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1982-83 Glenn Anderson Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup Finals Game Worn Jersey – “Universiade 83” - 48-Goal & 104-Point Season - Photo Match
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1982-83 Glenn Anderson Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup Finals Game Worn Jersey – “Universiade 83” - 48-Goal & 104-Point Season - Photo Match
Lot #14

This road blue mesh gamer by Nike was worn by Glenn Anderson during the 1982-83 NHL season and Stanley Cup Finals. The Edmonton Oilers selected Anderson in the 4th round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. Glenn spent a year playing college hockey at the University of Denver and another season with the Canadian National Team, which included the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, before making his NHL debut in 1980-81 with the Oilers. Over the next 11 seasons, Anderson and the Oilers went to 6 Stanley Cup Finals and won five championships. Anderson next spent three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, helping the Leafs to within a game of the Cup Finals in 1993. At the deadline in 1994, the Leafs dealt Anderson to the New York Rangers in exchange for Mike Gartner. The deal proved fruitful for Anderson as he was reunited with many of his former Edmonton brethren and together they helped New York to their first Stanley Cup in more than 50 years. Anderson finished up his NHL career with stays in St. Louis and back in Edmonton before retiring from the NHL following the 1995-96 season.

Anderson won 6 Stanley Cup Championships over his 16-year NHL career. He was twice a 50-Goal scorer and tallied three 100-point seasons in his career. When all was said and done Glenn had scored 498 goals and added 601 assists for 1099 points. His playoff acumen is even more impressive with 93 goals and 121 assists for 214 points to go along with 442 PIMS. He ranks fourth on the NHL’s all-time playoff scoring list behind teammates Gretzky, Messier and Kurri. Anderson was a 4-time NHL All Star whose jersey #9 was retired by the Oilers, never to be worn again. Anderson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008.

Offered here is Anderson’s road sweater from 1982-83, a very important season in Edmonton’s franchise history. 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. Of importance is the Nike Logo that sits on the back right hem. This was the inaugural set of NHL jerseys that Nike made for the Edmonton Oilers and they watched in dismay all season long as Wayne Gretzky tucked the back right side of his sweater into his pants, thus hiding the Nike logo! Nike’s brass fixed the problem and switched their logo to the left side the following season where it sat proudly for the next 7 years as the Oilers built their own dynasty.

Sewn to the right shoulder of this gamer is the Universiade ’83 patch. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes and trauma, collar pilling, heavy inner pilling and several team-sewn repairs. Shown above are some beautiful photo matches of Anderson wearing this exact jersey during both the 1982-83 regular season and the 1983 Stanley Cup Finals.

Anderson was spectacular during his third NHL season while wearing this sweater at just 22 years of age. In 72 games he scored 48 goals and added 56 assists for 104 points. When playoff time rolled around Anderson lit the lamp 10 times and added 10 assists for 20 points to go along with 32 PIMS in Edmonton’s 16 playoff games! This one-year style features the right side Nike logo and the Universiade ’83 patch and marked the season that saw the Oilers make their first-ever appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. This tremendous patched and photo matched Stanley Cup Finals gamer was valiantly worn by a 22-year old Anderson during the third year of his Hall of Fame career, choice!