Eddie's Jersey Room

A visual resource for the historical research of Colorado Avalanche NHL game worn or game used hockey jerseys, their characteristics, and the players who have worn them.

2002-2003
Eighth Season

Colorado Avalanche game worn Serge Aubin jersey
Serge Aubin
Colorado Avalanche game worn Mike Keane jersey
Mike Keane
Colorado Avalanche game worn Radim Vrbata jersey
Radim Vrbata
Colorado Avalanche game worn Chris McAllister jersey
Chris McAllister
Colorado Avalanche game worn Derek Morris jersey
Derek Morris
Colorado Avalanche game worn Dan Hinote jersey
Dan Hinote

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Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
Brand tag
Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
Set patch

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Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
Neck tag
Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
Brand tag
Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
Set patch

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Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
Neck tag
Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
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Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
Brand tag
Colorado Avalanche 2002-2003 game worn tagging
Set patch

Identification The 2002-2003 jerseys should have the season's set patch in the rear hem. However, this is the second of three seasons in which CCM airknits were used and the CCM/KOHO lettered patch appears on the rear collar (2000-2001 jerseys have the same characteristics, but carry the All-Star patch).

General Physically the 2002-2003 jerseys are identical to the 2001-2002 jerseys, since there were no changes in manufacturers. The biggest difference is the addition of the NHL Meigray (NHL-MGG) tag in the rear hem. This is the first season of the NHL-MGG program. All NHL-MGG tags from this season begin with the letter "A".

Sets The NHL-MGG program produced population reports and set breakdowns for each of the 21 teams in the program.

Set Dates According to NHL-MGG.

Set
Home
Games
Away
Games
Pre
All Preseason
 
All Preseason
 
1
10.09.02 - 12.06.02
13
10.17.02 - 12.14.02
14
2
12.16.02 - 2.13.03
13
12.26.02 - 2.06.03
8
3
2.25.03 - 4.02.03
10
2.17.03 - 4.04.03
13
PO
Set 3
4
Set 3
3
Promo
3.22.03
 
 
 

Alternate/Third Jerseys This is the second season of the maroon alternate jersey. These jerseys exist in two sets and were worn for a limited numebr of games. The jerseys are KOHO airknits, and all items are sewn on. Their set tagging is identical to the regular jerseys.

Alternate Game Dates
First Set
Second Set
  • 10.27
  • 11.8
  • 11.27
  • 12.23
  • 1.7
  • 1.16
  • 1.23
  • 2.9
  • 3.10
  • 3.20
  • 4.6
 

NHL-MGG Population Reports

Crest/Sewn-on items These items have not changed and are identical to 2001-2002.

Manufacturer Home jerseys are made by CCM, roads and thirds are made by Koho.

Nameplates The letters measure 4" and are sewn to a nameplate. The nameplate itself is the same fabric as the jersey.

Numbers The numbers remain the same from the 2001-2002. The back numbers measure 12", while the sleeve numbers measure about 4.5".

Outer logos The CCM and Koho logos appear on the back of the collar, immediately below the neck trim. They are a patch sewn to the jersey, and overlap the center point of the shoulder piping. The CCM logo measures 4" by 1.25", while the Koho logo is slightly larger, measuring 5.5" by 1.5". Both are embroidered on a twill backing. The NHL shield appears on the right outer hem, is black with silver, and is embroidered through the jersey.

Set Markings Whereas the 2001-2002 jerseys carried the Avalanche set tag centered in the rear hem, the 2002-2003 jerseys instead have the NHL-MGG tagging sewn inside the rear hem next to, but on the opposite side of, the NHL shield. The tag reads "NHL Game-Worn Jersey, 2002-2003 Season", with the NHL-MGG registration number printed below it.

Jerseys originally purchased through Meigray were also accompanied by a NHL-MGG Letter of Authenticity.

Trainer's Markings There are no official trainer's markings in this season's jerseys, although it is possible individual players' shirts may have some kind of personal designation.

Construction This season's jerseys are standard Airknits.

  • Trim. The trim piping (blue/grey on the home, black/white on the road) is a sublimated panel of airknit material incorporated into the jersey. The upper trim contains the stripe only, while the lower panel incorporates the neighboring jersey color on the top and bottom of the stripe. The collar piping is the 3 color stretch band that the team has always used.
  • Cuffs. The sleeves have a separate panel attached at the end to create the cuff. The seam for this panel occurs where the piping makes its angled break.

