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1995-96 Sandis Ozolinsh Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - "1996 Stanley Cup Finals" - Inaugural Season - Stanley Cup Season
Lot #248

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1995-96 Sandis Ozolinsh Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - "1996 Stanley Cup Finals" - Inaugural Season - Stanley Cup Season
Lot #248
This road burgundy air-knit gamer by Starter was worn by Sandis Ozolinsh during the 1995-96 Stanley Cup winning season. The San Jose Sharks selected Ozolinsh in the 2nd round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. This Latvian native began his NHL career with San Jose in 1992. Early during this dynamic defenseman’s 4th season, he was dealt to the Colorado Avalanche and went on to win the Stanley Cup later that spring. Ozolinsh would spend 5 years in Colorado, before heading to Carolina, Florida, Anaheim, New York and finally San Jose. Since leaving the NHL, Sandis has spent the past several seasons playing in Russia’s KHL. In 15-years and 875 games of NHL service, Ozolinsh tallied 564 points from his position on the point. This 7-time NHL All Star earned a 1st Team NHL All Star selection in 1997. On the international stage Ozolinsh appeared in the World Championships and a couple of Olympics.

Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals patch. The team added this patch but Ozolinsh did not wear this jersey during the Cup Finals. The game wear on this size 56 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, inner pilling and a significant team sewn repair on the right elbow. Ozolinsh has added a beautiful black sharpie signature beneath the crest. The provenance of this jersey can be traced from the Colorado Avalanche trainer, who gifted this jersey to the Senior Vice President of the Buffalo Sabres, from whom a letter on Sabres stationary accompanies this offering. A terrific inaugural season gamer that was prepared for use during the Stanley Cup Finals, choice!