List of National Hockey League retired numbers

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This is a complete list of numbers retired by the National Hockey League (NHL). A retired number is a jersey number that is taken out of circulation by a team as a way of honoring a former member of that team who wore that number.

The first team to retire a number was the Toronto Maple Leafs, which retired Ace Bailey's number 6 on February 14, 1934, prior to an All-Star game organized in his honor.

Currently in the NHL, there are 122 retired numbers, 7 former retirements, and 23 honoured numbers. Most of the numbers retired by the Hartford Whalers and Quebec Nordiques were put back in circulation when those franchises relocated and became the Carolina Hurricanes and Colorado Avalanche, respectively, although the Hurricanes keep Gordie Howe's number 9 unofficially retired. In contrast, the Phoenix Coyotes continue to honor the numbers retired when the franchise was the Winnipeg Jets. Honoured numbers are similar to retired numbers, except that they remain available for use by other players. Presently, only the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Calgary Flames, and the St. Louis Blues employ this designation. The Philadelphia Flyers have also unofficially retired number 31 in honor of goaltender Pelle Lindbergh, ever since his tragic death in 1985.

Wayne Gretzky's number 99 has been retired league-wide, although the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings separately retired Gretzky's number.

Upon joining the league in 2000, the Minnesota Wild had a ceremony retiring number 1 from circulation as a tribute to their fans.

Five numbers have been retired by a team in honor of two different players: number 12 by the Montreal Canadiens for Dickie Moore and Yvan Cournoyer, number 16 by the Montreal Canadiens for Elmer Lach and Henri Richard, number 3 by the Chicago Blackhawks for Pierre Pilote and Keith Magnuson, number 5 by the Canadiens for Bernie Geoffrion and Guy Lapointe, and number 9 by the New York Rangers for Andy Bathgate and Adam Graves.

Only six players have had their number retired by two different NHL teams:

Retired numbers[edit]

Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame
Number retired league-wide
Never played for that particular franchise
Number retired by a team for mutiple players
Name Team Number Date Ref
Abel, SidSid Abel , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 12 April 29, 1995
Anderson, GlennGlenn Anderson , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 9 January 18, 2009 [2]
Ashbee, BarryBarry Ashbee , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 4 October 13, 1977 [3][4]
Bailey, AceAce Bailey , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 6 February 14, 1934
Barber, BillBill Barber , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 7 October 11, 1990
Barilko, BillBill Barilko , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 5 October 17, 1992
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate , New York RangersNew York Rangers 9 February 22, 2009
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 4 October 9, 1971 [5]
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 22 March 3, 1992 [6]
Bouchard, EmileEmile Bouchard , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 3 December 4, 2009
Bourque, RayRay Bourque , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 77 October 4, 2001 [7]
Bourque, RayRay Bourque , Colorado AvalancheColorado Avalanche 77 November 24, 2001 [8]
Briere, MichelMichel Briere , Pittsburgh PenguinsPittsburgh Penguins 21 January 25, 2001 [9]
Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour , Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes 17 February 18, 2011 [10]
Broten, NealNeal Broten , Dallas StarsDallas Stars 7 February 7, 1998 [11]
Bucyk, JohnnyJohnny Bucyk , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 9 March 13, 1980
Bure, PavelPavel Bure , Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks 10 November 2, 2013
Clapper, DitDit Clapper , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 5 February 12, 1947
Clarke, BobbyBobby Clarke , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 16 November 15, 1984
Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 7 October 18, 2005 [12]
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 12 November 12, 2005 [5]
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko , New Jersey DevilsNew Jersey Devils 3 March 24, 2006 [13]
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 10 November 10, 1991
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne , Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings 16 November 18, 1990 [14]
Dryden, KenKen Dryden , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 29 January 29, 2007 [5]
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 7 December 3, 1987
Esposito, TonyTony Esposito , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 35 November 20, 1988
Federko, BernieBernie Federko , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 24 March 24, 1991
Finnigan, FrankFrank Finnigan[Notes 1] , Ottawa SenatorsOttawa Senators 8 October 8, 1992 [15]
Foote, AdamAdam Foote , Colorado AvalancheColorado Avalanche 52 November 2, 2013 [16]
Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg , Colorado AvalancheColorado Avalanche 21 October 8, 2011 [17]
Francis, RonRon Francis , Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes 10 January 28, 2006 [18]
Fuhr, GrantGrant Fuhr , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 31 October 9, 2003 [19]
Gainey, BobBob Gainey , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 23 February 23, 2008 [5]
Gare, DannyDanny Gare , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 18 November 20, 2005 [20]
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner , Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals 11 December 28, 2008
Gassoff, BobBob Gassoff , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 3 October 1, 1977
Giacomin, EddieEddie Giacomin , New York RangersNew York Rangers 1 March 15, 1989
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 5 March 11, 2006 [5]
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert , New York RangersNew York Rangers 7 October 14, 1979
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 9 December 7, 1996 [21]
Goldsworthy, BillBill Goldsworthy , Minnesota North StarsMinnesota North Stars 8 February 15, 1992 [11]
Graves, AdamAdam Graves , New York RangersNew York Rangers 9 February 3, 2009 [22]
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 99 October 1, 1999
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky , Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings 99 October 9, 2002 [14]
Hall, GlennGlenn Hall , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 1 November 20, 1988
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 3 1980
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 2 October 26, 1985 [5]
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 39 TBA
Hawerchuk, DaleDale Hawerchuk , Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes 10 April 5, 2007
Hitchman, LionelLionel Hitchman , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 3 February 22, 1934
Horton, TimTim Horton , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 2 January 5, 1996 [20]
Howe, GordieGordie Howe , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 9 March 12, 1972
Howe, MarkMark Howe , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 2 March 6, 2012
Howell, HarryHarry Howell , New York RangersNew York Rangers 3 February 22, 2009
Hull, BobbyBobby Hull , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 9 December 18, 1983
Hull, BobbyBobby Hull , Winnipeg Jets (1972–96)Winnipeg Jets (1972–96) 9 February 19, 1989
Hull, BrettBrett Hull , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 16 December 5, 2006 [23]
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter , Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals 32 March 11, 2000 [24]
Kurri, JariJari Kurri , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 17 October 6, 2001
Labre, YvonYvon Labre , Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals 7 November 7, 1981 [24]
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 16 December 4, 2009
Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 10 February 16, 1985 [5]
LaFontaine, PatPat LaFontaine , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 16 March 3, 2006 [20]
Langway, RodRod Langway , Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals 5 November 26, 1997 [24]
Lapointe, GuyGuy Lapointe , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 5 TBA
Leetch, BrianBrian Leetch , New York RangersNew York Rangers 2 January 24, 2008
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux , Pittsburgh PenguinsPittsburgh Penguins 66 October 5, 2006
Lidstrom, NicklasNicklas Lidstrom , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 5 March 6, 2014 [25]
Linden, TrevorTrevor Linden , Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks 16 December 17, 2008
Lindsay, TedTed Lindsay , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 7 November 10, 1991
MacInnis, AlAl MacInnis , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 2 April 9, 2006
Magnuson, KeithKeith Magnuson , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 3 November 12, 2008
Martin, RickRick Martin , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 7 November 15, 1995 [20]
Masterton, BillBill Masterton , Minnesota North StarsMinnesota North Stars 19 January 17, 1987 [11]
McDonald, LannyLanny McDonald , Calgary FlamesCalgary Flames 9 March 17, 1990
Messier, MarkMark Messier , New York RangersNew York Rangers 11 January 12, 2006 [26]
Messier, MarkMark Messier , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 11 February 27, 2007 [26]
Mikita, StanStan Mikita , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 21 October 19, 1980
Fans, Minnesota WildMinnesota Wild Fans[Notes 2] , Minnesota WildMinnesota Wild 1 October 12, 2000
Modano, MikeMike Modano , Dallas StarsDallas Stars 9 March 8, 2014 [27]
Moore, DickieDickie Moore , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 12 November 12, 2005 [5]
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 7 November 2, 1937 [5]
Naslund, MarkusMarkus Naslund , Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks 19 December 11, 2010
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer , New Jersey DevilsNew Jersey Devils 27 December 16, 2011
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen , Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes 27 January 30, 2010
Neely, CamCam Neely , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 8 January 12, 2004
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 23 April 1, 1995 [21]
O'Reilly, TerryTerry O'Reilly , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 24 October 24, 2002
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 4 January 9, 1979
Parent, BernieBernie Parent , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 1 October 11, 1979
Perreault, GilbertGilbert Perreault , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 11 October 17, 1990 [20]
Pilote, PierrePierre Pilote , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 3 November 12, 2008
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 8 March 24, 1981
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 1 October 7, 1995 [5]
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 5 February 1, 1992 [21]
Richard, HenriHenri Richard , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 16 December 10, 1975 [5]
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 9 October 6, 1960 [5]
Richter, MikeMike Richter , New York RangersNew York Rangers 35 February 4, 2004
Robert, ReneRene Robert , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 14 November 15, 1995 [20]
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 19 November 19, 2007 [5]
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille , Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings 20 January 20, 2007 [14]
Roenick, JeremyJeremy Roenick , Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes 97 February 11, 2012
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy , Colorado AvalancheColorado Avalanche 33 October 28, 2003 [28]
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 33 November 22, 2008
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic , Colorado AvalancheColorado Avalanche 19 October 1, 2009
Savard, DenisDenis Savard , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 18 March 19, 1998
Savard, SergeSerge Savard , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 18 November 18, 2006 [5]
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 1 March 6, 1994
Schmidt, MiltMilt Schmidt , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 15 March 13, 1980
Shore, EddieEddie Shore , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 2 January 1, 1947
Smith, BillyBilly Smith , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 31 February 20, 1993 [29]
Smyl, StanStan Smyl , Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks 12 November 3, 1991 [30]
Steen, ThomasThomas Steen , Winnipeg Jets (1972–96)Winnipeg Jets (1972–96) 25 April 1, 1994
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens , New Jersey DevilsNew Jersey Devils 4 February 3, 2006 [31]
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 11 December 30, 1988
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor , Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings 18 April 3, 1995 [14]
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk , Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes 7 December 23, 2011
Torrey, BillBill Torrey[Notes 3] , Florida PanthersFlorida Panthers 93 October 23, 2010
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 19 October 20, 2001 [21]
Vachon, RogatienRogatien Vachon , Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings 30 February 14, 1985 [14]
Vernon, MikeMike Vernon , Calgary FlamesCalgary Flames 30 February 7, 2007 [32]
Wesley, GlenGlen Wesley , Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes 2 February 17, 2009 [33]
Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 19 January 2, 2007 [34]
  1. ^ Finnigan did not play for the current Senators franchise, which does not retain the history of the original team. The number he wore was retired because he played for the original Senators franchise and was active in campaigning to bring a new franchise to Ottawa.
  2. ^ The Minnesota Wild retired this number, even though no player wore #1 for the franchise.
  3. ^ The Florida Panthers retired the number 93 to honor president and general manager Bill Torrey because the team was founded in 1993. Torrey was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 1995.

