What number do you wear?

05-03-2005, 03:48 PM
Pretty straight forward question. What number(s) do you wear and what is the significance, if any.

05-03-2005, 03:55 PM
19. Have since Pee Wee in 1985. Wore it because I liked Scott Mellanby and I was on a Flyers team in California. Favorite player since then is Steve Yzerman.

Ironically enough, my kids birthday is 6-13-00 = 19.
Hoping my next one is born on the 9th. (Wife's due date is the 10th).

05-03-2005, 04:25 PM
Forgot to post mine. I wear 75 simply because when I started playing the league I was in had the same home and away jerseys for everyone, white or red. Inevitably as players moved around from team to team you would have two or three 10s, 9s, 19s, etc ending up on the same team. I picked a number that no one used (until Brett Lindros) so that no matter what team I was on my number wasnt duplicated.

Other numbers I have been issued are: 4, 5, 9, and 15.

05-03-2005, 04:41 PM
31, not for any particular reason other than I'm a goalie and my short last name (Tran) looks awkward with any other number in the 30s.

05-03-2005, 04:59 PM
Numbers I have chosen to wear: 9 and 15.

Number I have been 'issued': 23. Not a bad number, its starting to grow on me.

ALF AmericanLionsFan
05-03-2005, 05:25 PM

05-03-2005, 05:26 PM
The number I wear on my sweater is 73. The significance is that it is my birth year and nobody that I know wears that sweater number.

I am so unique ;)

05-03-2005, 05:39 PM
I wore 89 at first. When I switched teams, 89 was taken and I was issued #14. I liked 14 though.

05-03-2005, 05:40 PM

I'm not a Bourque fan.

When I played baseball I changed numbers every year. Turns out the year I wore 77, my BA was hovering around .500 (mind you this is community league and I was 11) and one of my best games I ended up with a pair of Triples and 2 R.B.I's. Before and after, I had crummy seasons, struck out alot, and was at the end of the batting order.

05-03-2005, 06:34 PM
when i first started playing hockey, i wore 88 because of Lindros and it was also by birth year. but when i created myself on my NHL games for the PC/Playstation, i couldnt be 88 because Lindros was on the team. so i picked 18 because it had an 8 in it and i thought it was the coolest number out of 8,28,38,etc. if 18 is taken, i wear 81

Meat Wave
05-03-2005, 06:35 PM
I wore #19 for a long time, then I switched to #79 for the past few seasons.

05-03-2005, 06:43 PM
I wore #19 for a long time, then I switched to #79 for the past few seasons.

You aren't Alexei Yashin are you? :)

Yertle The Turtle
05-03-2005, 06:58 PM
I wear 52... I wore 12 2 years in a row and scored a combined 6 goals in 30 games... Next season wore ;52 and scored 12 in 15 games... Been wearing it ever since.

05-03-2005, 10:07 PM
Awesome topic!

I wear #58 both as a defenseman (ball hockey) and a goalie (ice). No real significance, but how often do you see #58? I can only think of one player (J-F Fortin, Caps) who I've seen wear it. At least I think it's J-F, could be J-P. I'm sure a Caps fan will clear that up for me.

Used to wear 18 and 15 when I played minor hockey.

05-03-2005, 10:18 PM
22. its my birthday - so it was my favorite number when i was like 5. never changed it, it was always available - eveyone else would fight over 9, 19, 10 (francis - i grew up in CT....dineens 11 and ulf's 5 were always popular). still wear it now.

05-03-2005, 10:28 PM
number 4 on travel 69 in high school :D

05-03-2005, 10:28 PM

Pitkanen and Bertuzzi

05-03-2005, 10:30 PM
14, not after any player...just liked the number and always had it.

05-03-2005, 10:52 PM
72. I picked it when I played football, because I was a lineman and I had to have a number in the 60s and 70s. So, I picked it as because Ron Hextall is my favorite athelete ever. It is his 27 reversed, and he wore 72 for the Islanders. Now, I wear it for hockey too.

