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1981-82 Butch Goring New York Islanders Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Season - Photo Match
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1981-82 Butch Goring New York Islanders Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Season - Photo Match
Lot #24

This road blue mesh gamer by Sandow SK was worn by Butch Goring during the 1981-82 Stanley Cup winning season. The Los Angeles Kings selected Goring in the 5th round of the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft. Goring joined the Kings in 1969-70 and remained with the franchise for 11 seasons. While with LA, Butch scored 30 goals on 4 different occasions and won the 1978 Bill Masterton and Lady Byng Trophies. The Kings dealt Butch to the New York Islanders at the deadline in 1979-80. This trade proved to be one of the most significant deals in hockey history. It was Goring’s arrival in New York that literally helped kick start the Islanders dynasty. Goring and the Islanders went to the Stanley Cup Finals for five consecutive years after his arrival and they walked away with 4 straight Stanley Cups. Butch was named the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1981 as playoff MVP. Midway thru the 1984-85 campaign, Goring was dealt to the Boston Bruins where he spent a half season before announcing his retirement. During his 16-year NHL career, this NHL All Star scored 375 goals and 888 points. Goring was a deadly penalty killer who ranked in the top 10 in shorthanded goals 9 different seasons. His 40 career shorthanded goals rank him 5th on the NHL’s all-time list.

The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, pilling around the collar from Butch’s beard and fine inner pilling. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Goring wearing this exact jersey on December 13, 1981 at Northlands Coliseum as the Islanders visited Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers for their only time during the 1981-82 season. The two-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Islanders stormed to a staggering 54 Wins and 118 points in 1981-82, franchise records both, and one of the NHL’s best points totals of all-time. Those Islanders also set an NHL record with 15 consecutive Wins, established during an era when regular season overtime did not exist! Goring and the Isles went on to win their 3rd consecutive Stanley Cup that spring, completing one of the great seasons in NHL history. This well-worn photo matched offering was worn by NHL All Star Robert “Butch” Goring during the height of the Islanders Dynasty in what was the greatest season in franchise history, choice!