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1996-97 Joey Kocur Detroit Red Wings Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Season Team Letter
Lot #110

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1996-97 Joey Kocur Detroit Red Wings Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Season Team Letter
Lot #110
This home white air-knit gamer by Nike was worn by Joe Kocur during the 1996-97 Stanley Cup winning season. The Detroit Red Wings selected Kocur in the 5th round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. Kocur made his debut with Detroit during the 1984-85 season, playing an abbreviated 17 game schedule. In 1985-86, Joe dressed for only 59 games, but made the league take notice as he racked up a career best 377 PIMS! The very next season, Joe toned things down a bit compiling ‘only’ 276 PIMS. And on it went; during his first 7 seasons in the Motor City he continued to terrorize the league alongside his Bash Brother teammate Bob Probert. In 1991, Kocur was dealt to the Rangers where he would spend his next 5 years. He did temper the bad boy act a bit on Broadway and was part of the Rangers Stanley Cup winning team in 1994. After New York it was off to Vancouver for 7 games and then back to Detroit where Joe played his final 3 seasons and captured a pair of Stanley Cups. In 821 career games over 15 seasons, Kocur racked up 2519 PIMS, placing him top-20 all-time. He will long be remembered as one of the fiercest fighters of his generation.

The sleeves on this gamer have been custom shortened for Kocur by the team. The game wear on this size 56 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, a stitch popped front collar and inner pilling. On the inside hem is the official Detroit Red Wings game worn jersey information. A nice customized example from the season that saw the Wings put to rest their Stanley Cup drought by capturing their first Championship of the Steve Yzerman era. Our consignor purchased this jersey directly from the Red Wings following the season. It has remained tucked away in his private collection for the past 20 years and is completely fresh to the hobby! This jersey will be accompanied by a Red Wings team letter.