Red Wings Retired Numbers

  • Nicklas Lidstrom#5
  • Steve Yzerman#19
  • Sid Abel#12
  • Terry Sawchuk#1
  • Alex Delvecchio#10
  • Ted Lindsay#7
  • Gordie Howe#9

Other Retired Numbers

The following numbers have been retired from use but are not honored with banners hanging at Joe Louis Arena:

  • Larry Aurie, #6Larry Aurie#6
  • Vladimir Konstantinov, #16Vladimir Konstantinov#16
  • Wayne Gretzky, #99Wayne Gretzky#99

Larry Aurie's #6 was retired by former Red Wings owner James Norris following the 1938-39 season. Current owner Mike Ilitch refuses to recognize this, going as far as to have it unlisted as a retired number in the 2000-01 NHL Guide and Record Book. Despite this, the number is kept out of circulation.

Vladimir Konstantiov's #16 has been kept out of use since a career-ending automobile accident in 1997.

Wayne Gretzky never played for Detroit. His number was retired league-wide following his retirement as a player.

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