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Devils to honor Rachunek and Vasyunov

Memorial patch to be worn at Saturday's season opener

Friday, 10.7.2011 / 3:00 PM ET / News
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Devils to honor Rachunek and Vasyunov
Karel Rachunek (Getty/NHL Images)
Newark, NJ – The Devils will wear memorial patches on their sweaters in memory of Karel Rachunek and Alexander Vasyunov, who were among those who lost their lives in last month’s tragic plane crash involving Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. The patches will be worn during Saturday’s season-opening game, as well as the first road match of the season. The announcement was made by Devils’ CEO/President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello.
The 1¼” x 3¼” black patch features “KR • AV” in white stitching and will be worn on the upper right chest. New Jersey will wear the memorial patch on Sat., Oct. 8 vs. Philadelphia and Sat., Oct. 15 at Nashville. Each jersey will be authenticated by the New Jersey Devils-MeiGray game-worn jersey authentication program.
All game-worn jerseys will be autographed by the entire team and auctioned off at  The bidding for the home jerseys will start on Thu., Oct. 13 at 6:00 PM ET and conclude Thu., Nov. 3 at 9:00 PM ET.  Bidding for the road jerseys will take place from 6:00 PM on Thu., Oct. 20 through 9:00 PM on Thu., Nov. 10. Proceeds will be donated to the Rachunek and Vasyunov families. The minimum opening bid on each jersey is set at $500 (U.S.).
For further information, please contact the Devils’ Communications Department at 973-757-6100 or MeiGray at 888-463-4472 or