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1988-90 Bryan Trottier New York Islanders Game Worn Jersey Photo Match The Terrence Murphy Collection Joe Murphy Letter
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1988-90 Bryan Trottier New York Islanders Game Worn Jersey Photo Match The Terrence Murphy Collection Joe Murphy Letter
Lot #8

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 home white air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Bryan Trottier during the 1988-89 and/or the 1989-90 NHL seasons. The New York Islanders selected Trottier in the 2nd round of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. Bryan began his NHL career with the Islanders in 1975-76 and won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year on the strength of 32 goals and 63 assists for 95 points in 80 games played. It was an incredible start to a legendary Hall of Fame career. Trottier spent 15 seasons on Long Island and during that time became one of the most dominant two-way players in league history as he led his team to dynasty status with 4 consecutive Stanley Cup titles. Bryan is still the Islanders record holder for games played, assists and points. He also became the fastest player in NHL history to reach 400, 500, 600 and 700 career points, records that were surpassed and are now held by Wayne Gretzky. Furthermore, Bryan was the youngest player to record 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 career points, marks also surpassed and now held by Wayne Gretzky. Following his time with the Islanders, Bryan spent 3 seasons providing veteran leadership to the Pittsburgh Penguins and in the process won another 2 Stanley Cup Rings. Trottier was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 1997.

Trottier’s career accomplishments are numerous and include 524 goals, 901 assists and 1425 regular season points. His playoff scoring totals are no less impressive with 71 goals, 113 assists and 184 points, which also rank him among the all-time elite. In addition to his 6 Stanley Cup titles and the Calder Trophy, Bryan was 4-times a 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star who played in 9 NHL All Star Games. Also to his credit is the 1979 NHL plus/minus award, the Bud man of the year, the 1989 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, the 1979 Art Ross Trophy for leading the NHL in scoring, the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 1980 and the 1979 Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP. Internationally Bryan represented Team NHL in the 1979 Challenge Cup, Team Canada in the 1981 Canada Cup and Team USA in the 1984 Canada Cup.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate Captain’s “A”. The game wear on this size 54 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, a good many board burns, plenty of board paint transfer from the Nassau Coliseum, un-repaired trauma and inner pilling. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Trottier wearing this exact jersey during the 1989-90 season. A worthy footnote to the photo match is that Terry Murphy is standing directly behind Bryan, two rows above. The 1989-90 season, Trottier’s last in New York, saw him put the finishing touches on the numerous Islanders records that still stand to this day while wearing this very jersey on home ice. A well-worn fresh to the hobby photo matched offering, complete with the coveted letter of honor that comes directly from the personal collection of Terrence Murphy, choice!