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1982-83 Yvon Lambert Rochester Americans Game Worn Jersey Calder Cup Season Yvon Lambert Letter
Lot #303

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1982-83 Yvon Lambert Rochester Americans Game Worn Jersey Calder Cup Season Yvon Lambert Letter
Lot #303

This home white knit gamer by Maska was worn by Yvon Lambert during the 1982-83 Calder Cup winning season. Lambert made his NHL debut in 1972-73 with the Montreal Canadiens, the team for whom he played during his first 9 years in the National Hockey League. During that illustrious span, Lambert won four Stanley Cups as an integral part of the late 1970’s Montreal Canadiens Dynasty. This Left Winger was twice a 30-goal scorer who averaged 25 goals per season over his final 7 years with the storied franchise. As the Montreal Dynasty was dismantled, Lambert found himself playing with the Buffalo Sabres for his 10th and final NHL season. During that final year, the still capable Lambert scored 25 goals and 64 points in 77 games for Buffalo.

Yvon spent his final two years playing with the Sabres AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. In his first season with the Amerks, while wearing this sweater, Lambert led his new team to a Calder Cup Championship on the strength of a 26-goal season. The following season saw Lambert and the Amerks again trek to the Calder Cup Finals where they fell just short of back-to-back titles. Lambert for his part netted 27 goals and 70 points during his final regular season before scoring another 8 playoff goals and adding 11 assists for 19 points in 18 post season games.

The game wear on this size 50 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, fine inner pilling and more than half a dozen team-sewn repairs. The 1982-83 campaign was the first in franchise history that saw the Americans wear a knit sweater. In the process, Lambert and the Amerks captured the Calder Cup, breaking a 15-year Championship drought. Originally sourced from Yvon’s personal collection, a signed letter from Mr. Lambert will accompany your purchase.