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1988-89 Paul Coffey Penguins Game Worn Jersey
Lot #124

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1988-89 Paul Coffey Penguins Game Worn Jersey
Lot #124

This road black knit gamer by CCM was worn by Paul Coffey during the 1988-89 NHL season. Coffey is second to only Ray Bourque in all-time goals 396, assists 1135 and points 1531 scored by a defenseman. These incredible totals rank him 5th on the all-time assist list and as the 10th highest scoring player in league history at the time of this writing. Coffey’s playoff acumen is no less impressive having tallied nearly 200 career playoff points, which also places him among the all-time elite. Coffey has (8) 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star selections to his credit. He played in an astounding 14 NHL All Star games. His hardware includes 3 Norris trophies as leagues best defenseman and 4 Stanley Cup championships. Paul is considered one of the game’s all-time greats and was so recognized in the now revered ‘The Hockey News’ book which ranked the 50 greatest players in NHL history. Paul was honored as the 28th greatest player in NHL history in that publication.

The part he played in the Edmonton Oilers dynasty was invaluable, and helped form the deadliest offensive machine ever put on the ice. His single season record for a defenseman of 48 goals, recorded in 1985-86 will likely never be topped. Paul was one of the league’s finest skaters and images of him gliding down the ice wearing his Oilers garb won’t soon be forgotten. He is a most deserving Hall of Famer and one of the finest offensive weapons in the games history.

Coffey joined the Penguins for the 1987-88 season. He immediately improved their goal production playing point man on their power play. In Coffey’s 2nd season with the club, while wearing this very gamer, he put up one of the finest offensive seasons of his career. In 75 games played, Coffey tabbed 30 goals and 83 assists for an astounding 113 points. As remarkable as his point production was, he put up a career best 193 PIMS. It was during this season that Super Mario scored a career best 199 points, as the Penguins scored almost at will.

Sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate Captain’s “A”. The game wear consists of numerous stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer and fine inner pilling. The left sleeve houses a 4” long slice. This sweater is part of the coveted first ever set of all sewn on gamers from the Mario Lemiuex era. They were worn during the 2nd half of the 1988-89 season as the record books were being shattered by Mario and company.