Surprise! Maple Leafs Retire 11 New Numbers
Prior to yesterday's home opener against the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs had only retired two numbers:
- #5 for Bill Barilko
- #6 for Ace Bailey
The number of retired numbers has now bloomed to 13 with the following additions:
- #1 for Johnny Bower and Turk Broda
- #4 for Hap Day and Red Kelly
- #7 for Tim Horton and King Clancy
- #9 for Charlie Conacher and Ted Kennedy
- #10 for Syl Apps and George Armstrong
- #13 for Mats Sundin
- #14 for Dave Keon
- #17 for Wendel Clark
- #21 for Borje Salming
- #27 for Frank Mahovlich and Daryl Sittler
- #93 for Doug Gilmour
Only one current Leaf had to switch numbers to make this possible, so James van Riemsdyk scored his goal last night as #25 instead of his old #21.
Here's the excellent ceremony you likely missed because you were busy being frustrated by the Jays game. It gives you a chance to hear the Leafs' new PA Announcer Mike Ross as well.
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