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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 honouring 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 honour.

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. The Arizona Coyotes had a policy of retaining the numbers retired when the franchise was the Winnipeg Jets but has reversed it after the Phoenix Coyotes were sold and became the Arizona Coyotes. Honoured numbers are similar to retired numbers, except that they remain available for use by other players. Presently, only the Calgary Flames, and the St. Louis Blues employ this designation. The Philadelphia Flyers have also unofficially retired number 31 in honour 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.

Seven numbers have been retired by a team in honour 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, number 9 by the New York Rangers for Andy Bathgate and Adam Graves, number 1 by the Toronto Maple Leafs for Johnny Bower and Turk Broda, number 4 by the Maple Leafs for Hap Day and Red Kelly, number 7 by the Maple Leafs for King Clancy and Tim Horton, number 9 by the Maple Leafs for Charlie Conacher and Ted Kennedy, number 10 by the Maple Leafs for Syl Apps and George Armstrong, and number 27 by the Maple Leafs for Frank Mahovlich and Darryl Sittler.

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

Retired numbersEdit

Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame
Number retired league-wide
Never played for that particular franchise
Number retired by a team for multiple players
Name Team No. Date Ref
Abel, SidSid Abel , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 12 01995-04-29 April 29, 1995
Alfredsson, DanielDaniel Alfredsson , Ottawa SenatorsOttawa Senators 11 02016-12-29 December 29, 2016
Anderson, GlennGlenn Anderson , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 9 02009-01-18 January 18, 2009 [1]
Apps, SylSyl Apps , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 10 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Armstrong, GeorgeGeorge Armstrong , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 10 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Ashbee, BarryBarry Ashbee , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 4 01977-10-13 October 13, 1977 [3][4]
Bailey, AceAce Bailey , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 6 01934-02-14 February 14, 1934 [2]
Barber, BillBill Barber , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 7 01990-10-11 October 11, 1990 [5]
Barilko, BillBill Barilko , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 5 01992-10-17 October 17, 1992 [2]
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate , New York RangersNew York Rangers 9 02009-02-22 February 22, 2009
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 4 01971-10-09 October 9, 1971 [6]
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 22 01992-03-03 March 3, 1992 [7]
Blake, RobRob Blake , Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings 4 02015-01-17 January 17, 2015 [8]
Bouchard, EmileEmile Bouchard , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 3 02009-12-04 December 4, 2009
Bourque, RayRay Bourque , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 77 02001-10-04 October 4, 2001 [9]
Bourque, RayRay Bourque , Colorado AvalancheColorado Avalanche 77 02001-11-24 November 24, 2001 [10]
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 1 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Briere, MichelMichel Briere , Pittsburgh PenguinsPittsburgh Penguins 21 02001-01-05 January 5, 2001 [11]
Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour , Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes 17 02011-02-18 February 18, 2011 [12]
Broda, TurkTurk Broda , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 1 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur , New Jersey DevilsNew Jersey Devils 30 02016-02-09 February 9, 2016 [13]
Broten, NealNeal Broten , Dallas StarsDallas Stars 7 01998-02-07 February 7, 1998 [14]
Bucyk, JohnnyJohnny Bucyk , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 9 01980-03-13 March 13, 1980
Bure, PavelPavel Bure , Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks 10 02013-11-02 November 2, 2013
Clancy, KingKing Clancy , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 7 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Clapper, DitDit Clapper , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 5 01947-02-12 February 12, 1947
Clark, WendelWendel Clark , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 17 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Clarke, BobbyBobby Clarke , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 16 01984-11-15 November 15, 1984 [5][15]
Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 7 02005-10-18 October 18, 2005 [16]
Conacher, CharlieCharlie Conacher , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 9 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 12 02005-11-12 November 12, 2005 [6]
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko , New Jersey DevilsNew Jersey Devils 3 02006-03-24 March 24, 2006 [17]
Day, HapHap Day , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 4 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 10 01991-11-10 November 10, 1991
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne , Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings 16 01990-11-08 November 8, 1990 [18]
Dryden, KenKen Dryden , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 29 02007-01-29 January 29, 2007 [6]
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 7 01987-12-03 December 3, 1987
Esposito, TonyTony Esposito , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 35 01988-11-20 November 20, 1988
Federko, BernieBernie Federko , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 24 01991-03-16 March 16, 1991
Finnigan, FrankFrank Finnigan

