They Wore It Well, and Now Nobody Else Can Wear it Ever Again: NHL Retired Jersey Number Trivia

They Wore It Well, and Now Nobody Else Can Wear it Ever Again: NHL Retired Jersey Number Trivia

Probably the greatest honour a player can receive from a team is to have their jersey number retired. Sure, winning a Stanley Cup would likely provide a greater thrill, but having one's jersey number retired by a team says a lot about how much the franchise valued the career contributions of the player. In most cases, when a jersey number is retired, it is retired for ONE player who wore that number, but in some cases, most notably a few times with the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2 former players who wore the number are honoured. Let's take a trip down memory lane and see if you can correctly identify which players had their jersey numbers retired. Here we go!

What NHL player has had his number retired by all the teams in the NHL?

Which member of the famed 'French Connection' had his jersey # retired by the Buffalo Sabres?

What jersey number did the New York Rangers retire in honour of Brian Leetch?

Which of these former St. Louis Blues has NOT has his jersey number retired by the team?

Which of these players has had their jersey # retired by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks?

Which of these former Calgary Flames has NOT had his jersey # retired by the team?

Which of these former Philadelphia Flyers has NOT has his jersey number retired by the team?

What player has had his jersey number retired by the San Jose Sharks?

What Montreal Canadians player has NOT had his jersey # retired by the team?

What number did the Chicago Blackhawks retire in honour of Tony Esposito?

What jersey number did the New Jersey Devils retire in honour of Martin Brodeur?

What player had his #14 retired by the Toronto Maple Leafs?

What player has his his jersey number retired by the Winnipeg Jets?

Which member of the L.A. Kings famed 'Triple Crown Line' had his jersey number retired?

What jersey number did the Colorado Avalanche retire in honour of Joe Sakic?

Which of these former Boston Bruins has NOT had their jersey # retired by that team?

How many jersey numbers have been retired by the Montreal Canadians?

Which of the following former New York Islanders has NOT had his jersey # retired by the team?

What jersey number did the Edmonton Oilers retire in honour of Paul Coffey?

What number did the Chicago Blackhawks retired in honour of Stan Mikita?

What jersey number did Arizona retire in honour of Shane Doan?

What NHL franchise retired the jersey numbers 37 and 93 in honour of 2 non-players?

Which of the following former Vancouver Canucks has NOT had his jersey # retired by the team?

The Toronto Maple Leafs have retired the jersey numbers of 19 players. Who isn't one of them?

What player has NOT had their jersey # retired by the Detroit Red Wings?

They Wore It Well, and Now Nobody Else Can Wear it Ever Again: NHL Retired Jersey Number Trivia

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