Subban won't change his jersey number nor will Galchenyuk.
Ship has already sailed.
Guys get random numbers at the start of their careers, and some ask to change it the next year when they made a legit spot for themselves on the team, some don't care.
Gallagher only changed because they gave Ryder his number, Galchenyuk would have switched this off season if he wanted 94. Bouillon left the team and when he came back 51 was taken by DD who only took that number after his rookie year.
After being given 42, Tinordi switched it during the summer to 24, I remember being mentioned that Beaulieu wants 6 when/if he becomes a regular.
Only person I see changing their jersey number on the current roster is Bournival, 49 is such an odd number, but he might not even care.
Didn't he wear #76 in Hamilton too? He must like it.
Yeah he did. Its a pretty good number IMO. Unique.
I remember my sophomore yeah of high school hockey I had made the team as the backup goalie and the number I desperately wanted was #29 as I was a big Dryden fan, and had wore that number my entire life. Unfortunately for me, that number was already taken by the starting goalie. Instead, I was given #34. I really grew attached to that number over the season. So, the next season rolls around and I was promoted to the starting goalie position as the previous guy graduated and moved on, leaving the #29 open for the taking. Well, without even thinking twice about it I chose the #34 once again, and have worn that number ever since.
I assume many players are similar, or just don't care about numbers. Galchenyuk has had two solid seasons with the #27, so if he's a superstitious guy, I wouldn't be surprised if he stuck with it for at least a while longer. Hopefully he does, considering I just bought his jersey!!