assistant captain's "A" used in the second half of the 1996-97 season
After skipping the 2010-11 season, Palffy was once again back on the ice for HK Skalica for the 2011-12 season, where he showed no rust, scoring 26 goals and 83 points in 48 games followed by another 16 goals and 73 points in 39 games of the 2012-13 season, his last at the age of 40.
Bonus jersey: Today's bonus jersey is a 1994-95 Denver Grizzlies Ziggy Palffy jersey. This jersey features the IHL 50th Anniversary patch worn by the Grizzlies during their only season in Denver, which concluded with the team winning the Turner Cup as IHL champions. The club was then forced to move out of Denver due to the arrival of the NHL's Quebec Nordiques who would be renamed as the Colorado Avalanche.
The team would relocate to Salt Lake City where they would become known as the Utah Grizzlies. They would again win the Turner Cup during their first season in Utah, which concluded with setting a minor league attendance record of 17,381. The team would play six seasons in the IHL and be granted entry into the AHL for the 2001-02 season when the IHL folded. They would play another four seasons in the AHL before being sold and relocated. Of note, an ECHL franchise then was formed using the Utah Grizzlies identity the following season who continue to play in Utah to this day.
By far and away the most unique part of this jersey is the bear claw slash marks not only across the front and back of the body, but embroidered into the back numbers as well. The copper trim around the numbers is also executed with a metallic twill that adds a nice detail to the numbers and a needed dash of color to the back of the jersey.
Our first video today shows Palffy wearing the original Islanders jersey as well as his original number 68.