This home white mesh gamer by CCM was worn by Ray Bourque during the 1984-85 NHL season. Bourque was the 8th overall selection in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. His Hall of Fame career spanned 22 seasons, with 21 of them having been spent in Boston, sadly without A Stanley Cup. Bourque’s accomplishments are too lengthy to list in full; some of the highlights include: 1980 Calder Trophy for NHL Rookie of the Year, 1992 King Clancy Memorial Trophy as the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community, (12) 1st and (6) 2nd Team NHL All Star selections, 18 All Star game appearances, 5 Norris Trophies as the leagues best defenseman, a total which trails the likes of Bobby Orr 8, Doug Harvey 7 and Niklas Lidstrom 6. In Ray’s last season he finally earned the Trophy that had eluded him his entire career, the Stanley Cup as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.
Bourque is the all-time leading scorer among defenseman with 1579 points, which also places him among the elite on the all-time NHL scoring list. Ray is near the top on the all time assists list with 1169, trailing the likes of Gretzky, Messier and Francis. He is also the all-time leading goal scorer among defenseman with 410. Ray also resides in the top 10 all-time leading playoff scorers in NHL history. He was elected to the Hall of Fame on his first ballot in 2004.
The sleeves on this jersey have been custom shortened to Bourque’s specs. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer eminating from the old Boston Garden, inner pilling and a couple dozen team-sewn repairs. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Bourque wearing this exact jersey during the 1984-85 season. Ray rang up 20 goals and 86 points for the Bruins in 1984-85 while wearing this sweater on home ice, choice!