Mikko Rantanen #96
2015-17 Reebok Edge 2.0 (Size 56) – Team Issued
Rookie Jersey and First NHL Goal recreation!
Customized by Exclusive Pro Sports (EPS)
It finally happened! I found an Edge 2.0 (outside of a size 46) to make into a Mikko Rantanen rookie year and first NHL Goal jersey! I had been looking pretty hard for one of these jerseys for just about a year. I picked up my first Edge 2.0 jersey in this style (in a size 46) in mid-October 2021 that I had originally planned to put MacKinnon on. But I knew I still wanted at least one more for a Mikko rookie and wouldn’t mind another to recreate an Iginila 600th goal jersey.
In December 2021, a size 52 popped up that I purchased, and decided to put MacKinnon on, which I quickly sent off the EPS in January 2022. I was already having second thoughts on the size 46 jerseys, and while they still fit, it was much more like a shirt than a jersey. I hung on to the size 46 until the end of May 2022, when I finally decided to move on from size 46 jerseys entirely. A couple were still blank, and I couldn’t justify spending more money on jerseys I wasn’t entirely happy with. I had also sold, around the same time, my Mikko Adidas MiC jersey, so I was without a Moose jersey in the collection. I temporarily remedied that by purchasing a blank San Antonio Rampage jersey to be customized as Mikko, but I knew I still wanted an Edge 2.0 for a First NHL Goal jersey.
Finally, in late September 2022, I came across this jersey on eBay, and believe it or not, it was bundled with a Team Issued Blueberry (Reebok Edge 2.0 Alternate), talk about hitting the jackpot!