This white knit practice jersey by CCM was worn by Joey Kocur during the 1997-98 NHL season. After being drafted in 1983, Kocur made his debut with Detroit during the 1984-85 season, playing an abbreviated 17 game schedule. In 1985-86 Joe dressed for only 59 games, but made the league take notice as he racked up 377 PIMS! The very next season, Joe toned things down a bit compiling ‘only’ 276 PIMS. And on it went; during his first 7 seasons in the Motor City he continued to terrorize the league alongside his Bash Brother teammate Bob Probert. In 1991, Kocur was dealt to the Rangers where he would spend his next 5 years. He did temper the bad boy act a bit on Broadway. After New York it was off to Vancouver for 7 games and then back to Detroit where Joe played his final 3 seasons. In 15 seasons Kocur racked up 2519 PIMS, placing him top-20 all-time. He will long be remembered as one of the fiercest fighters of his generation.
Worn during his return to the Motor City, this attractive size 56 goalie cut practice jersey features a number of stick marks, board paint transfer, inner pilling and a salted fight strap. A Hockeytown hologram is affixed inside the collar area of this sweater. Among the best made practice jerseys ever, this example will fit perfectly into any ‘tough guys’ collection of gamers.