This road blue heavy mesh gamer by Cosby was worn by Dave Farrish during the 1977-78 NHL season. The New York Rangers selected Farrish in the 2nd round of the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft. He joined the Rangers in 1976-77 and spent his first 3 seasons with the club. Farrish went on to play for the Nordiques and Maple Leafs before wrapping up his 7-year NHL career. Dave was the recipient of the AHL’s 1981-82 Eddie Shore Award. He went on to a lengthy coaching career after his playing days that saw him most recently spend more than a handful of years behind the Anaheim bench.
Offered here is one of the Shield Style Rangers gamers from our historic find dating back to the 1990’s. Sought after by Rangers and type style collectors alike, these incredible sweaters feature the shield style crest, vibrant red, white and blue colors and fantastic eye appeal. This short lived style was the final iteration of then GM John Ferguson’s flawed vision back in the mid 1970’s. We know that this particular set of mesh sweaters was worn by the Broadway Blueshirts during the 1977-78 playoff series against the Buffalo Sabres and then were reused by the team in the 1978-79 pre-season.
Sewn into the collar of this gamer are the Cosby, wash and size tagging. The game wear on this sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, un-repaired burn holes and areas of pilling. A rare and coveted style that no Rangers collector should be without.