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Buffalo Sabres Inside The Numbers: Josh Gorges

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This video feature looks at the players' jersey numbers

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Do you often wonder why certain players wear certain numbers? Sometimes it's a lucky number, sometimes it's what their favorite player growing up wore, and sometimes they simply didn't have a choice when they joined a team and never bothered to change it later.

Here we look at the Buffalo SabresJosh Gorges and why he wears the '4'.

Video courtesy of the Buffalo Sabres

Former players to have worn the '4' for Buffalo include:

  • Mike McMahon (1971)
  • Tracy Pratt (1972-1974)
  • Jerry Korab (1974-1985)
  • John Van Boxmeer (1981-1983)
  • Mark Renaud (1984)
  • Timo Jutila (1985)
  • Steve Dykstra (1986-1988)
  • Jim Korn (1987)
  • Uwe Krupp (1988-1992)
  • Philippe Boucher (1993-1995)
  • Bob Boughner (1996)
  • Grant Jennings (1996)
  • Mike Wilson (1997-1999)
  • Rhett Warrener (1999-2003)
  • Brad Brown (2004)
  • Nolan Pratt (2008)
  • Mike Weber (2009)
  • Steve Montador (2010-2011)
  • Joe Finley (2012)
  • Jamie McBain (2014)

Data courtesy of Hockey Reference

Lots of familiar names, including some greats in here too. The inimitable 'King Kong' Jerry Korab, John van Boxmeer who served the Sabres & Amerks organizations in various capacities, another fan favorite Uwe Krupp, Rhett Warrener is in there too from the 'goathead' era, and the late Steve Montador as well.

What are some of your memories associated with the '4' sweater?