This home white air-knit gamer by Nike was worn by Chris Therien during the 1996-97 NHL season, including the Stanley Cup Finals. The Philadelphia Flyers selected Therien in the 3rd round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. After spending several years at Providence College, Chris played for parts of two seasons with Hershey and the Canadian National Team. His NHL career began in Philadelphia during the 1994-95 season. He would roam the NHL bluelines for 11 years, all of them with the Philadelphia Flyers but for an 11-game stint late in 2003-04 with Dallas. With over 750 games in a Flyers uniform, Chris became a fan favorite and the 4th longest tenured Flyer in team history. He began a career on the Flyers radio broadcasts after he retired in 2006.
Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals patch. The game wear on this size 54 Nike sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, un-repaired burn holes, washed out bloodstains, stitch pops at the base of the collar, pulls, areas of heavy pilling and a couple of team-sewn repairs. An outstanding well-worn, patched example, from a set that is cherished by Flyers fans as it marked the only time that Philadelphia made a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals during the Eric Lindros era, choice!