This home white mesh gamer by Eagle was worn by Dave Richter during the 1985-86 NHL season. After 4 seasons at the University of Michigan, this rough and tumble defenseman began his NHL career with the Minnesota North Stars where he spent parts of 5 years. In 1985, Richter joined the Philadelphia Flyers before spending 2 years in Vancouver and 2 more in St. Louis before calling it a career. In 365 NHL games played, Richter compiled a stunning 1030 PIMS, good for one of the highest per game totals in NHL history.
Sewn to the left shoulder of this heavyweight Eagle mesh is the number “31” in commemoration of the untimely death of All Star teammate Pelle Lindbergh earlier that season. Game use consists of stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, washed out bloodstains, stitch popping, inner pilling and a few of classic Flyers rope style team-sewn repairs. In addition the crest has exstensive repair work to it. Alongside the back player number is a black sharpie signature in Dave’s own hand. These Lindbergh patched “31” gamers are highly collectible by Flyers fans and type style enthusiasts alike, bringing back memories of the strong Flyers teams of the mid 1980’s and of course their beloved netminder.