The Devils Silent Auction: Another Gem on the Concourse
There’s something new going on outside the entrance to the Fire Lounge during the Devils games these days and it’s stirring up a lot of excitement with the Devils fans that already know about it. It’s the Devils Silent Auction!
I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the silent auction as I was walking along the Main Concourse at a recent Devils game. I spotted a huge framed picture with signed 8x10s of Brodeur and Nieuwekdyk hoisting the cup hanging in the middle of the concourse and I knew I had to take a closer look.
The first thing I noticed when I walked up to the table was the “Buy It Now” Langenbrunner and Arnott signed pucks for $20, that night’s special. I knew those guys aren’t with the team any more, but they’re a part of an amazing Devils’ history and for that price how could I pass the deal up?
Moving down the table with my new pucks in my pocket, I couldn’t believe the stuff the auction team was putting up for sale. There were signed 8x10s of players new and old, action figures, bobble heads, pins from their Stanley Cup years, and even pieces of Devils artwork. I decided to try for a Daneyko signed photo and put down the first bid of the night. I was told all I had to do was come back at the end of the second intermission to see if I had won.
I stopped back at the table with a couple minutes left before the start of the third period and I saw that I was still the winning bid. I waited nervously for the next couple minutes, hoping no one would out-bid me. I watched as people bid for the pins and plaques, but as the countdown drew to a close my choice remained untouched and I won!
As I walked away happy with my new signed picture and pucks, I also walked away with the knowledge that part of what I spent that night went to the Devils Alumni Association which helps support youth hockey in New Jersey. I can’t wait for my next Devils game so I can head back to the table and see what cool new stuff they have up for auction.
The Devils Silent Auction is located outside the Fire Lounge entrance at Section 19/20 and bidding is open from when doors open to the end of the second intermission at every Devils home game.