Canadian Chris
05-03-2005, 10:55 PM
I wear 11 now, and have for a number of years really. But that was interupted for a few years because our team simply didn't have a #11, so I stole #19 from another player....but I've worn #11 basically since I started playing hockey...no significant reason either really

Habsfan 32
05-03-2005, 11:00 PM
I used to wear 70 but I was given 99 last year but I felt I was no Wayne Gretzky and I should not wear HIS number neither should anyone else so I switched to 70 simply because it's my birth year 88 minus the day I was born 18.

05-03-2005, 11:19 PM
I've worn #27 for a while. Kovalev turned 27 into into a cool number during his time in Pittsburgh, but I had it before his time here and I can't remember why.

05-03-2005, 11:37 PM
21. My birthday, and my first favorite player: Peter Forsberg. Then I learned that as a Canuck fan, liking an Av was frowned upon. :)

05-03-2005, 11:40 PM
As a kid, I wore 10 for Guy Lafleur. I tried to get it when I started playing men's league...but it was gone. I have been wearing Howe's 9 ever since.

05-03-2005, 11:46 PM
Next season will be my rookie season as a 16 year old. The number I will be wanting will be 36 after Matthew Barnaby, 37 after Mikael Samuelsson, or 38 after Ronald Petrovicky.

05-04-2005, 03:45 AM
It's kind of reassuring to see half of you guys not committing to consensus numbers.

A good addition to the thread would be a listing of all known consistencies with numbers and hockey players (Low digits, 30's Goaltenders, etc.). Ofcourse, if said list exists somewhere

05-04-2005, 06:17 AM
I play defense and have worn #29 my whole hockey playing career. That's just a number that was given to me when I was little and I've worn it ever since.

05-04-2005, 08:19 AM
When I was younger, I took #4 for everything (Bobby Orr) including softball.

In HS, for hockey I wore #18 (my ex and I thought it would be cute to have the same number). I took #6 (Ted Williams' 9 flipped over) for every other sport.

Now, for everything but hockey I keep the #6.

When I'm in net, I'm usually #1 just for the hell of it. When I skate out, I wear #47. It was issued to me, but I kept it on becuase it's Aaron Downey's number and one of my friends is close with him and assures me he's a good guy.

05-04-2005, 08:49 AM
I usually try and grab #12 or #14 when the coach comes in and dumps the jerseys on the locker room floor and says ''help yourself''

should rephrase that- ''usually tried''

been a long time since that scenerio presented itself :)

05-04-2005, 09:12 AM
24 -bob probert
17 craig berube
7 -

prefer 24 when available

05-04-2005, 09:49 AM
Awesome topic!

I wear #58 both as a defenseman (ball hockey) and a goalie (ice). No real significance, but how often do you see #58? I can only think of one player (J-F Fortin, Caps) who I've seen wear it. At least I think it's J-F, could be J-P. I'm sure a Caps fan will clear that up for me.

Used to wear 18 and 15 when I played minor hockey.

Jean-Francis... :eek:

58 = Good football number at least.

05-04-2005, 09:50 AM

Started playing last year...

Eminger wears 8 in the AHL and last year for the Caps...

Ovi wears it for Russia...

I figure one of them will wear it in the future.

05-04-2005, 12:42 PM
Pretty straight forward question. What number(s) do you wear and what is the significance, if any.

37, for no reason other than I bought my helmet used and it had 37 on it. Isn't that a terrible reason? But I have no favourite numbers and no un-favourites except for 88 because of the white supremacist association.

05-04-2005, 10:39 PM
Initially when I started playing travel hockey, I went with 26...this is probably when I was 11 or so. I kept that number until I was 16 too, then switching to #3 which I kept. For my highschool team, I tried to pick 26, but there was someone in the organization who had that number already, so I reluctantly went with 86. However, this ended up being a good move on my part because I was easily remember by people being that 86 is a fairly uncommon number. However, if I had the chance to do it all again, I'd have gone with #92 or something like that...i dunno why, but the higher numbers always intrigued me

05-04-2005, 11:39 PM
The number I wear on my sweater is 73. The significance is that it is my birth year and nobody that I know wears that sweater number.

I am so unique ;)

Not to burst your bubble but i know a goalie who wear this number. Actually, he write it everywhere he can :) .

For me it's 31. No particular reason.

