If it were up to Lou, numbers would be banished. Names on the back of jerseys, too. The Devils of 1987-2015 were all about the logo on the front. The low jersey number was just another way of keeping the focus on the logo. There was no such thing is "no numbers higher than 30" ... it was just that lower numbers were used first. Reid Simpson was #33, Steve Thomas was #32. There are others I forget.
The whole no #13 thing was yet another thing that made the Devils unique.