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All-Time Number Debate: 3 Hannu Virta

So many Sabres have come and gone in the organization over the past 39 years.  But who was the best wearing their number.  This is going to settle that debate.  Using the Buffalo Sabres Alumni listing of all-time uniform numbers we will post a player a day based on their number.  After a certain uniform number is up, we put the vote to you.


Hannu Virta played for the Sabres from 1981-1987 and wore jersey number 3 from 1983-86.  He was drafted 38th overall by the Sabres in the 1981 Entry Draft and played a total of 245 games scoring 25 goals and 126 points. 

Virta never really took off in the States but established a fine career in Finland.  He played a total of 11 seasons for TPS Turku winning three league championships and was a five-time all star.  Virta now coaches his old team TPS Turku.

*Thanks to an astute reader, the above picture has been changed to reflect the correct player.