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1997-98 Kevin Lowe Edmonton Oilers Game Worn Jersey
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1997-98 Kevin Lowe Edmonton Oilers Game Worn Jersey
Lot #119

This home white air-knit gamer by CCM and RMC Sports was worn by Kevin Lowe during the 1997-98 NHL season. The Edmonton Oilers selected Lowe in the 1st round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. Lowe made his NHL debut in 1979-80 with the expansion Edmonton Oilers at just 20 years of age. As Edmonton took to the ice for the very first time, it was Lowe who scored the 1st NHL goal in Oilers franchise history. Kevin grew up alongside Gretzky, Messier, Coffey, Fuhr, Kurri & Anderson and each would go onto Hall of Fame careers. Kevin provided solid leadership and stellar two-way play from the position of defense as he helped lead the Oilers to five Stanley Cups in 7 seasons as they took their place among hockey’s greatest dynasties.

Next up for Kevin after 13-years of service in Edmonton was a four-year stay in New York. In Kevin’s 2nd season with the Rangers, he and his former Oilers brethren helped break one of sports longest droughts as the Broadway Blueshirts captured the 1994 Stanley Cup, their 1st in 54-years. Kevin returned home to Edmonton in 1996-97 and, after 7 games in 1997-98, he retired from the sport. Lowe captured 6 Stanley Cups during his 19-year NHL career that spanned 1254 regular season games and another 214 in the playoffs. He won the 1989-90 King Clancy Memorial Trophy as well as the 1990 Bud Man of the Year Award. Despite not having the offensive statistics of many of his peers, Kevin was looked upon as one of the league’s best defenseman, which was affirmed by his 7 NHL All Star Game appearances. Lowe also represented Team Canada in the 1984 Canada Cup and the 1982 World Championships. Kevin was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame with the class of 2020.

The game wear on this 1st set size 56 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, inner pilling and a half-dozen team-sewn repairs. Sewn to the inside hem is the official Edmonton Oilers game worn jersey and set tagging. On the back is a beautiful bold black sharpie signature in Kevin’s own hand. This jersey had long resided in a museum after having been donated directly by the Edmonton Oilers at the end of the 1997-98 season. Being that Kevin played in just 8 total games that year before announcing his retirement, it is possible that this was his last home NHL game worn jersey. An outstanding well-worn example from the very end of this Hall of Famer’s illustrious career, choice!