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Rick Wamsley Montreal Canadiens, Team Canada & St. Louis Blues Game Worn Lefebvre Mask - Monday Night Miracle - Photo Match - The Rick Wamsley Collection Rick Wamsley Letter
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Rick Wamsley Montreal Canadiens, Team Canada & St. Louis Blues Game Worn Lefebvre Mask - Monday Night Miracle - Photo Match - The Rick Wamsley Collection Rick Wamsley Letter
Lot #504

GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET is pleased to present The Rick Wamsley Collection. This exciting collection of game worn goalie masks and jerseys comes directly from the personal collection of NHL goaltender, Rick Wamsley. Included are items spanning Rick’s entire playing career, beginning with his days in juniors and right through the end of his NHL career. A signed letter from Mr. Wamsley will accompany your purchase.



This storied white painted goalie mask by Lefebvre was game worn by Rick Wamsley during his time with the Montreal Canadiens, Team Canada and the St. Louis Blues. The Montreal Canadiens selected Wamsley in the 3rd round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. Wamsley made his NHL debut in 1980-81 with Les Habitants, his home for the first 4 years of his NHL career. Wamsley’s 1981-82 Rookie season saw him post the NHL’s 2nd best GAA at 2.75 GAA and he finished with the NHL’s 2nd best shutouts total. Wamsley captured the inaugural 1981-82 William M. Jennings Trophy, finished 6th in voting for the Calder Trophy and 5th in voting for the Vezina Trophy.



In the summer of 1984, Montreal dealt Wamsley to the St. Louis Blues, the place he called home for the next 4 years of his career. The 1985-86 season saw the Blues advance to Game 7 of the Conference Finals only to fall to the Calgary Flames by the score of 2-1, perhaps the toughest defeat of Wamsley’s career. However, it was Game 6 that lives in infamy for Blues fans, many who consider it the greatest game in franchise history. With Wamsley between the pipes on home ice in Game 6, St. Louis won an overtime thriller to force a 7th Game in what is known as “The Monday Night Miracle”.



At the deadline in 1988, St. Louis and Calgary pulled off a blockbuster that saw Wamsley and defenseman Rob Ramage head to Calgary in exchange for Brett Hull. The trade worked out well for Rick, as just a year later he and the Calgary Flames won the 1989 Stanley Cup! It was the only Stanley Cup Championship of Wamsley’s career. Wamsley proved instrumental to the team’s fortunes during the 1988-89 season as he shared the goaltending duties with Mike Vernon. Wamsley posted 17 Wins, two by way of shutout and added 4 Ties against only 11 Losses in 35 games played to go along with a 2.96 GAA, the 5th best GAA in the NHL that season. Following parts of 5 seasons with the Flames, Wamsley was involved in yet another blockbuster trade in the winter of 1992. This time, Wamsley, along with Doug Gilmour and others were dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Rick played in Toronto in both 1991-92 and in 1992-93 after which he announced his retirement following a 13-year NHL career.



Wamsley began wearing this white Lefebvre goalie mask with the Montreal Canadiens in 1982. This mask began its NHL career all white in color. Shown above are some beautiful photos of Wamsley wearing this exact mask in the original all white version with the Montreal Canadiens and with Team Canada during the 1983 World Championships where he played in all 10 games and led his team to the Bronze Medal. Wamsley then had this mask painted in Montreal’s red and white color scheme with the Canadiens team logo added to the sides. Also shown above are some beautiful photos of Wamsley wearing this exact mask while sporting Montreal’s red and white colors. Finally, Wamsley took this mask with him to St. Louis where it was again repainted, primarily in white, with the addition of the blue, red and yellow colored BlueNote Logos high atop each side. Shown above are some beautiful photo matches of Wamsley wearing this exact mask during his time with St. Louis.



Best of all, this mask is conclusively photo matched to “The Monday Night Miracle”! That was the Game 6 overtime thriller in the 1986 Conference Finals, a game considered by many as the greatest in St. Louis Blues franchise history! Shown above are some beautiful photo matches of Wamsley wearing this exact mask during the 1986 Stanley Cup Playoffs leading up to and including “the Monday Night Miracle”!



The game wear on this goalie mask is tremendous, having been through 5 calendar years worth of game use in representation of the Montreal Canadiens, Team Canada and the St. Louis Blues. The original backplate is perfectly in tow including the full black foam padding. The original black foam interior of the body exists everywhere except for the forehead. Colorful red and blue colored transfer rubs are also present on the battle-scarred exterior. Mr. Wamsley kept this gem wonderfully preserved since leaving the ice some 30 years ago. This historic mask, which was worn to backstop the Blues to victory in “The Monday Night Miracle”, comes to you directly from The Rick Wamsley Collection.