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1996-97 Dale Hunter Washington Capitals Game Worn Jersey - "JB" - All Star Season
Lot #135

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1996-97 Dale Hunter Washington Capitals Game Worn Jersey - "JB" - All Star Season
Lot #135
This home white air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Dale Hunter during the 1996-97 NHL season. The Quebec Nordiques selected Hunter in the 2nd round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. Hunter spent 7 years in Quebec City before joining the Washington Capitals. He then played for 12 seasons in front of the fans in the nation’s capitol. A deal at the trading deadline in the spring of 1999 sent Dale from the Capitals to the Avalanche where he spent the final 12 regular season and 19 playoff games of his career.

Hunter is the only player in the history of the NHL to have tallied 300 goals, 1000 points and 3500 PIMS. These impressive numbers are sure to garner consideration for Hall of Fame induction in the years to come. Hunter’s leadership abilities will never be questioned. He served as team Captain for both the Quebec Nordiques and the Washington Capitals during his 19-year NHL career. Since retiring, Hunter has used his leadership abilities well, serving as the head coach of the OHL’s London Knights for the past decade. Dale ranks 2nd behind only Tiger Williams on the all-time PIMS list with 3565. For good measure, he spent another 729 minutes in the sin bin during the playoffs. Hunter will be remembered as one of the all-time great instigators, always finding a way to get under the skin of his opponents, while still possessing the talent to light the lamp.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the Captain’s “C”. Sewn to the right breast is the “JB” patch. The game wear on this 1st set size 54 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, pulls, heavy inner pilling, trauma to the fightstrap and nameplate, sweat stains, stitch pops and a handful of team-sewn repairs. High atop the left shoulder is a beautiful black sharpie autograph in Hunter’s own hand. On the inside crest is the official Washington Capitals game worn jersey and set information. This battered example, complete with the desirable “JB” patch and the Captain’s “C” was worn during Dale’s only All Star season and will become an instant cornerstone piece in any collection of Capitals gamers, choice!