This is Ilya Kovalchuk's first career NHL All-Star game-worn jersey. It was used in the first period of his first career All-Star game, the 2004 NHL All-Star game in Minnesota on February 8, 2004. Kovalchuk was voted a starter for the game, with the most votes in the league. Kovalchuk had the Thrashers' Dan Snyder 37 patch added to his jersey on the left arm. The jersey is also signed on the back number 7. It came from the NHL/MGG program and has their COA.
This jersey is photo matched to a picture from the first period of the game. There is a long loose thread hanging from the security tag in the rear hem which is also visible in the photo.
Photos of Kovalchuk from this game: