This black air-knit and mesh combo by Nike was worn by Olaf Kolzig during the 1998 Olympics. The Washington Capitals selected Kolzig in the 1st round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He would go on to become the most successful goalie in Capitals history, backstopping the club for 16 seasons and winning better than 300 games during his career. “Olie The Goalie” led the Caps to the Stanley Cup Finals for the only time in team history in 1998. He captured the Vezina Trophy as the leagues best goaltender in 2000 and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2006. This two-time NHL All Star was also named 1st Team NHL All Star in 2000. Internationally Kolzig represented Germany in numerous World Championships, 2 World Cups of Hockey and 2 Olympics.
The 1998 Olympics saw Kolzig suit up in 2 games. He won both, posted a shutout and had a 1.00 GAA during the tournament! Just a few short months later, Olie would lead the Caps to their first and only trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. The game wear on this size 60 goalie cut sweater consists of stick and puck marks and areas of heavy pilling. Of interest is an incorrect crest, with the eagle facing in the wrong direction, sewn beneath the now correct crest on the chest of this gamer. Originally done in error, this anomaly was corrected prior to the Olympics and is a story well known by international enthusiasts. Sewn to the inside hem of this important Olympic gamer is the official Nike barcode. A tremendous offering that sports solid use, that was donned by this 300-Win club member during the prime of his career, choice!