This home yellow knit gamer by Maska was worn by Wayne Van Dorp during the 1983-84 ACHL season. Van Dorp spent parts of 6 seasons in the NHL where he represented the likes of Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Quebec. He also spent time in the WHL, ACHL, AHL, IHL and in Italy. Known for his fisticuffs, Van Dorp terrorized the opposition over the course of his 15-year career. He averaged 4.5 PIMS per game during his NHL career and had a single season best of 303 PIMS in 61 games for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1989-90.
Offered here is Van Dorp’s home sweater from his first of two seasons with Erie, prior to his NHL days. Van Dorp appeared in 45 games for Erie and lit the lamp 19 times with 37 total points and an impressive 202 PIMS while wearing this gamer. The McDonald’s advertising logo is found sublimated to both shoulders. The game wear on this Maska knit is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired holes, areas of heavy pilling and just shy of a couple of handfuls of team-sewn repairs. The wrists have been sliced open with one of them having been re-stitched. Worthy of mention is the removal of a nameplate and the outline of Van Dorp which remains easily visible on the back. Stunning vintage Golden Blades gamer worn by this NHLer during his pre-rookie days.