Jersey Description: This #34 home jersey was worn by Columbus Blue Jackets NHL prospect Andrei Plekhanov during the 2004-05 season while he skated with Super League (Russia 1) club Neftkhimik, which is located in the city of Nizhnekamsk. The promising blueliner spent most of the season with the club and also skated for Russia’s U20 squad at the ADT Canada Russia Challenge tournament. The jersey is manufactured by Kait and is made of a high quality, durable mesh, and includes Nike type innovations, such meshed armpits for circulation. The jersey shows light/medium wear with some marks on mainly the sleeves. Since Neftkhimik’s main sponsor is the local oil refinery owners, there are no other advertisements beyond those of the primary sponsor on the jersey.
This jersey will be accompanied by a
RussianProspects.com Certificate of Authenticity (COA).
Neftkhimik goalie conversing his counterpart from Lada while wearing an away jersey from the same exact set as Plekhanov's home jersey. The desing is exactly the same. (Photo Source: HC Lada Press Dept.)