This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by Frank Pietrangelo during the Penguins 1st Stanley Cup winning season, 1990-91. Pietrangelo was a 7-year NHL veteran who broke in with the Penguins during the 1987-88 NHL season. He would remain with his original club into the 1991-92 season, when a deadline deal sent him to the Hartford Whalers where he would spend the remaining few years of his career. Pietrangelo is remembered fondly by Penguins faithful who recognized his contribution in helping the Pens win their first ever Stanley Cup title in 1990-91.
Sewn to the left shoulder of this gamer is the 1990 NHL All Star game patch, celebrating the 41st annual contest. The game wear consists of stick and puck marks as well as some goal post paint transfer and pilling. Penned in the trainer’s hand on the collar tag is Frank’s #40 in black sharpie. The 1990 NHL All Star game was held at Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena. The Penguins wore the All Star patch during the 1989-90 season and would continue to wear the All Star game patch on their gamers during the early part of the 1990-91 season as well. The Chicago Black Hawks, host of the 1991 NHL All Star game, lodged a formal complaint with the NHL and the league eventually ruled that the Pens would no longer be allowed to wear the All Star game patches on their jerseys.
This 1st set gamer is from the only set of All Star game patched jerseys worn during the Pens 1st ever Stanley Cup winning season, thus marking its place in Pittsburgh Penguins team history. Pietrangelo Penguins gamers have been notoriously difficult to obtain through the years, making this Cup year, All Star patched example worthy of your attention.