This road black mesh gamer by Stall & Dean was worn by Rick Kehoe during the prime of his NHL career. The 1980-81 season was the finest of Kehoe’s career. He lit the lamp a career best 55 times and was awarded the Lady Byng Trophy. 1980-81 saw Rick receive his first of two NHL All Star berths. Kehoe netted 371 goals during his career, most of which came in a Penguins uniform, where he spent the final 11 seasons of his career after a short stay in Toronto. Kehoe spent another 15+ years on the Penguins coaching staff following his retirement in 1984-85. He has long been regarded as one of the most popular players in franchise history.
Sewn perfectly into the collar are the Stall & Dean, wash, size and year tags. The sleeves have been custom altered by the team, having elastic sewn into the cuffs, a trait commonly found on Kehoe gamers from this era. The game wear on this sweater is solid consisting of stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, inner pilling and a couple of team-sewn repairs.
The beautiful old-style crest is stitched onto the chest of this sweater. 1980 marked the first year that the new black and gold color scheme was worn by the Penguins. The Pens were trying to follow in the successful black and gold tradition of the other Pittsburgh franchises; the World Series champion Pirates and the Super Bowl champion Steelers. These vintage Stall & Dean gamers are highly sought after by Penguins collectors. Here is your opportunity to acquire what is thought to be the best black and gold jersey in the hobby from the era, worn by the teams best and most popular player.