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1989-90 Pat Verbeek Hartford Whalers Game Worn Jersey - 44-Goal & 228 PIMS Season - Career Best 45 Assist & 89 Point Season - Photo Match
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1989-90 Pat Verbeek Hartford Whalers Game Worn Jersey - 44-Goal & 228 PIMS Season - Career Best 45 Assist & 89 Point Season - Photo Match
Lot #51

This road green air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Pat Verbeek during the 1989-90 NHL season. The New Jersey Devils selected Verbeek in the 3rd round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. Verbeek made his NHL debut in 1982-83 during the Devils inaugural season. Nicknamed “The Little Ball of Hate”, Verbeek established himself as one of New Jersey’s first star players. The 1987-88 season saw Verbeek light the lamp 46 times to go along with 227 PIMS as he helped lead the Devils to their first-ever playoff appearance, ending in a loss in the Conference Finals to the Boston Bruins.

After 7 seasons in New Jersey, Verbeek was dealt to the Hartford Whalers where he was at his best, enjoying great success during his 6-year stay. The New York Rangers acquired Pat in the midst of the 1994-95 season in an attempt to boost the charges and repeat as Stanley Cup Champions. Despite falling short of the ultimate goal, Verbeek’s acquisition proved fruitful as he tabbed 41 goals in 69 games in 1995-96 as New York made one last run at Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Verbeek finally won the Stanley Cup in 1998-99, his third season as a member of the Dallas Stars. He suited up for the Detroit Red Wings for a couple of years before returning to Dallas for one final season. All told, Verbeek scored 522 goals and added 541 assists for 1063 points to go along with 2905 PIMS, which places him 11th on the all-time list. Pat tallied four 40-goal seasons, doing so with three different teams. He represented Team Canada in the World Championships and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and partook in a couple of NHL All Star games. Verbeek remains one of a few 500-Goal Club members to not yet be in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of numerous stick and slash marks, board burns, some heavy board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, fight abuse with washed out bloodstains, stitch pops, a trauma-laden fight strap, fine inner pilling and a torn and repaired rear collar. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Verbeek wearing this exact jersey during the 1989-90 season. The 1989-90 season was Verbeek’s first with the Whalers and he sure made an impression on his new franchise. In a full 80 game schedule, Verbeek lit the lamp 44 times and added a career best 45 assists for a career best 89 points with 228 PIMS thrown in for good measure. A tremendous battered and photo matched example from this 500-Goal scorer’s first year with the Whalers.