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1995-96 Valeri Kamensky Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Season - Inaugural Season
Lot #255

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1995-96 Valeri Kamensky Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Season - Inaugural Season
Lot #255
This home white air-knit gamer by Starter was worn by Valeri Kamensky during the 1995-96 NHL season. Kamensky spent the first 9 years of his professional career playing in his native Russia. During that time Valeri was twice named USSR 1st Team All Star and was named the USSR Player of the Year in 1991. Before joining the NHL, Valeri partook in 3 Super Series, Rendezvous ’87, the 1987 Canada Cup and the 1988 Olympics. He would also represent Team Russia a decade later in the 1998 Olympics after having joined the NHL.

Kamensky joined the Quebec Nordiques and played in 23 games for them in 1991-92 after suffering a severe ankle injury. The following season saw Kamensky play in 32 games after regaining his health. Kamensky spent 4 years with the Nordiques and transferred with the franchise to Colorado where he won his first and only Stanley Cup that spring. After spending 4 years with the Avalanche, Kamensky joined the Rangers for 2 years and then the Stars and Devils during what would be his final NHL season. This adept Left Wing set carer highs during the Cup winning season with 38 goals and 85 points. In 1998 Valeri was honored with a spot in the NHL All Star game.

The game wear on this size 56 sweater is solid and consists of numerous stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, washed out bloodstains, heavy inner pilling and some team-sewn repairwork. Kamensky donned this outstanding example during the franchise’s inaugural year in Colorado. It was also a season that saw the Avs march to the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. This gamer ranks as one of the inaugural season standouts in the entire collection and should be met with spirited bidding from the Avalanche faithful, choice!