Nhl, the nhl shield, the word mark and image of the stanley cup, the stanley cup playoffs logo, the stanley cup final logo, center. When you are waiting at the dmv or doctors office, try this trivia game involving nhl jersey numbers to pass the time. Create official jerseys with licensed player name and number kits. Its also available for football, basketball and baseball. Uniform numbers in professional hockey date back to the old national. Nhl history 101, literally, as we work our way through the very worst players to wear every number, all 101 of them. Test your knowledge on this sports quiz to see how you do and compare your score to others. Every day, well send you an email to your inbox with scores, todays schedule, top performers, new debuts and interesting tidbits.
You can go deep into the history books and find everyone from sprague. The unofficial nhl uniform database nhl uniforms history. The history of the new jersey devils national hockey league team dates back to 1982, when the colorado rockies moved to new jersey and became the devils. Firstly, the block of colour on the hem of the jersey is slanted up to the wearers left, creating fashionable asymmetry. Ice hockey does not have formalized uniform number rules. Fansedge is your nfl shop, mlb shop and nba store with same day flat rate shipping from the usa on most items. Sweater numbers are available from the 195051 season to the present.
The international federation of football history and statistics. If the islanders could, theyd nuke these jerseys from all the history books and photoshop them out of existence. Nhl greatest player by jersey number quiz by cheesyjon. The best players to wear every jersey number in nhl history. A retired number is a jersey number that is taken out of circulation by a team. The history of the national hockey league begins with the end of its predecessor league, the national hockey association nha, in 1917. We looked at only jersey numbers that had at least 10 different players who wore that number on the ice in nhl history. Stay warm throughout the season at every game with maple leafs beanies, hoodies and jackets. The history of the nhl hockey jersey by chris delorme.
Mar 25, 2020 as the nhl remains on a pause pro hockey talk is going to dive back into hockey history and remember some really wild jersey designs. Professional athletes did not always sport numbers on their jerseys during games. Play sporcle s virtual live trivia to have fun, connect with people, and get your trivia on. Primary data provided by the official stats partner of the nhl. Hockey jerseys sweaters are some of the most iconic sporting goods on the.
The first team to retire a number was the toronto maple leafs, which retired ace bailey s number 6 on february 14, 1934, prior to an allstar game organized in his honour. Dec 29, 2014 but lets spend some time this week and take a look at who made all the other sweater numbers famous. May 03, 2018 hockey jerseys sweaters are some of the most iconic sporting goods on the planet, but there is a limitation to what the nhl allows teams and players to do to their jerseys. Nowadays, goalie often wear numbers in the low twenties or early thirties. Hockeyreference utilizes official nhl data for current nhl seasons. Fish sticks was a bizarre jersey in every conceivable way.
Their traditional away jersey comes in as our number two pick in our list of the top 50 nhl jerseys of alltime. With the 201920 nhl season on hold we are going to take a look at where each nhl team stands at this moment with a series of posts examining their season. Ive been a fan of the nhl since the late 80s, when the league was a paltry 21 teams. Without further ado, here are the greatest players by sweater number. Create official nhl jerseys with the name and number of your favorite player using officially licensed kits. Some nhl jersey numbers have had great players wear them through. History record book results and rosters all time jersey numbers. Predators alltime numbers worn nashville predators. Below i will describe the transition of the jersey throughout history, and how it kept pace with a rapidly evolving nhl. Detroit red wings, detroit falcons, detroit cougars. Every effort is made to keep the database uptodate with the latest trades and acquisitions. Fansedge offers authentic hockey jerseys that feature official team graphics and colors, and are available in a variety of styles including nhl breakaway jerseys, premier jerseys, replica jerseys, alternate nhl and more. Nhl jerseys, hockey jersey, nhl breakaway jerseys shop. Other design miscues include skewed numbers much like what the st.
Except where indicated, where full permission is implied, all the photos in these books were taken by, and are property of the author. In alexander ovechkins 691st nhl game on november 4, 2014, he became the capitals alltime points leader during a game against the calgary flames, surpassing peter bondra. No goaltender in nhl history can match drydens record of success he played just a little over seven nhl seasons and led the montreal canadiens to six stanley cups, including four in a row from. Fyi, the data i used starts in 1950, so i assume there are players from before then who wore certain numbers, but i didnt feel like trying that hard. The number of games, out of the next 11, that the pens play a metro division opponent. However, one can order extra crests without the jersey to be heat pressed in later years for new team members or onto warmup jackets, fan apparel, etc. When examining goalies, we considered jersey numbers that had at least five different players who played in at least 40 games for a particular season while wearing that number in net. Browse from a wide variety of styles including nhl breakaway jerseys, alternate jerseys, home and away jerseys, replica jerseys, and more for every hockey fan. In his book once a bum, always a dodger, drysdale wrote about how he got his number. The very first jersey number to be retired in professional sports was that of an nhl player. Greatest nhl player for each jersey number the hockey writers. Kevyn adams chose 42 while on the maple leafs because in the book the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, 42 is the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything. Maple leafs tshirts, hats, sweatshirts and much more can be found at the official online store of the toronto maple leafs and the nhl.
