Pavel Bure - 96
A case of be careful what you wish for. The Russian Rocket requested 96 -- in honor of the date of his arrival (9/6) in North America in 1991 -- but was denied by Canucks coach Pat Quinn, who thought it was a showboat number. Bure was given 10 instead, and he proceeded to score 60 goals in two of the next four seasons. In 1995, he was allowed to switch to 96, but promptly began suffering serious knee injuries. After two snakebitten seasons, Bure switched back to 10, saying, "I'm not superstitious, but the last two seasons have been bad memories."