Friday, 8 November 2019

Musician With A Jersey Problem

Raise your hand if you have a closet full of personalized hockey jerseys and aren't sure what to do with them. As you can see, the man to the left has his hand raised. That's musician Dierks Bentley who has been featured a number of times on this blog thanks to hockey teams giving him hockey jerseys at every stop he makes when touring. As far as I can tell, Dierks is a hockey fan, but what does one do when one has dozens of hockey jerseys from all over North America?

Back in 2013 when I started this endeavor in finding pictures of musicians wearing jerseys, it was simply to track how many musicians are given jerseys regardless of whether they had any care about that hockey franchise or not. For the most part, it seems most have little interest in hockey as a sport let alone specific franchises, but there are some true hockey fans in the musical world.

That being said, Dierks Bentley seems to have a wee bit of a problem.
Seriously? Seriously.

Let's just run through a handful of the jerseys that he has lying on his garage floor. In no particular order, he has jerseys from the following teams:

  • four (4) Arizona Coyotes
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Minnesota Wild
  • New Jersey Devils
  • AHL Portland Pirates
  • NCAA University of Maine Black Bears
  • QMJHL Lewiston Maine-iacs
  • two (2) New York Rangers
  • two (2) WHL Spokane Chiefs
  • AHL Milwaukee Admirals
  • BCHL Wenatchee Wild
  • amateur hockey Duluth Warriors
  • QMJHL Saint John Sea Dogs
  • SPHL Memphis River Kings
  • ECHL Allen Americans
  • AHL Hamilton Bulldogs
  • USHL Waterloo Blackhawks
  • Winnipeg Jets
  • two (2) Calgary Flames
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • two (2) WHL Saskatoon Blades
  • NHL All-Star Game (from Nashville)
  • two (2) Edmonton Oilers
  • AHL Utica Comets
  • AHL Albany River Rats
  • WHL Regina Pats
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • six (6) Nashville Predators
  • NCAA University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks
  • two (2) NCAA University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • NCAA St. Cloud State Huskies
  • IIHF Team USA World Cup of Hockey
  • WHL Kamloops Blazers
  • New York Islanders
  • AHL Ontario Reign
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
How many thousands of dollars in jerseys does Dierks Bentley have? On top of that, why are the Coyotes giving him four jerseys when they were crying poor for so long? And the University of North Dakota, who cut their women's hockey program, has given him three jerseys?

If Bentley is actually asking what one does with thousands of dollars in jerseys, he should be autographing them and auctioning them off with the proceeds going to charity. I have a feeling he's not serious about his question, though, so it's likely those plastic bins will house them until Bentley decides what to do with them.

While Dierks Bentley has a sick jersey collection thanks to his tour dates across North America, I seriously doubt he's ever worn 10% of those jerseys after having left those cities.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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