[Notes 1]

, Ottawa SenatorsOttawa Senators 8 01992-10-08 October 8, 1992 [19]
Foote, AdamAdam Foote , Colorado AvalancheColorado Avalanche 52 02013-11-02 November 2, 2013 [20]
Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg , Colorado AvalancheColorado Avalanche 21 02011-10-08 October 8, 2011 [21]
Francis, RonRon Francis , Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes 10 02006-01-28 January 28, 2006 [22]
Fuhr, GrantGrant Fuhr , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 31 02003-10-09 October 9, 2003 [23]
Gainey, BobBob Gainey , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 23 02008-02-23 February 23, 2008 [6]
Gare, DannyDanny Gare , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 18 02005-11-22 November 22, 2005 [24]
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner , Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals 11 02008-12-28 December 28, 2008
Gassoff, BobBob Gassoff , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 3 01977-10-01 October 1, 1977
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 5 02006-03-11 March 11, 2006 [6]
Giacomin, EddieEddie Giacomin , New York RangersNew York Rangers 1 01989-03-15 March 15, 1989
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert , New York RangersNew York Rangers 7 01979-10-14 October 14, 1979
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 9 01996-12-07 December 7, 1996 [25]
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 93 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Goldsworthy, BillBill Goldsworthy , Minnesota North StarsMinnesota North Stars 8 01992-02-15 February 15, 1992 [14]
Graves, AdamAdam Graves , New York RangersNew York Rangers 9 02009-02-03 February 3, 2009 [26]
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 99 01999-10-01 October 1, 1999
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky , Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings 99 02002-10-09 October 9, 2002 [18]
Hall, GlennGlenn Hall , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 1 01988-11-20 November 20, 1988
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 3 01980-10-10 October 10, 1980
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 2 01985-10-26 October 26, 1985 [6]
Hašek, DominikDominik Hašek , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 39 02015-01-13 January 13, 2015 [27]
Hitchman, LionelLionel Hitchman , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 3 01934-02-22 February 22, 1934
Horton, TimTim Horton , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 2 01996-01-05 January 5, 1996 [24]
Horton, TimTim Horton , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 7 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Howe, GordieGordie Howe , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 9 01972-03-12 March 12, 1972
Howe, MarkMark Howe , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 2 02012-03-06 March 6, 2012 [28]
Howell, HarryHarry Howell , New York RangersNew York Rangers 3 02009-02-22 February 22, 2009
Hull, BobbyBobby Hull , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 9 01983-12-18 December 18, 1983
Hull, BrettBrett Hull , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 16 02006-12-05 December 5, 2006 [29]
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter , Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals 32 02000-03-11 March 11, 2000 [30]
Kelly, RedRed Kelly , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 4 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Kennedy, TedTed Kennedy , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 9 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Keon, DaveDave Keon , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 14 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Kurri, JariJari Kurri , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 17 02001-10-06 October 6, 2001
Labre, YvonYvon Labre , Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals 7 01981-11-07 November 7, 1981 [30]
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 16 02009-12-04 December 4, 2009
Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 10 01985-02-16 February 16, 1985 [6]
LaFontaine, PatPat LaFontaine , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 16 02006-03-03 March 3, 2006 [24]
Langway, RodRod Langway , Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals 5 01997-11-26 November 26, 1997 [30]
Lapointe, GuyGuy Lapointe , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 5 02014-11-08 November 8, 2014 [31]
Leetch, BrianBrian Leetch , New York RangersNew York Rangers 2 02008-01-24 January 24, 2008
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux , Pittsburgh PenguinsPittsburgh Penguins 66 01997-11-19 November 19, 1997
Lidström, NicklasNicklas Lidström , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 5 02014-03-06 March 6, 2014 [32]
Linden, TrevorTrevor Linden , Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks 16 02008-12-17 December 17, 2008
Lindsay, TedTed Lindsay , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 7 01991-11-10 November 10, 1991
MacInnis, AlAl MacInnis , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 2 02006-04-09 April 9, 2006
Magnuson, KeithKeith Magnuson , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 3 02008-11-12 November 12, 2008
Mahovlich, FrankFrank Mahovlich , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 27 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Martin, RickRick Martin , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 7 01995-11-15 November 15, 1995 [24]
Masterton, BillBill Masterton , Minnesota North StarsMinnesota North Stars 19 01987-01-17 January 17, 1987 [14]
McDonald, LannyLanny McDonald , Calgary FlamesCalgary Flames 9 01990-03-17 March 17, 1990
Messier, MarkMark Messier , New York RangersNew York Rangers 11 02006-01-12 January 12, 2006 [33]
Messier, MarkMark Messier , Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers 11 02007-02-27 February 27, 2007 [33]
Mikita, StanStan Mikita , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 21 01980-10-19 October 19, 1980
Fans, Minnesota WildMinnesota Wild Fans

