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The Ten Most Famous No. 9’s in NHL History

Published by on December 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The National Hockey League is known for its traditions and rituals. It is also known for its history of worshipping its heroes. In the mid 1940's Maurice " the Rocket" Richard's amazing exploits caused a large number of French Canadien kids to request number 9 sweaters for Christmas. In Detroit and in most hockey circles in North America Gordie Howe's number 9 was also sellling like hot cakes in sporting good stores. The reason the number is so popular and revered was due to the early exploits of those two exceptional hockey players. Bobby Hull has spoken about his excitement meeting Gordie Howe when he was a boy. Later when Hull graduated from St. Catherines in junior hockey and was signed by the Chicago Black Hawks he eventually cla...

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