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1982-83 Roland Melanson New York Islanders Game Worn Jersey Stanley Cup Season - 2nd Team NHL All Star - William M. Jennings Trophy - Photo Match
Lot #35

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1982-83 Roland Melanson New York Islanders Game Worn Jersey Stanley Cup Season - 2nd Team NHL All Star - William M. Jennings Trophy - Photo Match
Lot #35
This home white mesh gamer by Sandow SK was worn by Roland Melanson during the 1982-83 Stanley Cup winning season. The New York Islanders selected Melanson in the 3rd round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. In 1980-81 the Islanders cleared a path for Melanson by trading Chico Resch to the Colorado Rockies. Rollie appeared in 11 games that rookie season and 3 more in the playoffs as he captured his first of 3 consecutive Stanley Cups with the dynasty Islanders. Rollie spent 3 more full seasons with the Islanders and virtually split the regular season goaltending duties with Hall of Famer Billy Smith during that span. He appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals in each of his first 4 seasons with the Islanders, a streak that ended with the emergence of Kelly Hrudey and his subsequent trade to the Minnesota North Stars. Rollie spent parts of two years in Minnesota before a deal sent him to Los Angeles where he tended goal for parts of 4 seasons. Rollie finished his career with brief stays in New Jersey and Montreal in the early 1990’s. Rollie was a 2nd Team NHL All Star in 1982-83, the year that saw him share the Jennings Trophy with Billy Smith and finish runner up for the Vezina.

The game wear on this goalie cut sweater consists of stick and puck marks, goal post paint transfer, inner pilling, trauma and subsequent team-sewn repair work to the crest and a team-sewn repair on the right sleeve. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Melanson wearing this exact jersey during the 1982-83 season. Rollie was spectacular while wearing this sweater during the 1982-83 season as he posted a career best 24 Wins with a 2.66 GAA. He finished runner-up to Pete Peeters for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goalie, won the Jennings Trophy, was named 2nd Team NHL All Star and helped the Islanders to their 4th consecutive Stanley Cup! A beautiful photo matched offering from the heart of the Islanders Dynasty.