Ranford, Bill *
Vaughn, Blue, White, Copper & Black Leg Pads - PHOTO-MATCHED
Washington Capitals 1997-98
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"RANFORD 30" is stitched on these Vaughn leg pads, which are photo-matched to the Washington Capitals' 6-5 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on November 26, 1997 at Molson Centre in Montreal. After starter Olaf Kolzig surrended his fifth goal late in the second period, Ranford came in and stopped six of seven shots to keep his team in the game. The blue, white, copper and black pads match the Capitals' 1997 style that featured the bald eagle crest on white jerseys with blue, black and copper trim and black jerseys that featured the U.S. Capitol crest with blue, copper and white trim.

The 1990 Conn Smythe winner, Ranford allowed just eight goals in the Edmonton Oilers' five-game Stanley Cup Final victory over the Boston Bruins. The Manitoba native netminder was drafted in the third round by the Bruins with the 52nd pick of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft and posted a 3.41 goals-against average and an .888 save percentage in 647 NHL games. Ranford got his professional hockey debut with the WHL's New Westminster Bruins in 1983-1984 and his had first taste of NHL action with the Boston Bruins in 1985.

His most prolific season came in 1995-1996 when he finished tenth in the Vezina trophy voting. He played an impressive 77 games in net, 37 for Boston and 40 for Edmonton after being traded for Mariusz Czerkawski, Sean Brown and Boston's 1st round choice (Matthieu Descoteaux) in 1996 Entry Draft. Ranford also finished tenth in the Vezina trophy voting in 1990-1991.

On March 1 of the 1996-1997 season, Ranford was traded to Washington by Boston with Adam Oates and Rick Tocchet for Jim Carey, Anson Carter, Jason Allison and Washington's 3rd round choice (Lee Goren) in 1997 Entry Draft. He was traded to Tampa during the 1998 offseason, and then to Detroit during the 1998-1999 season after logging 32 games and a shutout for the Lightning. He went 3-0 in four games for the Red Wings backing up Chris Osgood.

He returned to Edmonton through free agency to play 16 games during the 1999-2000 season and officially retired on April 24, 2000. Ranford currently serves as the Los Angeles Kings' goalie coach.

Price: $995.00
Ranford, Bill *<br>Vaughn, Blue, White, Copper & Black Leg Pads - PHOTO-MATCHED<br>Washington Capitals 1997-98<br>30 Size: