I was #31 for awhile, but I'm starting to use #38 more and more. I started liking it a few years before Demitra passed but now it gives a little extra meaning to the reason I like the number. #38 just feels like a good number for hockey.
I never played hockey, but every year in lacrosse I was #20. My senior year I switched to 44, as I like to think that I play lacrosse defensively in as similar style to Brooks Orpik's hockey style as possible, if that makes sense.
But, in college, I've gone back to #20 and will probably rock that until I graduate.
20 is just a family number. My dad wore that in football and hockey through high school and into juniors, my aunt wore 20 in soccer and hockey through high school and when she played for the Badgers and then for the Mavericks, and my cousins play basketball in Indiana and Idaho, wearing #20. My sister plays high school hockey and is #20. Family number
I wore #4 from mites until high school. I always wanted to be the tough defenseman looking guy. Switched to #9 when I ended up playing wing/center in high school though. Pissed off a guy pretty bad taking his number so he took 4 for high school.
Something really ugly just to tick off the number snobs like 81 (my birth year) or whatever.
Atta boy. I love those random numbers. My 86 is usually one that's a bit out there. I giggle everytime I look at the Jets lineup and all the numbers are no higher than the 40s...and then there's Antro's #80.
I wore #9 for hockey when it was available......back up choices were 17, 7 but also wore 15, & 2 when the big jerseys were limited. (I played at 6'2.5" and 245# in varsity - and I was not the biggest guy on the team)