This road orange air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Keith Acton during the 1992-93 NHL season. Acton began his career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1979-80 and played with the Habs into the 1983-84 campaign, when a deal sent him packing to Minnesota. “Woody” would spend 5 seasons wearing the North Stars green and gold before a deal sent him to Edmonton just in time to capture the 1988 Stanley Cup. During the following season, Acton was again on the move, this time to Philly where he would spend the next 5 years before final stints in Washington and New York.
Acton was a pesky center iceman, often in charge of shutting down the opposition. However, he was not without offensive skills, having registered 36 goals and 88 points in 1981-82, good for a spot on the 1982 NHL All Star team. In a career that spanned 1023 games, Woody, who stood at only 5’ 8”, netted 226 goals and racked up 1172 PIMS.
Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate Captain’s “A”. Sewn to the right breast is the 100-year Stanley Cup anniversary patch. The game wear on this size 50 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, un-repaired burn holes, trauma and a subsequent tear on the left arm, a well-salted fight strap and fine inner pilling.