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1987-88 Bernie Nicholls Los Angeles Kings Game Worn Jersey
Lot #32

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1987-88 Bernie Nicholls Los Angeles Kings Game Worn Jersey
Lot #32

This home gold knit gamer by CCM was worn by Bernie Nicholls during the 1987-88 NHL season. The Los Angeles Kings selected Nicholls in the 4th round of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Nicholls made his NHL debut in 1981-82 with the Kings where he played for parts of 9 seasons before being dealt to the New York Rangers during the 1989-90 campaign. Bernie went onto play for the Rangers, Oilers, Devils, Blackhawks and Sharks before calling it quits after 18 NHL seasons. In a career that spanned 1127 games, Nicholls retired with 475 goals, 734 assists and 1209 points. Bernie was a three-time NHL All Star who was traded by the Kings in his prime. At the time, Bernie was Los Angeles’ 5th all-time leading scorer. Merely a few years later, the Rangers dealt Nicholls to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Hall of Famer Mark Messier. Bernie remains one of only 8 players in NHL history to score 70 goals in a season and one of only five players to record 150 points in a season.

Sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate Captain’s “A”. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, un-repaired trauma, inner pilling and a couple of team-sewn repairs. The 1987-88 season saw Nicholls partake in 65 games. Bernie lit the lamp 32 times including 7 shorthanded and added 46 assists for 78 points to go along with 114 PIMS. Just a year later this All Star center would become one of only five players in NHL history to score 70 goals in a season. A well-worn example from the Kings last season wearing the beloved purple and gold.