This home white air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Bobby Holik during the 2002-03 NHL season. The Hartford Whalers selected Holik with the 10th overall pick in the 1st round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. After 2 seasons in Hartford, Holik joined the New Jersey Devils organization for the 1992-93 campaign. He would find an immediate role with the franchise that saw him don their sweater for the next 10 seasons while winning two Stanley Cup titles. Holik later played for the New York Rangers for a couple of years before moving on to the Atlanta Thrashers where he played for three more seasons before returning to New Jersey for a final season. Holik was an important part of the New Jersey Devils Stanley Cup success and fit perfectly into their well-designed ‘system’.
The sleeves of this gamer have been custom shortened by the team to meet Holik’s specs. The game wear on this size 58 set 1 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, inner pilling and more than a handful of team-sewn repairs including a 5 inch long sew job on the front hem. Sewn to the inside hem is the official NHL game worn jersey tagging. A well-worn 1st set gamer that was donned by Holik as he first arrived to do battle with the Broadway Blueshirts. This jersey will be accompanied by a Rangers team letter.