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1973-74 Rene Leclerc Quebec Nordiques Game Worn Jersey
Lot #100

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1973-74 Rene Leclerc Quebec Nordiques Game Worn Jersey
Lot #100

The Quebec Nordiques were one of the original 12 WHA teams to begin play in 1972-73. They would prove to be one of the most financially successful WHA franchise’s, surviving the 7-year existence of the league and eventually merging into the NHL for 1979-80. Afterall, the fans in Quebec had waited over a half century for pro hockey to return to their town. The Nordiques would make the final round of the Avco World Finals two times and they emerged victorious in 1976-77.

This home white dureen gamer by Maska was worn by Rene Leclerc during the 1973-74 WHA season. Leclerc was an original member of the Nordiques franchise and played in all 7 WHA seasons, splitting his time between Quebec and Indianapolis. Prior to joining the WHA, Rene played a couple of seasons in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings. He had a successful WHA career; his WHA totals include 452 games played with 134 goals and 311 points.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this spectacular red, white and blue dureen is the alternate Captain’s “A”. Sewn in the collar is the Maska manufacturer’s tag. The game use is solid consisting of stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, inner pilling, washed out bloodstains, un-repaired holes and no less than a half dozen team-sewn repairs. The stitching on a section of the lower front hem has loosened and the original nameplate and numbers clearly show the battle scars of an entire seasons worth of game use. This style was worn in front of the home town faithful at Le Colisee in Quebec City for only one season, making them quite rare in collecting circles. A 1-year style worn during the league’s 2nd ever season, with a letter of honor sewn to the breast and an all original nameplate sets this apart as one of the finest Quebec gamers known to have survived the last 35 years.