Andrew Shaw Blackhawks stitches auction for $6,500



2015-06-26 13:24:30

Andrew Shaw Blackhawks stitches auction for $6,500

The stitches used on the Chicago Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw in the 2013 Stanley Cup finals have auctioned

You have to be tough to play in the NHL. Which is why, when the Chicago Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw received a puck to the face in game six of this year's Stanley Cup finals, it was only a matter ofminutes and a number of stitches before the Ontario-native returned to the title-clinching game.

And those stitches auctioned for $6,500 for the V Foundation cancer research charity on August 25.

Andrew Shaw stitches Andrew Shaw is no stranger to pucks to the face, as this 2012 photo demonstrates

Grant DePorter, the CEO of Harry Caray's Restaurant Group, is their new owner.

He had previously failed to track down the game-winning puck from game six of the Blackhawks' 2010 Stanley Cup victory, despite offering $50,000.

"[The stitches] seemed like a very meaningful symbol of the Hawks' determination," he told ESPN.

"Andrew Shaw really stepped up during the whole playoff run, even when he was going against [Bruins defenseman Zdeno] Chara, who is two feet taller than him."

The original 1961 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship banner, which once hung in Chicago Stadium, sold for $37,500 in July.

View our sports memorabilia for sale here.

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