As part of the New York Islanders ongoing efforts to raise money for the Children’s Foundation, the Islanders are auctioning off autographed game-worn reverse retro jerseys online. Every member of the team has one up for action
Fans can bid for the jerseys through the month of April. The auction began on April 8 and is scheduled to run until April 24 at 11:59 pm.
With the auction already a few days deep, we’ve got a few interesting results.
New York Islanders jersey auction yields surprising result
You can go through the entire auction player-by-player to see the results or, better yet support the Children’s foundation and put some money down to try and win one yourself. But here are the five highest bids so far and an honorable mention for the most bids.
These figures are at the time of writing and may have changed when you look them up:
- Ilya Sorokin: $2,025 (18)
- Mathew Barzal: $1,725 (10)
- Oliver Wahlstrom: $1,075 (18)
- Anders Lee: $1,050 (19)
- Jean-Gabriel Pageau $1,025 (11)
- HM: Noah Dobson – $875 (22)
The fact that Ilya Sorokin is so far ahead of guys like Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee is almost as impressive as his debut in the NHL.
The Russian rookie holds an 11-3-1 record with two shutouts and is averaging a 2.17GAA and 0.915SV%. It’s taken some time for him to stabilize in net, but now that he’s getting the hang of the NHL game, he’s been as advertised.
But it’s still surprising that Sorokin’s jersey is going for more than team favorites like Mathew Barzal or even captain Anders Lee. . Sorokin’s jersey is currently going for nearly double what Lee’s is on for.
The fact that Dobson’s is the most bided on jersey is also quite interesting. The young defenseman might be an NHL regular now, but he’s still receiving sheltered minutes under Trotz. He’s not the star he could turn out to be. I think I just talked myself into understanding why his jersey (and Sorokin’s) might be going for more than anticipated.