This home white air-knit gamer by Nike was worn by Tony Amonte during the 1996-97 NHL season. The New York Rangers selected Amonte in the 4th round of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. After playing his college hockey at Boston University, Amonte began his NHL career in 1990-91. During his rookie year, Tony netted 35 goals as the Rangers captured the President’s trophy as the leagues best team. His excellent play helped earn him a spot among the league’s all-rookie team for 1991-92.
Best known as a Blackhawk, Tony had his greatest success wearing the Chief Indian Head crest. He would spend 8+ seasons wearing the Chicago colors and produced all three of his 40+ goal seasons during that span. When Tony’s 15-year career came to a close, he stood with 416 goals and 900 points. Tony played in 5 consecutive NHL All Star games spanning 1997-2001. He was a key member of Team USA in the Olympics in 1998 and 2002 where he captured a silver medal. Tony was also instrumental in helping Team USA capture the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Worn during the first half of Amonte’s first-ever 40-goal season, the body of this jersey has been custom shortened for Amonte by the team. The game wear on this 1st set size 52 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, plenty of board paint transfer, inner pilling and a couple of handfuls of team-sewn repairs. This jersey will be accompanied by a Blackhawks team letter.