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Pro Sports Daily:
Well I guess Eric Messier won’t be getting his number retired and I guess Matt Hunwick didn’t want to give up No. 22.
While I don’t know for sure about the latter Nathan MacKinnon will not wear his former number 22 – currently worn by Hunwick – with the Avalanche his rookie season.
MacKinnon announced on his Twitter feed today that he’ll wear No. 29.
The last Avs player to wear that number was Ryan Stoa. Prior to that Scott Parker wore it for one season in 2007 and before that the only other Avs player to wear the number was Eric Messier.
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Overview: Nathan MacKinnon is a 6’0, 183lb center from Halifax, Nova Scotia who’s in the Colorado Avalanche organization. The Avs drafted MacKinnon #1 overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. MacKinnon’s success has been well documented. Playing for the Cole Harbour (sound familiar) Red Wings Bantam AAA team, MacKinnon totaled a staggering 255 points in 85 games over two seasons. [...]
from Terry Frei at All Things Avs,
After the Avalanche officially retires Adam Foote’s No. 52 on Nov. 2, there will be only one number from the franchise’s glory years that is deserving of the rafters treatment.
Milan Hejduk’s No. 23.
Then there will be, and should be, a long hiatus until a member of the next, young wave — whether Matt Duchene, Gabe Landeskog...
From the Colorado Avalanche:
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization will retire former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote’s number 52 jersey on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. The Avalanche will raise Foote’s No. 52 to the rafters prior to the game against the Montreal Canadiens at Pepsi Center (8:00 p.m. puck drop). Details on the ceremony will be...
The Avalanche announced Tuesday it will retire former defenseman Adam Foote's No. 52 jersey on Saturday Nov. 2 before playing the Montreal Canadiens at Pepsi Center.
Foote's No. 52 will be the fifth sweater number retired by the team along with Joe Sakic (19) Peter Forsberg (21) Patrick Roy (33) and Ray Bourque (77).
What was your reaction to Patrick Roy saying you’ll move from center to left wing: “I’m excited about it. I’m looking at it as a good new challenge for me. I mean I’ll be playing with two great players (Matt Duchene at center and P.A. Parenteau at right wing). I’ve played on the wing before with Canada in the World Championships (skating with Jeff Skinner and Jordan Staal...
Steve Downie was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers 29th overall in the first round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, as he was picked right after the Dallas Stars selected Matt Niskanen and four picks before they took James Neal. The feisty forward hasn’t exactly panned out in the NHL, but he has been serviceable for every team he has suited up for since joining the league. Downie...