I have always been fascinated with the process of selecting jersey numbers. When Team Canada comes together for best-on-best International Hockey Tournaments, there is no doubt that some players will have to change numbers.
Introducing the Team Canada Jersey Number Spreadsheet (1998 – 2014)
Detailing the numbers worn by each player in the NHL and at the international event.
-19 was the most commonly worn number, with eight Team Canada members wearing it in the NHL (Yzerman, Sakic, Doan, Richards, Spezza, Thornton, Toews, Bouwmeester)
-12 was worn by four different playres while in the NHL (Gagne, Iginla, Staal, Marleau)
-4 and 44 were the most common numbers for defensemen (4: Stevens, Blake, Lecavalier, Bouwmeester) (44: Regehr, Bertuzzi, Pronger, Vlasic)
-Chris Pronger played for Canada four different times from 98-2014 and wore three different numbers (24, 44, 20), the most of any player
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