This stunning Burger King alternate gamer by CCM was worn by Doug Zmolek during the 1995-96 NHL season. Zmolek, a Minnesota native, was the 7th overall selection in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota North Stars. He spent 3 seasons at the University of Minnesota prior to joining the NHL with the San Jose Sharks where he played for 2 years. A deadline deal in ‘94 sent Doug to Dallas where he toiled for parts of 3 seasons. A trade in 1995-96 saw Zmolek join the LA Kings, a place he would call home for the next 2+ seasons. Zmolek finished his career in Chicago, with the Blackhawks, whom he represented for 2 seasons. This tough-nosed American born defenseman put forth a career best 229 PIMS as a rookie. He would compile 5 triple-digit PIM years, for a total of 905 PIMS in 467 games played.
Perhaps the most scarce and sought after alternates since NHL teams began using third jerseys in the 1990’s, these Burger King styled gamers were worn for just more than a handful of games, 7 or 8 in all during the 1995-96 season before being ushered into retirement. This sized 56-example sports typical light game use that includes some stick marks and a well salted and partially rusted fight strap. On the back player number is a beautiful silver sharpie signature in Doug’s own hand. Sewn to the inside hem is the official LA Kings game worn jersey and set tagging. Striking in appearance, and worn by a man who was ready to drop the gloves at a moments notice, a choice commodity in the hobby!