Team: Vancouver Canucks

Style: Road Jersey

Manufacturer: CCM

Material: Maska Ultrafil

Tagging: Manufacturer tag and size fly in neck

Year: 1994

Set: Stanley Cup Finals

Size: 56 Goalie Style

Patches: 1994 Stanley Cup Finals, 2 PTS F.G., Canuck Place

Acquired From: Classic Auctions Spring 2012 Auction - Kirk McLean letter

Photomatched: Yes

Description from Classic Auctions: The 1994 Stanley Cup final patch sits on the right breast of Kirk McLean's Vancouver Canucks jersey. Kirk's #1 Canucks jersey is properly done up for the seven-game final against the New York Rangers with the Canuck Place patch in its customary place on the right shoulder and the "2 Pts. F.G." patch in memory of owner Frank Griffiths relocated from the right breast to the left shoulder to make way for the finals patch. Maska Ultrafil and size 56 flag tags remain in the neck. It is a known fact that multiple jerseys were issued to the Canucks' star players during the 1994 Stanley Cup final, and it is believed that all of the sets of the Stanley Cup jerseys were given to the players after the last game. Because of these facts, and also because this jersey shows very light wear, if any, besides the noticeable corrosion and staining on the intact fight strap which shows evidence of being washed by the team, this Stanley Cup jersey was likely a team spare that might have been used at the very best only for a few games by McLean in the Stanley Cup final. Comes with Kirk McLean's signed LOA.

The Classic Auction description of the wear understates the wear, which is hard to see of the dark surface.  I believe to have photo matched the jersey to game 7 of the Finals, as the C in McLean's last name has been sewn on using a different, slightly shinier fabric.  This difference is visible in the photo from Game 7 that is in Messier's Rangers retirement night program.  An amazing jersey from a hard fought series and one of the most special games in Rangers history.