# How many players have worn the number 99 in the NHL?

I believe only one Wayne Gretzky. No, more than 1 person has worn #99, Gretzky is merely the most famous. Wilf Paiement, for example, also wore that number. So the best answer I can give right now is: at least 2 (but not many). The #99 was retired league-wide after Gretsky retired. So no other player has had the #99 AFTER Wayne Gretsky. I have no idea how many wore it BEFORE him. It is also entirely possible and probable that other players on other teams wore the #99 at the same time that he was wearing it for the team he was on. At least, five players :

- Gretzky - Joe Lamb - Des Roche - Leo Bourgault - Wilf paiement

### What is the least worn number worn in the NHL?

The number 86 is the only number left in the NHL between 00-99 that has never been used. Edit: The answer above is wrong. Every single number between 00-99 has been worn. The last number that wasn't worn was 84, which Guillaume Latendresse wore with the Canadiens. Mikael Grabovski wears it with the Maple Leafs currently. There have been 3 players who have worn the number 86: Jonathan Ferland for the Canadiens in 2006, Jeremy…

### What NHL player used to wear number 86?

There are 6 NHL players who have worn the number 86. Jonathan Ferland with the Montreal Canadians, Nikita Kucherov with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Kevan Miller with the Boston Bruins, Teuvo Teravainen with the Chicago Blackhawks, Jeremy Williams with the New York Rangers, and Wojtek Wolski with the Phoenix Coyotes have all worn number 86 jerseys.

### How many AHL players make it to the NHL?

This question is difficult to answer as the AHL is the main development league for the NHL. While some gifted players come right out of junior, college or Europe and step right into the NHL, the vast majority of NHL players have played in the AHL at some point for varying amounts of time until they have developed their skills. There is, obviously, no rule about how many players can come from the minor league…