05-04-2005, 11:58 PM
I wear # 13, it's always been my lucky number. It's also sort of a Bill Guerin thing as I am originally from Boston and play wing. I am playing on a 2nd team this summer and can't decide what # to wear. Maybe # 28 for Adam Deadmarsh - one of my all-time favorite players.

05-05-2005, 12:03 AM
My brother Dave? born on January 4th, always wore #4.

My brother Dan? born on February 10th, always wore #10.

Me? Born on August 16th. Always wore #29.

Go figure!

05-05-2005, 12:09 AM
#19 cuz that's what my old man wore in his days...

05-05-2005, 05:38 AM
I wear 13 because I was born on Friday the 13th.

05-05-2005, 07:53 AM
I have not even played hockey in a team, just floorball, but my jersey numbers still come from my hockey idols.

#2 - Brian Leetch, NY Rangers
#14 - Raimo Helminen, Ilves & Team Finland

05-06-2005, 01:41 AM
21...for Tony Granato...

John Flyers Fan
05-06-2005, 12:41 PM
I've always worn #11. No real significant reason. Only times I haven't worn #11 since I was about 8 years old was for an all-star game, where multiple players wore 11 ... or for a few games when our trainer at Penn St. lost my white jersey ... had to wear 13 for a bit.

05-06-2005, 01:19 PM
I wore 19 in our beer league last year, and am going to wear 44 for next year.

19 for Naslund, but myself being a defensman, I didn't feel I had any connection to the number other than an admiration of the player who wears it in the NHL. 44 for Bertuzzi, and myself being a pyshical type player, it seems to make more sense.

05-06-2005, 01:27 PM
Tried to wear 16 for Bobby Clarke when I was a kid or later when I had a choice. When I started playing our jersies were numbered by size, low numbers for the extra larges to high teens and 20's for the smalls so sometimes 16 was too small. I've worn 00, 4, 5, 9, 20 a couple of times, 25, 88 but 16 off and on for about 15 different years. My kid wears 55 for everything but that's for a baseball player but he wears it for hockey too.

05-06-2005, 03:43 PM
22 - It was assigned to me on my first team, and it's just been the number I've always worn ever since. 22 is a grinders number, which is what I am, so it stuck.

05-06-2005, 05:13 PM

05-06-2005, 06:15 PM
Currently wear #33 - just what was given to me for my latest team.

05-06-2005, 08:45 PM
#19, Sergei Fedorov was my favorite player when I was a kid so I said to the coach that I want #91 but he said I could only pick under #50 So I took #19!

Stammer Time*
05-07-2005, 06:30 PM

05-07-2005, 07:36 PM
I wear #16 because its the number my dad wore when he played hockey.

05-07-2005, 10:24 PM
Never played ice hockey... but all other sports I've played .... I've always used #7

05-08-2005, 03:12 AM
43....My Dad's Fire Department Number.

05-08-2005, 09:44 AM
77, which I orginally got playing Pop Warner football. No real signficance, when it was jersey issue time I was hoping to get 50 or 53. I was third in line so I was somewhat confident I'd get it. 53 went first, 50 went second. 77 looked cool so I took it and it stuck. Took it over to hockey (and track for that matter).

05-08-2005, 11:38 AM
i've always liked 16 best and 96 2nd best, not sure exactly why, think maybe 16 for Bobby Clarke when i was younger, and Bure who wore 96 for a little while. althought there not even my favorite players. i've also worn 3 which has grown on me.

05-08-2005, 12:13 PM
13 and the significance is obvious, eh?

Edit: and this is for volleyball, I haven't played hockey in...umm..15 years, only a little bandy. Probably would fall on my ass if I tried now :)

05-08-2005, 12:37 PM
98!! I been wearing this number sice 1998, when I started playing Ball Hockey in a league, it's just one of my favorite numbers and I hung on to it since than. :D

05-08-2005, 03:07 PM
Always wear #17 or #7 for every sport

05-08-2005, 04:55 PM
I used to be #44 because Rob Niedermayer was my favorite player for years in Floriday, but then I was issued 66 and wore that, and then was and had been #96. It's Pavel Bure's number from when he was electric back for the canucks a long time ago and Bure was my favorite player in FLA. Last year though, our coach wouldn't let us pick any high numbers so I went with #16. I'm gonna be #96 again next year though.

