This absolutely incredible Joe Sakic autographed Colorado Avalanche jersey (Adult XL ) comes with a 2001 Cup Champions patch. The jersey is authenticated by AJ's Sportsworld.
Over the course of his career, Sakic was one of the most productive forwards in the game, having twice scored 50 goals and earning at least 100 points in six different seasons. His wrist shot, considered one of the best in the NHL, was the source of much of his production as goalies around the league feared this shot. At the conclusion of the 2008-09 NHL season, he was the eighth all-time points leader in the NHL, as well as 14th in all-time goals and 11th in all-time assists. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, Sakic helped lead Team Canada to its first ice hockey gold medal in 50 years, and was voted as the tournament's most valuable player. He represented the team in six other international competitions, including the 1998 and 2006 Winter Olympics. After the 2000-01 NHL season, Sakic was named the MVP of the NHL by the hockey writers and his fellow players. He retired from the NHL on July 9, 2009, and had his jersey number retired prior to the Avalanche's 2009-10 season opener on October 1, 2009, at the Pepsi Center. He is currently the Executive Vice President of hockey operations for the Avalanche. On November 12, 2012, Sakic was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame along with Adam Oates, Pavel Bure and Mats Sundin. On April 11, 2013 Hall of Fame player Joe Sakic and 11 others were inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame.