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1997-98 Kelly Chase Toronto Maple Leafs Pre-Season Game Worn Jersey – King Clancy – Brett Hull Letter
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1997-98 Kelly Chase Toronto Maple Leafs Pre-Season Game Worn Jersey – King Clancy – Brett Hull Letter
Lot #277

This jersey originated from the personal collection of Brett Hull. Mr. Hulls’ signed letter will accompany your purchase.

This blue air-knit and mesh combo by Nike was worn by Kelly Chase during the 1997-98 NHL preseason. This Saskatoon native made his NHL debut in 1989-90 with the St. Louis Blues. Chase spent his first five years with St. Louis before joining the Hartford Whalers for parts of three seasons. In March of 1997, the Whalers traded Chase to the Toronto Maple Leafs where he played briefly before being traded back to St. Louis following the 1997-98 preseason. Kelly spent the final three years of his NHL career with the Blues and won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner in his first season back with the club. This enforcer amassed 2017 PIMS in an 11-year NHL career that saw him play in just 458 games. His single season best total of 278 PIMS came in 1993-94 with the Blues. Despite standing only 6-foot-tall, Chase took on all comers and was a highly popular figure amongst the fans.

This jersey has been highly customized for Chase by the team. The sleeves have been cut and taken in while there is a pair of custom skate lace styled fight straps in both the front and back of this sweater, one of which is of the coin and lace variety. The game wear on this size 56 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, fight abuse with a torn and stitch popped front collar and inner pilling. An exceedingly difficult one for collectors to acquire as Chase spent so little time with the Maple Leafs. A nice heavily customized enforcers gamer from Chase’s King Clancy winning season that hails from the personal collection of Hall of Famer Brett Hull.