Last updated on Friday, 24 October 2008

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Retired shirt/jersey #s
1
i. Retired jersey number at Chicago Blackhawks (for Glenn Hall)
ii. Retired jersey number at Chicago Wolves (for Wendell Young)
iii. Retired jersey number at Detroit Red Wings (for Terry Sawchuk)
iv. Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Jacques Plante)
v. Retired jersey number at IFK Helsinki (for Stig Wetzell)
vi. Retired jersey number at New York Rangers (for Ed Giacomin)
vii. Retired jersey number at Philadelphia Flyers (for Bernie Parent)
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i. Retired jersey number at Ässät Pori (for Antti Heikkilä)
ii. Retired jersey number at Boston Bruins (for Eddie Shore)
iii. Retired jersey number at Buffalo Sabres (for Tim Horton)
iv. Retired jersey number at Hartford Whalers (for Rick Ley)
v. Retired jersey number at HPK Hämeenlinna (for Eero Salisma)
vi. Retired jersey number at Ilves Tampere (for Jarmo Wasama)
vii. Retired jersey number at Lee Valley Lions (for Eddie Joseph)
viii.
Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Doug Harvey)
ix. Retired jersey number at St Louis Blues (for Al MacInnis)
x. Retired jersey number at Tappara Tampere (for Kalevi Numminen)
3
i. Retired jersey number at Boston Bruins (for Lionel Hitchman)
ii. Retired jersey number at Chicago Blackhawks (for Keith Magnuson and Pierre Pilote)
iii. Retired jersey number at Edmonton Oilers (for Al Hamilton)
iv. Retired jersey number at New Jersey Devils (for Ken Daneyko
v. Retired jersey number at Nottingham Panthers (for Gary Rippingale)
vi. Retired jersey number at Quebec Nordiques (for J C Tremlay)
vii. Retired jersey number at St Louis Blues (for Bob Gassoff)
viii. Retired jersey number at SaiPa Lappeenranta (for Lalli Partinen)
ix. Retired jersey number at Tappara Tampere (for Pekka Marjamäki)
x. Retired jersey number at TPS Turku (for Timo Nummelin)
4
i. Retired jersey number at Ässät Pori (for Arto Javanainen)
ii. Retired jersey number at Boston Bruins (for Bobby Orr)
iii. Retired jersey number at Lukko Rauma (for Teppo Rastio and Jouni Peltonen)
iv. Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Jean Béliveau)
v. Retired jersey number at New Jersey Devils (for Scott Stevens)
vi. Retired jersey number at Philadelphia Flyers (for Barry Ashbee)
vii. Retired jersey number at Sheffield Steelers (for Tim Cranston)
5
i. Retired jersey number at Boston Bruins (for Dit Clapper)
ii. Retired jersey number at IFK Helsinki (for Heikki Riihiranta)
iii. Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Bernie Geoffrion)
iv. Retired jersey number at New York Islanders (for Denis Potvin)
v. Retired jersey number at Toronto Maple Leafs (for Bill Barilko)
vi. Retired jersey number at Washington Capitals (for Rod Langway)
6
i. Retired jersey number at Toronto Maple Leafs (for Ace Bailey)
7
i. Retired jersey number at Boston Bruins (for Phil Esposito)
ii. Retired jersey number at Buffalo Sabres (for Rick Martin)
iii. Retired jersey number at Cardiff Devils (for Doug McEwen)
iv. Retired jersey number at Dallas Stars (for Neal Broten)
v. Retired jersey number at Detroit Red Wings (for Ted Lindsay)
vi. Retired jersey number at Edmonton Oilers (for Paul Coffey)
vii. Retired jersey number at IFK Helsinki (for Simo Saarinen)
viii. Retired jersey number at Ilves Tampere (for Aarne Honkavaara)
ix. Retired jersey number at Lukko Rauma (for Matti Keinonen)
x. Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Howie Morenz)
xi. Retired jersey number at New York Rangers (for Rod Gilbert)
xii. Retired jersey number at Philadelphia Flyers (for Bill Barber)
xiii. Retired jersey number at Sheffield Steelers (for Ronnie Wood)
xiv. Retired jersey number at Washington Capitals (for Yvon Labre)
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i. Retired jersey number at Boston Bruins (for Cam Neely)
ii.
Retired jersey number at Jokerit Helsinki (for Teemu Selänne)
iii.
Retired jersey number at Lukko Rauma (for Jorma Vehmanen)
iv.
Retired jersey number at Minnesota North Stars (for Bill Goldsworthy)
v.
Retired jersey number at Newcastle Vipers (for Shaun Johnson)
vi.
Retired jersey number at Ottawa Senators (for Frank Finnigan)
vii.
Retired jersey number at Quebec Nordiques (for Marc Tardif)
viii. Retired jersey number at St Louis Blues (for Barclay Plager)
9
i. Retired jersey number at Boston Bruins (for John Bucyk)
ii.
Retired jersey number at Calgary Flames (for Lanny McDonald)
iii. Retired jersey number at Cardiff Devils (for John Lawless)
iv.
Retired jersey number at Chicago Blackhawks (for Bobby Hull)
v. Retired jersey number at Detroit Red Wings (for Gordie Howe)
vi. Retired jersey number at Hartford Whalers (for Gordie Howe)
vii. Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Maurice Richard)
viii. Retired jersey number at New York Islanders (for Clark Gillies)
ix. Retired jersey number at SaiPa Lappeenranta (for Petri Skriko)
x. Retired jersey number at Sheffield Steelers (for Ken Priestlay)
xi. Retired jersey number at Winnipeg Jets (for Bobby Hull) *

* (Bobby Hull's number 9 shirt was brought out of retirement by the Phoenix Coyotes [previously the Winnipeg Jets] for his son, Brett Hull, to wear in the 2005-06 season)
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i. Retired jersey number at HC Amiens Somme (for Dave Henderson)
ii. Retired jersey number at Basingstoke Bison (for Kevin Conway)
iii. Retired jersey number at Carolina Hurricanes (for Ron Francis)
iv. Retired jersey number at Detroit Red Wings (for Alex Delvecchio)
v. Retired jersey number at Düsseldorfer EG (for Chris Valentine)
vi. Retired jersey number at Guildford Flames (for Ryan Campbell)
vii. Retired jersey number at JYP Jyvaskyla (for Pertti Rastela)
viii.
Retired jersey number at Kärpät Oulu (for Reijo Ruotsalainen)
ix.
Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Guy Lafleur)
x. Retired jersey number at Nottingham Panthers (for Randall Weber)
xi. Retired jersey number at Phoenix Coyotes (for Dale Hawerchuk)
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i. Retired jersey number at Buffalo Sabres (for Gilbert Perreault)
ii. Retired jersey number at Edmonton Oilers (for Mark Messier)
iii. Retired jersey number at Guildford Flames (for Fred Perlini)
iv. Retired jersey number at New York Rangers (for Mark Messier)
v. Retired jersey number at Nottingham Panthers (for Greg Hadden)
vi. Retired jersey number at St Louis Blues (for Brian Sutter)
vii. Retired jersey number at TPS Turku (for Saku Koivu)
viii. Retired jersey number at Vancouver Canucks (for Wayne Maki)
12
i. Retired jersey number at Detroit Red Wings (for Sid Abel)
ii. Retired jersey number at Düsseldorfer EG (for Peter John Lee)
iii. Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Dickie Moore & Yvan Cournoyer)
iv. Retired jersey number at Slough Jets (for Richard Boprey)
v.