05-08-2005, 04:57 PM
i've always liked 16 best and 96 2nd best, not sure exactly why, think maybe 16 for Bobby Clarke when i was younger, and Bure who wore 96 for a little while. althought there not even my favorite players. i've also worn 3 which has grown on me.

HAHA, no way, are u serious? Check out my post right above LOL.

05-08-2005, 06:34 PM
In any sports I played I always wore #10.

05-09-2005, 12:25 PM
Awesome topic!

I wear #58 both as a defenseman (ball hockey) and a goalie (ice). No real significance, but how often do you see #58? I can only think of one player (J-F Fortin, Caps) who I've seen wear it. At least I think it's J-F, could be J-P. I'm sure a Caps fan will clear that up for me.

Used to wear 18 and 15 when I played minor hockey.

Yup it is J-F Fortin. He wore 12 for the Portland Pirates this past season. Just a piece of usless info.

05-09-2005, 02:26 PM
#22 - comes from my lacrosse playing days and the legends of #22 on the lax field at Syracuse...ironically where I am now. If that's not available, any palindrome will do...i've worn 33, 11, 44 before

05-09-2005, 04:47 PM

It's my birthdate (May 11th), and the number of my favorite player (Saku Koivu).

Frightened Inmate #2
05-09-2005, 06:43 PM
#66 #69 or #99

No, but really I don't care, but if I had the choice #6

PJ Wiggum
05-10-2005, 05:59 AM
Ths year I started using #12 because the jerseys on my team only went up to 33 or so, but everyother year I went with 91 or 9 because I like those numbers.

05-10-2005, 07:30 AM
it's either 00 or 68

68 in full sexual reference to 69, you do me and I'll owe you one

Never really grew out of it so to this day those are my numbers.

Jackson Ranger
05-10-2005, 09:56 AM
22 for Nick Fotiu.

05-10-2005, 03:00 PM
My first choices were always 7 and 10.. Thats like 90% of everyone so I wont count those.

9, 22, 87 are my other favs because its my birth date.

(September 22, 1987)

And now Crosby made #87 famous... I should use it more often :handclap:

05-10-2005, 07:57 PM
#42 - Hey, I'm a mathematician, therefore I HAVE to take that number.

Otherwise I'd coose #84, because that is a) my birth-year and b) 42*2 :)

05-10-2005, 09:19 PM
55 in roller and Dek hockey.
I dunno why but i like it,besides Gonchar and Jovo wear it(2 of my fav Dmen)

05-11-2005, 08:14 AM
55 in roller and Dek hockey.
I dunno why but i like it,besides Gonchar and Jovo wear it(2 of my fav Dmen)

Jason Blake too :handclap:

05-11-2005, 12:17 PM
#15--looks like I'm the only one to have that so far.

My older brothers wore #15 playing ball, so I decided to carry on with it as well.

05-12-2005, 05:59 AM
If I was anywhere to wear a number, it would be 39. Not particularly sure why.

05-12-2005, 11:02 AM
wore 9 for the majority of my "career" LOL

joined a team called The Aeros, and out of respect to Gordie, changed to number 12.

our league commish is Andre LaCroix

05-17-2005, 07:42 PM
Number 2. No way was it after any NHL player. Favorite team was the Leafs at the time and Garth Butcher was #2. Just liked the number. Was also issued #12 one year as well, so it's kinda partial to me.

05-20-2005, 10:28 PM
98!! I been wearing this number sice 1998, when I started playing Ball Hockey in a league, it's just one of my favorite numbers and I hung on to it since than. :D

Damn... me too!

It started because I always used to wear #9 because Gretzky was my favorite as a youngster (we couldn't pick our own numbers, they were standard issue 2-16 + 2 goalie numbers), and one year I got shafted with #8 and had my best season. The year after that I finally got to choose my own number, and couldn't decide between 9 and 8, so I combined them.

This was all for lacrosse though, and in Hockey I was always a goalie so I usually had 1, 29 or 30... I was never picky as a goalie for some reason.

