It's no secret that No. 13 is historically viewed as unlucky or, in extreme cases, cursed. The fear of 13 is so common, there's even a term for it: triskaidekaphobia. In the sports world, though, a few brave players have embraced the number.
The Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday signed 2006 first-round pick Jiri Tlusty to a three-year contract.
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