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1988-89 Gord Donnelly Winnipeg Jets Game Worn Jersey Photo Match The Terrence Murphy Collection Joe Murphy Letter
Lot #51

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1988-89 Gord Donnelly Winnipeg Jets Game Worn Jersey Photo Match The Terrence Murphy Collection Joe Murphy Letter
Lot #51

This fresh to the hobby example comes directly from the personal collection of longtime New York Islanders employee Terrence Murphy. Terry worked for the New York Islanders from 1983 through 1992, beginning as their stick boy until being promoted to Assistant Equipment Manager in 1988. A letter of provenance signed by Mr. Murphy’s son will accompany your purchase. These exciting items are being offered to the hobby for the first time via the Fall 2020 Auction, exclusively at GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET.

This road blue air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Gord Donnelly during the 1988-89 NHL season. The St. Louis Blues selected Donnelly in the 3rd round of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. This Montreal native made his NHL debut in 1983-84 with the Quebec Nordiques where he played for 6 seasons before a deal in 1988-89 sent him to the Winnipeg Jets. This tough guy played in Winnipeg for four years before spending several years in Buffalo and finally a couple more in Dallas. Over the course of 12 NHL seasons this enforcer played in 554 games and amassed 2069 PIMS! Donnelly twice eclipsed the 300 PIMS mark in addition to a handful of 200 PIMS seasons.

Sewn to the left shoulder of this gamer is the Goals For Kids patch. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, fight abuse showing by way of a tattered fight strap and a heavily stitch popped collar and fine inner pilling. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Donnelly wearing this exact jersey during the 1988-89 NHL season. In 57 games while wearing this jersey during road games after arriving in Winnipeg, Donnelly scored a career best 16 points and compiled 228 PIMS. A spectacular fresh to the hobby example that was worn by this enforcer during his first year with the Jets and comes directly from the personal collection of Terrence Murphy.