By now you've probably heard about John Scott's saga that sent him to this coming weekend's NHL All-Star game in Nashville. From being voted the Pacific Division captain by the fans to being traded to Montreal and immediately buried in the AHL with the St. John's IceCaps.
For those looking for a #28 Scott All-Star jersey, even the online NHL Shop comes up empty. Through contact with the league and other vendors we've found two options.
UPDATED Primary Option (January 2017)
Get your hands on a blank jersey, and send it to Exclusive Pro Sports in Rockford, Illinois where they can customize your previously-purchased jersey with authentic, sewn lettering for $80 (including shipping). Call Exclusive Pro Sports at 815-877-8585.
Where to get a blank NHL All-Star Jersey (January 2017)
The league's online store, still has a few blank Men's White Premier Jerseys left is size Small.
Your best option is Amazon (note, from the experience of our staff, these jerseys run quite a bit larger than the sizes indicated):
If you live near an NHL Team shop, you can give them a call ahead of time and see if they have a blank jersey. Our local shop, the Maplewood Minnesota Hockey Lodge had blanks at one point but this has not been confirmed in a long time (651-777-2711).
Old Option 1 - NHL Powered by Reebok Store
The league's official store in New York City is offering customized replica All-Star game jerseys for $135 plus $65 for the customization. Be sure to ask for the captain's letter and no team on the shoulder. Though we have not received one yet, we presume these jerseys will have the customization heat pressed onto the jersey. The store will ship the jersey via FedEx for a fee. The NHL Powered by Reebok Store can be contacted by calling 212-221-6375. UPDATE: When we spoke with them today, they said they were sold out of John Scott jerseys and didn't seem inclined to customize one for us so you'll have to live with buying a blank jersey from them or another outlet (see below for links).
Old Option 2 - Order blank and have it customized
The league's online store, as well as other retailers, are offering both the black and the white replica jerseys. If you already have blank jersey or would like a more authentic customization, Exclusive Pro Sports in Rockford, Illinois will customize your previously-purchased jersey with authentic, sewn lettering for $80 (including shipping). Call Exclusive Pro Sports at 815-877-8585. Exclusive Pro is your best option to get a jersey customized with SCOTT, #28 and a Captain's C on it.