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1978-79 Bobby Schmautz Boston Bruins Game Worn Jersey
Lot #35

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1978-79 Bobby Schmautz Boston Bruins Game Worn Jersey
Lot #35
This home white mesh gamer by Stall and Dean was worn by Bobby Schmautz during the 1978-79 NHL season. Schmautz began his career in 1967 with the Chicago Black Hawks. In 1970-71, he became a member of the expansion Vancouver Canucks and remained with the club into his 4th season when he was dealt to the Boston Bruins. Bobby would spend the next seven seasons in Beantown. During that time Schmautz played in 3 Stanley Cup Finals and led the NHL in playoff goal scoring with 11 in 1977. Two trades during the 1979-80 season took Schmautz from Boston to Edmonton and then onto Colorado. He was signed as a free agent by the Canucks prior to the 1980-81 season, which was his final year in the league.

Schmautz scored a career high 38 goals and 137 PIMS for the Canucks in 1973. He would then play in the 1973 and 1974 NHL All Star games. He wrapped up his career with an impressive 271 goals and 557 points and the admiration of fans in both Boston and Vancouver, where he spent the majority of his playing days.

Sewn into the collar of this gamer are the manufacturer’s, wash and size tagging which is consistent with other Boston Bruins examples we have handled from the 1978-79 season. The team has shortened the sleeves of this gamer and the nameplate isn’t original to the shirt. The game wear is solid consisting of stick marks, board burns, plenty of board paint transfer from the boards at the old Boston Garden, un-repaired burn holes, inner pilling and approximately 30 team-sewn repairs. The 1978-79 season would end in bitter disappointment for the third straight year for the Bruins at the hands of the Montreal Canadien’s dynasty, this time in the infamous “Too Many Men On The Ice” game. A nice piece of Bruins history from the beloved Don Cherry era.