6 Jeff Finger
2007-2008 Twelfth Season
Reebok Edge. Set 3 (Edge 2.0). Neck tagging 58.
NHL-MGG No. E08650
This jersey is from the third team set of the new Reebok "Edge" jerseys. This is the first set of jerseys that had corrections made to the original Reebok Edge design that was plagued with design problems. In this set, the techno, water repellent fabric has been replaced with traditional airknit material, both for the body and the lycra-like panels in the sleeves. The fit has also been altered a bit to provide a little more room for the players. While the initial jersey is interesting, this seems to be a much better adaptation of the design.
This jersey shows good wear, but because it's a burgundy jersey the marks do not jump out. The body shows many black marks down low in front. The lower sleeves show a few light burns. The right shoulder has a nice burn, which has been photo-matched. The front yoke has been heavily repaired at the "V" and has been backed with a white piece of cloth which is slightly visible from the front, and which is also visible in game photos.
The MeiGray tag is sewn in the rear hem, and the jersey is accompanied by the MGG LOA. This season's serial numbers begin with a "E" to designate MeiGray's fifth year as the marketing agency for Colorado's game jerseys.
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Jeff Finger was born December 18, 1979 in Houghton, Michigan. The eighth round, 240th overall selection of the Colorado Avalanche in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Finger spent time honing his skills at St. Cloud State.
A solid team player, Finger competed with the St. Cloud State Huskies for three seasons before he left the college to turn pro in 2003. In his first season of professional hockey, Finger spent time in the AHL and ECHL with Hershey and Reading respectively. He became a full-time member of the Hershey Bears in 2004-05 where he skated in 75 games and notched 16 points. After yet another full season in the AHL, Finger appeared in 22 games with the Avs throughout their 2006-07 campaign. In 2007-08, Finger played in 72 games with the Colorado Avalanche, tallying 19 points; he ended the season with a plus-12 rating.
In the summer of 2008, Finger became an unrestricted free agent and was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 14-million dollar, four-year deal.
Born: December 18, 1979 - Houghton, MI
6-1, 205 lbs.
Selected by Colorado Avalanche round 8 #240 overall 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2008. Missed majority of 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 as a healthy reserve.
- USHL Defenseman of the Year (2000)