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Vic Hadfield will be the 10th player to have his number retired by the New York Rangers.

 

Hadfield's No. 11 will be raised to the rafters in an on-ice ceremony before a game against the Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 2, the Rangers announced on Tuesday.

 

Hadfield played parts of 13 seasons with the Rangers from 1961-62 to 1973-74, ranking fifth in franchise history in career goals (262), 10th in assists (310), and ninth in points (572).

 

He was a two-time All-Star and the first Ranger to score 50 goals in a season, accomplishing the feat in 1971-72.

https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/1598231

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2 hours ago, Where's Wellwood said:

You can retire the same number twice?

The Habs have retired three numbers for multiple players:

 

5: Bernie Geoffrion and Guy Lapointe

12: Dickie Moore and Yvan Cournoyer

16: Henri Richard and Elmer Lach

 

The Leafs also have retired 6 (yes, six) numbers for multiple players. Won't list them, but you can find them all here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Maple_Leafs#Retired_numbers

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28 minutes ago, Where's Wellwood said:

You can retire the same number twice?

I think it's much rarer now because of the vast selection of numbers available and the fact that players are hesitant to take a number of a former great. Back then, players were kind of limited with their numbers, so two great players could have used the same number before it was retired.

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1 hour ago, c00kies said:

I think it's much rarer now because of the vast selection of numbers available and the fact that players are hesitant to take a number of a former great. Back then, players were kind of limited with their numbers, so two great players could have used the same number before it was retired.

How were they limited with numbers? Were there restrictions before?

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15 minutes ago, Where's Wellwood said:

How were they limited with numbers? Were there restrictions before?

Teams used to be far more cagey about allowing players to wear high jersey numbers as they stood out more. Hell, Lou Lamoriello is still cagey about it for some reason.

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21 minutes ago, Brad Marchand said:

Teams used to be far more cagey about allowing players to wear high jersey numbers as they stood out more. Hell, Lou Lamoriello is still cagey about it for some reason.

Wasn't the rumor Vancouver was like that during the Gillis era?

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10 hours ago, Brad Marchand said:

The Habs have retired three numbers for multiple players:

 

5: Bernie Geoffrion and Guy Lapointe

12: Dickie Moore and Yvan Cournoyer

16: Henri Richard and Elmer Lach

 

The Leafs also have retired 6 (yes, six) numbers for multiple players. Won't list them, but you can find them all here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Maple_Leafs#Retired_numbers

Thought the Leafs had "honoured" the players numbers but didn't officially "retire" certain player's numbers if it had already been retired or had plans to retire it for someone else?

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