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1996 Tony Amonte Team USA World Cup of Hockey Game Worn Jersey USA Hockey Letter
Lot #120

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1996 Tony Amonte Team USA World Cup of Hockey Game Worn Jersey USA Hockey Letter
Lot #120

This blue air-knit gamer by Nike was worn by Tony Amonte during the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. .  The New York Rangers selected Amonte in the 4th round of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. After playing his college hockey at Boston University, this Hingham, MA native began his NHL career during the 1990-91 playoffs. During his rookie year of 1991-92, Tony netted 35 goals as the Rangers captured the President’s trophy as the NHL’s best regular season team. His excellent play helped earn him a spot among the league’s all-rookie team for 1991-92. Amonte’s sophomore season saw him light the lamp 33 times and add 43 assists for a 76-point season, paving the way for an All Star career.

Best known as a Blackhawk, Tony had his greatest success wearing the Chief Indian Head crest. He would spend parts of 9 seasons wearing the Chicago colors and produced all three of his 40+ goal seasons during that span. Amonte finished up his career with stints in Phoenix, Philadelphia and Calgary. When Tony’s 15-year career came to a close, he had registered 416 goals and exactly 900 points. Tony played in five consecutive NHL All Star games spanning 1997-2001 and was a key member of Team USA in the 1998 and 2002 Olympics. Tony was also instrumental in helping Team USA capture the inaugural 1996 World Cup of Hockey.

Sewn to the left shoulder of this gamer is the 1996 World Cup of Hockey patch. The game wear on this size 56 sweater is on the lighter side. Tony wore this sweater during the pre-tournament part of the World Cup series in August of 1996. Sewn to the inside hem is the official Team USA game worn jersey tagging. Affixed to the inside hem is the official Nike barcode. Amonte has autographed the front left breast and rear player number of this gamer. The 1996 World Cup of Hockey was one of the most exciting international tournaments of all-time. Picking up where the “Canada Cup” series left off, this tournament did justice to those that came before it and eventually pitted Team USA vs. Team Canada in a thrilling 3-game Final series that was won by Team USA, their first in the history of this storied event. A nice example worn by this five-time NHL All Star during the inaugural World Cup! This jersey will be accompanied by a USA Hockey letter.