Jersey Number Questions

Jersey Number Questions

Post by LEE JIH KANG MICHA » Thu, 09 Mar 1995 01:55:03


        I have two questions regarding jersey number:

        1.  Why do goalies tend to wear numbers around 30 (for example,
Roy wears 33, Potvin wears 29 etc.)?  I can understand that some of them
wear 1 because goaltenders in soccer usually wear 1.

        2.  Was there any player (in the NHL) wearing 99 or 66 before
Gretzky and Lemieux started wearing them?

                                                Michael Lee

 
 
 

Jersey Number Questions

Post by Marc Viscon » Mon, 13 Mar 1995 00:28:26


Quote:
>    I have two questions regarding jersey number:

>    1.  Why do goalies tend to wear numbers around 30 (for example, Roy wears
33,  
>Potvin wears 29 etc.)?  I can understand that some of them wear 1 because
>goaltenders in soccer usually wear 1.  

>    2.  Was there any player (in the NHL) wearing 99 or 66 before Gretzky and
>Lemieux started wearing them?  

>                                            Michael Lee


I think the first person to wear #99, according to official NHL guides, was
a Canadiens player in either the 40's or 50's whose name eludes me.  If
anyone knows the guy, please post it.  As for one's I know, I can't
remember anyone wearing #66, but #99 was worn by Leaf Wilf Paiment in the
early eighties at the same time Gretzky wore it.

--Marc

 
 
 

Jersey Number Questions

Post by Penguin9 » Tue, 14 Mar 1995 06:23:31

I posted this once before, but I don't know if it got through.  I didn't
see it out here, so here goes again...

Milan Novy wore #66 for at least part of the 1982-83 season for the
Washington Capitals.

Hope it makes it this time!

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Post by Todd Shafe » Wed, 15 Mar 1995 06:41:48

Has there been a "00" hockey number?