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Mike Palmateer

Hockey

Palmateer wore these goalie pads while playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1983-84 season. Due to a reoccurring knee injury, this ended up being his last season of professional hockey. When Palmateer played in 2017 Centennial Classic Alumni Game he used these goalie pads.

SPECIFICATIONS

Object #
SH2017.4.27

Description
The goalie pads have six leather straps that each connect to a separate metal buckle and run along the side of each pad. Along the bottom of the pad near the skate opening there is another buckle closure. The pads have considerable wear and have been modified by Palmateer over the years.

Measurements
73.4 (l) x 31.7cm (w) x 20.5cm (d)

Material
Cotton, lightweight stuffing, leather, metal and likely horsehide

Beliefs

Appropriate display of sport memorabilia evokes a strong personal attachment to the past.