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1988-89 Steve Martinson Montreal Canadiens Game Worn Jersey
Lot #87

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1988-89 Steve Martinson Montreal Canadiens Game Worn Jersey
Lot #87

This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by Steve Martinson during the 1988-89 NHL season. This Minnesota native spent 6 years in the minors before getting his chance in the bigs. Known by the fight buffs as one of the 1980’s legendary goons, Steve put forth a career best 432 PIMS in 69 games for the Hershey Bears in 1985-86! Martinson finally got his big break and did a 10-game stint with the Red Wings in 1987-88 ringing up 84 PIMS. The Canadiens acquired Martinson the following season and he split his time for the next two years between Sherbrooke and Montreal. Steve played in 38 games for Les Habitants during those two years and registered 151 PIMS. His final NHL stint came with the North Stars in 1991-92, where he played in a lone game and spent 9 minutes in the sin bin. In 49 career NHL games Martinson accumulated 244 PIMS.

Following his playing days, Martinson took over the head coaching duties for the San Diego Gulls of the WCHL and won 5 titles in 9 seasons including 3 in a row in his first 3 years. He later moved on to coach the Rockford IceHogs of the UHL and won another title there. Most recently Steve was coaching the Elmira Jackets of the ECHL.

This vintage Canadiens jersey features customized sleeves with a generous amount of stretchy knit material added from the wrists to just above the elbows. The Canadiens marched all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1988-89. Steve partook in 25 regular season games where he scored a goal and amassed 87 PIMS. He also played in a playoff game during the march to the Cup Finals and got handed an even 10 PIMS in that contest.

The game wear on this sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, plenty of swipes of that familiar board paint transfer from the old Montreal Forum, washed out bloodstains, fine inner pilling, well salted snaps on the traditional style fight strap and more than a handful of team-sewn repairs. Also worthy of mention is the addition of 2 loop style fight straps that sit on both sides of the original one making for a total of 3 in all! This rare and underrated jersey is ready to become an important addition to someone’s fighter collection of gamers, Good Luck!