05-21-2005, 05:05 AM
#4 s stevens, vinny, blake, saba. -nuff said

Kirk- NEHJ
05-22-2005, 01:23 PM

I was a huge Gilles Gilbert fan when I first started playing as a goaltender (I wore 22 as a defenseman in atom and mites as a nod to my fave blue liner Brad Park), but another kid on my team (a forward no less) had no. 1. My coach was a Maple Leafs fan, and at the time, they had a pretty damn good goalie named Mike Palmateer.

He tricked my 8-year-old self into taking no. 29 by talking up Palmateer like he was the second coming of Georges Vezina, but I got a shutout in my first-ever start, so after that, there was no way I was giving it up.

A lot of people thought I was a Ken Dryden fan because of it, but never had any use for that habstool. It was all Palmateer.

05-24-2005, 12:03 AM
16, after my two favourite players on my favourite team. Stastny's 26 and Sakic's 19, that and when I first played hockey my coach didn't like people having numbers over 30.

05-24-2005, 01:06 PM
35 - just call me Shabbybulin

05-24-2005, 04:54 PM
previously i wore 46, paying tribute to orr and lemieux.

i like 14 and 36, too.

05-24-2005, 06:20 PM
I wore 21 for a while, but I've just started wearing 11 recently. 21 is my birthday, but when I joined a new team I someone already had it. I picked 11 and I've been playing better since, so I'm not changing anytime soon.

05-24-2005, 06:58 PM

I've broken my wrist twice...maybe it's time to switch :dunno:

05-24-2005, 11:41 PM
#7 or #88

05-25-2005, 01:20 AM

I took this # because of Darius Kasparaitis's time in Pittsburgh. He's my favorite player and I simply like it.

I swap around from team to team often though and if it's taken I wear either 37 or 61

05-25-2005, 03:10 PM

When I was younger I used to wear 5. Then swiched over to 8 later on, but after both of those numbers were take i picked 85 :P.

5 = Doug Bodger(Haha best player on NHL All-Stars '95)
8 = Mark Recchi(My fave Hab from way back)

05-25-2005, 04:04 PM
Haven't played in years, but plan to in the near future.

My favorite number when I played was 11. I wore that number during my best season of roller hockey, and was among the leaders in scoring. So, I'll be gunning for that number.

05-25-2005, 04:21 PM
#9 - the last 10 years or so for all the roller and ice hockey teams I've played on. I lived in Westland, Michigan (Mike Modano's hometown) for a number of years and I'm the same age as Modano, so I guess that's why I wear it.

#19 - for softball. Robin Yount and Paul Molitor were my favorite baseball players growing up. Yount wore #19 until he retired. Molitor wore #19 in honor of Yount when he signed with the Blue Jays (and won a WS in that number).

05-25-2005, 07:18 PM
#11 - Brian Sutter or #7 - Phil Esposito

05-25-2005, 09:18 PM
When I was younger, I would always hear that numbers that were above 30 for skaters were "showboat" numbers. I know Gretzky took 99 because 9 was taken and he loved Howe. So I took #2 always because it was a modest number and #1 was usually reserved for goalies. My brother also wore #2 (we weren't on the same team). Growing up a Ranger fan, Tom Laidlaw and of course Brian Leetch also wore #2 so I just stuck with it. If #2 was gone, I just doubled up and went with #22.

05-25-2005, 11:18 PM
I have pretty much settled into wearing #81 or #14.

I started with #8 when I started playing since it was my favorite prospect's number (Jokinen). After a couple seasons someone else asked for #8, so I gave it up for #14 (for Stu Barnes). When our team ordered jerseys, I decided to take #81 for no particular reason. I still wear #14 when I sub for other teams (unless it's taken).

05-27-2005, 01:26 AM
hockey - 87 or 33
lacrosse - 24,14 or 32.

05-28-2005, 12:43 AM
32, no significance, just been wearing it all my life and it stuck.

johnny cool
05-28-2005, 01:09 AM
I was #11 on every team i joined by complete chance when I first started playing sports.

one year when i played high school soccer though, i had to wear 13 because 11 was taken. those are the only two numbers i've ever worn

06-09-2005, 09:19 AM
#25. Its how old I was when I started playing hockey last year. I've had no reason to change.

