36 Jeff Odgers
1998-1999 Fourth Season
Starter Mesh. Set II/playoffs. Neck tagging 56G-10-19.
MeiGray No. 103961
This jersey was acquired from Meigray, who originally acquired it from the Avalanche.The jersey shows decent wear with a few good marks. Has some nice stickwork on lower front. It exhibits significant pulling of the stitching along the upper piping, which is typical of a fighter's jersey. The jersey is marked second set, however the jersey was kept and fitted for the playoffs with the "CHS" Columbine High School memorial patch. The Avalanche LOA also states it was worn in the playoffs. The jersey also sports the extra wide sleeves that some players, especially the fighters, were wearing. This is the last year players would be allowed to play with custom alterations such as this. The jersey is accompanied by the Avalanche LOA and Meigray registration documents.
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Since entering the NHL with the expansion San Jose Sharks in 1991-92, right-winger Jeff Odgers has been a thorn in the side to many opponents. A hard-nosed competitor with an ability to drive to the net for the occasional goal, he began the 2002-03 season in a similar role with the Atlanta Thrashers.
The native of Spy Hill, Saskatchewan played four years of junior with the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings. He reached the 30-goal mark in each of his last two seasons and was considered one of the league's toughest customers. Undrafted and unsigned, the young forward played the 1990-91 season with the IHL's Kansas City Blades.
Odgers signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks as they prepared for their inaugural season in 1991-92. He scored seven goals as a rookie a battled with most of the NHL's enforcers. Odgers was a regular in the Sharks' line up for the next four years and helped the team come within a game of the semi-finals in 1994.
In June 1996, Odgers was traded to the Boston Bruins and saw plenty of ice time with his new club's grinding style. Prior to the 1997-98 season he was picked up by the Colorado Avalanche to add a physical dimension to their highly skilled team. In 1998-99 he was a solid player for the club as it reached the the Western Conference semi-finals. Odgers played one more season in Colorado before joining the Atlanta Thrashers in the summer of 2000 and has been tireless worker for the young franchise since his arrival.
Right wing - Shoots right
Born: May 31, 1969 - Spy Hill, Saskatchewan
6-0, 200 lbs.
Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 3, 1991. Traded to Boston by San Jose with Pittsburgh's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Boston selected Elias Abrahamsson) in 1996 Entry Draft for Al Iafrate, June 21, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, October 24, 1997. Selected by Minnesota from Colorado in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Claimed by Atlanta from Minnesota in Waiver Draft, September 29, 2000. Officially announced retirement, August 7, 2003.