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Pat Lafontaine Team USA Authentic Jersey
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Pat Lafontaine Team USA Authentic Jersey
Lot #745
This blue jersey was manufactured by CCM. The New York Islanders selected Lafontaine with the 3rd overall pick in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. This St. Louis, MO native made his NHL debut in 1983-84 with the New York Islanders where he starred for 8 seasons before a blockbuster trade in 1991 sent him to the Buffalo Sabres. Pat spent 6 seasons with the Sabres and one final year with the New York Rangers before announcing his early retirement due to concussions. A regrettable string of injuries struck Pat’s career in its prime and ultimately cost him what would surely have been very lofty elite NHL totals.

Despite the injury-shortened career, Pat still managed seven 40-goal seasons including two of 50 or more. His 148 points during the 1992-93 campaign was one of the decade’s highest totals and earned him 2nd Team NHL All Star honors. When injury forced LaFontaine into retirement, he took with him 468 career goals and over 1000 career points. LaFontaine was the 1994-95 winner of the Bill Masterton trophy for the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Pat was a staple in the NHL All Star game during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s as he blossomed into one of the sport’s biggest stars. He also dedicated himself to Team USA and represented them in two Olympics, two Canada Cups and the inaugural World Cup of Hockey. LaFontaine was one of the classiest players of his generation and was deservingly awarded with an induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

This blue Team USA jersey, size 50, has the player name “Lafontaine” on the back. The player number “16’ is on both sleeves and the back. The captain’s “C” sits on the left breast.