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1995-96 Paul Coffey NHL All Star Game Worn Jersey – “1996 Boston All Star” - The Chris Chelios Collection – Chris Chelios Letter
Lot #410

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1995-96 Paul Coffey NHL All Star Game Worn Jersey – “1996 Boston All Star” - The Chris Chelios Collection – Chris Chelios Letter
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1995-96 Paul Coffey NHL All Star Game Worn Jersey – “1996 Boston All Star” - The Chris Chelios Collection – Chris Chelios Letter
Lot #410

GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET is pleased to present The Chris Chelios Collection. This exciting collection of game worn jerseys, game used sticks and memorabilia comes directly from the personal collection of 3-time Norris Trophy winner and Hall of Famer Chris Chelios. Chelios personally collected these items over the course of his Hall of Fame career. Each has been in Mr. Chelios’ personal collection since leaving the ice and all are fresh to the hobby. A signed letter from Chris Chelios will accompany your purchase.

This purple knit gamer by CCM was worn by Paul Coffey during the 1996 NHL All Star Game in Boston. The Edmonton Oilers selected Coffey with the 6th pick in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He broke camp with the club in 1980 and never looked back, eventually becoming the 2nd highest scoring defenseman in league history. Coffey spent his formative years, 7 seasons in all with the Oilers as this group of talented youngsters turned into a dynasty. During his time in Edmonton, Coffey celebrated the franchise’s first 3 Stanley Cups in 84, 85 and 87. On November 24th 1987, Coffey was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he would team with Mario Lemiuex for the next 5 years, while helping their franchise to their first Stanley Cup title in 1991. Paul spent the last decade of his career with a number of clubs. He was reunited with Gretzky and Kurri in Los Angeles in the early 1990’s. He eventually helped two of his new clubs, Detroit and Philadelphia, to Stanley Cup Finals appearances in the mid 1990’s.

Coffey ended his illustrious career second to only Ray Bourque in all-time goals 396, assists 1135 and points 1531 scored by a defenseman. These incredible totals rank him 5th on the all-time assist list and 12th on the all-time points list. Coffey’s playoff acumen is no less impressive having tallied nearly 200 career playoff points, which places him 5th all-time. Coffey has eight 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star selections to his credit. He played in an astounding 14 NHL All Star games. Internationally, Paul represented Team Canada in 3 Canada Cups and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. His impressive hardware case includes 3 Norris trophies as leagues best defenseman and 4 Stanley Cup championships. Paul is considered one of the game’s all-time greats and was so recognized in ‘The Hockey News’ book that ranked the 50 greatest players in NHL history. Coffey was honored as the 28th greatest player in NHL history in that publication.

The part he played in the Edmonton Oilers dynasty was invaluable, and helped form the deadliest offensive machine ever put on the ice. His single season record for a defenseman of 48 goals, recorded in 1985-86 will likely never be topped. Paul was one of the league’s finest skaters and images of him gliding down the ice wearing the Oilers blue and orange won’t soon be forgotten. He is a most deserving Hall of Famer and was one of the finest offensive weapons in NHL history.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate Captain’s “A”. Sewn to the right shoulder is the Boston 1996 NHL All Star Game patch. Sewn to the left shoulder is the Detroit Red Wings logo. Typical light All Star Game use exists on this size 54 sweater. Coffey represented the Detroit Red Wings for the Western Conference in this, the 46th NHL All Star Game. Coffey was voted a starter by the fans, forming a starting duo on defense with Chris Chelios. Coffey has penned a beautiful personalized autograph to Chelios on the back player number that reads; To Chris “The BEST partner I ever had”, Paul Coffey 77. A terrific All Star Gamer complete with the letter of honor and incomporable provenance forever linking these legendary Hall of Fame greats that hails directly from The Chris Chelios Collection.