[Notes 2]

, Minnesota WildMinnesota Wild 1 02000-10-11 October 11, 2000 [34]
Modano, MikeMike Modano , Dallas StarsDallas Stars 9 02014-03-08 March 8, 2014 [35]
Moore, DickieDickie Moore , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 12 02005-11-12 November 12, 2005 [6]
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 7 01937-11-02 November 2, 1937 [6]
Naslund, MarkusMarkus Naslund , Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks 19 02010-12-11 December 11, 2010
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer , New Jersey DevilsNew Jersey Devils 27 02011-12-16 December 16, 2011
Neely, CamCam Neely , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 8 02004-01-12 January 12, 2004
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 23 01995-04-01 April 1, 1995 [25]
O'Reilly, TerryTerry O'Reilly , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 24 02002-10-24 October 24, 2002
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 4 01979-01-09 January 9, 1979
Parent, BernieBernie Parent , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 1 01979-10-11 October 11, 1979 [5]
Perreault, GilbertGilbert Perreault , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 11 01990-10-17 October 17, 1990 [24]
Pilote, PierrePierre Pilote , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 3 02008-11-12 November 12, 2008
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 8 01981-03-24 March 24, 1981
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 1 01995-10-07 October 7, 1995 [6]
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 5 01992-02-01 February 1, 1992 [25]
Richard, HenriHenri Richard , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 16 01975-12-10 December 10, 1975 [6]
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 9 01960-10-06 October 6, 1960 [6]
Richter, MikeMike Richter , New York RangersNew York Rangers 35 02004-02-04 February 4, 2004
Robert, ReneRene Robert , Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres 14 01995-11-15 November 15, 1995 [24]
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 19 02007-11-19 November 19, 2007 [6]
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille , Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings 20 02007-01-20 January 20, 2007 [18]
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy , Colorado AvalancheColorado Avalanche 33 02003-10-28 October 28, 2003 [36]
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 33 02008-11-22 November 22, 2008
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic , Colorado AvalancheColorado Avalanche 19 02009-10-01 October 1, 2009
Salming, BörjeBörje Salming , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 21 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Savard, DenisDenis Savard , Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 18 01998-03-19 March 19, 1998
Savard, SergeSerge Savard , Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens 18 02006-11-18 November 18, 2006 [6]
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 1 01994-03-06 March 6, 1994
Schmidt, MiltMilt Schmidt , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 15 01980-03-13 March 13, 1980
Selänne, TeemuTeemu Selänne , Anaheim DucksAnaheim Ducks 8 02015-01-11 January 11, 2015 [37]
Shore, EddieEddie Shore , Boston BruinsBoston Bruins 2 01947-04-01 April 1, 1947
Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 27 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Smith, BillyBilly Smith , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 31 01993-02-20 February 20, 1993 [38]
Smyl, StanStan Smyl , Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks 12 01991-11-03 November 3, 1991 [39]
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning 26 January 13, 2017
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens , New Jersey DevilsNew Jersey Devils 4 02006-02-03 February 3, 2006 [40]
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin , Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs 13 02016-10-15 October 15, 2016 [2]
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 11 01988-12-30 December 30, 1988
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor , Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings 18 01995-04-03 April 3, 1995 [18]
Torrey, BillBill Torrey

