The Best NHL Players of All Time by Jersey Number, Pt. 1: Nos. 0-49

John TaboneCorrespondent IAugust 25, 2010

The Best NHL Players of All Time by Jersey Number, Pt. 1: Nos. 0-49

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    Some past and current NHL players never get any recognition.

    Today, I will be going through the best NHL players of all time by jersey number, highlighting some of the better to wear each sweater.

    Here are No. 0 to No. 49, in order.

    For Nos. 50-99, please see Pt. 2:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/443195

No. 0 Paul Bibeault

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    HM: Neil Sheehy

No. 00 John Davidson

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    HM: Martin Biron

No. 1 Glenn Hall

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    HM: Jacques Plante

No. 2 Eddie Shore

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    HM: Doug Harvey

No. 3 Pierre Pilote

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    HM: Emile Boutch Bouchard

No. 4 Bobby Orr

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    HM: Jean Beliveau

No. 5 Nicklas Lidstrom

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    HM: Cy Denneny

No. 6 Frank Nighbor

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    HM: Babe Dye

No. 7 Phil Esposito

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    HM: Howie Morenz

No. 8 Alexander Ovechkin

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    HM: Teemu Selanne

No. 9 Gordie Howe

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    HM: Maurice Richard

No. 10 Guy Lafleur

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    HM: Pavel Bure

No. 11 Mark Messier

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    HM: Busher Jackson

No. 12 Jarome Iginla

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    HM: Dickie Moore

No. 13 Mats Sundin

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    HM: Vyacheslav Koslov

No. 14 Dave Keon

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    HM: Theo Fleury

No. 15 Milt Schmidt

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    HM: Bobby Rousseau

No. 16 Bobby Clarke

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    HM: Henri Richard

No. 17 Jari Kurri

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    HM: Earl Seibert

No. 18 Serge Savard

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    HM: Denis Savard

No. 19 Joe Sakic

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    HM: Steve Yzerman

No. 20 Luc Robitallie

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    HM: Bob Pulford

No. 21 Stan Mikita

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    HM: Peter Forsberg

No. 22 Mike Bossy

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    HM: Steve Shutt

No. 23 Bob Gainey

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    HM: Brian Bellows

No. 24 Chris Chelios

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    HM: Doug Wilson

No. 25 Joe Nieuwendyk

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    HM: Jacques Lemaire

No. 26 Peter Stastny

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    HM: Martin St.Louis

No. 27 Frank Mahovlich

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    HM: Scott Niedermayer

No. 28 Steve Larmer

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    HM: Steve Duchesne

No. 29 Ken Dryden

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    HM: Joel Otto

No. 30 Martin Brodeur

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    HM: Ed Belfour

No. 31 Billy Smith

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    HM: Grant Fuhr

No. 32 Dale Hunter

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    HM: Steve Thomas

No. 33 Patrick Roy

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    HM: Kris Draper

No. 34 John Vanbiesbrouck

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    HM: Miikka Kiprusoff

No. 35 Tony Esposito

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    HM: Tom Barrasso

No. 36 Matthew Barnaby

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    HM: Dmitri Yushkevich

No. 37 Olaf Kolzig

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    HM: Chris Drury

No. 38 Pavol Demitra

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    HM: Jan Hrdina

No. 39 Dominik Hasek

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    HM: Doug Weight

No. 40 Henrik Zetterberg

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    HM: Alex Tanguay

No. 41 Jason Allison

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    HM: Brent Gilchrist

No. 42 Sergei Makarov

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    HM: Richard Smehlik

No. 43 Patrice Brisebois

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    HM: Vitali Yachmenev

No. 44 Stéphane Richer

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    HM: Chris Pronger

No. 45 Gilbert Dionne

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    HM: Dimitri Kalinin

No. 46 David Krejci

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    HM: Steve Bernier

No. 47 Stéphan Lebeau

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    HM: Richard Pilon

No. 48 Scott Young

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    HM: J.J. Daigneault

No. 49 Brian Savage

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    HM: Joe Juneau

     

    For Nos. 50-99, please see Pt. 2 of this series:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/443195