ESPN Clic Info title NHL’s #9 jerseys will be back for the 2018-19 season article The NHL will not be returning the number 7 for the upcoming season, league spokesperson Jeff Zillgitt told NHL.com on Monday.
“It was something that we had discussed for a while, but we feel like it would be more appropriate to move forward with it this year,” Zillge said.
The #9 will still be the number of the first jersey worn by the Boston Bruins.
It is also the jersey number worn by Boston’s other two jerseys, the #1 and #2 jerseys, but the #7 will be retired in 2020.
This is the second time the #9 has been retired by the NHL.
In 2005, it was retired for the 2003-04 season, and in 2007, it became the number retired for teams that have not won the Stanley Cup since 1999.
However, there was no announcement as to when it would return.
For the first time, Zillges said the #11 jersey would be retired this season.
There was no further word on when the NHL would return the #13 jersey.
Zillges declined to provide any more information about the jerseys, saying only that the NHL is working on a plan for them to be back in the lineup this season when they are ready.
According to Zillgs, the league’s decision not to return the number seven comes with a caveat: “We don’t want to force players to wear them.
We just don’t feel like they are appropriate for the game anymore.
Zellers said that the decision not return the jersey is based on a variety of factors, including the number and design of the jersey, which are determined by the league and the players.
He said the number six was not part of the agreement.
Players have a right to wear the number they wear on the ice.
As part of their contract with the NHL, players have the right to refuse to wear any number other than the number on their uniform.
At the time, players wore the number 10 and 11.
Some players have been known to wear #11s.