This road blue heavy mesh gamer by Nike was worn by Jeff Beukeboom during the 1986-87 NHL season, his rookie year. The Edmonton Oilers selected Beukeboom in the 1st round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. He would spend parts of 7 seasons in an Oilers uniform, winning 3 Stanley Cups in the process. He joined the New York Rangers and some of his Oilers brethren in the Big Apple in 1991-92 and was part of the New York Rangers Cup win in 1994. All told he skated for parts of 8 years in New York, playing 804 games during his career. This hard-nosed defenseman wasn’t afraid to tangle as was evidenced by his 1890 PIMS. His single season best total came in 1995-96 in New York, when he compiled 220 PIMS, the 3rd and final time he eclipsed the 200 PIM total.
The sleeves on this rookie gamer have been customized for Beukeboom. The collar has also been custom vented. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, plenty of washed out bloodstains, plenty of stitch popping and collar trauma, a well-salted and heavily re-inforced fight strap, inner pilling and a handful of team-sewn repairs. An outstanding, well-worn example from this bruising blueliner’s rookie season.