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1996-97 Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - Team Letter
Lot #246

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1996-97 Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - Team Letter
Lot #246
This road burgundy air-knit gamer by Starter was worn by Peter Forsberg during the 1996-97 NHL season. The Philadelphia Flyers selected Forsberg with the 6th overall pick in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He soon became the necessary piece that pried Eric Lindros away from the Quebec Nordiques in one of the decade’s blockbuster trades. Forsberg played a lone season with the Nordiques prior to moving west to Colorado. He would spend the next 9 seasons wearing the Avalanche team colors during which time he won a couple of Stanley Cups. Forsberg went on to play for the Flyers and Predators before returning home to Colorado where he ended his career. Forsberg was 3-times a 1st Team NHL All Star at Center and played in 5 NHL All Star games. He was the winner of the Calder Trophy as the Rookie of the Year in 1994-95. Peter also captured the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s scoring leader and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s MVP in 2002-03. Internationally, he represented his native Sweden in numerous World Championships, 2 World Cups of Hockey and 4 Olympics! Sadly, Forsberg battled serious injuries throughout much of his career that limited him to 708 games played. During that time he had rung up 249 goals and 636 assists for a total of 885 points. In 151 playoff games, Forsberg lit the lamp 64 times and added 107 helpers for a total of 171 points. He was among the most talented players of his generation and, were it not for his battles with injuries, his career totals would be significantly better than they already are.

Worn during road games in just his 3rd NHL season, the game wear on this size 56 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, inner pilling and a handful of team-sewn repairs. This example is one of the true gems of the entire franchise collection. Early career Forsberg gamers have been extremely difficult for hobbyists to obtain and this 3rd year offering will no doubt please the lucky winner, choice! This jersey will be accompanied by an Avalanche team letter.