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1988-89 Paul Coffey Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey - 1st Team NHL All Star - All Star Season - 30-Goal, 83-Assists, 113 Points - Photo Match - Video Match
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1988-89 Paul Coffey Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey - 1st Team NHL All Star - All Star Season - 30-Goal, 83-Assists, 113 Points - Photo Match - Video Match
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1988-89 Paul Coffey Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey - 1st Team NHL All Star - All Star Season - 30-Goal, 83-Assists, 113 Points - Photo Match - Video Match
Lot #25
This home white knit gamer by CCM and Century Sports was worn by Paul Coffey during the 1988-89 NHL regular season and playoffs. The Edmonton Oilers selected Coffey with the 6th pick in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He broke camp with the club in 1980 and never looked back, eventually becoming the second highest scoring defenseman in NHL history. Coffey spent his formative years, 7 seasons in all, with the Oilers as their group of talented youngsters formed a dynasty. During his time in Edmonton, Coffey celebrated the franchise’s first three Stanley Cups in 84, 85 and 87. On November 24th 1987, Coffey was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he would team with Mario Lemieux for the next five years, while helping their franchise to their first Stanley Cup title in 1991. Paul spent the last decade of his career with a number of clubs. He was reunited with Gretzky and Kurri in Los Angeles in the early 1990’s. He eventually helped two of his new clubs, Detroit and Philadelphia, to Stanley Cup Finals appearances in the mid 1990’s.

Coffey ended his illustrious career second to only Ray Bourque in all-time goals 396, assists 1135 and points 1531 scored by a defenseman. These incredible totals rank him 6th on the all-time assist list and 13th on the all-time points list. Coffey’s playoff acumen is no less impressive having tallied nearly 200 career playoff points, which places him 5th all-time. Coffey has eight 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star selections to his credit and played in an astounding 14 NHL All Star games. Internationally, Paul represented Team Canada in 3 Canada Cups and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. His impressive hardware case 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 Hockey News’ book that ranked the 50 greatest players in NHL history. Coffey 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 the Oilers blue and orange won’t soon be forgotten. He is a most deserving Hall of Famer and was one of the finest offensive weapons in NHL history. The Oilers retired and raised Paul’s player number 7 to the rafters where it now hangs proudly alongside teammates, Gretzky, Mesier, Fuhr, Kurri and Anderson.

Coffey donned this gamer during his finest season after leaving Edmonton. This legendary Hall of Fame defenseman wore this jersey throughout the second half of the season and all the way through the playoffs. The 1988-89 season saw Coffey team up with Mario and company and tally 30 goals for the last time in his career, which were accompanied by 83 assists and 113 points. Paul also amassed a career high 193 PIMS while wearing this jersey. During the playoffs, Coffey added another 15 points and 31 PIMS in 11 games played while wearing this sweater for the last time.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate Captain’s “A”. The game wear on this 2nd set sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, stitch pops, areas of fine pilling, a fight strap that has lost the battle to salt and rust and a couple of handfuls of team-sewn repairs. Shown above are some beautiful photo matches of Coffey wearing this exact jersey during the 1988-89 regular season and playoffs. Also shown above are some video highlights of Coffey wearing this exact jersey during the 1988-89 seaon. This jersey features the beloved gold-toed skating Penguin along with the unusually high placement of the back name and player number, all consistent with the second half of the 1988-89 season. This tremendous well-worn photo and video matched example sports a coveted letter of honor and was worn by this Hall of Fame defenseman during his remarkable 30-goal, 83-assist, 113-point and 193 PIMS season that earned him 1st Team NHL All Star honors, choice!