06-09-2005, 09:39 AM
When I was young I was always 8. in High School I had to change my number Sophomore year, so I chose 19. In college both were taken my freshman year so I picked 18 have stuck with it ever since.

06-13-2005, 02:38 PM
i wear 87 just because i got that number when i first started and i jsut stuck with it

Sixty Six
06-13-2005, 09:21 PM
i wear 87 just because i got that number when i first started and i jsut stuck with it

with a limited number choice to make this season, i went back to #74. I was a big Andrew Ference fan when he was a pen, and he was a paul coffey fan as was i in my younger days. And since 7 and 77 were taken, i used 74 Coffey's number in Boston his final year

06-13-2005, 11:08 PM
I used to wear 20, but lately I've been 27 and my brothers been 26.

06-14-2005, 04:11 AM

many reasons, kinda just like seeing it

The Slap Shop
06-14-2005, 04:45 AM
Lucky Luc's 20 has been the number I've played with most. I've also have played with 8 for Cam Neely. 28 for Eric Lacroix. 44 for Yanic Perreault. I ended up one season with number 49 because the stupid rink lettered the jersey wrong. A couple of times I have sported the number 10 as it was half of 20.

Besides that my number has been 20.

06-14-2005, 06:31 AM
I used to wear #23 for Ilkka Sinisalo, then it was often taken because people liked Michael Jordan (I live In North Carolina), so then in a fortune cookie it told me my lucky number was #57, so I chose that. The only problem with #57 is that it is rare for any NHL player to wear it. I think Goran Bezina was the only one to wear it last year.

06-14-2005, 08:10 AM
Used to Wear #18

06-16-2005, 06:56 PM
I wear 47 'cause I grew up in a family of Star Trek nerds (where 47 is integrated into EVERYTHING). It worked its way into my internet handle years ago and has become one of "my" numbers.

In other sports, I've worn 9 (little kid soccer) and 17, 21 and 22 (soccer subs). I'm happy with all those numbers.

06-17-2005, 10:17 AM

06-17-2005, 12:26 PM
I wear #7. Don't really have any reason why, but I do well with it, so now its more a superstition type thing. I've also worn #45, 11, and 8.

06-19-2005, 03:36 PM
I wear #22. Favourite number.

06-23-2005, 05:25 PM
22 --> my birthday and my very lucky number as well

06-23-2005, 07:08 PM
I wear number 20

I was born on November 20th

If not 20 I'd wear either 1 or 30 the classic goalie numbers.

06-23-2005, 08:06 PM
81 - Birthyear was 1981 so it just made sense to me.
I wore 14 a few seasons, typically when I had a coach that was anal about having his team wear only numbers under 40.

06-23-2005, 10:46 PM
I wear 29, no real reason, I'm a goalie and when I picked it i didn't want a number in the 30's.

I've been "issued": 1, 5, 33, 40, 55 (Never Wore It)

I also chose #49 and #87 a long time ago

Johnny Postman
06-23-2005, 11:44 PM
I wore #10 all through high school just because it was available '88-'92

ever since I started in men's leagues I've been #13 we didn't have #10 jersey made up. besides it's lucky I've only sprained my ankle once and pulled my groin once. :dunno:

Seth Lake
07-01-2005, 07:44 PM
I've worn #12 the past eight years in honor of Hartford Wolf*Pack captain Ken Gernander. IMO he is the best captain in professional hockey and is a true leader by example.

Prior to wearing #12 I have worn #'s 1, 5, 11, 13, and 111 (I had #1 in a youth league, I didn't play for two season's before returning and someone else was wearing the number. Because the #1 was centered on the back of the jersey, I decided to wear #111. It was a youth rec league and they let the number slide.)

07-20-2005, 09:48 PM

07-20-2005, 10:09 PM
1, my favorite goalies are #1 (Aebisacher and Irbe). When i was a foward eariler i wore #9 dont ask me why it was always 9 though.

07-20-2005, 11:09 PM
# 44 for me...mainly because when I first started Esposito's 7 was taken. So Todd Bertuzzi was the main inspiration, as i'm a power forward as well.

