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1995-96 Claude Lemieux Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - 1st Year Franchise - Stanley Cup Season
Lot #169

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1995-96 Claude Lemieux Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - 1st Year Franchise - Stanley Cup Season
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1995-96 Claude Lemieux Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - 1st Year Franchise - Stanley Cup Season
Lot #169

This home white air-knit gamer by Starter was worn by Claude Lemieux during the 1995-96 Stanley Cup winning season. Lemieux recently concluded a 21-year NHL career that is likely to be recognized with induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame at some future date. Claude was the consummate winner, who had the unique ability to raise his level of play when the playoffs rolled around.

Claude led his teams to 4 Stanley Cup titles and ranks among the all-time elite in playoff scoring. Claude partook in 233 playoff games and scored 158 points while racking up 529 PIMS. He was awarded with the 1995 Conn Smythe Trophy after leading the New Jersey Devils to their first ever Stanley Cup championship. As a rookie in 1986, Claude was a late season call-up who played the full slate of playoff contests as the Canadiens captured the Stanley Cup. This 40-goal man has regular season career totals that include 379 goals, 786 points and 1777 PIMS. Claude also holds the distinction of being one of the leagues most despised players by the opposition. He was a solid 2-way player that was considered feisty or dirty depending on who you asked.

The 1995-96 season was a special one for Claude. As the reigning playoff MVP he had a lot to live up to with his new teammates in Colorado. Claude didn’t disappoint. In 79 regular season contests he notched 39 goals, 71 points and 119 PIMS while playing ferocious defense against the opposing team’s elite. Come playoff time Lemieux lived up to expectations yet again, as he helped a 3rd different franchise, this time the 1st year Colorado Avalanche, to the Stanley Cup.

The game wear on this size 56 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, abrasions and inner pilling. A black sharpie signature in Claude’s own hand lies just alongside the back player numbers. Sourced from a team official following that magnificent season, this first year franchise and Stanley Cup winning season gamer would make a worthy addition to any collection.