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1990 Finals and 1989-90 Reggie Lemelin Bruins Game Worn Jersey - Video Match
Lot #163

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1990 Finals and 1989-90 Reggie Lemelin Bruins Game Worn Jersey - Video Match
Lot #163

This road black air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by goaltender Reggie Lemelin during the 1989-90 regular season and playoffs. Lemelin enjoyed a 15-year NHL career that began with the Atlanta Flames in 1978-79. Reggie moved with the franchise to Calgary and spent his first 9 seasons in the two cities. The Boston Bruins signed him as a freee agent in the summer of 1987 and there Lemelin would remain through the remainder of his career.

While with the Bruins he helped them to the Stanley Cup Finals in two of his first three seasons with the club. In 1989-90, the season in which he wore this jersey, Reggie earned the William M. Jennings Trophy. Lemelin also played in the 1989 NHL All Star game. In fact it was Lemelin who, in his first season with the club in 1987-88, backstopped the Bruins during the Stanley Cup playoff run. Reggie played in 17 games that spring, winning 11 of them and leading all playoff goalies with a 2.63 GAA. Following his playing career Reggie has been a regular with the Philadelphia Flyers, serving as their goaltending coach.

Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals patch. Game wear on this sweater is solid with stick and puck marks, goal post paint transfer, inner pilling and a couple of team-sewn repairs. Shown above are video clips of Lemelin wearing this exact jersey during the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals.

The 1990 Stanley Cup Finals were the 2nd year that the NHL sewed Finals patches on to the player’s game jerseys. It was the only season since the NHL began this procedure 20 years ago that the Bruins were participants in the Finals, making these highly cherished by Boston Bruins collectors. Although Andy Moog got much of the playing time during the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals run, it is worthy to note that Reggie played in 43 regular season contests and won 22 of them, playing a major part in the Bruins success that season.