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The 80s: Who wore it best?

Doug Pensigner Getty

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87: Pierre Turgeon (2006 and 2007): Pierre was drafted by Buffalo first overall in the 1987 Draft. He finished his NHL career in Colorado. Playing 79 regular season games in two seasons. He had 20 goals, 33 assists and 42 penalty minutes in that time. He also appeared in 5 playoff games and had 2 points.


Joe Sakic (1989): Burnaby Joe was picked 15th overall in the same draft that saw Pierre go to Buffalo. Sakic was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques, and he made the move with them to Denver. He remained in Colorado - his jersey hangs from the rafters there. Before donning the number 19, he wore the number 88 in his rookie season. That year Sakic played in 70 games, had 23 goals, 39 assists, 24 penalty minutes and was a -36!

Peter Mueller (2010, 2012): Peter was drafted 8th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2006 Draft. He was traded, along with Kevin Porter, to Colorado for Wojtek Wolski. Mueller would only play in 47 games for the Avalanche. In those games he had 16 goals, 20 assists and 16 penalty minutes.

Owen Nolan (1991): Owen was drafted first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1990 Draft. He played both in Quebec, and for nine games, in Denver. However, like Sakic, he only wore the number 88 his rookie year. In 1991 Owen played 59 games, had 3 goals, 10 assists and 109 penalty minutes.