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1980-81 Lorne Henning New York Islanders Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Season
Lot #62

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1980-81 Lorne Henning New York Islanders Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Season
Lot #62

This road blue mesh gamer by Sandow SK was worn by Lorne Henning during the 1980-81 Stanley Cup winning season. Lorne Henning was the 2nd New York Islander ever drafted by the franchise, going 17th overall in 1972. This defensive specialist made his NHL debut with the Islanders in 1972-73 and spent his entire 9-year NHL career with the club. Henning is fondly remembered for keeping the opposition at bay while teaming with Ed Westfall on the penalty kill in the formative years. Henning won the 1980 and 1981 Stanley Cups and of course assisted on Bob Nystrom’s Stanley Cup winning goal in overtime of game 6 in 1980. After the Islanders first Cup win, Henning stepped into the role of player/coach and is the last player/coach in NHL history to win a Stanley Cup. Following his playing days, Henning spent many years in the coaching profession. He served as an assistant with the Islanders, Blackhawks and Mighty Ducks. Lorne also served as the Head Coach of both the North Stars and Islanders.

The game wear on this sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired holes, inner pilling and a half dozen team-sewn repairs. There is also some color bleeding worthy of mention as seen in the photos above. Henning jerseys have proven to be an impossible get for the Islanders Stanley Cup collectors out there. We’re familiar with the origins of this jersey since leaving the Islanders locker room several decades ago. Since that time it has sat in private hands and is now being offered publicly for the first time. To our knowledge this is the first Lorne Henning game worn jersey to ever appear at Major Auction. An original Islander, this example was worn during Lorne’s last NHL season as the Islanders were solidifying their 2nd consecutive Stanley Cup title.