Andrew Shaw, the 22-year-old energetic center for the Chicago Blackhawks, has decided to auction off the stitches that were on his cheek after getting hit in the face with a puck during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, according to Tom Ley of Deadspin.
Ley relayed the message that Shaw wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday:
Starting Thursday August 15th, 2013 we will be auctioning off the actual stitches that Andrew Shaw received from a puck he took to the face in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals. This auction will be run for ten days ending on August 25th, 2013 on eBay.com
We will post links to the auction on this page. The stitches are being professionally framed with an autographed photograph of Andrew Shaw plus there will be other items included in this auction lot.
The money generated from the auction will be donated to the V Foundation to help fight cancer.
You will remember that Shaw was bloodied during the first period of what turned out to be the final game of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. After being helped off the ice to the locker room, Shaw returned to the game in the second period and played his regular shift the rest of the game.
One of the iconic pictures from this season was Shaw holding the Stanley Cup over his head while the cut re-opened and blood streamed down his face.
While Shaw is somewhat of a pest on the ice, this gesture only adds to his reputation for being a great guy off of it.