This home white air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Rich Sutter during the 1989-90 NHL season. Sutter was the Pittsburgh Penguins 1st round draft choice, 10th overall, in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He spent a total of 9 games in Pittsburgh before joining his twin brother Ron in Philadelphia in 1983-84. Rich would play for 3 years in Philadelphia, taking a trip to the Finals in year 2, before a deal sent him to Vancouver in 1986-87. After 4 years with the Canucks, Sutter joined the St. Louis Blues for 3+ seasons before a brief year + with the Chicago Blackhawks and brief stays with Toronto and Tampa. Rich played in a total of 874 NHL games over the course of 13 seasons. During that span he spent 1411 PIMS in the sin bin after stringing together 9 consecutive triple digit PIM years.
As the trade deadline approached in March of 1990, the St. Louis Blues made a deal to acquire Rich to play under the guidance of his older brother Brian, who was the Blues head coach. Sutter played in a dozen regular season games and another dozen in the playoffs in his first year for the Blues. During those two-dozen games, Rich was his feisty self, and accumulated 61 PIMS. Offered here is Sutter’s home jersey from that period after he arrived in St. Louis.
Sewn to the left shoulder of this gamer is the DK patch, to commemorate the death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Dan Kelly. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, loads of washed out bloodstains, a well-used fight strap and inner pilling. A terrific looking patched example that was worn by the youngest of the Sutter family royalty.