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10-20-2011, 02:06 PM
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How did you choose your Jersey number?

Just a random question, I've just started with another team and I need to choose my Jersey number but my usual one has already been taken (#10)
How did you guys/gals choose yours?

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Great question.

I always had number 8 because of Mark Recchi.

As a Habs fan it seems a little tarnished to me now though...

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I chose my number because it is the answer to life, the universe and everything.

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requested #17, got #37 instead history made from that point onward....

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#39 for Calgary Flames-era Dougie Gilmour

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I chose 36 because its the number of monsters or, "bakemono" in Japanese mythology.
In hockey I always tried to sort of transform into an alter ego that is much less gentle, friendly and kind that I am in my everyday life and the number 36 came out of that mindset.

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I used to take 66 when I was younger and played in actual leagues, however now I feel like a tool using it so I've switched to 55 as 5 has always been my favourite number and I've always liked having double-numbers (11,22,33,44...)

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Great question.

I always had number 8 because of Mark Recchi.

As a Habs fan it seems a little tarnished to me now though...
Hah - same here.

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I use my b-day (like Crosby... >_>).

27 or 72.

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I was a huge football fan growing up. I was a fan of Derrick Thomas (#58) of the KC Chiefs and of course Jerry Rice (#80), hence 580. Figured 80 was too popular to have as a sports number so I went with 58.

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#10 -> Marian Gaborik
When #10 is used, #19 -> Jonathan Toews

Originally I got #10 just by an accident, but I've decided to keep it. (If possible, ten is often used, as OP said). Also 10 is the number that is usually given to a playmaker in soccer, and I like to think that I'm sort of a playmaker.

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#44. It was my number from when I played college hoops.

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I became a huge fan of Al MacInnis when he was with Calgary and a bigger fan when he was traded to STL. I've always worn #2 (except my first two years of HS because an upper classmen had it already).

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Always just chose random numbers until a few years back when friend of mine died, since then i've always worn his number (21)

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93 for Doug Gilmour, the few times it has been unavailable ive used 3 and 9.

also like 9 for my favorite Soccer player Gabriel Omar Batistuta

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Never been too concerned with what number I wear, but mostly wore/wear 93 (for Gilmour) and 13 (for Sundin).

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11 for Yao Ming.

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10-20-2011, 09:15 PM
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Always wore #8 but don't even remember why. Just my favorite number.

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12 as I started later than most of the kids and that was all that was left in my hick town. When it comes to numbers my biggest pet peeve is forwards that wear 3,4,5,6 Its like seeing a defenceman wear 9 or 19.

Pick what you want though. Its your number. Has anyone ever seen a goalie wear anything but 1, 30, 29,35 ect........ beer league doesnt count.

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I wear #4 simply because it is my favorite number. People find it weird because I'm a center, but oh well.

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I've worn two jersey numbers through my hockey career (when I had a choice). I wore number 16 as a tribute to the greatest Nordique (Peter Stastny) and the greatest Avalanche (Joe Sakic). I wear number 2 because it's one of my favourite numbers, and when my mom immigrated from Vietnam they had to put down birthdates for everyone, since noone really remembered when they were they just chose the second day of every month (my mom comes from a rather large family).

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8 if i could get it, or else, number 23.

Teemu and Michael Jordan.

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I currently wear 21 because of Peter Forsberg. Well, I'd be wearing either 19 or 9 if they weren't already taken on my team.

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I was the enforcer on my hockey teams. Whenever I would get a penalty, I would say I got 86ed. Luckily, I drew more penalties than I commited, so I didn't mind when the team said I should start wearing 86.

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