This road blue air-knit gamer by Bauer was worn by Patrick Cote during the 1998-99 NHL season, the first in the Predators existence. The Dallas Stars selected Cote in the 2nd round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He began his NHL career in Dallas in 1995-96 and spent parts of 3 seasons in a Stars uniform, 8 games all told, before he joined the expansion Nashville Predators. The 1998-99 season saw Cote play in 70 games in what would be a 105 game NHL career that spanned 6 seasons. During that expansion season, Cote was the team’s resident enforcer and racked up 242 PIMS for his efforts. He ended his brief career with 377 PIMS in those 105 games played.
Sewn to the shoulders of this gamer are the unique expansion season Nashville 98 patches. The game wear on this size 58 goalie cut sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, pulls, areas of heavy pilling and a fair amount of washed out bloodstains. For your enjoyment, shown above are some video highlights of Cote letting fly while wearing his road blue jersey during Nashville’s inaugural season. A nice example that was worn by the Predators first enforcer during his only full NHL season. This jersey will be accompanied by a Predators team letter.