[Notes 3]

, Florida PanthersFlorida Panthers 93 02010-10-23 October 23, 2010
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier , New York IslandersNew York Islanders 19 02001-10-20 October 20, 2001 [25]
Vachon, RogatienRogatien Vachon , Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings 30 01985-02-14 February 14, 1985 [18]
Vernon, MikeMike Vernon , Calgary FlamesCalgary Flames 30 02007-02-07 February 7, 2007 [41]
Wesley, GlenGlen Wesley , Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes 2 02009-02-17 February 17, 2009 [42]
Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 19 02007-01-02 January 2, 2007 [43]
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  4. "Saleski Scores 2 Goals As Flyers Top Hawks", The Milwaukee Sentinel, October 14, 1977. Retrieved on October 30, 2013. 
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  7. Vecsey, George. "Bossy Left His Numbers Behind Him", New York Times, 1992-03-04. Retrieved on 2008-03-06. 
  8. Kings To Retire Rob Blake’s No. 4 Jersey In A Special Staples Center Ceremony In January. Los Angeles Kings (2014-08-11). Retrieved on 2015-01-18.
  9. CBC Sports. "Bourque's No. 77 retired", CBC.ca, 2001-10-04. Retrieved on 2008-03-11. 
  10. CBC Sports. "Avs retiring Bourque's No. 77", CBC.ca, 2001-08-14. Retrieved on 2008-03-11. 
  11. Kovacevic, Dejan. "Penguins Report: 01/06/01", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2001-01-06. Retrieved on 2008-03-06. 
  12. Yerdon, Joe. "Hurricanes to retire Rod Brind'Amour's number in February", NBC Sports, 2010-07-15. Retrieved on 2010-10-26. 
  13. Morreale, Mike G.. "Devils to retire Brodeur's number before Feb. 9 game", NHL.com, 2015-10-06. Retrieved on 2016-01-02. 
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  16. Associated Press (2005). Edmonton retires defenseman Coffey's No. 7. ESPN. Retrieved on 2008-03-06.
  17. Associated Press (2006). Devils to retire Daneyko's No. 3. ESPN. Retrieved on 2008-04-22.
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  20. Dater, Adrian. "Adam Foote to see his No 52 retired by Avalanche", Denver Post. 
  21. Dater, Adrian. "Avalanche opens vs. Red Wings with tribute to Peter Forsberg Read more: Avalanche opens vs. Red Wings with tribute to Peter Forsberg", Denver Post. Retrieved on 9 October 2011. 
  22. Associated Press (2006). Hurricanes honor Ron Francis, retire his No. 10. ESPN. Retrieved on 2008-04-22.
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  27. Sabres to retire Hasek's number before Jan. 13 game
  28. "Flyers to retire Howe's No. 2", Philadelphia Flyers, March 5, 2012. Retrieved on October 2, 2014. 
  29. Associated Press (2006). Blues to retire Hull's No. 16 jersey in December. ESPN. Retrieved on 2008-04-22.
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  31. Guy Lapointe will be honoured on November 8. Montreal Canadiens (2014-09-12). Retrieved on 2014-10-12.
  32. Red Wings to retire Nicklas Lidstrom’s #5
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  36. ESPN (2003). Avalanche retire Roy's No. 33. ESPN. Retrieved on 2008-03-11.
  37. Ducks to retire Selanne's No. 8 on Jan. 11 vs. Jets
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  41. Canadian Press. "Flames retiring Mike Vernon's No. 30", CBC.ca, 2006-11-30. Retrieved on 2008-04-22. 
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Unofficially retired numbersEdit

