This road red mesh gamer by Sandow SK and Gunzo’s was worn by Denis Savard during the 1982-83 NHL playoffs. Savard broke into the NHL in 1980 as a member of the Blackhawks after being the 3rd overall selection in the 1980 NHL entry draft. He remained in the Windy City for 10 years as he showcased his immense talent. During that stretch, Denis registered five 100-point seasons including three consecutive 40-goal campaigns. A blockbuster deal prior to the 1990-91 season sent Denis to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Hall of Famer Chris Chelios.
In the spring of 1993, in what was his final season with Les Habitants, Denis won his first and only Stanley Cup Championship as the Canadiens ousted the Gretzky led LA Kings in the Finals. Savard then spent 2 seasons helping guide the young Tampa Bay Lightning franchise before he returned to where his career began, in Chicago for a final 3 seasons. All told this center iceman, who became known for his ‘spin-o-rama’, would tally 473 goals, 865 assists and 1338 points in 1196 games. During his 169-game playoff career, Denis added another 66 goals and 175 points. Denis remains the 3rd highest scorer in Chicago Blackhawks history, trailing only Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita.
The Hawks played 13 games during the 1983 playoffs before bowing out to the Oilers. During that span they wore several different sets of jerseys, including this Sandow SK & Gunzo’s combo, which was the least worn of them all. As would be expected this jersey shows light game wear with some stick marks worthy of mention. Nevertheless, this is an attractive example that features the best logo in all of sports and was worn by Savard during the early part of his career.