This road orange air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Craig Berube during the 1999-00 NHL season. “The Chief” wreaked havoc on the opposition during his 17-year career. As one of the NHL’s premier enforcers, Berube racked up 3149 PIMS, good for 7th on the NHL’s all-time list. His first 5 seasons, and parts of 7 in all, were spent with the Philadelphia Flyers with whom he began his career with a 7 game stint in 1986-87. During his 323 game career as a Flyer, The Chief amassed 1138 PIMS, wow! Toronto, Calgary, Washington and the New York Islanders were The Chief’s other cities of residence during his career. Since retiring, Craig has been behind the bench for the Philadelphia Flyers and Phantoms.
This impressive gamer was worn during Berube’s last season in Philadelphia. Craig played in 77 regular season games and amassed a modest 162 PIMS. The 1999-00 season saw the Flyers make another deep playoff run and Berube saw action in 18 playoff games that year.
Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the year 2000 NHL patch. The game wear on this size 56 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, plenty of board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, washed out bloodstains, salt deposits on the fight strap, inner pilling and a team-sewn repair. The front and back of the collar have partially separated from being tugged at during on-ice skirmishes and have been left un-repaired. Shown above are a couple of great Berube fights that took place while wearing his road orange jersey during the 1999-00 season. A nice old-school road orange sweater from Berube’s final season in Philadelphia.