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Pavel 05-03-2005 03:48 PM

What number do you wear?
Pretty straight forward question. What number(s) do you wear and what is the significance, if any.

nikolai19 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).

Pavel 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 wasn’t duplicated.

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

Brodeur 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.

SkateLikeTheWind 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


jcoldwell 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 ;)

clefty 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.

futurcorerock 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.

Clancy 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

didjuicythat 05-03-2005 06:35 PM

I wore #19 for a long time, then I switched to #79 for the past few seasons.

Pavel 05-03-2005 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by Chipchura
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.

Mackee 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.

bleedgreen 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.

f1nn 05-03-2005 10:28 PM

number 4 on travel 69 in high school :D

pitkanen>bouwmeester 05-03-2005 10:28 PM


Pitkanen and Bertuzzi

FLYLine24 05-03-2005 10:30 PM

14, not after any player...just liked the number and always had it.

SaveByHexy 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.

WVP 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.

hockeyfan125 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. :)

Slats432 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.

Large_Farva* 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.

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