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10-13-2003, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by TJF
He'll stick with number 61, that's the number he wore during his junior career. I believe the story goes that he wanted to wear number 16 but a veteran player on his junior team was already wearing it so the training suggested that he should just reverse the number and wear 61 so he did. It worked for him in junior and so far it's worked in the NHL so I don't see him changing it at all.
I thought that he got 61 assigned to him at a Junior training camp and has just stuck with it ever since.

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