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1996-97 Patrick Roy Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - NHL Leading 38 Wins - All Star Season - Photo Match – Claude Lemieux Letter
Lot #125

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1996-97 Patrick Roy Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - NHL Leading 38 Wins - All Star Season - Photo Match – Claude Lemieux Letter
Lot #125

This jersey was originally acquired from the personal collection of 4-time Stanley Cup Champion, Claude Lemieux. Lemieux’s letter of provenance states that he acquired this sweater directly from Patrick Roy in a swap of game jerseys. This signed letter of provenance by Mr. Lemieux will accompany your purchase.

This home white air-knit gamer by Starter was worn by Patrick Roy during the 1996-97 NHL season. The Montreal Canadiens selected Roy in the 3rd round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. There are many who consider Roy to be the greatest goaltender in the history of the sport. He retired as the NHL’s all-time leader in wins with 551, a longstanding record that was previously held by the legendary Terry Sawchuk and has since been surpassed by Martin Brodeur. Roy is the current record holder with an amazing 151 playoff Wins, more than 50 victories better than Martin Brodeur who resides in 2nd place. To go along with his 4 Stanley Cup rings, he carries 3 Conn Smythe Trophies as most valuable player of the playoffs. The first of those playoff MVP’s came as a rookie in 1986 when Roy led the upstart Canadiens back to Stanley Cup glory. Also to his credit are 3 Vezina Trophies and 5 Jennings Trophies, noting his excellence between the pipes. Patrick was 6 times a 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star while also appearing in double-digit NHL All Star games.

Following parts of 13 seasons tending goal and 2 Stanley Cups for the Montreal Canadiens, Roy was dealt to the expansion Colorado Avalanche where he continued his dominance and led his brethren to another pair of Stanley Cup titles. All told Patrick guarded the pipes over 19 NHL seasons. He went out while he was still one of the games best, posting 30+ Wins and 60+ games in each of his last 11 non-strike shortened seasons. His GAA in his final season was 2.18 while the season prior he posted a career best 1.94. Roy, who excelled during three different decades, will forever be viewed as one of hockey’s all-time greats. Roy entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in the class of 2006.

The game wear on this mammoth sized 58 Goalie cut sweater is solid and consists of stick, slash and puck marks along with pilling both inside and out. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Roy wearing this exact jersey during the 1996-97 season. Roy was brilliant as Colorado took aim in defense of their title as Stanley Cup Champions. He led the NHL with 38 Wins, 7 by way of shutout while posting a .923 Save Percentage and a stellar 2.32 GAA while earning another All Star selection. Roy then led his team into the playoffs, advancing to the Western Conference Finals where they fell to their bitter rivals from the Motor City. During that postseason, Patrick won 10 more games, 3 more by way of shutout while posting a remarkable .932 Save Percentage and a 2.21 GAA. This spectacular photo matched example features extraordinarily gigantic sleeves and was originally acquired in a swap of game jerseys with friend and teammate Claude Lemieux whose signed letter will accompany your purchase. A Hall of Fame quality offering that is without question, one of the finest Roy Avalanche jerseys extant, choice!