This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by Larry Robinson circa the mid-late 1980’s. Robinson enjoyed a 20-year NHL career and spent the first 17 of those seasons with Montreal, where he won 7 Stanley Cups. Larry was the 1978 Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP and also captured 2 Norris Trophies as the NHL’s best defenseman. Robinson was 6-times a 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star on defense and was a regular participant in the NHL All Star game throughout his 2-decade long career, playing in a total of 10 of them.
Larry also starred when the international spotlight was on, playing for Team Canada in 4 different Canada Cups, while also taking part in those memorable New Year’s Eve Super Series contests against the Soviets during the Cold War era. He is considered one of the game’s all-time greats and was so recognized in the now revered ‘The Hockey News’ book that ranked the 50 greatest players in NHL history. Larry was honored as the 24th greatest player in NHL history in that publication. Robinson tacked on another Stanley Cup as the New Jersey Devils head coach in 2000. In 1384 games played, Larry scored 208 goals and added 750 helpers for a total of 958 points. His remarkable career also saw Larry partake in 227 playoff games where he added another 144 points.
Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate Captain’s “A”. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, familiar swipes of board paint transfer from the old Montreal Forum, washed out bloodstains, inner pilling and a couple of classic Canadiens team-sewn repairs. A solid example worn by the man who was ranked 24th best in NHL history.