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

Name Team No. Date Ref
Aurie, LarryLarry Aurie , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 6 01938-06-01 June 1, 1938 [1]
Berenson, RedRed Berenson , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 02010 2010
Konstantinov, VladimirVladimir Konstantinov , Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings 16 01997 1997
Chiasson, SteveSteve Chiasson , Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes 3 01999 1999
Howe, GordieGordie Howe , Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes 9 01997 1997
Lindbergh, PellePelle Lindbergh , Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers 31 01985 1985 [2]
Maki, WayneWayne Maki , Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks 11 01974 1974
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 02010 2010
Phillips, ChrisChris Phillips , Ottawa SenatorsOttawa Senators 4 02016 2016
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 02010 2010
Unger, GarryGarry Unger , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 02010 2010
Wickenheiser, DougDoug Wickenheiser , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 14 02002 2002

Honoured numbersEdit

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

Name Team No. Date Ref
Berenson, RedRed Berenson , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 02011-03-07 March 7, 2011 [3]
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky , Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes 99 02005-10-08 October 8, 2005 [4]
Hawerchuk, DaleDale Hawerchuk , Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes 10 02007-04-05 April 5, 2007 [5][6]
Hull, BobbyBobby Hull , Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes 9 02005-10-08 October 8, 2005 [5][7]
MacInnis, AlAl MacInnis , Calgary FlamesCalgary Flames 2 02012-02-27 [8]
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 02011-03-07 March 7, 2011 [3]
Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk , Calgary FlamesCalgary Flames 25 02014-03-07 [9]
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen , Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes 27 02010-01-30 January 30, 2010 [10]
Plager, BobBob Plager , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 5 [3]
Roenick, JeremyJeremy Roenick , Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes 97 02012-02-11 February 11, 2012 [10]
Steen, ThomasThomas Steen , Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes 25 02006-01-21 January 21, 2006 [5]
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk , Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes 7 02011-12-23 December 23, 2011 [10]
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 02011-03-07 March 7, 2011 [3]
Unger, GarryGarry Unger , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 7 02011-03-07 March 7, 2011 [3]
Wickenheiser, DougDoug Wickenheiser , St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues 14 [3]

Former retired numbersEdit

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),[11] 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 honouring the retired numbers, such as the Dallas Stars and Phoenix/Arizona 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 No. Date Ref
Goulet, MichelMichel Goulet , Quebec NordiquesQuebec Nordiques 16 01995-03-16 March 16, 1995
Howe, GordieGordie Howe , Hartford WhalersHartford Whalers 9 01981-02-18 February 18, 1981
Hull, BobbyBobby Hull , Winnipeg Jets (1972–96)Winnipeg Jets (1972–96) 9 01989-02-19 February 19, 1989 [5][7]
Ley, RickRick Ley , Hartford WhalersHartford Whalers 2 01982-12-26 December 26, 1982
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie , Hartford WhalersHartford Whalers 19 1979
Šťastný, PeterPeter Šťastný , Quebec NordiquesQuebec Nordiques 26 01996-02-26 February 26, 1996
Steen, ThomasThomas Steen , Winnipeg Jets (1972–96)Winnipeg Jets (1972–96) 25 01995-05-06 May 6, 1995 [5]
Tardif, MarcMarc Tardif , Quebec NordiquesQuebec Nordiques 8 01983-11-01 November 1, 1983
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