This red air-knit gamer by Reebok was worn by Bryan Marchment during the October 13th 2005 game against the Dallas Stars. The Winnipeg Jets selected Marchment with the 16th overall pick in the 1st round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Bryan’s NHL career would span 17 seasons during which time he represented the Jets, Blackhawks, Whalers, Oilers, Lightning, Sharks, Avalanche, Maple Leafs and the Flames. This tough-nosed defenseman was happy to mix it up and ended his career with 2307 PIMS in 926 games of NHL service. His single season career best of 313 came in 1992-93 with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the NHL Cares Katrina Relief Fund patch. Sewn just above is the Calgary Flames 25-year anniversary patch. The sleeves on this sweater have been custom shortened by the team to fit Marchment’s specs. The game wear is light with a couple of board burns worthy of mention. Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the NHL banded together to support the Katrina relief effort. At the start of the 2005-06 season, each NHL team wore a Katrina patched jersey in the 1st period of their opening home games. The NHL and the NHLPA later auctioned these jerseys with the proceeds going to support those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Sewn to the inside hem is the official NHL game worn jersey tagging. As Bryan had just arrived in Calgary, this sweater was his first-ever regular season home gamer worn with the Flames during what was his final NHL season. This jersey will be accompanied by an NHL/NHLPA letter.