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1987-88 Kevin McClelland Edmonton Oilers Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Season - Team Letter
Lot #363

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1987-88 Kevin McClelland Edmonton Oilers Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Season - Team Letter
Lot #363

This road blue heavy mesh gamer by Nike was worn by Kevin McClelland during the 1987-88 Stanley Cup winning season. The Hartford Whalers drafted McClelland in the 4th round of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He began his NHL career in Pittsburgh where he skated for parts of 3 seasons before a deal during the 1983-84 campaign sent him to Edmonton. Kevin would soon after score one of the biggest goals in team history as he netted the game winner breaking a 0-0 tie in game 1 of the 1984 Finals against the Islanders. The loss proved too much for the 4-time Stanley Cup champion Islanders to overcome and 4 games later on home ice, the Oilers hoisted their first of 5 Stanley Cups!

McClelland spent 7 years in Edmonton where he won 4 Stanley Cups. During the 1989-90 season he was dealt to Detroit where he played for 2 seasons. Kevin next skated briefly for the Leafs and Jets before retiring. Kevin was known as one of the NHL’s toughest customers. He was brought to Edmonton in large part to help wage war against their Alberta rivals, the Calgary Flames. In 588 career games over parts of 12 NHL seasons McCleland accumulated 1672 PIMS! In 98 playoff games he tallied 281 more PIMS!

The 1987-88 season saw McClelland amass a career high 281 PIMS while wearing this very sweater. The team has vented the collar of this jersey to Kevin’s specs. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, heavy inner pilling and a great mass of team-sewn repair work that spans 9 inches in length beginning alongside the crest and stretching down into the hem striping. A traditional fight strap is found inside and it has lost the war to salt, rust and general overall wear and tear. The shoulder piping has also been through battle with loads of stitch pops in tow. The notation 1987-88 can be found penned in both the collar and on the silky blue material that houses the fight strap. One can only imagine how many punches were thrown and received as Kevin amassed a career high 281 PIMS while wearing this amazing gamer. A must have for fight fans and Oilers collectors alike, Good Luck! This jersey will be accompanied by an Oilers team letter.