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1998-99 Dale Hunter Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - Team Letter
Lot #542

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1998-99 Dale Hunter Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - Team Letter
Lot #542

This home white air-knit gamer by Starter was worn by Dale Hunter during the 1998-99 NHL season. The Quebec Nordiques selected Hunter in the 2nd round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. Hunter spent 7 years in Quebec City before joining the Washington Capitals. He then played for 12 seasons in front of the fans in the nation’s capitol. A deal at the trading deadline in the spring of 1999 sent Dale from the Capitals to the Avalanche where he spent the final 12 regular season and 19 playoff games of his career.

Hunter is the only player in the history of the NHL to have tallied 300 goals, 1000 points and 3500 PIMS. These impressive numbers are sure to garner consideration for Hall of Fame induction in the years to come. Hunter’s leadership abilities will never be questioned. He served as team Captain for both the Quebec Nordiques and the Washington Capitals during his 19-year NHL career. Since retiring, Hunter has used his leadership abilities well, serving as the head coach of the OHL’s London Knights for the past decade. Dale ranks 2nd to only Tiger Williams on the all-time PIMS list with 3565. For good measure he spent another 729 minutes in the sin bin during the playoffs. Hunter will be remembered as one of the all-time great instigators, always finding a way to get under the skin of his opponents, while still possessing the talent to light the lamp.

Offered here is Hunter’s final regular season home gamer from his career. Dale added a couple of goals and 6 points along with 17 PIMS in his 12 regular season games as a member of the Avalanche. The game wear on this 2nd set size 56-G sweater is solid and consists of numerous stick and slash marks, board burns, an un-repaired gash on the hem and heavy inner pilling. Shown above, for your enjoyment, are video highlights of Hunter stirring it up, as he liked to do. It’s easy to see that Hunter laid it all on the line while wearing this sweater as he put forth one last push towards the trophy that eluded him his entire career, the Stanley Cup. A terrific opportunity for the goon collector or an Avalanche completist. This jersey will be accompanied by an Avalanche team letter.