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1991-92 Wayne Van Dorp Quebec Nordiques Game Worn Jersey
Lot #196

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1991-92 Wayne Van Dorp Quebec Nordiques Game Worn Jersey
Lot #196

GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET is pleased to bring this exciting collection of game worn enforcers, tough guys and instigators to the hobby exclusively thru our Fall 2018 Auction. These 11 NHL and minor league game worn jerseys have been held in a private collection since being purchased beginning nearly 20 years ago and have been out of hobby circulation ever since. Included in this group of legendary tough guys are some extremely difficult to find players and styles, most which are being offered at auction for the first time!

This blue knit gamer by CCM was worn by Wayne Van Dorp during the 1991-92 NHL season, his final NHL season. This Burnaby, BC native was an enforcer that made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers in 1986-87 and won a Stanley Cup that spring as a rookie. He also suited up for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Quebec Nordiques over the course of his 6-year NHL career, accumulating 565 PIMS in 125 games played! Van Dorp registered a single season best of 303 PIMS in 61 games played for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1989-90, placing 5th on the NHL leader board in a partial season! Van Dorp also put together an impressive minor league resume, playing mainly in the AHL with Rochester, Nova Scotia and Halifax but also spending time in the IHL with Saginaw and Milwaukee and in the ACHL at the beginning of his career with the Erie Golden Blades. In 195 minor league games played, this enforcer amassed 912 PIMS!

Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the NHL’s 75-year anniversary patch. The game wear on this size 56 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, plenty of washed out bloodstains and fine inner pilling. This elusive gamer has been out of hobby circulation for the past couple of decades. A well-worn all-sewn-on version from Van Dorp’s brief 28 game stint with the Nordiques, and most likely his final NHL jersey.