Team: Portland Pirates
Style: Road Jersey
Tagging: Manufacturer and size fly tag in neck
Acquired From: Team letter and Meigray documentation
Vezina Trophy Winner: 1996
Description: This jersey shows nice wear with good pilling at the neck and on the hem on the glove side, presumably from rubbing his glove against the jersey. Carey started his first pro season with the Portland Pirates and played 55 games, going 30-14-11, before being called up to the Caps for good and winning the Vezina trophy the following year. The sleeve numbers have been replaced or adjusted by the team, so it appears the jersey may heave been recycled for Carey to use. The jersey has been photomatched to a couple cards of Carey from that year, where you can see the puck mark on the crest and the evidence of the number change of the 3 on the left sleeve number.