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    1958-59 Ken Yackel, Sr. NHL Playoff Game Worn Boston Bruins Jacket & Original News Photograph from The Ken Yackel Collection. Cream colored canvas knit team jacket was won by Yackel during his lone NHL season with the Boston in 1958-59. The seven-button front displays black/yellow/white ribbed trim on the collar, waist and sleeve cuffs with black trimmed front pockets.. Best of all is the killer "Bruins N.H.L.," sewn over the left chest in black/yellow/white heavy chenille and embroidery, and the American and Canadien flag patches, sewn on the left sleeve in red/white/blue/yellow embroidery. "Jim McCarthy Athletic Equipment Somerville, Mass." label in collar. Exhibits some light wear and displays brilliantly. Worn in the seven-game semi-finals versus the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Lot also includes a 1958 original news photograph (8x10", EX) of Yakel as a Bruin and a later photo (8x10", NRMT) of him as a Bruin. Letter of provenance from Ken Yackel, Jr.


    More Information: The Ken Yackel Collection

    One of Minnesota’s greatest all-around athletes, Ken Yackel, Sr. was a three-sport high school star who went on to enjoy a long and distinguished career as both a player and coach.

    As a twenty-year-old defenseman and forward, he was a member of the U.S. National Hockey Team, which captured the silver medal at the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic Games. As a collegian, he played a key role on two consecutive Minnesota Golden Gophers teams which reached the NCAA Final Four in 1953 and 1954, earning All-Tournament Team and All-American Team honors in the process.

    During his tenure with the Boston Bruins in the late 1950’s, Yackel became one of only two Americans to play in the NHL during the decade. In the early 1960’s, as player-coach of the Minneapolis Millers, he led his team to the IHL title and captured the Leo Lamoureux Memorial Trophy as the IHL's leading scorer.

    After he hung up his skates as a player, he coached the U.S. National Hockey Team at the 1965 World Hockey Championships in Tampere, Finland and the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the early 1970’s. In 1986, Ken Yackel, Sr. was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

    Displaying the same dogged work ethic and love for the sport as his Hall of Famer father, Ken Yackel, Jr. enjoyed success as both a collegiate and professional hockey player, and later, acclaim as a noted artist. A member of the 1976 Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA Championship team, Yackel went on to play professionally in several leagues and later coach. His artwork, which specializes in bronze hockey sculptures and oil paintings, is displayed at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    All of the items presented in this collection have been in the Yackel family since they were first issued to father and son, and each will be accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Ken Yackel, Jr.


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    December, 2020
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
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