Many present superstars are outperforming the history books and established. Each twill name and number can be set in place with a heat press, but must be sewn for permanent application. Colorado rockies nhl jerseyhand sewn logosnumbersname. Personalize any hockey jersey by putting an individual name and number on it. The evolution of the new york rangers sweater forever. After unsuccessfully attempting to resolve disputes with eddie livingstone, owner of the toronto blueshirts, executives of the three other nha franchises suspended the nha, and formed the national hockey. Join a live hosted trivia game for your favorite pub trivia experience done virtually. National football league uniform numbers wikipedia. Unlike the contemporary mighty ducks, whose rear jersey numbers overlapped the similar element on their jerseys, the blues rear jersey numbers are distorted so the bottoms run along the bottom stripes. No different than the ones youd find at your local mens store. Additionally, rules exist which limit who may handle the ball on offense. Pittsburgh penguins the unofficial nhl uniform database. This video goes into section 3, rule 9 of the nhl rule book. The best producing jersey numbers in sports fanatics.
Leafs because in the book the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, 42 is the. Number of consecutive games played, including playoffs, by marcus pettersson, current iron man. Included in that book is the crews alltime numerical roster, sorting out every brewers player in. In that time ive seen a lot of great jerseys and a few ugly ones, the latter of which ill be showing off here. Lets get happy or angry together about every new nhl. The montreal canadiens celebrated their centennial season in. The number of consecutive sellouts the pens have had at ppg paints arena consol and mellon. I have the full breakdown if anyone is interested, but i doubt it. The best players to wear every jersey number in college.
Rules exist which tie a players number to a specific range of numbers for their primary position. The new york rangers are an original six team and have therefore seen some changes to their jersey since 1926. Some of the games greatest goaltenders wore those numbers, ken dryden 29, martin brodeur 30 or patrick roy 33. By the numbers what does a hockey jersey number say. The brewers media guide is a fantastic resource for all things brewers and brewers history.
Very simple in the old days of hockey, thats exactly what players wore sweaters. Hockey jerseys are some of the most unique uniforms in all of sports. The 10 most iconic jersey numbers in sports history. Lets get happy or angry together about every new nhl jersey design. Oct 09, 2018 the bardown squad is back for another quiz. The complete and unabridged history of nhl goaltenders who have worn nonconventional jersey numbers. Grab a custom nhl jersey that features your favorite players name and number or check out our selection of vintage hockey jerseys for a retro addition to your nhl wardrobe. Louis blues did, see above and skewed names that aligned to a wavy shoulder yoke.
Apr 03, 2014 im a huge hockey logo and jersey design nut. The complete and unabridged history of nhl goaltenders who. There has only been one player to wear a single zero as a jersey number in nhl history. Players in the national football league wear uniform numbers between 1 and 99, and no two players on a team may wear the same number.
This is a complete list of numbers retired by the national hockey league nhl. Personalized nhlnhlpa player name and number stahls. In team sports, the number, often referred to as the uniform number, squad number, jersey. Eightyeight years ago this week, the new york yankees.
This book takes a look at the design elements and symbolic meaning of hockey jerseys. A brief history the unofficial nhl uniform database. As of 2020, the nhl is the only one of the four major professional american sports leagues whose uniforms are not outfitted by nike. One of the saddest things ever in nhl history is that mike commodore never chose to wear 64. Mar 24, 2020 the new york rangers are an original six team and have therefore seen some changes to their jersey since 1926. All the numbers in nhl history from 00 to 99 have been worn once by atleast one player.
A retired number is a jersey number that is taken out of circulation by a team as a way of honouring a former member of that team who wore that number. Cbs sports has the latest nhl hockey news, live scores, player stats, standings, fantasy games, and projections. Can you name the nhl players for each jersey number 201112. Phantoms rhi roller hockey in 1994 and featured hall of famers and the first woman to play professional hockey in pittsburgh.
In the old days, the starting goalie often wore the number 1 and the backup had number 20. Can you name the best nhl players of alltime while. Each nhl player has his own number logic and usually keeps this number for the. When the third jersey program resumed the next season, teams were given the option of wearing either oneoff heritage alternates normally throwback designs of past sweaters, fulltime third jerseys, or both. He went with another number for two of his 14 seasons in the nhl. On january 1, 2015, the washington capitals defeated the chicago blackhawks 32 in the annual nhl winter classic at nationals park in washington, d. Take a look at which jersey numbers produce the most impressive results on the. With espositio, orr, park, cheevers and later bourque, neely and middleton, the bruins were often the team to beat in the old adams division. This changed in the 1920s when the new york yankees handed out numbers to players according to lineup order so that fa. The argument about whether orr is the greatest defenseman or player in nhl history likely will go on as long as theres hockey.
Toronto maple leafs gear, maple leafs jerseys, store, maple. Fansedge sports apparel, nfl shop, nfl jerseys, college. Here, you can explore all the uniforms from the entire history of the national hockey league. The last vacant and unused number was the number 84, and that was worn by guillaume latendresse in 2006, who to this day still wears the number. Between seth davis, danielle lerner and myself, we dug through the ncaa history book, allamerican lists and bless you sports reference and put together our list. The best active nhl player at every jersey number, 1 to 97. Our sports store features football jerseys, tshirts, hats and more for nfl, mlb, nba, nhl, mls and college teams. The best players to wear every jersey number in nhl history the. Bobby orr is one of many topics in matt kalmans new book. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download.