Corey Perry Slips Up and Leaks Massive Blackhawks News

Published September 27, 2023 at 2:44 PM


Throughout his extensive career, Corey Perry consistently wore No. 10. However, upon joining the Chicago Blackhawks, he discovered that it was unavailable, despite no current player wearing that number.

I didn't even ask, actually, they just said 'you can't wear 10'.

Potential Number Retirement?

This decision wasn't due to any lack of respect for a veteran like Perry, who's career has certainly earned him the right to wear whatever number he wants. Instead, Perry opted for No. 94, teaming up with Taylor Hall and rising star Connor Bedard, aiming for a successful 2023-24 playoff run. But why is Chicago holding onto No. 10?

Sharp's Legacy

The Blackhawks, as one of the NHL's original six teams, have retired only six numbers throughout their history. However, the significance of No. 10 for the Blackhawks becomes clear when considering its previous wearer. Patrick Sharp donned No. 10 from 2006 to 2018, scoring 249 goals and 532 points over 749 games. Furthermore, he played a pivotal role in securing three Stanley Cups for the team through outstanding playoff performances.

Given Sharp's remarkable contributions while wearing No. 10, speculation arises that the Blackhawks might soon retire the number in his honor.

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