Will 87 be retired?

It is the rarest of honors for Sidney Crosby. Rimouski Oceanic raised his No. 87 to the rafters before its game against Sherbrooke on Friday, and the QMJHL announced it will be retiring Crosby's number leaguewide during the 2020-21 season.
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Why is 99 retired in NHL?

Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 is retired throughout the NHL not only because he is considered the greatest player in League history, but because the number and his name are synonymous. Though there is no debate over who the best player to wear that number is, there are 98 other numbers with more than one worthy candidate.
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Is 16 retired by the Red Wings?

In addition to the six (soon to be seven) jersey numbers hanging from Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings have retired (or honored) the Nos. 6 and 16, and players cannot wear them on Red Wing jerseys anymore. The No. 6 was taken out of circulation in honor of Larry Aurie, a forward throughout the 1930s.
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Why is 32 retired for the Kraken?

That's because the Seattle Kraken retired that number before their first home game on Oct. 23, 2021. This is just one of the ways the expansion hockey franchise has chosen to take a different route from other pro sports teams. The number 32 came to represent the fervor exhibited by the fan base.
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Is 99 retired league wide?

League Wide Retirement Ceremony

The league retired Wayne Gretzky's 99 at the 50th annual all-star game in Toronto on February 6, 2000. Gretzky had just retired the previous year at the end of the 1998-99 season with the New York Rangers.
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Some thoughts on retirement before you retire

Is 42 retired in all sports?

In 1997, MLB retired his uniform number, 42, across all major league teams; he was the first pro athlete in any sport to be so honored.
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Why is NBA retired number 6?

Yes, the NBA retired No. 6 league-wide to honor Russell, which marked the first time in league history a number was retired across all organizations. For the players who were already wearing No. 6, the NBA grandfathered their jerseys, meaning they can still choose to wear it until they retire or swap to a new number.
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Did the Leafs retire 13?

All the while, we need to remember that 99 itself is retired league-wide thanks to Wayne Gretzky, whose impact on the history of the Leafs is of course more infamous than famous. His number and the other 13 that have been retired by the Leafs in their first 101 years of existence leave us with 86 possibilities.
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Does anyone wear 66 in the NHL?

In 915 games, Mario Lemieux scored 690 goals and 1,723 points wearing the No. 66 for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He also saved the team from bankruptcy twice and is currently the owner of the team. Other than Lemieux, four other players have worn the No.
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Who is 73 on Kraken?

Kole Lind Stats and News | NHL.com.
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How rare are Red Wings?

Listed as Near Threatened on the global IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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What is the longest Red Wings games?

The Wings hold the record with 176 minutes and 30 seconds. It was Game 1 of the semifinal between the Wings and the Montreal Maroons, on March 24, 1936. (Back then, there were eight teams in the NHL, divided into the American division and Canadian division.)
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Can you wear 0 in NHL?

0 — with Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Calvin Ridley announcing shortly thereafter that he would switch to the number. The NHL formerly allowed players to wear both No. 0 and 00, but nobody has worn either since Marty Biron suited up for the Buffalo Sabres in 1995–96 with the double-zero on his back.
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Can you be 69 in NHL?

Fun fact: Desjardins and forward Melvin Angelstad (two games with the Washington Capitals in 2003-04) are the only players in NHL history to wear No. 69.
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Why can't you wear 66 in hockey?

In baseball, the #3 was Babe Ruth's number. In basketball, the #23 was Jordan's number. In hockey, the number 66 is Lemieux's number. It's his, you can't have it.
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Who wore 0 in the NHL?

The number 00 has only been worn twice in NHL history. Martin Biron wore 00 for the 1996 season with the Buffalo Sabres, but only appeared in three games and had an 0-2 record. The only other time the number appeared on an NHL surface was by goaltender John Davidson in his 1977-78 campaign with the New York Rangers.
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Can NHL players wear 1?

1 – Johnny Bower. Many goalies wore the number one but the late Johnny Bower takes the top spot. As a four-time Stanley Cup Champion, a two-time Vezina Trophy winner, an all-star and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Bower will forever remain a symbol of excellence for the Toronto Maple Leafs organization.
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Does anyone wear 1 in the NHL?

Numbers 1, 30, 31, and 35 are only worn by goalies. For defense, there are 66 unique numbers.
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Is number 5 retired in Toronto?

#5 is retired for Barilko but he only wore the number for one season in his career. Most famously known for scoring the winning goal of the 1951 cup final then disappearing, as immortalized in the Tragically Hip song 'Fifty Mission Cap'.
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How many 67 Leafs are still alive?

Eight players from the '67 Maple Leafs are still alive. The youngest is right wing Ron Ellis, who is 77 years old..
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Who is the biggest Leafs fan?

The Leafs collector

Kurtis Stevenson has been a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs since he was six years old all the way from Redcliff, Alberta — making his love for the team all the more admirable.
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Will the NBA retire 23?

The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat retired the number 23 in honor of Michael Jordan. Jordan never played for the Miami Heat. Jordan is one of the 14 people to have a number retired by two different teams.
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Is 23 retired on the Bulls?

Michael Jordan - Bulls, Heat

23 retired by the Chicago Bulls and even across the league in the same way Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 is in hockey. But the Heat retiring his number despite Jordan having no ties to the organization other than defeating them many times, is kind of cringeworthy.
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Is 42 retired in the NBA?

6 will be retired, not just for his team, the Boston Celtics, but for the entire N.B.A. Among major sports, only Jackie Robinson's No. 42 in baseball and Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 in hockey have been retired leaguewide.
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