One more time, there will be a No. 5 for the Detroit Red Wings and a No. 93 for the Toronto Maple Leafs playing in a game.
Nicklas Lidstrom and Doug Gilmour each will wear the same number he made famous during an NHL career that earned him his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame when the Red Wings and Maple Leafs alums play at the 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic Alumni Game at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto on Dec. 31 (12 p.m. ET; NHLN).
The alumni game is the prelude to the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic, also at Exhibition Stadium, on Jan. 1 (3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV).
Lidstrom (inducted in 2015) and Gilmour (2011) are two of the 12 members of the Hockey Hall of Fame who will play in the game, which will will consist of three 20-minute periods with running time.
DETROIT RED WINGS ALUMNI
2 Jiri Fischer; 5 Nicklas Lidstrom; 8 Igor Larionov; 11 Mathieu Dandenault; 13 Slava Kozlov; 14 Brendan Shanahan; 17 Doug Brown; 18 Kirk Maltby; 20 Martin Lapointe; 20 Mickey Redmond; 22 Dino Ciccarelli; 24 Chris Chelios; 25 Darren McCarty; 26 Joe Kocur; 30 Chris Osgood; 31 Kevin Hodson; 33 Kris Draper; 34 Manny Legace; 55 Larry Murphy; 77 Paul Coffey; 96 Tomas Holmstrom
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS ALUMNI
4 Dave Ellett; 7 Lanny McDonald; 7 Gary Roberts; 11 Mike Gartner; 11 Gary Leeman; 14 Dave Andreychuk; 15 Bob McGill; 16 Darcy Tucker; 17 Wendel Clark; 21 Borje Salming; 22 Rick Vaive; 22 Tiger Williams; 27 Darryl Sittler; 28 Tie Domi; 29 Felix Potvin; 29 Mike Palmateer; 31 Curtis Joseph; 32 Steve Thomas; 33 Al Iafrate; 34 Bryan McCabe; 36 Dmitri Yushkevich; 55 Danny Markov; 93 Doug Gilmour