Maple Leafs To Honour Doug Gilmour and Wendel Clark

Derek HarmsworthSenior Writer IJuly 21, 2008

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that they will honour the numbers of both Doug Gilmour and Wendel Clark this upcoming season.

Clark, who was selected by Toronto first overall in the 1985 NHL entry draft, will be honoured in a pre-game ceremony on November 22nd prior to a game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Gilmour, arguably the Maple Leafs most popular captain, will have his number raised to the rafters of the Air Canada Centre on January 31st, in a ceremony prior to a game between the Maple Leafs and Sidney Crosby's Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Maple Leafs continue their tradition of not retiring numbers, instead choosing to honour them.  The only retired numbers in franchise history are the number 5 of Bill Barilko, and the number 6 of Ace Bailey.