In this series, I will be revealing the best player to ever wear the respected jersey number in NHL history.
99- Wayne Gretzky
Gretzky is by far the best player to ever lace up the skates. His trophy case includes four Stanley Cups, five Lady Byng’s, nine Hart Memorial Trophies, ten Art Ross Trophies, 5 Lester B. Pearson Awards (currently known as the Ted Lindsay Award), and two Conn Smythe’s. Wayne Gretzky leads all other players in goals (894), assists (1963), and points (2857). Something extremely impressive achieved by Gretzky is that if he never scored one goal he would still lead the history of the NHL in points with 1963.
98- Brian Lawton
Brian Lawton is the only player in NHL history to wear the number 98. Lawton wore the number 98 from 1983-1985 when he played for the Minnesota North Stars. During the time Lawton wore the number 98 he had 15 goals and 27 assists for a total of 42 points. Lawton’s career stats are 112 goals and 154 assists for a total of 266 points.
Jeremy Roenick wore the number 97 from 1996-2007 and within that time frame he scored 246 goals and racked up 374 assists for a total of 620 points. Roenick’s career stats are 513 goals and 703 assists for a total of 1216 points.
Other notable players that wore/wear 97: Connor McDavid and Rostislav Klesla
96- Phil Housley
Phil Housley wore the number 96 from 1996-1998 and then again 2002-2003. In the time Housley wore 96 he had 32 goals and 60 assists for a total of 92 points. Phil Housley’s career totals are 338 goals and 894 assists for a total of 1232 points.
Another notable player that wore 96: Pavel Bure
At number 95 is Aleksey Morozov, the Soviet/Russian right winger played for the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1997-2004. Morozov had 84 goals and 135 assists for a total of 219 points.
Ryan Smyth wore the number 94 from 1995-2014 where he played for the Oilers, Islanders, Avalanche, and Kings. During the time Smyth wore the number 94 he had 386 goals and 456 assists for a total of 842 points.
Doug Gilmour wore the number 93 from 1991-2003 where he played for the Leafs, Devils, Blackhawks, Sabres, and Canadiens. During the time Gilmour wore the number 93 he had 231 goals and 572 assists for a total of 803 points. Gilmour’s career stats are 450 goals and 964 assists for a total of 1414 points.
Other notable players that wore/wear 93: Jakub Voracek, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Petr Nedved
Breaking the team scoring record in his 1st year, Doug Gilmour is No. 13.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) May 13, 2017
Jeff O’Neil wore the number 92 from 1995-2004 and then he wore it again from 2005-2007. O’Neil wore the number 92 jersey for the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. O’Neil’s career totals are 237 goals and 259 assists for a total of 496 points in 821 games played.
Wow, 91 is a stacked number with a lot of great players who wore the number 91. Sergei Fedorov is the best 91 though as he scored 483 goals and tallied 696 assists for a total of 1179 points in 1248 career games played. Fedorov is best known as a Detroit Red Wing but he also played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Washington Capitals.
Other notable players who wore/wear 91: Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Tyler Seguin, Vladimir Tarasenko, and Markus Naslund
You’re darn right that puck went in!
— NHL (@NHL) April 28, 2017
Joe Juneau wore number 90 for the Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres, Phoenix Coyotes, and Montreal Canadiens. Joe Jeaneu also played for the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators but he did not wear number 90. Juneau’s career stats are 156 goals and 416 assists for a total of 572 career points in 828 career games played.