Last updated on Monday, 07 July 2008

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Odd-Ball shirt/jersey #s

0
The zero shirt has been worn by two players in NHL history- Paul Bibeault & Neil Sheehy.
i. Paul Bibeault - wore the shirt when playing for the Montreal Canadiens as backup goalie during the 1942-43 season.
ii. Neil Sheehy - wore the shirt when playing defence for the Hartford Whalers 1987-88. Neil told the A to Z that he had two reasons for wearing the number zero - "0 is the furthest number from 99 and talent-wise I was as far away from 99 as possible but remember opposites attract" and "When my grandparents came to the United States from Ireland our family name was O'Sheehy, I wore 0 to get the O back".
iii. Aldege 'Baz' Bastien - wore the shirt when playing for the Pittsburgh Hornets 1948-49.
iv. Gil Mayer wore the shirt when playing for the Pittsburgh Hornets 1954-55.
v. Gerry McNamara wore the shirt when playing for the Pittsburgh Hornets 1961-62.
vi. Hank 'Red' Bassen wore the shirt when playing for the Pittsburgh Hornets 1962-63. 
00
Two players have worn the double zero shirt in the NHL.
i. John Davidson - New York Rangers goalie, wore the shirt for one season in the 1970s.
ii. Martin Biron - goalie with the Buffalo Sabres. Wore the shirt during his rookie season in 1995-96. One player wore the double zero shirt in the WHA.
i. Bernie Parent - Philadelphia Blazers 1972-73.
95.2
Worn by Thomas Eichberger when playing for EHC Linz. We believe that 95.2 might have been a sponsor's radio frequency.
100
Worn by Ulf 'Odda' Odmark in 1993-94 when he played for MoDo IK.
111
Worn by Mel Hewitt when he played for Salt Lake Golden Eagles in the 1986-87 season (he also wore 19 during that season).
135
Worn by Sergei Gomolyako during the 1994-95 Spengler Cup - 135 was his weight in kilograms (about 280 pounds). During that regular season with Traktor Chelyabinsk he wore number 13.
150
Worn by Daniel Pettersson for two seasons, 1994-96, when he played for Skelleftea AIK.
500
Worn by Lars-Gunnar Pettersson in 1991-92, when playing for Lulea Bears to mark his 500th Swedish league game.
700
Worn by Thomas 'Bulan' Berglund in 2003-04, when he played his 700th game for Lulea Bears.
917
Worn by Fredrik Andersson for three seasons, 1991-94, when he played for Skelleftea AIK

 


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