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1984 Steve Shutt Canadiens "Last" Game Worn Jersey - Photo Matched - Shutt Letter
Lot #13

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1984 Steve Shutt Canadiens "Last" Game Worn Jersey - Photo Matched - Shutt Letter
Lot #13

It is with great pleasure that we bring to the hobby this jersey from the  personal collection of Montreal Canadien’s Hall of Famer Steve Shutt. His awesome collection of game worn jerseys and equipment was impeccably preserved by Steve since the day they last saw the ice. A letter from Steve Shutt will accompany your purchase.


This vibrant road red knit gamer by CCM was, as told by Mr. Shutt, the last jersey he ever wore with the Montreal Canadiens. Steve remembers first wearing this gamer during the 1984 Stanley Cup playoffs where the Habs made an improbable underdog run to the Semi Finals. They eventually bowed out in a hard fought Semi Final series to the 4-time defending Stanley Cup Champion New York Islanders.

 

Prior to that, in a series to this day that is still discussed every spring in hockey circles around the world, the Habs out-dueled the heavily favored Quebec Nordiques in the “Battle of Quebec” which culminated with the game known as “Good Friday”. It was in this game that Shutt starred, leading an improbable 3rd period comeback to eliminate their French Canadian rivals. As explained by Mr. Shutt, it was customary for the Canadiens to wear their playoff gamers to begin the following regular season. So this was to be the final road gamer that Steve ever wore as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, wearing it thru the date of his trade to LA during the 1984-85 season.

 

Shutt patrolled the Left Wing on one of the greatest lines in NHL history alongside fellow Hall of Famers Guy Lafleur and Jacques Lemaire. He was an integral part of the Canadiens dynasty of the 1970’s, winning 5 Stanley Cups in all during that decade. The 1976-77 season saw Steve lead the NHL in goals with 60. With this total he became only the 2nd player in the history of the league to ever score 60 goals in a season. Shutt was 3 times a 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star and he represented the Canadiens in 4 NHL All Star games. His 424 career goals were one of the better totals accumulated during his era as were his 50 playoff goals and nearly 100 playoff points. Steve had a knack for scoring the big goal and will forever be remembered as one of the finest Left Wingers of his generation. His 1993 Hall of Fame induction was well deserved and never in doubt.

 

The game wear on this jersey is solid which perfectly matches the length of its use. There exists numerous stick marks and board burns, board paint transfer, washed out bloodstains and inner pilling. Shown above is a photo-match of Shutt wearing this exact jersey in game action during the 1984 playoffs in the Semi-Finals against the New York Islanders, further cementing Shutt’s personal recollection of when he wore this jersey. This jersey represents the end of what was one of hockey’s all-time great dynasties, having been the final sweater worn by this Hall of Famer in the brilliant red of “Les Habitants”.