November 11, 2011
As you've no doubt noticed, today is Nov. 11, 2011. Hopefully you made a wish at 11:11 on 11/11/11 like Kim Kardashian did. Hopefully you've done nothing else in your life that Kim Kardashian would.
According to the indispensable Hockey Reference, there have been 344 players that have worn No. 11 in the NHL, from Gerry Abel (Detroit Red Wings, 1967) to Rick Zombo (Detroit Red Wings, 1985). Via Puck Daddy's Master of Graphics Dan Gustafson of Sixteen Wins, here's an Illustrated Guide to NHL No. 11s on 11-11-11, both current and honored players:
We've run infographics before, but this is the first one that goes to 11. It's one louder, you see.
Daniel Alfredsson(notes) of the Ottawa Senators really carrying the Elevens in All-Star Game appearances. Scott Gomez(notes) with 33 percent of the active Elevens' Stanley Cup. Told you he was worth the money.
Now, when are the Vancouver Canucks going to get around to completing the Mark Messier Retired Number Hat Trick …
(Dan will be working with Puck Daddy on creating some whimsical and informative NHL graphics throughout the season. If you have any requests, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Dan at Sixteen Wins and follow him on Twitter here.)
Previously on Puck Daddy:
• Illustrated guide to NHL realignment history
• Illustrated guide to Brendan Shanahan's NHL suspensions (so far)
• Illustrated guide to the Bruins' $156,679 Foxwoods bar tab