Player can wear 0-99.
Manny Ramirez is considered the most highly rated player to wear 99.
Wayne Gretzky #99 is considered the best hockey player in history by most historians. If speaking of currently active hockey players, opinions differ, but include Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin among others.
Wayne Gretzky is a world famous Canadian Hockey Player, also known as the Great One, check out his Bio, he has many world records that still have not been broken.Wayne Gretzky is the best player of all time in NHL hockey.
Wayne Gretzky. He is said to have worn the number '99' because, barring injury, that's the year he planned to retire.
A quick visit to the Montreal Canadians website answers this: there was a player back in the mid 30's who wore number 99, Joe Lamb was his name,.. During the 1934-1935 NHL season - The Montreal Canadians had three players wear #99: Joe Lamb, Desse Roche and Leo Bourgault. This can be verified by referencing any Montreal Canadians Media Guide which lists all players who have ever laced up for the Habs. Wilf Paiement, when he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, wore #99 from December 29, 1979 until the 1982 entry draft when he became a Nordique. Wayne Gretzky is the most well known hockey player to wear 99 in the modern era. Some say he choose it because he was originally signed for 99 years. The more popular story is that Wayne decided that he would wear number 99 to honor his favorite player, Mr Hockey, Gordie Howe, who played most of his career with Detroit Red Wings. Wayne started wearing a single number 9, like Howe did, but went to a double 9 when he got to the Ontario Junior A league, to be sure he would all ways be able to have that number. == == After Gretzky's retirement from the ice as a player, the NHL retired the number 99, in honor of Great One, for the entire league so that no one can ever wear that number again .
#99. When he retired, the National Hockey League retired his number across the whole league. 99 99
Wayne Gretzky. The number 99 was retired league wide in honor of his achievements.
you can't wear number 99 it only goes up to 98
It was with the Greyhounds that Wayne 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.
It's Wayne Gretsky's jersey number (99) upside down