Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has his own unique method of raising money for charity - by selling his stitches. 

Shaw, 22, is auctioning the stitches he received during the Stanley Cup Final on eBay with all profits going to the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer. 

The forward is selling the framed 12 stitches along with his autograph plus a few other items to raise the money. 

He needed the stitches in his upper cheek after being hit in the face by the puck during the first period of the final on June 24. 

The 22-year-old was removed to the changing rooms for treatment before returning to the rink to help the Hawks win their second cup in four seasons, according to ESPN. 

Shaw had previously spoken about his desire to support breast cancer research and the final amount raised will be fully donated to the Jimmy V Foundations - a charity founded by former basketball star and coach, Jim Valveno before he passed away in 1993. 

Valeno lost his battle with metastatic adenocarcinoma 20-years ago, but during his fight, vowed to try to help as many cancer sufferers as possible. 

The charity has revealed that any funds will go directly to grants to support cancer research.

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