Maple Leafs fans can now purchase a patch honoring Börje Salming

Maple Leafs fans will be able to purchase a commemorative patch the team is wearing honoring hockey legend Börje Salming, raising money for ALS Action Canada.

Jerseys worn by Maple Leafs players in their Wednesday game against the San Jose Sharks will also be auctioned off for the same charity.

Fans will also be able to raise funds on Wednesday in a one-day promotion by purchasing the “Reverse Retro” jersey online through Real Sports Apparel by visiting or visiting the store in person at Scotiabank. arena.

Salming, the Swedish defenseman widely considered a trailblazer who opened the door to many European players in the NHL, died last Thursday after months of battling ALS. He was 71 years old.

« Borje Salming’s death reminds us all that it’s time to raise our voices and unite as a country to end this horrible and torturous disease now, » said Leafs alumnus Mark Kirton. and a member of the board of ALS Action Canada, in a statement released by the team on Tuesday. .

The patch will be available for sale the rest of the season for $20 each.

Worn and game-ready Sharks jerseys will be auctioned off at from Wednesday at noon through Saturday at 8 p.m.

Two weeks before his death, Salming was in Toronto for this year’s Hockey Hall of Fame celebrations, and he was feted at Scotiabank Arena.

ALS Action Canada says it is the only non-profit organization led by ALS patients in Canada with the goal of ensuring urgent and equitable access to promising therapies for Canadians; more and better clinical trials for therapies across Canada; and increased federal and provincial investment in research.

November 29, 2022 — Update: This story has been edited to show the cost of the fix.


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