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What If The CBJ Numbers Were Retired?


What if every retired number was actually retired for a Jackets player? Who would have their numbers retired? Which players share numbers with the most famous NHL stars? Just for fun, here is a list of all the retired numbers in the NHL, who they were retired for, and which CBJ players share the numbers. (I didn’t include #99 for Wayne Gretzky, because his number was retired around the league in 2000, same year the Jackets franchise came into existence).

Number
Who They Belong To
Most Recent CBJ Player Equivalent
3Emile Bouchard, Ken Daneyko, Bob Gassoff, Al Hamilton, Lionel Hitchman, Harry Howell, Keith Magnuson, Pierre PiloteMarc Methot
1Eddie Giacomin, Glenn Hall, Bernie Parent, Jacques Plante, Terry SawchukSteve Mason
2Doug Harvey, Tim Horton, Mark Howe, Brian Leetch, Al MacInnis, Eddie Shore, Glen WesleyRadek Martinek
4Boby Orr, Barry Ashbee, John Beliveau, Scott StevensJohn Moore
5Bill Barilko, Dit Clapper, Bernie Geoffrion, Rod Langway, Nicklas Lidstrom, Denis PotvinJack Skille
6Ace BaileyNikita Nikitin
7Bill Barber, Niel Broten, Paul Coffey, Phil Esposito, Rod Gilbert, Yvon Labre, Ted Lindsay, Rick Martin, Howie Morenz, Keith TkachukJack Johnson
8Frank Finnigan, Bill Goldsworthy, Cam Neely, Barclay PlagerNathan Horton
9Gordie Howe, Glenn Anderson, Andy Bathgate, Johnny Bucyk, Clark Gillies, Adam Graves, Bobby Hull, Lanny McDonald, Mike Modano, Maurice RichardColton Guilles
10Pavel Bure, Alex Delvecchio, Ron Francis, Dale Hawerchuk, Guy LafleurMarian Gaborik
11Mike Gartner, Mark Messier, Gilbert Perreault, Brian SutterMatt Calvert
12Sid Abel, Yvan Cournoyer, Dickie Moore, Stan SmylRyan Craig
14Rene RobertBlake Comeau
15Milt SchmidtDerek Dorsett
16Bobby Clark, Marcel Dionne, Brett Hull, Elmer Lach, Pat LaFontaine, Trevor Linden, Henri Richard Derick Brassard
17Rod Brind'Amour, Jari KurriBrandon Dubinsky
18Danny Gare, Denis Savard, Serge Savard, Dave TaylorR. J. Umberger
19Bill Masterton, Markus Naslund, Larry Robinson, Joe Sakic, Bryan Trottier, Steve YzermanRyan Johansen
20Luc RobitailleTim Erixon
21Michel Briere, Peter Forsberg, Stan MikitaJames Wisnewski
22Mike BossyVinny Prospal
23Bob Gainey, Bob NystromBrett Lebda
24Bernie Federko, Terry O'ReillyDerek MacKenzie
25Thomas SteenRyan Russell
27Scott Niedermayer, Teppo NumminenRyan Murray
29Ken DrydenAndrew Joudrey
30Rogatien Vachon, Mike VernonMike McKenna
31Grant Fuhr, Billy SmithCurtis McElhinney
32Dale HunterCody Bass
33Patrick RoyAdrian Aucoin
35Tony Esposito, Mike RichterJan Hejda
52Adam Foote (number retired w/ Colorado)Adam Foote
66Mario Lemieuxnone
77Ray BorqueChris Gratton
93Bill TorreyJakub Voracek
97Jeremy RoenickRostislav Klesla

 

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  • RedStorm45

    David Vyborny > Colton Gillies

  • Palm Tres

    How dare you list that turd’s name next to #52!