Tagging The tags are located in two places:

  • Washing Tag. The wash tag is located inside the jersey, stitched into the left side seam. It is a soft cloth tag with manufacturer's information and washing instructions printed on. It says "Airknit" at the top.
  • Size tag. The size tag is identical to the later jerseys from the 2001-02 season, that is, the size is embroidered into the neck tag, and is not a separate flyout. The neck tag is white with the canadian flag and "made in Canada" stitched into the tag. This appears to be the case on all three jerseys.

Dates Worn Below are game dates and what jerseys were worn. This is being completed as individual game information becomes available and as I have time.

Game Date Color Game Date Color
1 DALLAS 10.9 White 42 ANAHEIM 1.9 White
2 BOSTON 10.14 White 43 @ Dallas 1.11 Burgundy
3 @ Los Angeles 10.17 Burgundy 44 @ Carolina 1.12 Burgundy
4 @ San Jose 10.19 Burgundy 45 DETROIT 1.16 Alternate
5 @ Anaheim 10.20 Burgundy 46 DALLAS 1.20 White
6 EDMONTON 10.22 White 47 COLUMBUS 1.23 Alternate
7 @ Phoenix 10.24 White 48 @ Toronto* 1.25 Alternate
8 MINNESOTA 10.27 Alternate 49 @ Columbus 1.28 Burgundy
9 @ Minnesota 10.29 Burgundy 50 @ NY Rangers 1.30 Burgundy
10 @ Vancouver 10.31 Burgundy 51 @ Boston 2.4 Burgundy
11 @ Calgary 11.2 Burgundy 52 @ Detroit 2.6 Burgundy
12 VANCOUVER 11.4 White 53 DETROIT 2.8 White
13 OTTAWA 11.6 White 54 CALGARY 2.9 Alternate
14 ANAHEIM 11.8 Alternate 55 NEW JERSEY 2.11 White
15 NASHVILLE 11.10 White 56 @ Vancouver 2.13 White
16 COLUMBUS 11.12 White 57 MINNESOTA 2.15 White
17 @ Nashville 11.14 White 58 @ Chicago 2.17 Burgundy
18 @ Dallas 11.15 Burgundy 59 @ Pittsburgh 2.20 Burgundy
19 @ Phoenix 11.17 Burgundy 60 @ NY Islanders 2.21 Burgundy
20 NASHVILLE 11.21 White 61 NY RANGERS 2.23 White
21 @ St. Louis 11.23 Burgundy 62 EDMONTON 2.25 White
22 CHICAGO 11.25 White 63 ATLANTA 2.27 White
23 ST. LOUIS 11.27 Alternate 64 PITTSBURGH 3.1 White
24 @ Minnesota 11.29 Burgundy 65 @ Chicago 3.2 Burgundy
25 @ Edmonton 11.30 Burgundy 66 @ Florida 3.5 Burgundy
26 CALGARY 12.3 White 67 @ Tampa Bay 3.7 Burgundy
27 MONTREAL 12.6 White 68 @ Phoenix 3.8 Burgundy
28 @ Vancouver 12.11 Burgundy 69 PHOENIX 3.10 Alternate
29 @ Edmonton 12.13 Burgundy 70 @ Columbus 3.13 Burgundy
30 @ Calgary 12.14 Burgundy 71 @ Detroit 3.15 Burgundy
31 WASHINGTON 12.16 White 72 @ Washington 3.16 Burgundy
32 EDMONTON 12.19 White 73 SAN JOSE 3.20 Alternate
33 MINNESOTA 12.21 White 74 CHICAGO 3.22 White
34 VANCOUVER 12.23 Alternate 75 @ Buffalo 3.24 Burgundy
35 @ St. Louis 12.26 Burgundy 76 @ Ottawa 3.25 Burgundy
36 PHILADELPHIA 12.27 White 77 LOS ANGELES 3.27 White
37 LOS ANGELES 12.29 White 78 PHOENIX 3.29 White
38 @ Nashville 1.1 White 79 SAN JOSE 3.31 White
39 FLORIDA 1.2 White 80 @ Los Angeles 4.2 White
40 @ San Jose 1.4 White 81 @ Anaheim 4.4 Burgundy
41 CALGARY 1.7 Alternate 82 ST. LOUIS 4.6 Alternate

Playoffs
Round One
Game Date Color
1-1 MINNESOTA 4.10 .
1-2 MINNESOTA 4.12 .
1-3 @ Minnesota 4.14 .
1-4 @ Minnesota 4.16 .
1-5 MINNESOTA 4.19 .
1-6 @ Minnesota 4.21 .
1-7 MINNESOTA 4.22 .