Retired jersey number at South Carolina Stingrays (for Mark Bavis)
vi. Retired jersey number at Vancouver Canucks (for Stan Smyl)
13
i. Retired jersey number at Ässät Pori (for Veli-Pekka Ketola)
ii. Retired jersey number at Ilves Tampere (for Risto Jalo)
14
i. Retired jersey number at Buffalo Sabres (for Rene Robert)
ii. Retired jersey number at Cardiff Devils (for Brian Dickson)
iii.
Retired jersey number at Fife Flyers (for Cal Brown & Andy Linton)
iv.
Retired jersey number at Ilves Tampere (for Lasse Oksanen)
v. Retired jersey number at South Carolina Stingrays (for David Seitz)
15
i. Retired jersey number at Boston Bruins (for Milt Schmidt)
ii. Retired jersey number at Guildford Flames (for Andy Sparks)
16
i. Retired jersey number at Buffalo Sabres (for Pat LaFontaine)
ii.
Retired jersey number at Fife Flyers (for Gordon Latto)
iii.
Retired jersey number at Los Angeles Kings (for Marcel Dionne)
iv. Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Henri Richard)
v.
Retired jersey number at Philadelphia Flyers (for Bobby Clarke)
vi.
Retired jersey number at Quebec Nordiques (for Michel Goulet)
vii. Retired jersey number at St Louis Blues (for Brett Hull)
viii. Retired jersey number at Sheffield Steelers (for Tony Hand)
17
i. Retired jersey number at CSKA Moscow (for Valeri Kharlamov)
ii. Retired jersey number at Dynamo Moscow (for Vladimir Yurzinov)
iii. Retired jersey number at Edmonton Oilers (for Jari Kurri)
iv. Retired jersey number at Fife Flyers (for Mark Morrison)
v. Retired jersey number of Finland (for Jari Kurri)
vi. Retired jersey number at HPK Hämeenlinna (for Juha Hietanen)
vii.
Retired jersey number at IFK Helsinki (for Matti Murto)
viii. Retired jersey number at Pelicans Lahti (for Kari Eloranta)
ix. Retired jersey number at Slough Jets (for Gary Stefan)
18
i. Retired jersey number at Buffalo Sabres (for Danny Gare)
ii.
Retired jersey number at Chicago Blackhawks (for Denis Savard)
iii. Retired jersey number at HPK Hämeenlinna (for Hannu Savolainen)
iv. Retired jersey number at JYP Jyvaskyla (for Pentti Mikkilä)
v.
Retired jersey number at Los Angeles Kings (for Dave Taylor)
vi. Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Serge Savard)
vii. Retired jersey number at Slough Jets (for Mark Howell)
19
i. Retired jersey number at Cardiff Devils (for Steve Moria)
ii.
Retired jersey number at Detroit Red Wings (for Steve Yzerman)
iii.
Retired jersey number at Hartford Whalers (for John McKenzie)
iv.
Retired jersey number of Latvia (for Helmut Balderis)
v.
Retired jersey number at London Knights (for Brendan Shanahan)
vi.
Retired jersey number at Minnesota North Stars (for Bill Masterton)
vii. Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Larry Robinson)
viii. Retired jersey number at New York Islanders (for Bryan Trottier)
20
i. Retired jersey number at Bracknell Bees (for Jamie Crapper
ii. Retired jersey number at IFK Helsinki (for Matti Hagman)
iii. Retired jersey number at Los Angeles Kings (for Luc Robitaille)
21
i. Retired jersey number at Chicago Blackhawks (for Stan Mikita)
ii. Retired jersey number at MoDo HK (for Peter Forsberg)
iii. Retired jersey number at Pittsburgh Penguins (for Michel Brière)
22
i. Retired jersey number at Medway Bears (for Kevin MacNaught)
ii. Retired jersey number at New York Islanders (for Mike Bossy)
iii. Retired jersey number at Nottingham Panthers (for Paul Adey)
23
i. Retired jersey number at IFK Helsinki (for Pertti Lehtonen)
ii. Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Bob Gainey)
iii. Retired jersey number at New York Islanders (for Bob Nystrom)
24
i. Retired jersey number at Boston Bruins (for Terry O'Reilly)
ii.
