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Late 1970ís Michel Dion WHA Cincinnati Stingers Game Worn Jersey
Lot #24

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Late 1970ís Michel Dion WHA Cincinnati Stingers Game Worn Jersey
Lot #24
This home gold mesh gamer by Russel Athletic and Koch Sporting Goods was worn by Michel Dion during the late 1970’s, while tending goal for the WHA’s Cincinnati Stingers. Dion began his professional career with the Indianapolis Racers in 1975-76 and was voted the WHA’s best goaltender, winning the Ben Hatskin Trophy. Following 2 years with the Racers, Dion would move to the Stingers where he would serve the franchise for the final 2 WHA years, leading the league in shutouts in 1978. Following the merger, Michel became property of the Quebec Nordiques and started 50 games for the franchise in their first NHL season. In 1981, Dion was dealt to Winnipeg where his stay would be short lived. The following season saw Michel land the starting job with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He started 62 games and nearly carried his team to victory against the New York Islanders dynasty in the 1982 playoffs. Michel’s efforts that season were aptly rewarded with an NHL All Star berth. His career ended following 4 seasons with the Penguins where he endeared himself to the fans in the Steel City.

This jersey is fresh to the hobby, having been sourced right out of Ohio from an old-time Cincinnati Stingers fan who had kept this sweater since acquiring it from the team back in the late 1970’s. Sewn into the collar are the Russell Athletic and Koch Sporting Goods tags. The game wear on this size XL sweater consists of stick and puck marks on the front, back and sleeves. The garter styled fight strap and nameplate with sewn on lettering are both intact and completely original, a treat to collectors in the know. Fortunately, this example escaped the WHA battlefield in fine condition and was incredibly preserved by our consignor over the past 35 years. This fresh to the hobby relic is a sure bet to enhance and brighten up any collection of game worn WHA and or goalie sweaters!