While attending the 2022 Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo, I found not one, but two amazing pieces for my collection. I finally managed to pickup a Game-Worn Jhonas Enroth Toronto Maple Leafs jersey from his brief time with the Leafs.
I managed to connect with Real Sports (Owned by the MLSE) before the Expo in hopes of acquiring one of these jerseys, since they are the official supplier of game-worn Maple Leafs memorabilia, receiving their items directly through the team to offer to the public.
After no luck in hearing a concrete response, I made my way to their booth on Friday night, and after a quick discussion, they realized that I was the person who had sent them an email a few days prior. To my extreme surprise, they had actually put these jerseys aside for me on hold. Considering they were gearing up for a show, in Toronto, I would have suspected them to just carry on and sell their inventory as soon as possible, so to hold two quality pieces for me was a nice touch. Thanks, Real Sports!
I had been to their booth before at the previous Expo, as well as online, and I hadn't seen any Enroth jerseys, so the fact they had two in stock also surprised me. I was told that the Leafs keep a few years of memorabilia on-hand before dealing it to Real Sports to sell, so even though these recent sets of jerseys were from 2016-17 season, they had not been offered up publicly before. To make matters cooler, these were the only two Jerseys Enroth had worn with the Maple Leafs.
These Toronto Maple Leafs Jerseys were worn by Jhonas Enroth in the following Home & Away games:
September 30th, 2016 vs Buffalo Sabres (8-1 Win)
October 2nd, 2016 vs Montreal Canadiens (3-2 OT Win)
October 7th, 2016 vs Detroit Red Wings (2-1 Loss)
2016-2017 Regular Season
October 20th, 2016 vs Minnesota Wild (3-2 Loss)
October 30th, 2016 vs New York Islanders (5-1 Loss)
November 5th, 2016 vs Vancouver Canucks (Enroth in relief, 6-3 Win)
November 8th, 2016 vs Los Angeles Kings (Enroth in relief, 7-0 Loss)
November 23rd, 2016 vs New Jersey Devils (5-4 Shootout Loss)
November 30th, 2016 vs Calgary Flames (3-0 Loss) *Enroth's Final NHL Game Played*
These jerseys were also used in backup appearances as well.
Now that you've seen the jersey's, here are some awesome photomatches I have been able to find of these jerseys in use!
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