Why is Connor Mcdavid number 97?

After that I always played up, always one year behind. And I definitely took a lot of pride in being the youngest in the league, so much so that I decided to wear 97, and that’s stuck with me.

What Edmonton Oilers numbers are retired?

Lowe will become the eighth Oiler to have his number retired, joining Al Hamilton (3), Paul Coffey (7), Glenn Anderson (9), Mark Messier (11), Jari Kurri (17), Grant Fuhr (31) and Wayne Gretzky (99). The former head coach and general manager also has a banner in the rafters of Rogers Place. Russell wore No.

Does anyone wear 99 in the NHL?

Wayne Gretzky’s number 99 was retired league-wide in 2000; Gretzky’s former teams the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings also separately retired his number. As of March 2022, two teams have no retired numbers: the San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets.

What number is Sidney Crosby?

87Pittsburgh Penguins / Centerman
87Canadian National Men’s Hockey Team / Forward
Sidney Crosby/Number

Rimouski Océanic retired jersey number 87 in Crosby’s honor in 2019, and the QMJHL also retired the number for all of its teams.

Who wore 88 in NHL?

Patrick Kane is the best player to ever wear No. 88 in NHL history, according to an NHL.com panel.

Who wears 87 in the NHL?

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Player Team Years Wearing No. 87
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 2005-Present
Donald Brashear Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers 2002-10
David Musil Edmonton Oilers 2015-2015
Liam O’Brien Washington Capitals 2015, 2017

Is number 99 retired?

Gretzky says he accepted his retirement decision the moment he announced it in the final week of the 1998-99 season; he played his final NHL game on April 18, 1999, with the Rangers.

How did Gretzky get the number 99?

It was with the Greyhounds that Gretzky first wore the number 99 on his jersey. He originally wanted to wear number 9—for his hockey hero Gordie Howe—but it was already being worn by teammate Brian Gualazzi. At coach Muzz MacPherson’s suggestion, Gretzky settled on 99.

Can you wear 69 in NHL?

Fun fact: Desjardins and forward Melvin Angelstad (two games with the Washington Capitals in 2003-04) are the only players in NHL history to wear No. 69.

Why is Crosby 87?

The reason behind Crosby’s number has to do with his birthday, as he was born on Aug. 7, 1987. With August being the eighth month of the year, his birthday is written out as 8/7/87.

What number is Connor McDavid?

97Connor McDavid / Number (Edmonton Oilers / Centerman)
Born on Jan. 13, 1997, Connor McDavid wears No. 97 on his jersey — not unlike the choice Sidney Crosby made. The Pittsburgh Penguins’ star centre, was born in 1987, and is the owner of the number 87.