This blue Statue of Liberty alternate gamer by Starter was worn by Doug Lidster during the 1996-97 NHL season and playoffs. Lidster began his career with the Vancouver Canucks in 1983-84 and remained in the Great Northwest for a decade before joining the New York Rangers. His first season on Broadway proved historic as the Rangers broke their elongated curse and walked home with Lord Stanley’s Cup. Doug next spent a season with the Blues before returning to the Rangers for 3 more years. His last year in the league was spent with the Dallas Stars who he left in the 1998-99 season and joined the Canadian National Team.
The Rangers broke out these Statue of Liberty alternates for the first time in January of 1996-97. It was a successful year for the team as Gretzky and Messier teamed to lead the Blueshirts to the Semi Finals, which proved to be their last serious Stanley Cup threat. The sleeves of this gamer have been shortened for Lidster. The game wear consists of stick marks, a number of board burns, un-repaired burn holes and inner pilling. Sewn to the inside hem is the official New York Rangers game worn jersey tagging. A nice offering from the very first year of these stunning alternates! This jersey will be accompanied by a Rangers team letter.