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1987-88 Shane Churla Calgary Flames Game Worn Jersey – “1988 Olympic”
Lot #28

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1987-88 Shane Churla Calgary Flames Game Worn Jersey – “1988 Olympic”
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1987-88 Shane Churla Calgary Flames Game Worn Jersey – “1988 Olympic”
Lot #28

This road red air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Shane Churla during the 1987-88 NHL season. The Hartford Whalers selected Churla in the 6th round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. This legendary enforcer made his NHL debut in 1986-87 with the Whalers. After just two games with the Whalers in 1987-88, Churla joined the Calgary Flames for parts of two seasons. It was during the 1988-89 season that Shane became a member of the Minnesota North Stars, the franchise he would be best known with. Churla spent five seasons representing the Twin Cities before relocating with the franchise to Dallas where he played for three more years. Shane finished up his career a couple of years later after stints with the Kings and Rangers. All told this tough guy spent 11 years wreaking havoc around the NHL. He registered a single season best of 333 PIMS with the Stars in 1993-94. In 488 career regular season games he amassed an incredible 2301 PIMS, 4.72 PIMS per game, the highest qualifying total in NHL history!

Sewn to the left shoulder of this gamer is the 1988 Calgary Olympic patch. The collar of this gamer has been custom vented for Churla by the team. The game wear on this 2nd set sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, fight abuse with stitch pops, material pulls, washed out bloodstains and fine inner pilling. On the crest is a beautiful black sharpie signature in Churla’s own hand. Churla played in 29 games with the Flames in 1987-88 putting up 132 PIMS. Shane wore this jersey in 16 of those games, 14 on the road and twice at home after arriving from Hartford during his first season with Calgary. A terrific offering, complete with the coveted Calgary Olympic patch and worn by this legendary enforcer during the very early part of his NHL career.