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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.

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Q: What is the history behind the hockey number 99?
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What number was Wayne Gretzky in hockey?


What was Wayne Gretzky's jersey number?

#99. When he retired, the National Hockey League retired his number across the whole league. 99 99

Famous number 99 in hockey?

Wayne Gretzky is the only person to have ever worn a jersey with number 99.

Who's hockey number is 99?

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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.

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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.

Is there a number limit for hockey jerseys such as any number of 99 or less?

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.

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