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Late 1980's Patrick Roy Canadiens Game Worn Jersey
Lot #19

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Late 1980's Patrick Roy Canadiens Game Worn Jersey
Lot #19

This road red knit gamer by CCM was originally worn by Patrick Roy during the late 1980’s. At some point in the mid-late 1990’s, following Roy’s trade to the Avalanche, this jersey had the Roy nameplate stripped off by the team. This sweater was then recycled for training camp use by Matt Herr whose nameplate has since been removed. The Roy plate that now resides on this sweater was made to exact specifications by the company that lettered the Canadiens jerseys during the late 1980’s and thus can be considered professionally restored.

Roy is considered by many as the best goaltender in NHL history. He retired with an NHL record 551 wins, having surpassed the great Terry Sawchuk’s longstanding mark of 447. To go along with his 4 Stanley Cup rings he carries 3 Conn Smythe Trophies as most valuable player of the playoffs. The first of those playoff MVP’s came as a rookie in 1986. Also to his credit are 3 Vezina Trophies and 4 Jennings Trophies, noting his excellence in the pipes. Patrick was 5 times a 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star while also appearing in double digit NHL All Star games. Following over a decades worth of tending goal and 2 Stanley Cups for the Montreal Canadiens, Roy was dealt to the expansion Colorado Avalanche where he continued his dominance and led his brethren to another pair of Stanley Cup titles. Roy is a legendary all-time great and a first ballot Hall of Famer if there ever was one.

The game use on this sweater consists of stick and puck marks, proper interior and exterior pilling where Roy’s goalie gloves and equipment forever left their marks along with notable areas of goal post paint transfer including a smattering found on the rear numbers and piping where they rubbed against the crossbar at visiting NHL rinks. Let there be no doubt that this sweater was worn by Roy. It remains 100% original in all respects but for the aforementioned nameplate. The small embroidered CCM on the rear right of the tail was a style last worn by the Canadiens in the late 1980’s as they marched to the Stanley Cup Finals only to fall to the Calgary Flames. In 1990 a larger styled CCM took over alongside of which was an NHL shield.