The Phoenix Coyotes have retired Teppo Numminen’s #27 jersey. For those non-sport fans out there, this means that no other future Coyote player can wear the number 27. This is truly a great honour.
Did you know: Teppo Numminen was drafted twenty-ninth overall in 1986 by the Winnipeg Jets.
Numminen retired from the NHL on August 4, 2009. The 41-year old finished his NHL career with 117 goals and 520 assists for 637 points in 1372 NHL games. He spent 15 seasons with the Jets/Coyotes before being traded to the Dallas Stars in July, 2003.