Number of the Day: 59

Today's number is 59. Why you ask? Because I'm spelling something with the atomic symbols corresponding to the atomic numbers.

  • The Montreal Canadiens won the 1959 Stanley Cup over the Toronto Maple Leafs in 5 games.
  • No Red Wing has sported the number 59...yet. Hear that, Brendan Smith
  • As pictured, Chad LaRose wears 59 for the Hurricanes. LaRose is a product of the state of Michigan. Other players to wear 59: Michael Haley (NYI), Keith Aulie (TOR), Brad Staubitz (when he was with the Sharks), Rob Klinkhammer (CHI, awesome name) and Brandon Yip wore it last year for the Avalanche.
  • The number of goals Dennis Polonich scored as a Red Wing.
  • The number of assists Steve Yzerman had in the 1984-1985, 1986-1987, and 1995-1996 seasons. Pavel Datsyuk had 59 assists in the 2005-2006 season. Gordie Howe also had 59 assists in 1968-1969 season.
  • Dan Cleary will be playing his 59th game of the season tonight.
  • The number of assists Martin St. Louis has this season with the Lightning. 
  • Edmonton doesn't even have 59 points. Womp womp.
  • Trivia time: Which major league pitcher played until age 59?

More after the jump and make sure to add your own.

Trivia answer: Satchel Paige

Other facts about 59:

  • Just like Friday's number (11), 59 is a prime number.
  • 59 is the atomic number of Praseodymium (Pr)...yes, really.
  • For Petrella: John Swartzwelder wrote 59 Simpsons episodes.
  • I want a '59 Chevy Apache.
  • and a '59 Gibson Les Paul.
  • I am out, your turn.
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