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Leafs to honour Gilmour and Clark

From the Toronto Sun:

Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour soon will take their place among the Toronto Maple Leafs’ all-time greats.

The popular former Leafs captains will have banners raised at the Air Canada Centre in separate pre-game ceremonies this season to honour their achievements with the NHL club. Clark’s No. 17 banner will go up on Nov. 22 before a game against the Chicago Blackhawks while Gilmour’s No. 93 will be raised Jan. 31 when the Pittsburgh Penguins visit.

The Leafs only have two retired jersey numbers — Ace Bailey’s No. 6 and Bill Barilko’s No. 5.

Clark and Gilmour’s will be added to 12 others whose numbers are “honoured” with banners, but still available for current players to wear. The others are Syl Apps, Ted Kennedy, Turk Broda, Johnny Bower, Tim Horton, George Armstrong, Charlie Conacher, Frank Mahovlich, Darryl Sittler, Hap Day, Red Kelly and Borje Salming.

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Classy move by the Leafs organization.