NHL Auctioning Game-Worn Winter Classic Jerseys for Denna Laing
The Bruins will look to avenge their embarrassing Winter Classic loss to the Montreal Canadiens tonight, with both teams donning the same gorgeous uniforms they wore for the New Year’s Day tilt. This time, it’s for a great cause.
The NHL announced Tuesday that both Original Six rivals will autograph and auction their game-worn jerseys from tonight’s game at the Bell Centre in Montreal, will all proceeds benefiting Boston Pride forward Denna Laing’s recovery and rehabilitation. The 24-year-old Marblehead native and Princeton alum suffered a severe spinal injury during the Outdoor Women’s Classic, part of the New Year’s Day festivities at Gillette Stadium.
“Everyone at the National Hockey League, including the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens, joins Denna Laing’s coaches, teammates, friends and fans in wishing Denna the very best as she confronts the challenges ahead,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a release earlier this month. “While we are certain Denna will be served well by the tenaciousness that is her trademark, we also will work with the Laing family to rally the support of the hockey family during Denna’s rehabilitation.”
— Denna Laing (@dlaing14) January 13, 2016
“On behalf of the Jacobs family I would like to extend the full support of the Boston Bruins to Denna and the Laing family,” Bruins president Cam Neely said in the same release. “The New England hockey community is an incredibly strong group, and we know the assistance that will be provided to Denna and her family will be unwavering both in the immediate future and throughout the various stages of treatment.”
Bidding begins at 7:05 p.m. The official auction page can be found here.