This home white air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by John Blum during the 1987-88 NHL season. After graduating from the University of Michigan, this Detroit native began his NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers in 1982-83. He spent parts of 2 seasons in Edmonton before joining the Boston Bruins in 1983-84. John spent the next 3 years on the Bruins blueline before playing for Washington in 1986-87. He rejoined Boston in 1987-88 and then played for the Red Wings in 1988-89 before returning to Beantown for a final time in 1989-90. This aggressive defenseman was quick to drop the gloves during his career, having accumulated 610 PIMS in merely 250 games of play. John’s career high of 263 PIMS came in 75 games for the Bruins in 1984-85.
The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, obvious fight abuse with a torn seam at the collar, a fight strap that has lost the battle to salt and rust and gobs of heavy pilling both inside and out. A nice example that was worn by this former goon during a year that saw the Bruins make it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals.