#57 Because one time during a college basketball game I attended, in the program it said that my lucky number was #57. If they called that number, I would get to go shoot some halftime basket. They didn't call my number.
However, since they told me it was my lucky number, I accepted fate and have used it ever since. I would take a lucky number from a fortune cookie, but they usually give like 5 or 6 different numbers. I needed simplicity.
I used to switch a lot when I first started. I liked 7 or 17 just because I liked the way the number 7 looks.
In one of my current leagues, I thought I was early and was there like 50 minutes before my game started but somehow wound up with picking between the #3 or the #0. I went with 3 because I did not want to wear 0 and the #3 does have meaning to me because I was a big Dale Earnhardt fan, even if it was a different sport. I ended up winning the championship on that team and got a sweatshirt with my name and the #3 on it so now I just wear the #3 across all the teams now because I have the number on my championship sweatshirt that I wear all the time.
6 - It's the day of my birthday and the average of my birthday 9+6+1+9+9+2=36/6= 6
11 - It was the number of my favorite Devil at the time, John Madden, and I started really focusing on NHL and major competitive hockey at that time. Also, thats kinda how I play my game. Always a very reliable defensive player, but always got a lot of points. I was always put on the PK and PP throughout travel, high school, and Junior A with my lowest plus/minus ever being +17.
88 - It was the first number I was ever given in competitive hockey when I was around 6 years old. We had a pile of jerseys on the ground in the locker room and our coach said choose one. My dad and I looked through and we chose 88 together. NOT because of Patrick Kane, but I do like his "pass-first" mentality which is what I tend to have when I play. I always have 2x more assists then goals.
The number 27 chose me. I was given the number when I played soccer as a young kid. I was given 27 when I played hockey at the same age. Then when I signed up to play football, again, I was given 27. When the family moved to a new town, I decided to focus on hockey. My new team gave me 27. I've worn it ever since.
When I was a kid and not many people had their numbers we just did a quick "I-want-this-number!" type of number selection and I picked 27 cause 7's my favorite number and my dad's number is 22. It stuck!