Sure hope not. I have a Carl Hagelin jersey and I would be ticked if he changed his number. However, number 12 was available when he was called up so I don't think he would switch to 12. He wore number 26 with the Whale so if anything he would witch to that since Feds is gone. But methinks he will stick with 62. I like that number for him.
Plus how cool would it be for Richards to be centering wings who wear 61 and 62.
They just assign a number to them when they first get called up and allow them to change it after the year I guess like they did with Dubi, Cally, and Girardi when they first came up.
this was a renney thing. i remember renney saying call ups need to earn the right to choose their #. i also remember during a "behind the bench" segment torts saying he doesnt get involved with #s that is players choice and he doesnt care
When a player steps into a number in the NHL, they like to stick with it unless they had to settle and so.... ya... only players that I can see changing Numbers are those that weren't given their desired numba.
Still loved Big Tim Kerr just too bad tha he was done when he came to the Rangers both physically and mentally (wife died).
i didn't know about his wife. but when he showed up with the rangers i remember him being dominating for about five or ten games and then he got injured. i guess he came back at the end of the season but it was over. that guy could really score when he was healthy though. maybe one of the most underrated goalscorers ever.