Henrik Lundqvist may be the King of New York. The goalie with the dashing good looks may pass for a GQ model if he ever took off that goalie mask.
If he ever decided to pursue that modelling career, I have the perfect outfit for him:
This classic cardigan sweater was worn by New York Rangers players throughout the 1928 Championship season. That season is of course best remembered as the year Lester Patrick stepped from behind the bench and into the goal crease during a Stanley Cup game.
Leo Bourgault, from Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, played five seasons with New York and played in over 300 NHL games in his career and is modelling the sweater in the photo above.
The sweater, issued to each player and staff member of the team, sports a great chenille team crest and wonderful red and cream wool pockets on a blue body. The coarse wool cardigan measures about 20" across the chest, indicating a size 40. It has been well-preserved and exhibits a few light snags on the left shoulder and some light staining. Two of the six buttons are missing but the remaining four are solid and hold everything together nicely.
Included is a photograph picturing Leo wearing this exact cardigan! From the estate of Leo Bourgault, this smashing sweater will come with a letter of authenticity from the family.
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