So for people who have followed this blog or me over on twitter (Twitter) for quite some time, then hopefully you have heard about my opportunity at the end of the last season to be in the ‘Jersey off a player’s back’ event. I was called the day before the Stars’ last home game of the season, and before I knew it I had one of the greatest memories for me related to hockey.
Instead of going through the whole story all over again, I am going to put the link for the original story a few months ago and the build up since then. First there was ‘A Night of Magic‘ in which I tried the next morning to convey the night and whole experience of meeting a up and coming prospect after his first game, and watching and crying from the ice as my favorite player tearfully waved goodbye to the fans that have loved him for almost two decades.
Then after getting asked a bunch about it and what the outcome was, I posted ‘The Jersey Update‘ a few weeks later to update everyone on what was happening and the developments corresponding to the signed jersey. I waited through most of the summer and did not know what would happen.
Well recently I finally got back in touch with one Mr. Ryan Delong about the jersey, and he informed me that they had actually tracked down a Modano signed jersey from the last week of the season. Not from that final night, but still good enough for me. I was actually running around ecstatic that I would own an authentic Modano jersey, game worn and signed. And sure enough, one week later I got a box from the Dallas Stars offices, and opened it up to reveal the jersey. I wanted to be like a kid with a new toy and go crazy, but I knew I had to keep this thing in perfect condition. So it immediately hung it up, and now look forward to getting it framed as soon as I get done moving during the next two weeks. I will always remember that night and all the excitement, but just as much now I have something that is almost priceless to me and will be a prized possession.