Me and My Number

In the NHL, almost every sweater has a story
March 11, 2007

HANNU TOIVONEN
Bruins Goaltender

TOIVONEN'S DIGITS are an homage to his father, Harri, who was born in 1954. "I can't thank my parents enough," says Toivonen. "Hockey's not cheap." Hannu's younger brother, Juha, is also a goalie. (He played for Finland in the World Junior championships.) Says Hannu, of his upbringing, "They take you to the rink, they take the other kid to the rink. You get one guy home, you get the other guy home. You feed them, support them, get them to school, get them out of school. I find it amazing. They supported us every day, good times and bad. They're still doing it." So how did Hannu show his mother, Riitta, some love? He wore 57, for her birth year, in juniors.

DANIEL AND HENRIK SEDIN
Canucks Forwards

THE IDENTICAL 26-year-old twins were given the numbers after Vancouver selected Daniel No. 2 and Henrik No. 3 in the 1999 NHL entry draft. "Just a nice reminder" of who got taken first, says Daniel (top head shot), who is the younger of the two by six minutes. The palindromic figures are just another reason why it's hard to tell the Swedish brothers apart, especially given their nearly equivalent NHL statistics—through Sunday, Daniel had 285 points in 461 games, Henrik had 282 points in 465 games. Says Henrik, "I always say he was picked first because D comes before H in the alphabet."

The Pop Culture Grid

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CHRIS WEBBER Pistons, F Mike Tyson Madden NFL 2007 Superman's X-ray vision Grey's Anatomy Laugh. It's not that serious
FRANK TRIGG Martial Arts Howard K. Stern Fight Night: Round 3 Live forever CSI. I live in Vegas Drop-kick them into traffic
RICK NASH Blue Jackets LW Muhammad Ali NCAA Football 07 Web powers like Spiderman I'm a 24 guy That'd be for other athletes
BRANDON ROY Trailblazers G Roy Jones NBA LIve 2006 Turn invisible I don't watch any of them Go hide somewhere
PHOTORICK SILVA/AP (TOIVONEN ACTION) PHOTODALE ZANINE/US PRESSWIRE (TOIVONEN HEAD SHOT) PHOTOJIM ROGASH/WIREIMAGE.COM (SEDINS) PHOTOJIM ROGASH/WIREIMAGE.COM (D. SEDIN HEAD SHOT) PHOTORIK FEDYCK/WIREIMAGE.COM (H. SEDIN HEAD SHOT) PHOTOTONY DEJAK/AP (TYSON) PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (WEBBER) PHOTOTIFFANY BROWN/REUTERS (TRIGG) PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (NASH) PHOTORICHARD CLEMENT/ICON SMI (ROY) PHOTOWARNER BROS./PHOTOFEST (SUPERMAN) PHOTOCOLUMBIA PICTURES/PHOTOFEST (SPIDERMAN) PHOTOEA SPORTS (NBA LIVE '06)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)