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2011 Gilles Meloche Pittsburgh Penguins Winter Classic Blue Windbreaker, Pants & Coaches Gloves – “2011 Winter Classic” – Autographed – The Gilles Meloche Collection – Gilles Meloche Letter
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2011 Gilles Meloche Pittsburgh Penguins Winter Classic Blue Windbreaker, Pants & Coaches Gloves – “2011 Winter Classic” – Autographed – The Gilles Meloche Collection – Gilles Meloche Letter
Lot #407
GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET is pleased to present The Gilles Meloche Collection. This exciting collection of game used equipment and memorabilia comes directly from the personal collection of NHL goaltender, Gilles Meloche. Mr. Meloche personally collected these items that span his coaching days with the Pittsburgh Penguins. A signed letter from Mr. Meloche will accompany your purchase.

This beautiful windbreaker jacket, pants and hockey gloves by Reebok were worn by Gilles Meloche as a coach during the 2011 Winter Classic. The Chicago Black Hawks selected Meloche in the 5th round of the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft. This Montreal native made his NHL debut in 1970-71 with the Blackhawks where he played for one season. Meloche joined the California Golden Seals for the start of the 1971-72 season and became the man between the pipes for the franchise that would later relocate to Cleveland. Gilles spent the next 7 years playing the majority of the Seals and Barons games in goal. When the Barons folded following the 1977-78 season, Meloche joined the Minnesota North Stars where he played for the next 7 seasons. During that time, Gilles helped lead his team to the 1981 Stanley Cup Finals and played in two NHL All Star games. Meloche’s last stop was Pittsburgh where he represented the Penguins for three seasons before announcing his retirement. Meloche later spent 8 years as the Goalie coach for the Penguins where he captured his only Stanley Cup ring.

The 2011 Winter Classic was the first played under the lights in prime time. The game took place at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh in front of 68,111 fans.

This stunning blue Reebok windbreaker jacket, size L, has the Penguins old-style logo on the back and left breast. The 2011 Winter Classic patch is on the right sleeve. Gilles has autographed the jacket on the front. The blue Reebok pants have the Penguins old-style logo on the left leg.

These Reebok gloves have the coaches name “Meloche” stitched on the side. Gilles has autographed both gloves on the wrist. This beautiful jacket, pants and hockey gloves come directly from the personal collection of Gilles Meloche and will be accompanied by his signed LOA.