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1989-90 John Cullen Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey – “41st NHL All Star”
Lot #77

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1989-90 John Cullen Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey – “41st NHL All Star”
Lot #77

This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by John Cullen during the 1989-90 NHL season, his sophomore year. Cullen is beloved in the hockey world for having overcome his battle against non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, which nearly took his life in the 1990’s. This Boston University grad had his career cut short by Cancer, but nonetheless established himself as one of hockey’s best on the ice. Cullen is a two-time NHL All Star, having played in the annual contest in both 1991 and 1992.

Averaging nearly a point per game throughout his NHL career, John also had a tough side as evidenced by his nearly 900 PIMS in slightly over 600 games of service. At the trading deadline in 1991, the Penguins and Whalers made a blockbuster deal sending the principals of John Cullen to Hartford in exchange for Ron Francis, showing how highly thought of John was. Cullen owns the 1999 Bill Masterson Trophy, which is awarded to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate Captain’s “A”, which speaks volumes about John’s leadership qualities; having worn the letter of honor since his rookie season. Sewn to the left shoulder is the 41st NHL All Star Game patch. The game wear on this second-half sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, stitch pops, washed out bloodstains, inner pilling and a dozen team-sewn repairs. Cullen was terrific while wearing this sweater, scoring an impressive 32 goals, 60 assists and 92 points while taking on all comers and accumulating 138 PIMS. A beautiful All Star patched sweater of this beloved player that sports terrific game use and the coveted letter of honor.