Friday, October 10, 2014

A Banner Night

Prior to the Toronto Maple Leafs opener on Wednesday night, Darryl Sittler, Johnny Bower and Ted Kennedy were recognized as the first alumni to be part of Legends Row.

On opening night in 2006, Toronto hosted the Ottawa Senators and a special ceremony was held before the game started.

In the spotlight, as shown in the above official program, were Red Kelly, Hap Day and Borje Salming. In their long rich history, the Maple Leafs only have two retired numbers - 5 (Bill Barilko) and 6 (Ace Bailey). To keep numbers active, the organization chose to honour numbers instead of taking them out of circulation.

Banners were raised on October 4, 2006, to honour the number 4 (Kelly & Day) and number 21 (Salming).

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