Retired jersey number at HPK Hämeenlinna (for Mika Lartama)
iii. Retired jersey number at Ilves Tampere (for Veikko Suominen)
iv.
Retired jersey number at Louisiana Ice Gators (for Chris Valicevic)
v.
Retired jersey number at St Louis Blues (for Bernie Federko)
vi. Retired jersey number at South Carolina Stingrays (for Brett Marietti)
25
i. Retired jersey number at Winnipeg Jets (for Thomas Steen)
26
i. Retired jersey number at Lukko Rauma (for Matti Forss)
ii. Retired jersey number at Quebec Nordiques (for Peter Stastny)
27
i. Retired jersey number at HC Amiens Somme (for Michel Breistroff)
ii.
Retired jersey number at Djurgårdens IF (for Thomas Eriksson)
29
i. Retired jersey number at Montreal Canadiens (for Ken Dryden)
30
i. Retired jersey number at Calgary Flames (for Mike Vernon)
ii. Retired jersey number at Granby Bisons (for Patrick Roy)
iii. Retired jersey number at Los Angeles Kings (for Rogie Vachon)
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i. Retired jersey number at Edmonton Oilers (for Grant Fuhr)
ii.
Retired jersey number at New York Islanders (for Billy Smith)
iii. Retired jersey number at Slough Jets (for Charlie Colon)
32
i. Retired jersey number at Washington Capitals (for Dale Hunter)
33
i. Retired jersey number at Colorado Avalanche (for Patrick Roy)
34
i. Retired jersey number at Newcastle Jesters (for Petri Rautiainen)
35
i. Retired jersey number at Cardiff Devils (for Shannon Hope)
ii.
Retired jersey number at Chicago Blackhawks (for Tony Esposito)
iii. Retired jersey number at New York Rangers (for Mike Richter)
41
i. Retired jersey number at Manchester Storm (for Brad Rubachuk)
47
i. Retired jersey number at Fife Flyers (for Frank Morris)
55
i. Retired jersey number at Coventry Blaze (for Stephen Cooper)
66
i. Retired jersey number at Pittsburgh Penguins (for Mario Lemieux)
77
i. Retired jersey number at Boston Bruins (for Ray Bourque)
ii. Retired jersey number at Colorado Avalanche (for Ray Bourque)
88
i. Retired jersey number at Oshawa Generals (for Eric Lindros)
90
i. Retired jersey number at HC Fribourg-Gotteron (for Vyacheslav Bykov)
91
i. Retired jersey number at HC Fribourg-Gotteron (for Andrey Khomutov)
99
On the 18th April 1999 it became the only shirt number to be retired by the NHL. Back in the old days of the NHL, the high numbers indicated that the players were not regulars.
i. Joe Lamb - wore the shirt when playing for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1934-35 season.
ii. Leo Bourgeault - wore the shirt when playing for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1934-35 season.
iii. Des Roche - wore the shirt when playing for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1934-35 season.
iv. Wayne Gretzky - wore the number 9 as a junior because his idol Gordie Howe wore it (he had also played in the number  11 shirt as a youngster). When he became a Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds player in the 1977-78 season, Brian Gualazzi was already was wearing the number 9. Gretzky experimented with the numbers 14 and 19 before donning the number 99, after a suggestion by Muzz MacPherson. When Gretzky retired the NHL also retired the number 99 jersey.
v. Wilf Paiement - wore the shirt between 1979 and 1982 playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
vi. Rick Dudley - wore the shirt when playing for Winnipeg Jets in 1981.
vii. Retired jersey number at Edmonton Oilers (for Wayne Gretzky)
viii. Retired jersey number at Los Angeles Kings (for Wayne Gretzky)

 


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