Unofficially retired numbers[edit]

These numbers are not considered officially retired, but have still been removed from circulation.

Name Team Number Date Ref
Aurie, LarryLarry Aurie , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 6 June 1, 1938 [35]
Berenson, RedRed Berenson , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 2010
Chiasson, SteveSteve Chiasson , Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes 3 1999
Howe, GordieGordie Howe , Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes 9 1997
Konstantinov, VladimirVladimir Konstantinov , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 16 1997
Lindbergh, PellePelle Lindbergh , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 31 1985
Maki, WayneWayne Maki , Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks 11 1974
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 2010
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 2010
Unger, GarryGarry Unger , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 2010
Wickenheiser, DougDoug Wickenheiser , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 14 2002

Honoured numbers[edit]

Unlike the numbers retired by the Maple Leafs and Flames these honoured numbers remain in circulation. Some of the numbers honored by the Blues remain in circulation, while others have been removed from circulation without being officially retired.

Name Team Number Date Ref
Apps, SylSyl Apps , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 10 October 3, 1993 [36]
Berenson, RedRed Berenson , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 March 7, 2011 [37]
Armstrong, GeorgeGeorge Armstrong , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 10 February 28, 1998 [36]
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 1 March 11, 1995 [36]
Broda, TurkTurk Broda , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 1 March 11, 1995 [36]
Clancy, KingKing Clancy , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 7 November 21, 1995 [36]
Clark, WendelWendel Clark , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 17 November 22, 2008 [36]
Conacher, CharlieCharlie Conacher , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 9 February 28, 1998 [36]
Day, HapHap Day , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 4 October 4, 2006 [36]
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 93 January 31, 2009 [36]
Horton, TimTim Horton , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 7 November 21, 1995 [36]
Kelly, RedRed Kelly , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 4 October 4, 2006 [36]
Kennedy, TedTed Kennedy , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 9 October 3, 1993 [36]
Mahovlich, FrankFrank Mahovlich , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 27 October 3, 2001 [36]
MacInnis, AlAl MacInnis , Calgary FlamesCalgary Flames 2 February 27, 2012 [38]
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 March 7, 2011 [37]
Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk , Calgary FlamesCalgary Flames 25 March 7, 2014 [39]
Plager, BobBob Plager , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 5 [37]
Salming, BörjeBörje Salming , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 21 October 4, 2006 [36]
Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 27 February 8, 2003 [36]
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 13 February 11, 2012
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 March 7, 2011 [37]
Unger, GarryGarry Unger , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 March 7, 2011 [37]
Wickenheiser, DougDoug Wickenheiser , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 14 [37]

Former retired numbers[edit]

It is very rare for a team to reissue a retired number, and usually requires a special circumstance, such as a number being requested for a family member (such as Bobby Hull asking the Phoenix Coyotes to allow his son Brett to wear Bobby's number 9), or the player for whom the number was retired coming out of retirement himself (such as Mario Lemieux).

In cases of franchise relocation, the handling of existing retired numbers is at the discretion of team management. They may decide to continue honoring the retired numbers, such as the Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes, or they may choose to make a "fresh start" and reissue the numbers, as the Colorado Avalanche and Carolina Hurricanes have done.

The Hurricanes have an unusual exception with regards to Gordie Howe's number 9. While the Hurricanes have not made any formal recognition of the Hartford Whalers' retirement of the number, they have kept the number out of circulation since their 1997 relocation.

Name Team Number Date Ref
Goulet, MichelMichel Goulet , Quebec NordiquesQuebec Nordiques 16 March 16, 1995
Howe, GordieGordie Howe , Hartford WhalersHartford Whalers 9 February 18, 1981
Ley, RickRick Ley , Hartford WhalersHartford Whalers 2 December 26, 1982
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie , Hartford WhalersHartford Whalers 19 1979
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny , Quebec NordiquesQuebec Nordiques 26 February 26, 1996
Tardif, MarcMarc Tardif , Quebec NordiquesQuebec Nordiques 8 November 1, 1983
Tremblay, J. C.J. C. Tremblay , Quebec NordiquesQuebec Nordiques 3 October 28, 1979

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