22 Steve Konowalchuk
2003-2004 Ninth Season
CCM/KOHO Airknit. Set 1. Neck tagging 58.
NHL-MGG No. B02480
This jersey was worn in the first part of the 03-04 season, and was worn for five of the six games the alternates were used (The first game was played prior to Konowalchuk's arrival to the Avalanche). The jersey shows generally lighter overall wear, though not bad for a burgundy alternate worn five games. There are black marks in the white stripe of the front hem. There are a couple of white marks in the right chest area and on the right shoulder. Both sleeves exhibit some marks and light tears in the elbow area. The right sleeve has some very nice black marks in the white stripe of the elbow area. The rear numbers show a few light marks and scuffing, with the left "2" displaying a couple of small dark marks at the top of the number, which were easily visible from the stands and on video. The Meigray tag is sewn in the rear hem, and the jersey is accompanied by the NHL-MGG LOA.
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Since joining the NHL in the early 1990s, centre Steve Konowalchuk has been a solid two-way centre, a good skater with a tenacious work ethic.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Konowalchuk played two years of junior hockey with the WHL's Portland Winter Hawks. He scored a combined 94 goals and was Washington's 5th choice, 58th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. Konowalchuk was voted on to the WHL's First All-Star Team after scoring 51 goals and 104 points in 1991-92. That year he also suited up for the United States when they won the bronze medal at the 1992 World Junior Championships.
In 1992-93, the young pivot split his first full pro season between the Caps and AHL's Baltimore Skipjacks. He joined Washington on a full-time basis in 1993-94 and became a solid checker and reliable 40-point producer as the fourth centre behind Dale Hunter, Michael Pivonka, Joe Juneau, and Dave Poulin. He gradually worked his way up the ladder and was a crucial part of the team when veterans Hunter and Poulin retired.
Konowalchuk's solid all round game was recognized when he played a game for the U.S. when they won the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996. As the Caps began the 2001-02 season with the addition of superstar Jaromir Jagr, Konowalchuk's role as a solid two-way forward remained vital to the success of the team.
A two-time member of the US World Championship team in 2000 and 2002, Konowalchuk was appointed team captain in 2002-03 and remained as the team's leader in the early stages of the 2003-04 season, until being dealt to the Colorado Avalanche.
Born: November 11, 1972 - Salt Lake City, UT
6-1, 195 lbs.
Selected by Washington Capitals round 3 #58 overall 1991 NHL Entry Draft. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to shoulder injury vs. Los Angeles, October 16, 2001. Traded to Colorado by Washington with Washington's 3rd round choice (Iater traded to Carolina - Carolina selected Casey Borer) in 2004 Entry Draft for Bates Battaglia and Jonas Johansson, October 22, 2003. Missed majority of 2005-06 regular due to wrist injury at Calgary, November 21, 2005. Officially announced retirement, September 29, 2006.
- WHL West First All-Star Team (1992)
- WHL MVP (1992)