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New Duds: NHL Star Dustin Byfuglien Dons Winnipeg Jets Sweater for the First Time

June 26, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. — To be sure, it’s been a banner weekend for Panini America at the 2011 NHL Draft. We’ve entertained the hockey-loving masses with a tantalizing wrapper-redemption program and we’ve interacted with  tomorrow’s next batch of collectible NHL superstars for interviews, photos and fun.

Oh, yeah, we also were joined at the Panini America booth on Saturday by special guest Dustin Byfuglien, the former Stanley Cup-winning member of the Chicago Blackhawks and Atlanta Thrashers who next season will don the everything-new-is-old-again colors of the Winnipeg Jets.

In fact, Byfuglien couldn’t wait for next season. Since we had award-winning sports photographer Ric Fogel on location at the 2011 NHL Draft to shoot the rookies for next season’s Panini America hockey card products, we asked him to shoot Big Buff in his new duds, too.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. bonnev659 permalink
    June 26, 2011 1:21 pm

    very nice

    glad he is wearing a nice JETS jersey unlike NHL draft with the NHL logo

  2. ben permalink
    June 26, 2011 2:39 pm

    nice look

  3. Zombo permalink
    June 26, 2011 3:04 pm

    He’s wearing a Jets jersey, but it’s not the new one. Take a look at the shoulder patch, which is identical to this one used in the ’90s:

  4. Thrash Fan permalink
    June 26, 2011 4:30 pm

    Just threw up in my mouth…

    • pizzo permalink
      June 27, 2011 1:24 am

      That happens when you get punched in the gut. Suck it up and be a man.

      • June 28, 2011 6:06 pm

        Why? Because he lost his favorite team? Show a little empathy to your fellow hockey fan, pizzo.

    • July 7, 2011 12:42 pm

      Thrash Fan, You and your OLD team were flat out dust. You had the worst attendance in the NHL… Figure it out. flames left, now the trashers left. Shoulda thrown up in your mouth when the NHL said in 99 you were getting a team back because it wasn’t gonna work. It didn’t and it NEVER will.

  5. June 26, 2011 6:04 pm

    I didn’t know Winnipeg is calling their team the Reeboks

  6. Ryan permalink
    June 27, 2011 9:26 am

    that’s not the official jersey. notice how it looks like a t-shirt on him, and there is no nhl crest on the front of the neck collar? plus phoenix owns the rights to that logo… so i highly doubt they will get that logo without paying a hefty fee.

    • K-rod permalink
      June 27, 2011 10:26 am

      The Coyotes dont own the rights to that logo or the Jets name, the NHL does. That’s why the new Winnipeg team went with the old Jets name. They are going with a more modernized logo, it’ll help with jersey sales too.

    • mikey permalink
      July 3, 2011 4:33 pm

      lol, but who owns Phoenix? The NHL bud. Bettman already said Winnipeg is free to use the Jets.

  7. Brandon Kane permalink
    June 27, 2011 11:07 am

    NHL crest on the front of the neck? haha. That jersey is definitely official! What a nice jersey!

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