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Community: Go for Online Auction Launch!

Monday, 01.19.2009 / 3:03 PM / Tracking the Storm
By Katharine Kelley
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Community: Go for Online Auction Launch!
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I’ve received a lot of questions about current and former players’ items at the Kids ‘N Community Foundation In-Game Silent Auction Booth (Section 129 for those of you who have not yet visited) like Will you ever auction off another Erik Cole Jersey? Is there going to be another Cam Ward Goalie Mask up for auction this year? etc.  Well, I finally have an answer for all of you. I’m excited to announce that the Carolina Hurricanes’ NHL Online Auction officially launched this morning at 7:00am.

This week, our NHL Online Auction features three unique autographed items. One of the most unique items is the autographed, framed 8x10 photo of Hurricanes’ All-Star Eric Staal and President/GM Jim Rutherford. The photo captures Jim Rutherford passing a Limited Edition Carolina Hurricanes Pen to Eric Staal during the initial press conference where they both signed the agreed upon ten year $57.75 million contract on September 11, 2008. The pen, which is included in the auction, was also used to sign the final contract after NHL revisions on September 16th. The pen comes with a wooden display box.

In the auction, you will also find an autographed, game-worn Andrew Ladd Carolina Hurricanes helmet. Ladd was an integral part in clenching the 2006 Stanley Cup. The Carolina Hurricanes’ 2004 NHL first round draft pick is now with the Chicago Blackhawks where he has registered 9 goals and 18 assists (27 points) so far this season.

Ladd’s former 2006 Stanley Cup teammate and current Edmonton Oiler, Erik Cole, is also featured in our auction this week. The autographed 2006 Official Game Seven Stanley Cup Puck with Erik Cole’s autograph commemorates the Stanley Cup Championship the Carolina Hurricanes won in 2006.

Click here to see the auction items.

As an added bonus, all of our Online Auction proceeds benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

Make sure that you continue to check in with our online auction. We will feature some exciting new items this year. One exclusive item that we will be launching in the next week is NASCAR driver Regan Smith’s Carolina Hurricanes themed racing helmet. Smith wore the helmet during the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on October 11, 2008 in Charlotte. He is a big ‘Canes fan and wore the helmet to raise awareness for the upcoming NHL season, and shortly after, he donated the helmet to the Kids ‘N Community Foundation to use as an auction item (for which we are so grateful!). In addition to Regan Smith’s autograph, the helmet is also signed by fellow NASCAR drivers Mark Martin, Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte, Aric Almirola, Martin Truex Jr., Jamie McMurray, and Elliot Sadler.

Smith was the 2008 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year. I don’t know much about NASCAR, but the fact that Smith was the first Sprint Cup Rookie to finish all (34) races that he started seems like an amazing feat. I know that I wouldn’t be able to drive like that and not have some car malfunction or race ending wreck on the track. Last year, Smith raced for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., but it was recently announced that he will now be driving the No. 78 Hendrick-powered Chevrolet Impala SS for Furniture Row Racing out of Colorado. He is slated to race in 12 Sprint Cup races this year including the revered Daytona 500 on February 15th.

While the helmet is up for auction, we will display it at the Kids ‘N Community Foundation Silent Auction at section 129. Come by and take a look. I’ve never seen a NASCAR helmet up close, and I have to say (in the simplest of terms) that it is very, very cool. Similar to the way that hockey goalies decorate their helmets with various themes, so do NASCAR drivers. So, it is very unique and special to have a Hurricanes themed helmet. The helmet will only be up for auction online, and it will run through the Daytona 500. Keep an eye out for more details on the launch of the helmet.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 41 15 13 -8 28
J. Faulk 46 8 18 -14 26
J. Skinner 41 10 9 -7 19
E. Lindholm 46 9 10 -10 19
R. Nash 46 7 12 -4 19
J. Tlusty 39 11 7 -12 18
N. Gerbe 42 4 13 -2 17
V. Rask 46 6 9 -9 15
A. Sekera 44 1 14 -8 15
C. Terry 33 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 5 8 2 .916 2.32
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45