / December 18 – January 4 bidding:

o Daniel Sedin - 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Game-Worn Sweden Jersey

o Henrik Sedin – 2012 All-Star, Game-Worn Jersey

o Markus Naslund – 2001 All Star, Game-Worn Jersey

• Toronto jerseys / January 2015:

o James van Riemsdyk – 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Game-Worn Team USA Jersey

o Phil Kessel – 2012 All-Star, Game-Worn Jersey

o Mats Sundin – 2001 All-Star, Game-Worn Jersey

• Los Angeles jerseys / early 2015 bidding:

o Jonathan Quick – 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Game-Worn Team USA Jersey

o Anze Kopitar – 2011 All-Star, Game-Worn Jersey

o Luc Robitaille – 2001 All-Star, Game-Worn Jersey

To celebrate 15 years of helping children worldwide play the game of hockey, G&D is conducting a multi-city tour that started last week in Hastings, MN with children from Defending The Blue Line and Hastings Minor Hockey.

Throughout the season, G&D will continue its regular giving cycle by donating a projected $750,000 worth of brand new hockey equipment to grassroots programs around the world, totaling more than $22-million in donations that have helped 70,000 children play hockey over the last 15 years.