First Wearer :: Hobie Kitchen, 1926
Current Wearer :: Dan Cleary
Other Notables :: Marty Pavelich, Vic Stasiuk, Pete Mahovlich, Walt McKechnie, Rick Bowness, Shawn Burr, Mathieu Dandenault
The story of #11 :: Was also worn by yours truly, in college.
Retired in 1992 :: Sid Abel
First Wearer :: Fred Gordon, 1926
Last Wearer :: Mike Sillinger, 1992
Other Notables :: Larry Aurie (briefly), Red Green (really?), Metro Prystai (again), Bruce MacGregor, Marcel Dionne, Bryan Hextall, Adam Graves, Sheldon Kennedy, Jimmy Carson
The story of #12
:: As mentioned in yesterday’s
comments section – Jimmy Carson becomes the only Red Wing to wear two different eventually-retired numbers.
First Wearer :: Gizzy Hart, 1926
Current Wearer :: Pavel Datsyuk
Other Notables :: Vyacheslav Kozlov
The story of #13 :: That’s it. Only three wearers of 13 ever. And there was 65 years in between the first and Slava Kozlov.
First Wearer :: Herb Stuart, 1926
Other Notables :: Bud Bruneteau, Ted Lindsay (for three years), Bep Guidolin, Glen Skov, Nick Libbett, Lane Lambert, Brent Ashton, Randy McKay, Brent Fedyk, Brendan Shanahan
The story of #14
:: If Shanny
had retired instead of moving on to the Rangers, Meech wouldn’t have been allowed to switch from #36 to this storied sweater.
First Wearer :: Jack Arbour, 1926
Most Recent Wearer :: Josh Langfeld, 2007
Other Notables :: Reg Noble, Bill Quackenbush, Marty Pavelich, Alex Delvecchio (for FOUR years), Billy Dea, Robbie Ftorek, Paul “Radio Play-by-Play” Woods, Mel Bridgman, Paul MacLean, Sheldon Kennedy, Mike Ramsey, Tomas Holmstrom (‘memba that?), Todd Gill, Dmitri Mironov, Pat Verbeek, Jason Woolley
The story of #15 :: Been passed around more than Elisha Cuthbert. Too soon?
First Wearer :: Leroy Goldsworthy, 1930
Most Recent Wearer :: Vladimir Konstantinov, 1997
Other Notables :: Carl Voss, Bill Jennings, Bill Quackenbush (homeboy’s all over this list), Johnny Wilson, Norm Ullman, Michel Bergeron, Kelly Kisio, John Chabot
The story of #16 :: Unlike Fischer’s #2, which has been re-distributed at camps, no one has put on a #16 Red Wings sweater since Vladdy, and its a safe bet it’ll be a while before someone does.
First Wearer :: Frank Frederickson, 1930
Most Recent Wearer :: Dallas Drake, 2008
Other Notables :: Gordie Howe (as a teenager), Tim Ecclestone, Mike Foligno, Ed Johnstone, Gerard Gallant, Doug Brown, Brett Hull, Kyle Calder, Brad Norton
The story of #17 :: This is the highest number to be worn during the Falcons/Cougars days.
First Wearer :: Bob Davis, 1932
Current Wearer :: Kirk Maltby
Other Notables :: Jim Conacher, Marcel Pronovost, Al Arbour, Gary Bergman, Danny Gare, Kris King, Mike Krushelnyski
The story of #18 :: Worn by the captain before The Captain.
Retired in 2007 :: Steve Yzerman
First Wearer :: Sid Abel, 1938 (how bout them apples?)
Other Notables :: Marty Pavelich (what’s with all these guys switching numbers?), Vic Stasiuk, Murray Costello, Pete Stemkowski, Randy Ladouceur
The story of #19
:: It’s only right that the banner
has a “C” on it.
First Wearer :: Red Keating, 1938
Most Recent Wearer :: Aaron Downey, 2008
Other Notables :: Red Kelly, Johnny Bucyk, Len Lunde, Lowell MacDonald, Dean Prentice, Mickey Redmond, Vaclav Nedomansky, Martin Lapointe, Luc Robitaille, Robert Lang
The story of #20 :: BINGO BANGO! The first jersey to score 50-goals for the Red Wings.