This home white air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Phil Housley during the 1993-94 NHL season. The Buffalo Sabres selected Housley with the 6th overall pick in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. This native of St. Paul Minnesota joined the Sabres immediately thereafter and remained with the team for the first 8 years of his 21-year NHL career. Housley would go on to play for the Jets, Blues, Flames, Devils, Capitals, Blackhawks and Maple Leafs. During that time, Housley became one of the NHL’s most prolific scoring defesnseman and played in 7 NHL All Star games. In 1495 career games, Housley scored 338 goals and 1232 points. Phil was a 2nd team NHL All Star in 1992 and played in 7 NHL All Star games. On the international stage, Housley represented Team USA in 2 Canada Cups, the World Cup, numerous World Championships and the Olympics. Housley is already a member of the US Hockey Hall of Fame as well as the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame and is likely to soon take his place in Toronto among his Hall of Fame peers.
This jersey was worn during Housley’s only season with the Blues. In 1993-94 Housley played in a mere 30 games, playoffs included, and scored 26 points as he transitioned between career stops in Winnipeg and Calgary. The game wear on this 1st set size 50 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, washed out bloodstains and inner pilling. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Housley wearing this exact jersey during the 1993-94 season. On the inside hem resides the official St. Louis Blues game worn jersey and set stamp, their inventory number and a BlueNote Hologram. A terrific photo matched example from Housley’s brief time in St. Louis.