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1992-93 Dave Christian Chicago Blackhawks Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #634

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1992-93 Dave Christian Chicago Blackhawks Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #634

This road red knit gamer by CCM was worn by Dave Christian during the 1992-93 NHL season. The Winnipeg Jets selected Christian in the 2nd round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. After playing a couple of seasons of college hockey for the Fighting Sioux at the University of North Dakota, Christian spent the 1979-80 season with Team USA under the guidance of coach Herb Brooks. This native of Warroad, MN was one of the Minnesota boys that Herb Brooks would come to rely heavily upon as the 1980 Olympics took shape. In 7 Olympic games, Christian chipped in 8 points as team USA literally performed a Miracle on Ice, defeating the heavily favored Russians and then capturing the gold medal against Finland. After winning gold, Dave immediately began his NHL career in style as he set an NHL record for scoring the fastest goal in his first NHL game, taking just 7 seconds to impress the Winnipeg Jets where he tabbed 18 points in 15 games during the 1979-80 season.

Christian went on to have a most impressive 15-year NHL career, notching 340 goals and 773 points for the Jets, Capitals Bruins, Blues and Blackhawks before hanging up the skates for good in the mid 1990’s. Dave is a member of the 40-goal club and was also an NHL All Star selection in 1991 as a member of the Boston Bruins. In addition to the 1980 Olympics, Christian played 59 games for the US National team in 1980, which led up to the Olympics and also represented Team USA during the 1981, 1984 and 1991 Canada Cups. Christian was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.

Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the NHL’s 100-year Stanley Cup anniversary patch. The game wear on this size 54 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, inner pilling and a dozen team-sewn repairs. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Christian wearing this exact jersey during the 1992-93 season. A beautiful well-worn photo matched example of this former Miracle on Ice Gold Medal winner and USA Hockey Hall of Famer.