This road black air-knit gamer by Starter was worn by Darius Kasparaitis during the 1998-99 NHL season. Darius began his career on Long Island in 1992-93 where he and the Islanders made a strong playoff push during which time they defeated the 2-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Darius quickly became a fan favorite, possessing a nasty edge to his game and getting known as one of the league’s most gifted agitators. In 863 NHL games, he amassed 1379 well earned PIMS. Following his time on the Island, he served with the Penguins for 6 seasons, and then with the Avalanche and Rangers. He has represented Russia in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and the Olympic games.
The game wear on this set 1 sweater is solid consisting of stick and slash marks, numerous board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, pulls, fine inner pilling and rusted snaps on the fight strap. A well-worn example by this notorious agitator. This jersey will be accompanied by a Penguins team letter.