Prior to the start of the 2010-11 season, NHL.com columnist John Kreiser wrote a series of articles detailing the top players in the League's history by jersey number, from 00 all the way to 99.
In honor of today's date -- 1-11-11 -- here's a look back at Kreiser's top No. 1 and No. 11 along with runner-up and some of the other notable NHL players to wear those numbers.
The complete lists were broken down from 00-33, 34-66 and 67-99.
1 -- Terry Sawchuk
The owner of the NHL records for wins and shutouts until Patrick Roy and Martin Brodeur came along wins a close race with a number of Hall of Famers. Sawchuk wore No. 1 from the time he broke into the League with Detroit in 1949-50 until he went to Toronto in 1964-65 and took No. 30 because his old number was owned by Johnny Bower.
Runner-up: Jacques Plante
Also in the mix: Georges Vezina, Glenn Hall, Johnny Bower, Ed Giacomin, Bernie Parent