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1998-99 Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - 1st Team NHL All Star - Career Best 30-Goal Season - All Star Season Team Letter
Lot #128

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1998-99 Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - 1st Team NHL All Star - Career Best 30-Goal Season - All Star Season Team Letter
Lot #128

This home white air-knit gamer by Starter was worn by Peter Forsberg during the 1998-99 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 with the franchise 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 later went on to play for the Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators before spending time in Europe and eventually returning to Colorado where he ended his career in 2010-11.

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 injury, his career totals would be significantly more impressive. Forsberg was rightfully inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the class of 2014.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate Captain’s “A”. The game wear on this size 56 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer and inner pilling. Forsberg put forth a career best 30 Goals, 67 Assists (2nd in NHL), 97 Points (4th in NHL), +27 and a career best 108 PIMS while wearing this sweater on home ice during the 1998-99 season. His outstanding efforts earned him 1st Team NHL All Star honors and an NHL All Star Game appearance. Accompanying your purchase will be a signed LOA from Colorado’s former Asst. Equipment Manager on official Colorado Avalanche stationary. A spectacular well-worn offering complete with impeccable provenance and a letter of honor, choice!