LeRoy Neiman painted the original "French Connection” in 1976.
The Buffalo Sabres famous “French Connection” line, Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin and René Robert are featured as they look to score a goal vs the New York Rangers.
With his studio in New York City, Neiman frequented ice Hockey games at MSG, The Aud in Buffalo, Nassau Coliseum, The Spectrum in Philadelphia and Chicago Stadium.
LeRoy Neiman Quote
"As a kid in St. Paul, all our skating and Hockey took place on subzero outdoor rinks; indoor Hockey remains exotic to me"