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1982-83 Charlie Huddy Edmonton Oilers Game Worn Jersey - "1983 Universiade" - Photo Match - Video-Match
Lot #44

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1982-83 Charlie Huddy Edmonton Oilers Game Worn Jersey - "1983 Universiade" - Photo Match - Video-Match
Lot #44

This road blue heavy mesh gamer by Nike was worn by Charlie Huddy during the 1982-83 NHL season. Huddy began his NHL career playing with the Edmonton Oilers in 1980-81. He would soon become a fixture on the team’s defensive corps, spending his first 11 seasons with the Oilers. During that span, Charlie won 5 Stanley Cups. He would later follow his longtime teammates Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri to Los Angeles, where he played for parts of 4 seasons. Huddy wrapped up his career with stints in St. Louis and Buffalo in the mid 1990’s. All told, Huddy spent 17 years and 1017 games patrolling NHL creases and bluelines. While not depended on for producing offensively, Charlie put forth a career best 20-goal season in 1982-83 while wearing this jersey and added 20 points in 17 playoff contests during the Oilers 1984-85 Stanley Cup run.

Offered here is Huddy’s road sweater from 1982-83, a very important season in franchise history as well as Charlie’s. The Oilers would make their first ever Stanley Cup Finals appearance that season only to fall at the hands of the New York Islanders dynasty. The lessons learned would serve Gretzky and the boys well the following season, as they dethroned the Islanders and jump-started their own dynasty. Huddy put up career bests in goals with 20 and points with 57 while wearing this sweater that season.

Sewn to the right shoulder of this jersey is the 1983 Universiade patch. The sleeves have been customized by the team. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, heavy inner pilling and a team-sewn repair. Shown above are photo and video matches of Huddy wearing this exact jersey during the 1982-83 season.

This fine looking sweater features the ever-desirable 1983 Universiade patch and was worn as the Oilers trekked to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals appearance. Also worthy of note is the Nike logo that is found on the back right hem. These Nike jerseys are the only ones in team history where the Nike logo is not found on the back left hem. Nike watched in dismay as ‘The Great One’ tucked the lower right side of his jersey into his pants during the entire 1982-83 campaign, thus covering their logo. Nike’s brass were quick to make the logo adjustment to the left side the following year and that was the way the Oilers would wear them for the next 7 seasons!