Test Your Knowledge of NHL Jersey Numbers!

Test Your Knowledge of NHL Jersey Numbers!

9. 66. 87. 99. These are just some of the classic jerseys numbers that have become so linked with a certain player that we don’t even need to see their name. From Howe to Gretzky to Crosby, generations of star players have impacted the game in such a way that we immediately connect them to the number on their backs. Do you know which star players began their careers wearing a different number? Or who has worn some of the more obscure numbers in league history? Prove how well you know NHL jersey numbers by challenging yourself to this fun and detailed quiz!

Which of these non-traditional goalie numbers is currently being worn by an NHL goalie?

Why does Sidney Crosby wear number 87?

Which of these NHL legends did NOT wear number 9?

Which of these numbers has NOT been retired by the Montreal Canadiens?

Which of these numbers did former NHLer Nikolai Antropov NOT wear during his career?

Before switching to 12, what number did Jarome Iginla begin his career wearing?

Which of these second-generation NHL players currently wears the same number as his father?

Which NHL star wears their number in reference to their birth year?

Why does the NHL not allow players to wear 0 or 00?

Why does Jaromir Jagr wear number 68?

Which of these numbers has NOT been retired by the Toronto Maple Leafs?

What is the highest number ever worn by a goalie in the NHL?

What number did Felix Potvin briefly wear for the New York Islanders before switching?

Which of these franchises does not have a retired number?

Which of these numbers has NOT been retired by the New York Rangers?

Which of these 2000s NHL stars has NOT yet had his number retired?

What is the only number retired league-wide?

Why did Eric Lindros wear 88?

Which of these numbers has NOT been retired by the Detroit Red Wings?

Which of these numbers has NOT been retired by the Boston Bruins?

After wearing number 9 for his career with the Dallas Stars, what number did Mike Modano wear with the Detroit Red Wings?

Before switching to 9, what number did Jack Eichel begin his career wearing?

Which goalie most recently wore number 60?

Which of these numbers has NOT been retired by the Chicago Blackhawks?

Which pair of numbers did Hall of Famer Chris Chelios wear during his NHL career?

Test Your Knowledge of NHL Jersey Numbers!

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