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Feb 2, 2007, 1:50 PM EST

Over $170,000 already raised for Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation

NEW YORK/TORONTO – A jersey worn by Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby has earned $12,131 in a league-wide auction to benefit the Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation, making his jersey the top earner thus far. Other notable final bids include jerseys from Crosby’s Pittsburgh teammate Evgeni Malkin, which raised $7,520, and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals ($6,020.01).

The National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) on-line auction consists of six overlapping two-week auctions that will run throughout February. Bidding for the Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals jerseys closed on Jan. 24 and earned $80,676.58 for the Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation. Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins jerseys closed on Jan. 31 and earned $89,463.58.

The schedule for current and upcoming auctions available for bidding through and

Closing Wednesday, 2/7: Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs

Closing Wednesday, 2/14: Atlanta Thrashers, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens

Wednesday, 2/7 - 2/21: Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks

Wednesday, 2/14 - 2/28: Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, New York Islanders Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes

The 2007 Teammates For Kids Auction features more than 600 authentic jerseys worn by every NHL player, on each of the 30 NHL team rosters, during one select home game in January. As a result of every player’s involvement in the auction, the NHL becomes the first professional sports league to achieve 100% athlete participation in the Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation.

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