For Nazem Kadri, a change in team means a change in number.
The Colorado Avalanche centre, who was acquired earlier this summer in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs, revealed Friday he’ll don No. 91 when he debuts with the Avs later this year.
The 28-year-old wore No. 43 during his time in the Maple Leafs organization.
Kadri posted a photo of his name and new number on the back of a Colorado road uniform.
The caption on his post was a simple “Vintage” which referenced the fact Kadri previously wore the number when he played for the London Knights back in his OHL days.
Kadri will be the second player in Avalanche history to wear No. 91. The other is 22-year-old winger Vladislav Kamenev who had it the past two seasons. It’s unclear what number Kamenev will wear with the Avs going forward.
Other notable 91’s in the NHL include Steven Stamkos, Tyler Seguin, Valdimir Tarasenko plus Kadri’s former Knights and Maple Leafs teammate John Tavares.