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I was looking up where Drew Doughty is from and thought that I'd love a national jersey with his name on it. Then I thought for whatever reason, are there any countries that have retired numbers or numbers that aren't in use for a specific player? It's just something that crossed my mind and I figured someone here might know.

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I was looking up where Drew Doughty is from and thought that I'd love a national jersey with his name on it. Then I thought for whatever reason, are there any countries that have retired numbers or numbers that aren't in use for a specific player? It's just something that crossed my mind and I figured someone here might know.

Team Finland has retired #17 in honor of Jari Kurri.

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Team Canada retired Steve Yzerman's #19 and I'm pretty sure #99 as well....

They didn't officially retire Yzerman's number. They just said that out of respect for Yzerman, nobody would wear it in 2006 in Turin (a team that he was named to, but unable to perform for).

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Team Canada retired Steve Yzerman's #19 and I'm pretty sure #99 as well....

They didn't officially retire Yzerman's number. They just said that out of respect for Yzerman, nobody would wear it in 2006 in Turin (a team that he was named to, but unable to perform for).

I don't think they'd want Sakic to wear #91 again in Vancouver....

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Team Canada retired Steve Yzerman's #19 and I'm pretty sure #99 as well....

They didn't officially retire Yzerman's number. They just said that out of respect for Yzerman, nobody would wear it in 2006 in Turin (a team that he was named to, but unable to perform for).

I don't think they'd want Sakic to wear #91 again in Vancouver....

You assume he'll still be playing by 2010.

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Good question. I'm not aware of any.

The Czech Republic wore #21 patches in 2004 for Ivan Hlinka.

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No one has worn it in the World Championships or Olympics since then, but it has been worn in the World Juniors. That raises the question of if a number is retired from just the Men's Senior team or all national teams at all the levels a country competes at.

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The Russian Federation doesn't allow anyone to wear the #17 of Valery Kharlamov, who was playing for the Russians in the '72 Summit Series. He died in a car crash at the age of 33. Ilya Kovalchuk who wears #17 in Kharlamov's honor, wears #71 in International Tournaments.

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