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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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