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03-23-2013, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by aemoreira1981 View Post
The Whalers had retired numbers 2 and 19, but both numbers got returned to circulation. Number 2, however, was only worn by Glen Wesley before the Canes retired it. There is no honor for Gordie Howe's #9 in Carolina, but the number is not available for issue.

The Winnipeg Jets did retire #9 for Bobby Hill and #25 for Thomas Steen. Neither number is available for wear by a Coyote today. The Coyotes have also retired #10 for Dale Hawerchuk. The new Jets don't honor the history of the old Jets (although Bryan Little changed from #10 to #18).

Neal Broten's career ended with the relocated Dallas Stars (who retired his #7), but the Dallas Stars have kept Goldsworthy's #8 and Masterton's #19 retired.
Yes, I don't believe the new Jets honor the history of the old Jets, but Evander Kane had the class to consult with Bobby Hull before he chose #9. Hull gave him his blessing.

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