Number 99 was Wayne Gretzky's jersey number. There were others before him, but there will not be any after. Wayne's number 99 was the first and I believe only number to be retired by NHL. A lot of players have their number retired by their teams, but his was the first, number 99, to be retired by the League.
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.
great hockey player!! #99 !!!!CAUSE HIS DAUGHTErs HOT
He wanted Gordie Howe's number (9) but in juniors the number was taken, so he chose 99. Bulltwinkie It was because his contract w/ the Oilers was supposed to run until 1999
Manny Ramirez's number is 24. Wrong. When Manny Ramirez played for the Boston Red Sox, his number was 24, but now that he plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers, he is number 99 Wow, I thought he was number 42, for a sec.
Super bowl 43. James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers returns an interception of Kurt Warner 99 yards for a touchdown.
#99. When he retired, the National Hockey League retired his number across the whole league. 99 99
Wayne Gretzky is the only person to have ever worn a jersey with number 99.
Wayne Gretzky. The number 99 was retired league wide in honor of his achievements.
Well in the NHL theres only really one answer, Wayne Gretzky. Ever since he retired the whole league retired his number in honor of the great one. So nobody has been able to wear the number 99 ever since.
Rick Dudley, Wayne Gretzky and Wilf Paiement have all worn the number 99. The number 99 was retired league wide in the NHL when Wayne Gretzky retired in 1999.
First off, what does that have to do with math. Second, yes, there is a limit. Hockey jersey numbers can not go higher than 99. Same with virtually every other sport.
Rick Dudley, Wilf Paiement and Wayne Gretzky.
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.
Mario Lemieux chose the number 66 because it was the reverse of the number 99, which was worn by Wayne Gretsky. Mario Lemieux was a hockey player.