The worst jerseys ever worn by a player in the NHL were the first jerseys worn by John Vanbiesbrouck, who was the league’s first first black owner and played his first season in Denver.
The jerseys were all worn by Vanbiesboek, who played for the St. Louis Blues from 1949-52.
The first of these was worn by Detroit’s Joe Louis in 1950.
Here’s a look at the 10 worst.
Joe Louis #1 jersey (1950) Joe Louis is probably the most famous player to wear a jersey of this era.
The 30-year-old played five seasons in the 1950s with the Blues, leading them to a Stanley Cup win in 1952.
He was also an All-Star in the 1953-54 season, and won a Conn Smythe Trophy in 1954-55.
Joe was the first black player in NHL history, and it’s not surprising that he’s the most recognizable name on this list.
The jersey was worn mostly by players from Detroit.
Two of them are still with the team: Joe Louis and Gordie Howe.
Howe was a key figure in helping to create the modern style of the NHL.
Lou was the player that brought the jersey to the NHL, but he was also the first to wear it on the ice.
Lou had a long history with the sport, playing nearly 100 games for the Blues before retiring in 1982.
He retired from hockey in 1984, and is still a fixture in the sport today.
Gordie H. Howe #2 jersey (1953) Gordie played for Detroit for more than 40 years, first as an assistant coach and then as the team’s general manager.
He also played in the WHL.
Howe has been the face of the franchise since joining the franchise in 1980.
In 1990, the team was bought by Joe Louis.
Howe, who has played in more than 500 games for Detroit, is the only player in team history to wear both a No. 1 jersey and a No 2 jersey.
His first was worn for the 1967-68 season.
The second was worn when he joined the Blues.
In the last few years, the St Louis Blues have had to sell out their home arena to keep the franchise alive.
The current arena is in a state of disrepair, and the Blues are struggling to get a new arena built.
The team has been in the Stanley Cup Playoffs once, losing in the Eastern Conference Final in 2014.
Gordy Howe #3 jersey (1960) Gordy played in three seasons with the St, Louis Blues, and had a successful career as a player.
He spent most of his time as an All Star, but also played for teams in the Western Hockey League and in the United States Hockey League.
He won the Stanley Trophy in 1970-71.
Howe played in almost 1,000 games for St. L Louis, and also led the Blues to a playoff series victory in 1975.
Louis Blues have won three Stanley Cups since he left.
Joe Pavelski #4 jersey (1980) Pavelski is the first NHL player to be named to the All-Rookie Team and the First Team All-Defensemen since Wayne Gretzky.
He has also been a two-time All-Defensive Team selection, and was named the League’s most valuable player in 2004.
Pavelski’s jersey is often the subject of criticism, but it is often overlooked.
He played in his first career NHL game for the Florida Panthers in 1979.
The Panthers went on to win the Stanley Championship in 1982, and he was named one of the 10 greatest players of all-time.
Pavels is the most decorated player in franchise history, winning the Hart Trophy in 2009.
Joe Sakic #5 jersey (1998) Sakic is the best-known player in St. Pete, and has played his entire career there.
Sakic joined the team in 1995, and spent two seasons with St. Petersburg before moving on to St. Paul, Minnesota.
Sakics jersey is worn almost exclusively by players who are members of the American Hockey League, including former NHL players Joe Thornton, Joe Pavels, and Justin Schultz.
The league was formed in 1983, and St. Peter was the last major North American league to be formed before the NHL’s expansion to Los Angeles.
The NHL moved to Florida in 1996.
Joe Thornton #6 jersey (1995) Joe Thornton is a six-time Norris Trophy winner, and played for four different teams in his career.
He wore the No. 6 jersey during his time in St Pete.
The Penguins won the 1993 Stanley Cup.
The Norris trophy was established in 1983 as the most prestigious trophy in the league, and its current winner is currently playing in the National Hockey League with the New York Islanders.
Joe H. Thornton #7 jersey (1979) Joe is the team captain for the Nashville Predators.
The captain has won five Norris Trophies.