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1978-79 Bryan Trottier Challenge Cup Game Worn Jersey - Hart Trophy - Art Ross Trophy - 1st Team NHL All Star - 1979 plus/minus Award Photo Match
Lot #9

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1978-79 Bryan Trottier Challenge Cup Game Worn Jersey - Hart Trophy - Art Ross Trophy - 1st Team NHL All Star - 1979 plus/minus Award  Photo Match
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1978-79 Bryan Trottier Challenge Cup Game Worn Jersey - Hart Trophy - Art Ross Trophy - 1st Team NHL All Star - 1979 plus/minus Award Photo Match
Lot #9
This white dureen gamer by Cosby was worn by Bryan Trottier during the 1978-79 Challenge Cup, a 3-Game Series against the Soviet Union that was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The New York Islanders selected Trottier in the 2nd round of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. Bryan began his NHL career with the Islanders in 1975-76 and won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year on the strength of 32 goals and 63 assists for 95 points in 80 games played. It was an incredible start to a Hall of Fame career. Trotts spent 15 seasons on Long Island and during that time became one of the most dominant two-way players in league history as he led his team to dynasty status with 4 consecutive Stanley Cup titles. Bryan is still the Islanders record holder for games played, assists and points. He also became the fastest player in NHL history to reach 400, 500, 600 and 700 career points, records that were surpassed and are now held by Wayne Gretzky. Furthermore, Bryan was the youngest player to record 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 career points, marks also surpassed and now held by Wayne Gretzky. Following his time with the Islanders, Bryan spent 3 seasons providing veteran leadership to the Pittsburgh Penguins and in the process won another 2 Stanley Cup Rings. Trottier was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 1997.

Trottier’s career accomplishments are numerous and include 524 goals, 901 assists and 1425 regular season points. His playoff scoring totals are no less impressive with 71 goals, 113 assists and 184 points, which also rank him among the all-time elite. In addition to his 6 Stanley Cup titles and the Calder Trophy, Bryan was 4-times a 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star who played in 9 NHL All Star games. Internationally Bryan represented Team NHL in the 1979 Challenge Cup, Team Canada in the 1981 Canada Cup and Team USA in the 1984 Canada Cup. This 50-Goal scorer also captured the 1980 Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and later won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

Bryan’s finest statistical season occurred in 1978-79 as he won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP, the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s scoring leader and the 1979 NHL plus/minus Award for going +76 while also being named 1st Team NHL All Star at Center for the 2nd year in a row on the strength of 47 Goals, 87 Assists and 134 Points. This amazing sweater was worn by Trottier during that MVP season as he competed against the Soviet Union in a hard fought 3-game Cold War battle for world supremacy. The NHL wore these white jerseys in all 3 contests and as such this was worn by Trottier in all 3 games of the series. The game wear on this size 50 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, stitch pops and fine inner pilling. Shown above are a couple of beautiful photo matches of Trottier wearing this exact jersey during the 1978-79 Challenge Cup. This stellar well-worn photo-matched offering hails from Trottier’s record setting MVP season and should appeal to International, Hall of Fame and Islanders collectors’ alike, choice!