Wayne Gretzky Oilers Jersey from 1988 Stanley Cup Clincher Sells for Record $1.45M

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 6, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 21:  Former NHL player Wayne Gretzky speaks onstage to announce the recipient of the Hart Memorial Trophy during the 2017 NHL Awards & Expansion Draft at T-Mobile Arena on June 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

NHL legend Wayne Gretzky's jersey from his final game with the Edmonton Oilers—a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins to clinch the 1988 Stanley Cup—has sold on Grey Flannel Auctions for $1.45 million.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Wayne Gretzky’s last game-used Oilers jersey, matched to the 1988 Stanley Cup Finals, sells tonight on <a href="https://twitter.com/GF_Auctions?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GF_Auctions</a> for $1.45 million. <a href="https://t.co/h6mah2htAC">pic.twitter.com/h6mah2htAC</a>

Per ESPN's Dan Hajducky, it is the most money ever spent on a hockey jersey.

Gretzky posted 40 goals and 109 assists on the 1987-88 Oilers, who went 16-2 in the playoffs en route to their fourth Stanley Cup title. He put up 12 goals and 31 assists in the postseason and won the Conn Smythe Trophy for his efforts.

Three months after the season, the Oilers traded him to the Los Angeles Kings. The "Great One" finished his 20-year career in 1999 as the NHL leader in career goals scored, assists and points.