When a hockey fan thinks of an iconic sweater number, many times the numbers 99 for Wayne Gretzky, 66 for Mario Lemieux, and more recently 87 of Sidney Crosby come to mind. A sweater number like 19 is very common.
When it comes to youth and amateur hockey, when usually the roster is numbered 1 through 25 and those are the jersey numbers to choose from, 19 has become a more widespread iconic number among young players because of many, if not all of the players on this list. As a child, when 99, 91, 88, 87, 66, and the like are not available, 19 is a popular choice because children base their decision on their iconic heroes in the NHL. Here are the top players to ever wear 19.