This wondrous Wooly Mammoth wool jersey was worn in the 1950 NHL All Star Game by Doug Bentley. This was the 4th ever all star game to be played and the last one where the Stanley cup winners took on the best of the rest of the NHL. The game was played in Detroits Olympia Stadium, also know as the Old Red Barn due to the red bricks that incased the exterior of rink.
In the photos below other than of the actual jersey, you can see an action photo from that game along with a team photo of the Red Wings donning the NHL All Star teams jerseys just for the photo as they wore the White wool Wings jersey during the contest. Those are the jerseys you see worn by Doug Bentley.
There are some nice photos of Doug and his brothers in some as well playing in All Star games and for the Chicago Black Hawks.
Doug Bentley hails from Delisle Saskatchewan. Along with his 2 NHL brothers, Max and Reg, they became the first ever brothers to form a full NHL line in 1943. They all played for the Chicago Black Hawks. Doug played for 13 season and all but one with the Hawks finishing his career with the New York Rangers coming back from injury in 1953. Bentley also served in the Canadian Armed forces.
The players in this game read like a who' who of the NHL during that era. Sid Abel, Bob Goldham , Lee Fogolin , Gordie Howe , Red Kelly , Ted Lindsay , Marty Pavelich , Marcel Pronovost , Terry Sawchuk skated for the Wings. The NHL dressed Doug Bentley of course, Butch Bouchard, Turk Broda , Ted Kennedy, Tony Leswick , Gus Mortson , Bill Mosienko , Bill Quackenbush , Maurice Richard , Sid Smith and Jack Stewart. A star studded game in which this jersey was worn.
Doug was inducted in to the NHL Hall Of Fame in 1964. This wool gamer was worn during his string of 4 All star games in a row making this from the prime of his career.
These are some of the nicest looking jerseys I've had the pleasure of holding in person. Thanks for having a look and enjoy your day. Todd