Originally a defenseman in junior hockey, St. Louis signed Gilmour for the 1983-84 season with the thought he could be a defensive forward. His first three seasons with St. Louis saw Gilmour score in the 50 point range before becoming the first player in league history to lead the NHL in playoff scoring without making the Stanley Cup Finals when he registered 21 points in 19 games in 1986. Having demonstrated his offensive skills, he was give the opportunity to move up to one of the Blues top lines and responded with a career high 42 goals on his way to a 105 point season in 1986-87.
His breakout season earned Gilmour a spot on the Team Canada roster for the 1987 Canada Cup where he scored 2 goals as the Canadians won the championship.
The Blues and Gilmour parted ways when he was dealt to the Calgary Flames prior to the 1988-89 season, which proved beneficial for both Gilmour and the Flames, as he was a key contributor to the Flames first and only Stanley Cup championship that season. He finished tied for second with 85 regular season points and his 11 goals and 11 assists in 22 playoff games were good for third on the club.
He would play two and half more seasons in Calgary, including a best of 91 points while with the Flames in 1989-90 before being traded once more, this time to the Toronto Maple Leafs where he was reunited with his former Calgary General Manager Cliff Fletcher in a gigantic 10 player deal. Gilmour was immediately productive in Toronto, scoring 49 points in 40 games.
also the final year for this long-lived jersey style
This jersey was first worn in 1992-93, as detailed below. This style would remain unchanged through the 1996-97 season after which a modernized font would be introduced for the names and numbers, ruining the classic retro feeling of the previous iteration.
Bonus jersey: Today's bonus jersey is a 1992-93 Toronto Maple Leafs Doug Gilmour jersey as worn during the game in which he broke the Maple Leafs single season scoring record. Following the well received Turn Back the Clock jersey worn by Toronto for select games during the previous season in honor of the NHL's 75th Anniversary, the Maple Leafs debuted a brand new jersey for the 1992-93 season, which featured a much more simple and classic style.
Next, the first part of the jersey honoring ceremony for Gilmour by the Maple Leafs.