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1978-79 Doug Jarvis Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Finals Game Worn Jersey Stanley Cup Season - Photo Match
Lot #47

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1978-79 Doug Jarvis Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Finals Game Worn Jersey Stanley Cup Season - Photo Match
Lot #47

This home white knit gamer by Maska was worn by Doug Jarvis during the 1978-79 Stanley Cup winning season thru the Stanley Cup Finals as well as the 1979-80 NHL season. The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Jarvis in the 2nd round of the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. Jarvis made his NHl debut with the Montreal Canadiens in 1975-76 and won the Stanley Cup in each of his first 4 years in the league. In fact, Jarvis played in every single game during the Dynasty run and went on to become hockey’s iron man by playing in an incredible 964 consecutive games! Considered one of the greastest defensive players of his era, Jarvis centered a line that included the greatest defensive player the sport has ever seen, Hall of Famer Bob Gainey. The duo gave opponents fits both regular strength and on the penalty kill. Doug remained in Montreal for 7 seasons before landing in Washington via trade. He spent parts of 4 seasons with the Capitals and then finished his career with the Hartford Whalers 3 years later. Jarvis retired in 1987-88 having never missed a game! He remains hockey’s iron man to this day. This 4-time Stanley Cup Champion won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward in 1983-84 and also captured the Bill Masterton Trophy in 1986-87.

For those not familiar with the history of this set of jerseys, the Canadiens began wearing these tiny double Maska logo sweaters in 1978-79 and won the Stanley Cup wearing them on home ice to achieve Dynasty status. Montreal actually wore this set of jerseys again during the following season albeit with a different nameplate than they wore during the 1979 playoffs. During the 1979 playoffs the player names were screened onto an unusual nameplate. As the story goes, this was a new experiment for the Canadiens in an effort to make their player names more visibly pleasing for the television audience. The fragile nature of the nameplates left them in rather poor condition, thus causing Montreal to replace them with a more traditional plate with sewn-on lettering when they were prepared for use the following season.

The sleeves on this jersey have been custom shortened for Jarvis by the team. The game wear on this size L sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, heavy board paint transfer from the old Montreal Forum, un-repaired burn holes, heavy inner pilling and more than two-dozen team-sewn repairs! Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Jarvis wearing this exact jersey during the 1979-80 season. The Canadiens old school blue and white garter style fight strap remains affixed to a large patch sewn to the inner verso. This hammered gamer spent parts of two seasons waging battle at the Forum in Montreal and was the jersey that Jarvis was wearing as Montreal once again became a Dynasty by capturing their 4th consecutive Stanley Cup on home ice in the spring of 1979!