Kevin Kerr retired as the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of minor professional hockey with 677 goals. Offered here is an incredible selection of game worn items from Kevin’s record breaking season. This was the final year in this illustrious player’s professional career, and the one in which he attained the all-time scoring record and also made the cover of The Hockey News. So historic was Kevin’s record breaking goal that the Hockey Hall of Fame took the jersey, stick and puck from that momentous occasion to place in the annals of hockey history.
This red air-knit and mesh gamer by AK was worn by Kevin Kerr during the 2004-05 UHL season. A draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1986 NHL entry draft, Kevin never cracked the Sabres roster. Instead, Kevin’s professional hockey journey spanned 18 seasons for 15 teams across 5 minor leagues where he racked up better than 3700 PIMS while shattering the all-time scoring record with 677 goals. He retired as the UHL’s all-time leader in several categories; goals 469, power play goals 73 and game winning goals 65. He ranked 3rd in points 901, and PIMS 1776, 4th in short handed goals 25, 5th in assists 432 and 6th in games played 598. Kevin won the UHL’s Most Valuable Player Award in 1993-94 and had his # 20 retired to the rafters by Flint, the team with which he is most well known.
This gamer was worn by Kevin Kerr during the end of the 2004-05 UHL season. This was the last ever jersey that Kerr would wear during his wonderful career. It was during the 2004-05 UHL season that Kerr, while a member of the Flint Generals, scored goal number 664 to set the all-time minor professional hockey scoring record. Shortly after netting the record breaking goal, Flint dealt Kevin to Kalamazoo where he completed his playing career with a final 13 regular season contests and 6 more in the playoffs.
The story behind the acquisition of this jersey shows what a dedicated fan of Kerr’s our consignor was. Unlike Flint, Kalamazoo only released their game worn jerseys through their Chuck A Puck contest. Our consignor was on hand and got into a crazy bidding war, eventually outbidding every other collector in the building to purchase it from the fan who won it in the Chuck A Puck contest. Here it is, Kevin’s red jersey worn as a K-Wing and the final gamer of his storied career. The game use on this sweater is solid as Kevin was no wallflower even as he neared 40 years of age. There are plenty of stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, heavy inner pilling and a handful of team-sewn repairs. Sewn to the right breast is the Cintas Sponsorship patch. Shown above are photo matches of Kerr wearing this exact jersey during the final weeks of the 2004-05 season. Here is a wonderful offering which was worn during the finale of a wonderful hockey career.