This road white air-knit gamer by Reebok was worn by Darren McCarty during the 2005-06 NHL regular season and playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings selected McCarty in the 2nd round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He began a 15-year NHL career with the Red Wings in 1993-94. Darren would represent the Motor City for 13 of his 15-years of NHL service, during which time he appeared in 5 Stanley Cup Finals and walked away victorious 4 times. Always a willing combatant, this grinder averaged about 2 PIMS per game over the course of his career, having accumulated 1477 PIMS in 758 regular season games.
McCarty spent a mere two years of his career away from Detroit. Those seasons were spent with the Calgary Flames. Offered here is Darren’s road sweater from the latter part of his first year in Calgary, worn in both the regular season and playoffs.
Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the Calgary Flames 25-year anniversary patch. The sleeves on this gamer have been custom shortened and also taken in by the Flames staff to meet McCarty’s specs. The game wear on this 3rd set size 58 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes and inner pilling. Fight abuse abounds with stitch pops along both sleeve cuffs and a huge mass of colorful team-sewn repairwork that essentially butteflied open the entire back of the collar down to the Reebok logo. Shown above are a couple of photo matches of McCarty wearing this exact jersey during the 2005-06 playoff series against the Mighty Ducks. Sewn to the inside hem is the official NHL game worn jersey tagging. This jersey will be accompanied by an NHL letter.