07-21-2005, 09:02 PM
Either 02, 16, 17, or 19

First numbers for sports when I first started, soccer, bball, hockey etc

Magnus Fulgur
07-21-2005, 10:38 PM
Great posts, everyone! It's fun to read the stories...

I wear #15

1.) Milt Schmidt
2.) My birthdate (Ides of March)
3.) Heater!

I used to be a goalie, and my number was #35.

07-21-2005, 11:02 PM
i wear 16 or 5, or try to anyway

07-22-2005, 12:42 AM
69 is not a bad number either

Leaf Lander
07-22-2005, 03:27 AM

07-22-2005, 05:01 AM
18 or 6. 18 has been my number a long time, and has been very lucky for me, Baseball and Hockey.

18 red has been good to me in the casino too,

07-22-2005, 11:29 AM
I wear #79 because I was born in 79, The oilers joined the NHL in 79 and because I graduated in 97 which in reverse is 79.

Enough reasons?

07-23-2005, 04:36 PM
I was one of those dorky kids when I was young who wore his favorite players number, which was 66. Then around Bantams I went to 29, mainly because I wanted to change and pulled it out of the box. After high school when I got more into roller I combined the two and now wear 95.

07-23-2005, 05:44 PM
Great topic because it allows everyone to tell their story but in most cases, no one cares but them.

But its always fun to tell your story and I had to oblige.

High School- #8 (assigned but I'm not a big guy so I always took it as a Mark Recchi reference)

College- #21 (very special to me because my coach said he gave it to me because of he knew another American born Italian player who did well in that number, I hope it was Eruzione but my teammates said it was Cammi Granato)

Men's League- #38 or #19 (Pavol Demitra is one of my favorite players and many of my favorite players including Brad Richards, Marco Sturm, Steve Yzerman, etc. and my mother's all-time favorite Jean Pronovost wear 19)

I always changed my number at each level because its like each number was based in that particular time period and it was time for a new one at a new level.

Thanks for obliging my self indulgence.

07-23-2005, 07:05 PM
Number 7. My birthday is the 7th and I've just always worn it!

07-24-2005, 01:15 AM

I originally wore #6, then flipped it to wear #9. When I got to college I was issued #29 as a freshman as they didn't think I'd see the ice much...

...I wore that over-sized goalie jersey for four years and proved 'em wrong. Everytime I put it on, I had that reminder.

On our team, we had a really fast kid that wore #55. The significance? The speed limit at the time he realized he was fast. Cocky, but hilarious. Only a hockey player....

Pure Rock Fury*
07-24-2005, 01:42 AM

My first year of mite hockey was after San Jose's first year in the league. My favorite player was Doug Wilson (and still is) and I wanted number 24. As it turned out, Doug Wilson Jr. was on my team, so I figured he would want his dad's number and I went with 17 instead because of Pat Falloon (in the longrun I did the number a lot more justice than he did). I could've used 24 if I wanted too because Doug Jr. ended up using number 48, twice that of his dad's. I got a pretty good laugh out of that one.

I wore 24 a couple of times because of playing with a someone having seniority over me who wanted the number (a tournament team one summer, and my first year of midget).

Ric Flair
07-24-2005, 02:41 PM

07-24-2005, 03:15 PM
Pretty straight forward question. What number(s) do you wear and what is the significance, if any.

89 :handclap:

Psycho Papa Joe
07-24-2005, 05:18 PM
Pretty straight forward question. What number(s) do you wear and what is the significance, if any.

Taking the 5th on the significance part though, but it has nothing to do with any player who ever wore the number.


07-24-2005, 05:20 PM
2-cause its Ohlund's number
24- Day i was born on
89- Year i was born in
and 91 just cause i like high numbers.

Jeff Shafer
07-24-2005, 06:57 PM
the past 5 years i've been wearing 93 in a rec league and in my high school. I was assigned that number and it just grew on me and i've really started to like it...

07-24-2005, 07:16 PM
It has been and always will be #4...no reason whatsoever, I just think the #4 is a powerful number.

07-24-2005, 11:42 PM

3's my favorite number and I play goalie for our makeshift roller hockey team... so 33 looks better on a jersey.

