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1989 Chris Chelios Montreal Canadiens Game Worn Jersey - Chris Chelios Letter
Lot #13

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1989 Chris Chelios Montreal Canadiens Game Worn Jersey - Chris Chelios Letter
Lot #13
This beautiful Captain’s jersey is packed with provenance and will be accompanied by a couple of signed letters including one from Chris Chelios dated early 1991 and another from his wife Tracee dated late 1990. Chris gifted this jersey to a personal friend in the fall of 1990 and it had remained in his collection, out of hobby circulation until 2014!

This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by Chris Chelios during the 1989 NHL season. The Montreal Canadiens selected Chelios in the 2nd round of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He would serve the Montreal franchise for seven seasons beginning in 1984-85, during which time he played in 2 Stanley Cup Finals and walked away with one championship in 1986. A trade prior to the 1990-91 season sent Chris to Chicago in exchange for Hall of Famer Denis Savard. Chris next led the Blackhawks for nine seasons, serving as the team’s Captain and leading them to the Stanley Cup Finals in only his 2nd year with the club.

Chelios next joined the Detroit Red Wings where he skated for a decade. During that time he went to 3 more Stanley Cup Finals and walked away victorious twice more. With his career now officially in the books, we can reflect on just how great it was. He played in 26 seasons, a total of 1651 games in all. During that time he scored 948 points and racked up 2891 PIMS. Add to that another 266 playoff games, 144 playoff points and 423 playoff PIMS.

Chris won 3 James Norris Memorial Trophies, which is awarded to the NHL’s best defenseman. He was 5-times a 1st Team NHL All Star and twice more a 2nd team NHL All Star. Chelios partook in the NHL All Star game a resounding 11 times. Born in Chicago, Chris has been an active participant over the years for Team USA. He was a member of the 1984, 1987 and 1991 Canada Cup teams, the 1996 and 2004 World Cup Teams and of course the United States Olympic Team on 4 occasions! Chris was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame upon eligibility on his first ballot in 2013.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the Captain’s “C”. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, washed out bloodstains, pulls and tremendous inner pilling. Chelios won his first Norris Trophy in 1989 and then played one final year with the Canadiens prior to his trade to Chicago. As previously stated, this gamer will be accompanied by a pair of letters, one each from Chris and Tracee Chelios that are dated nearly 25 years ago. This outstanding well-worn example is packed with provenance, sports the all-important letter of honor and will undoubtedly make for a great addition to any Hall of Fame collection, choice!