Most Popular Number on Jerseys

Most Popular Number on Jerseys

Post by keai.. » Wed, 05 May 1993 00:45:50


                I was interested in the favorite (popular) number
discussion so I did some searching and think that the number 20 is
the most popular number, three teams don't have the number on an
active player, Ottawa, Montreal, and Chicago are lacking 20's.  I also
found 6,7, and 8 to be popular but they don't show up on the original six
teams as I reckon they have been retired numbers.  Anyone know if the
teams above have retired the number 20?  and is any one number worn on
evey NHL team?  
                                -CK

 
 
 

Most Popular Number on Jerseys

Post by Robert Angelo Plesha » Wed, 05 May 1993 22:20:31

Quote:
>            I was interested in the favorite (popular) number
>discussion so I did some searching and think that the number 20 is
>the most popular number, three teams don't have the number on an
>active player, Ottawa, Montreal, and Chicago are lacking 20's.  I also
>found 6,7, and 8 to be popular but they don't show up on the original six
>teams as I reckon they have been retired numbers.  Anyone know if the
>teams above have retired the number 20?  and is any one number worn on
>evey NHL team?  
>                            -CK

On the Blackhawks,
6 - Frantisek Kucera
7 - Chris Chelios
8 - Cam Russell

Mike Hudson wore  20 (I think) for the Hawks until he was traded for
Craig Muni.

Ralph

 
 
 

Most Popular Number on Jerseys

Post by Valerie S. Hamme » Thu, 06 May 1993 05:55:10

Quote:

>            I was interested in the favorite (popular) number
>discussion so I did some searching and think that the number 20 is
>the most popular number, three teams don't have the number on an
>active player, Ottawa, Montreal, and Chicago are lacking 20's.  I also
>found 6,7, and 8 to be popular but they don't show up on the original six
>teams as I reckon they have been retired numbers.  Anyone know if the
>teams above have retired the number 20?  and is any one number worn on
>evey NHL team?  

I'd need a team roster for every team to figure out if any number is
used on all teams, but I did a little research on your 6,7, and 8
numbers.  I also could not find a single instance of 20 being retired,
perhaps why it's popular now :-)

Retired 6-8 from the original six:  Detroit and Toronto each retired 6
(Tor= Irwin "Ace" Bailey, 1927-34; Det= Larry Aurie, 1927-39); Number
7 was retired by Montreal and Boston (Mon=Howie Morenz, 1923-37; Bos=
Phil Esposito, 1967-75).  

I know that Buffalo has only retired number 11 officially, but no one
wears number two, out of respect for Tim Horton.

I dug through my 1991-92 copy of the Guide and Record Book, and have
eliminated the following numbers from being available on EVERY team,
due to retirement:

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,15,16,19,21,24,30,35.

Any numbers retired since it went to print should be included, but are
unknown by me.  

--
Valerie Hammerl                 "Welcome to Buffalo.  Buy a winter coat."




 
 
 

Most Popular Number on Jerseys

Post by Derek Shew Lon Ju » Fri, 07 May 1993 07:53:12


Quote:
>I dug through my 1991-92 copy of the Guide and Record Book, and have
>eliminated the following numbers from being available on EVERY team,
>due to retirement:
>1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,15,16,19,21,24,30,35.
>Any numbers retired since it went to print should be included, but are
>unknown by me.  

In Vancouver, the Canucks have retired number 12 for Stan "The Steamer"
Smyl.  Happened near the beginning of this past season.

Derek

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