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Paul Henderson’s Famed Jersey Stopping in the City

March 12, 2011 8:12 AM | Sports

By David Klassen

Former professional Canadian hockey player Paul Henderson is bringing his self-titled jersey tour to Winnipeg on Sunday.

The Henderson Jersey Homecoming Tour will stop at The Forks between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Paul will be on hand himself to sign autographs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The tour will celebrate the iconic piece of Canadian history that is Henderson’s 1972 Summit Series jersey, the hockey gloves he wore in that game, rare Canadian hockey memorabilia and interactive activities, games and fun for all ages.

History behind the jersey:

Paul Henderson gave the jersey to Team Canada trainer Joe Sgro shortly after the series. It was later sold to a Canadian collector, who then sold it to an unidentified American collector.

In June 2010, the jersey resurfaced on the auction block and was purchased by Canada’s own Mitchell Goldhar. Touted as the most significant piece of hockey memorabilia ever sold, the jersey has finally returned to its rightful home in Canada.