Joseph Gordon Lamb (Born June 18, 1906 in Sussex, New Brunswick – Died August 21, 1982) was a professional ice Hockey forward who played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Maroons, Ottawa Senators, New York Americans, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Eagles and Detroit Red Wings.
Lamb began his junior Hockey playing for the Sussex Dairy Kings, and then played for the Montreal Royal Bank, Montreal Young Royals and the Montreal Victorias before starting his NHL career with Montreal Maroons in 1927.
Lamb was the 1st Hockey player to wear the number 99 jersey on November 10, 1934 playing for the Montreal Canadiens in their season opener, a 2 to 1 OT loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Lamb scored 3 goals and 2 assists for the Canadiens in 7 games played before being traded back to the Boston Bruins on December 4, 1934, who immediately dealt Lamb to the St. Louis Eagles for Max Kaminsky and Des Roche.
After playing 31 games with the St. Louis Eagles, Lamb was back with the Montreal Maroons the following season, followed by another year and a half with the New York Americans once more, rounding out his NHL career with 14 games for the Detroit Red Wings.
Lamb finished his Pro career with the Pittsburgh Hornets and the Springfield Indians.
Lamb is one of only six NHL players to have worn the number 99 jersey.
The number 99 Hockey Jersey is now retired through out the NHL in honor of Wayne Gretzky.