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1980-81 Paul MacKinnon Washington Capitals Pre-Season Game Worn Jersey
Lot #76

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1980-81 Paul MacKinnon Washington Capitals Pre-Season Game Worn Jersey
Lot #76
This red heavy knit gamer by Sandow SK was likely worn by Paul MacKinnon during the 1980 and or 1981 pre-seasons. The Washington Capitals selected MacKinnon in the 2nd round of the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft. After beginning his career with the Winnipeg Jets of the WHA in 1978-79, MacKinnon joined the Capitals who retained his rights after the merger of the two leagues in 1979. Paul would spend his entire 5-year NHL career on the Caps blue line.



During the 1980 and 1981 pre-seasons, the Capitals traveled to Sweden to compete in the Dagens Nyheter Cup, a tournament that Washington won in 1980. It has long-been asserted by the Capitals former equipment manager that this set of Sandow SK sweaters were worn during those tournaments. Offered here is MacKinnon’s sweater from the aforementioned set that is now 35 years removed from the ice. Penned in the collar of this lightly worn heavy Sandow SK knit are 48 on the front and Paul on the verso. It is worth noting that this sweater actually measures out to a size 50. A tough-to-find offering for many Caps collectors.