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1982-83 Tiger Williams Canucks Game Worn Jersey
Lot #27

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1982-83 Tiger Williams Canucks Game Worn Jersey
Lot #27

This road black heavy knit V-style gamer by Maska was worn by Dave Tiger Williams during the 1982-83 NHL season. Selected in the 2nd round of the 1974 NHL entry draft, Tiger began his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played for 6 seasons with the Leafs before being dealt to the Vancouver Canucks for a then rookie Rick Vaive.

Tiger spent parts of 5 seasons with the Canucks before stops in Detroit, Los Angeles and Hartford. In a 14-year NHL career Tiger scored 241 goals but was really best known for his PIMS. He is still to this day the NHL’s all-time penalty minutes leader with 3966! He accomplished that total in 962 regular season contests, leading the league in PIMS 3 times. In 83 playoff games, Tiger racked up another 455 PIMS for good measure. On three different occasions Tiger led the NHL in playoff PIMS. Williams wasn’t without skill, and had he stayed out of the penalty box a bit more his goal scoring ability might have shone through a bit better. In 1981 Tiger netted 35 goals and earned himself a spot in the NHL All Star game.

Elastic cuffs have been added to this gamer, a customization to better allow Tiger to throw the fists. The original fight strap has been removed and replaced with a now heavily worn example. As would be expected, the game use on this heavy Maska knit is solid consisting of stick marks and many board burns, inner pilling and more than a dozen team-sewn repairs. It should also be noted that this gamer has underwent a nameplate restoration. All in all this presents a great opportunity to acquire an elusive player in game worn circles.