1 David Aebischer
2000-2001 Sixth Season
CCM Airknit. Set 1. Neck tagging 58 Goalie Cut.
Stanley Cup Winning Season
The jersey is from the first team set, and contains the Avalanche set tag in the rear hem. This would probably be considered Aebischer's rookie jersey, since his games this year were his first regular season action in the NHL (This however is not Aebischer's first action with the Avalanche; he has seen preseason action in previous years, and jerseys do exist from those games). This is also the first year the Avalanche used CCM airknits. The CCM logo is located on the rear collar. The jersey has the 2001 All Star patch on the right chest. The jersey shows very good wear for a backup goalie. The front body shows numerous light black scuff marks, with a couple of more prominent ones on the upper chest. Both sleeves show a number of balck marks, with the left (glove) side showing a few more. Rear number has some bends in it, presumably from the waist of the pants. The jersey is accompanied by the Avalanche LOA.
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David Aebischer was born February 7, 1978 in Fribourg, Switzerland. The seventh choice, 161st overall selection of the Colorado Avalanche in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Aebischer in the Swiss Elite League before making his North American debut during the 1997-98 season.
A bronze medallist with Switzerland at the 1998 World Junior Championships, Aebischer went on to capture the Top Goaltender Award at the tourney before joining the ECHL. After stints in Chesapeake and Wheeling, Aebischer joined the Avalanche AHL affiliate in Hershey where he went on to play two games with the club before being named the number one goaltender in 1998-99.
During his first full season with the club, Aebischer posted a 17-10-5 record and then improved to 29-23-2 before being named Patrick Roy's back-up with Colorado in 2000-01.
Upon his arrival in the Mile High City, Aebischer posted a respectable 12-7-3 record and was part of a Stanley Cup winner later that spring. Over the course of the next two seasons, Aebischer continued to back-up Roy, before assuming the number role in 2003-04, after Roy decided to call it a career in the summer of 2003.
In his first season as Colorado's number one goaltender, Aebischer flourished, and finished the year with a 32-19-9 record.
Aside from his World Junior experience (1997-1998), Aebischer has represented his homeland at the World Championship (1998, 1999, 2005) and the Winter Olympics (2002, 2006).
Goaltender - Catches left
Born: February 7, 1978 - Fribourg, Switzerland
6-1, 192 lbs.
Colorado's seventh choice (161st overall) in the 1997 entry draft. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), September 17, 2004. Traded to Montreal by Colorado for Jose Theodore, March 8, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 19, 2007. Loaned to Lugano (Swiss) by Phoenix, November 23, 2007.
- Named Best Goaltender at WJC-A (1998)