NHL All-Time Top 10: 10 Best Players To Wear Sweater No.1

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NHL All-Time Top 10: 10 Best Players To Wear Sweater No.1
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A look at the history of sweater #1

There have been a lot of different players to don jersey No.1 in the National Hockey League over the years.  It's a number dominated by the goaltending position, and there definitely have been some greats over the year.  The sweater has a lot of history to it, demonstrated by the fact that five of the Original Six teams have retired, or at least acknowledged the number (all except Boston).

Who do you think should be considered the best NHL player to wear sweater #1?

Retired sweaters who have worn #1 include:

Eddie Giacomin, New York Rangers

Glenn Hall, Chicago Blackhawks

Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers

Jacques Plante, Montreal Canadiens

Terry Sawchuk, Detroit Red Wings

Honored players include:

Johnny Bower, Toronto Maple Leafs

Turk Broda, Toronto Maple Leafs

WRITER'S NOTE:  I tried to focus on players who spent the majority of their career with sweater No.1.  Players like Gerry Cheevers or Grant Fuhr, both of whom made the Hall of Fame, spent most of their careers wearing a different number, and were not accounted for in this list.


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