Ric Flair
07-25-2005, 07:40 PM


You like that?

07-25-2005, 08:59 PM
playing on my bantom team I wore number 2 for the past few years. In my freshman year in high school(this past school yeah) I got number 7 (Thought I would add i got the most playing time of all freshman too :D ) . So now I call myself the Michael Vick experience of my high school's team :D

07-25-2005, 09:06 PM
I like wearing #14(stajan, and because i just like it) and #20(Bob Pulford,I may be related to him lol)

07-28-2005, 07:04 PM

ya, I am a winger too. How you like that?

07-28-2005, 08:20 PM

07-28-2005, 08:26 PM
I wear 89 for Rockhampton District and Queensland State Girls team's because it's the year i was born.

I also wear 14 for my CQ Girls Team the Dolphins, in reference to one of my favourite players Matt Stajan. :)

I'd play in 37 but damn Justin has that....

Occasionally also in 87 as my friend gifted me her jersey when she moved over seas :cry: and that was her number.


Jacques Plante
07-28-2005, 09:09 PM
I'm a goalie and always wore #1 from Novice until Midget.

berney fkaj
07-28-2005, 09:11 PM
number 11....stupid keyboard won`t let me do a number sign

07-30-2005, 09:04 PM

07-31-2005, 11:05 PM
From 1997 to 1999 the #9

Then I changed my team and there the #9 was not free, and so Im wearing since six years the #81

07-31-2005, 11:14 PM
i was never picky about my number in softball as long as it was a multiple of 5
but for soccer i was always #15 up until I graduated...its just my lucky number and my birthdate (6-15-83)

07-31-2005, 11:15 PM

07-31-2005, 11:36 PM
#12... worn it every year for every sport since i was 6... and i'm a pens fan so i thought it was an awesome coincidence that pittsburgh won crosby with the #12 ball :amazed:

Sebastien Centomo
08-01-2005, 12:50 AM
6, 3, or 15.

I always prefered 6 when I was playing hockey. If someone already had it, 3 was next and then 15.

As for reasons, 6 because my first year of hockey I was six. 3 because two 3's make a 6. And 15 because of Dmitri Mironov, who I coincidently shared a birthdate and position with... plus he was just bad ass.

08-01-2005, 04:06 AM
56 all the way ! :p:

08-01-2005, 07:36 PM
#2 on defence
#87 on forward

08-12-2005, 03:48 PM
32, as a tribute for the year my grandmother was born.

08-16-2005, 02:31 PM
I wear #19, for no particular reason. Sure, Joe Sakic and especially Steve Yzerman had an influense when picking the number, but Ive allways considered #19 to be a cool number to wear compared with #6, which I could never have . Ive been wearing #19 for 4 seasons now, and will propably change to something else next season.

08-16-2005, 04:59 PM

08-16-2005, 05:22 PM
started with the 23 changed to 10 in highschool, 42 in college and now im somehow stucked on 15 :) :dunno:

Canadian Game
08-16-2005, 06:17 PM
Players: 17 (Born April 17)
Goalie: 31

08-16-2005, 11:12 PM
This past winter my 10 yr old son played AA atom and was given # 7. I started playing again after 7 years off and was given a choice of a few numbers. # 7 was available so I took it to be the same as him. He thought it was pretty cool.

He had a pretty successful year and did the number proud, me not so much........ :shakehead

Famous Flames
08-16-2005, 11:32 PM
23 - my daughter's bday is Feb 3.

Clown Fiesta
08-22-2005, 10:15 AM
22, just cause Leetch was 2, and when i was young i knew me and him couldn't have the same numbers if we played together on the rangers, now he's with the bruins :( and i'm a career beer leauger !!

08-22-2005, 11:24 AM
16 - when playing forward (Pat Lafontaine has always been my favorite player).

3 - when playing defense (cause someone always has seniority on me and takes 4).

Second Star
08-22-2005, 12:51 PM
75. My friend picked it for me when I was 8. :)

08-22-2005, 04:15 PM

Didn't want to disrespect Wayne and take his number so I flipped a nine and I got 96...

08-22-2005, 04:23 PM

Didn't want to disrespect Wayne and take his number so I flipped a nine and I got 96...