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1981-82 Guy Lapointe Montreal Canadiens Game Worn Jersey - Last Montreal Canadiens Jersey Photo Match
Lot #33

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1981-82 Guy Lapointe Montreal Canadiens Game Worn Jersey - Last Montreal Canadiens Jersey Photo Match
Lot #33
This road red knit gamer by Maska was worn by Guy Lapointe during the 1981-82 NHL season. Lapointe made his NHL debut in 1968-69 with the Canadiens where he remained for 14 seasons before completing his career with stops in St. Louis and Boston. Lapointe, along with Larry Robinson and Serge Savard, formed the “Big Three”, the greatest collection of defenseman on a single team in NHL history, with each becoming Hall of Famers. This 6-time Stanley Cup Champion was 4-times a 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star who also partook in 4 NHL All Star Games. Lapointe holds the Montreal record for goals by a defenseman in a single season with 28 and in fact struck for 20+ in three consecutive seasons. On the international stage Lapointe represented team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series as well as the 1976 Canada Cup and the 1979 Challenge Cup. This Hockey Hall of Famer had his number 5 retired by the Canadiens in his honor in 2014.



The game wear on this size 52 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, stitch pops, heavy inner pilling and in excess of 20 team-sewn repairs! The old school fight strap was relocated downward from the lower part of the back player number where it was originally intended. Removed from the verso and lost to history is the nameplate, which was stripped off when Lapointe was dealt to St. Louis on March 9th 1982. Shown above are a couple of beautiful photo matches of Lapointe wearing this exact jersey on March 6th 1982 in Toronto, just days before his trade! This important well-worn offering was the final jersey that Lapointe ever wore as a member of the Montreal Canadiens and it will be accompanied by a photo match taken just days prior to his trade from the team that would later retire his number to the rafters, choice!