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1987-88 Pat LaFontaine Islanders Game Worn Jersey - Photo Matched
Lot #22

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1987-88 Pat LaFontaine Islanders Game Worn Jersey - Photo Matched
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1987-88 Pat LaFontaine Islanders Game Worn Jersey - Photo Matched
Lot #22

This road blue air-knit gamer by Syosset Sports and CCM was worn by Pat LaFontaine during the 1987-88 NHL season. A regrettable string of unfortunate injuries struck Pat’s career in its prime and ultimately cost him what would surely have been very lofty career totals. Despite the injury shortened career, he still managed seven 40-goal seasons including two of 50 or more. His 148 points in the 1992-93 campaign was one of the decade’s highest totals.

When injury forced him into retirement, he took with him 468 career goals and over 1000 career points. LaFontaine was a winner of the Bill Masterton trophy for the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. He was a staple in the NHL All Star game during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s as he blossomed into one of the sport’s biggest stars. LaFontaine was one of the classiest players of his generation and was deservingly awarded with an induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate captain’s “A”. This jersey has seen loads of ice time and shows significant game wear. There are many stick marks and board burns to go along with board paint transfer, heavy inner pilling and un-repaired holes. Shown above are a couple of beautiful photo matches of LaFontaine wearing this exact jersey in game action. This is a tremendous example, which was worn by this Hall of Famer as he blossomed into a star on Long Island.