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1989-90 Chris Chelios Montreal Canadiens Game Worn Jersey - All Star Season - The Chris Chelios Collection Chris Chelios Letter
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1989-90 Chris Chelios Montreal Canadiens Game Worn Jersey - All Star Season - The Chris Chelios Collection Chris Chelios Letter
Lot #397

GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET is pleased to present The Chris Chelios Collection. This exciting collection of game worn jerseys, game used sticks and memorabilia comes directly from the personal collection of 3-time Norris Trophy winner and Hall of Famer Chris Chelios. Chelios personally collected these items over the course of his Hall of Fame career. Each has been in Mr. Chelios’ personal collection since leaving the ice and all are fresh to the hobby. A signed letter from Chris Chelios will accompany your purchase.

This red knit gamer by CCM was worn by Chris Chelios during the 1989-90 NHL season. The Montreal Canadiens selected Chelios in the 2nd round of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. This Chicago, IL native served the Montreal franchise for 7 seasons beginning with a late season call-up in 1984. Chris won his first Norris Trophy and played in 2 Stanley Cup Finals with the Canadiens, walking away with the 1986 Stanley Cup Championship. Following the 1989-90 season, the Canadiens saw fit to deal Chelios to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Denis Savard. Chelios next led the Blackhawks into battle for 9 seasons, winning a pair of Norris Trophies and making one more trip to the Stanley Cup Finals

The Detroit Red Wings acquired Chelios from Chicago at the trade deadline in 1999. Chris spent 10 seaons playing in the Motor City where won the 2001-02 Bud Light Plus-Minus Award and the 2006-07 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. Chris went to 3 more Stanley Cup Finals with Detroit and walked away with 2 more Stanley Cup Rings. Chelios played one final abbreviated NHL season with the Atlanta Thrashers, where he partook in the final 7 games of his storied career.

With his NHL career officially in the books, we can reflect upon just how great it was. Chris played in 1651 games over the course of 26 NHL seasons. During that time he scored 948 points and racked up 2891 PIMS. His playoff career spanned 266 games where he added another 144 points and 423 PIMS. Chelios was a 3-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s best defenseman. He was 5-times a 1st Team NHL All Star and twice more a 2nd Team NHL All Star. Chris partook in a resounding 11 NHL All Star Games. Chicago born, Chelios was a legendary figure for Team USA through the decades. He played in the 1984, 1987 and 1991 Canada Cups, the 1996 and 2004 World Cup of Hockey and also played in the 1984, 1998, 2002 and 2006 Olympics! In addition to serving as the Captain for Team USA, this legendary warrior also served as Team Captain for the NHL All Star Team, the Montreal Canadiens and the Chicago Blackhawks. Considered one of hockey’s all-time great leaders, Chelios was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a first ballot inductee with the class of 2013.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate Captain’s “A”. The game wear on this size 54 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, material pulls, fine inner pilling and a team-sewn repair on the right shoulder. Following the retirement of Bob Gainey, Chelios shared the Captain’s duties with Guy Carbonneau in 1989-90. Chris had an injury plagued season that saw him go +20 and amass 136 PIMS in just 53 games played while wearing this sweater during road contests. For his efforts, Chris earned his second of 11 NHL All Star Game appearances in what turned out to be his final season with the Montreal Canadiens. A wonderful opportunity to acquire one of Chris’ Montreal Canadiens gamers, complete with letter of honor directly from The Chris Chelios Collection.