This red knit jersey by Pro Player was worn by Doug Gilmour during Montreal Canadiens practice sessions circa the early 2000’s. The St. Louis Blues selected ‘Killer’ in the 7th round of the 1982 Entry Draft. He played in St. Louis for 5 seasons before joining the Calgary Flames in 1988-89. Many believe that Gilmour was the missing piece to Calgary’s puzzle, as in his first season with the club they captured the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, and the only one of Doug’s career. After parts of 4 seasons with the Flames, Gilmour joined the team he is most associated with, the Toronto Maple Leafs. He would spend most of the next 6 seasons playing for the Leafs, and during that time he emerged as one of the NHL’s true stars and a bonifide leader. The latter stages of Gilmour’s career included stops in New Jersey, Chicago, Buffalo, Montreal and one final game in Toronto before an injury ended his career. All told this Center iceman played in 1474 games over the course of 20 NHL seasons. He finished his career with 450 goals, 964 assists and 1414 points. In 182 playoff games Doug lit the lamp 60 times and scored a total of 188 points. This 2-time NHL All Star was also the recipient of the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the leagues best defensive forward. Gilmour also represented Team Canada in the classic 1987 Canada Cup series. Gilmour’s number 93 was retired and raised to the rafters in Toronto and he is a deserving member of the 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame class.
The wear on this size 58 practice jersey consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, un-repaired burn holes and fine inner pilling. A Jofa patch has been added to the back hem while a couple of patches of red knit material have been added to the right breast and front hem to cover existing manufacturer’s patches. A great and affordable way to add a Hall of Famer to the collection!