Wednesday, July 20, 2011
What's In A Number?
With the additions of many players this off-season, former Thrashers and new Jets alike have decided to change their jersey numbers or pick new ones, as their former number is taken.
Acquired from the Washington Capitals, local Manitoba boy Eric Fehr has decided to don #17. Even on his Twitter account, Fehr expressed the number change, wondering if Twitter would let him change his following name @EricFehr16 to accommodate his number jersey number.
Other newcomers via free agency include ex-Moose Rick Rypien who dons #11, Tanner Glass taking #15, Mark Flood taking #36, Derek Meech taking #47, Randy Jones taking #12, and Kendal McCardle taking #40.
Former Thrashers Jim Slater and Patrice Cormier have decided to switch jersey numbers coming into the new Jets organization. Slater changed his #23 to #19, while Cormier changed his #45 for #28.
Sixteen of jersey numbers #1-#30 are taken while eighteen jersey numbers from #30-#80 are taken.