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1977-78 Lucien Deblois New York Rangers Game Worn Jersey - Rookie
Lot #307

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1977-78 Lucien Deblois New York Rangers Game Worn Jersey - Rookie
Lot #307

This amazing jersey was part of the Ken “Hammered Hockey” Mace Collection. We will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this sweater to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society both in support of Ken and to help aid in the fight against Blood Cancers.

This home white heavy mesh gamer by Gerry Cosby was worn by Lucien DeBlois during the 1977-78 NHL season, his rookie year. The New York Rangers selected DeBlois 8th overall in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft. He broke into the NHL that same year with the Broadway Blueshirts, lighting the lamp 22 times as a rookie. The following season, DeBlois and the Rangers made an unlikely trek to the Stanley Cup Finals where they fell to the Montreal Canadiens dynasty. After only 6 games in 1979-80, his 3rd season in the league, the Rangers dealt DeBlois to the Colorado Rockies in a blockbuster deal to obtain Barry Beck. Lucien spent 2 years with the Rockies, 3 more in Winnipeg and then joined the Montreal Canadiens where, in his 2nd and final year with the club, he won the 1986 Stanley Cup. DeBlois rejoined the Rangers in 1986-87 and played there for 3 more years before finishing his 15-year NHL career with stints in Quebec, Toronto and Winnipeg. DeBlois, a decorated star in juniors, scored 249 career NHL goals.

Offered here is one of the Shield Style Rangers gamers from our historic find dating back to the 1990’s. Sought after by Rangers and type style collectors alike, these incredible sweaters feature the shield style crest, vibrant red, white and blue colors and fantastic eye appeal. This short lived style was the final iteration of then GM John Ferguson’s flawed vision back in the mid 1970’s. We know that this particular set of mesh sweaters was worn by the Broadway Blueshirts during the 1977-78 playoff series against the Buffalo Sabres and then were reused by the team in the 1978-79 pre-season.

Sewn into the collar of this gamer are the Cosby, wash and size tagging. The game wear on this sweater is solid consisting of stick and slash marks, numerous board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes and areas of pilling. A fantastic example, of a rare and coveted style that was worn by DeBlois during his rookie year in the league. A vintage style that no Rangers collector should be without, choice!

It comes as no surprise that this year vintage Rangers jersey has solid game wear, as it was part of the Ken “Hammered Hockey” Mace Collection.