Connect with us

Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets players get new numbers for 2016-17 season

New season means new numbers for some Jets players.

Last year it was the rookies (Copp, Petan and Ehlers) getting new numbers and this season we will see some change as well as forwards Shawn Matthias will wear #16, Quinton Howden is going with #21, Alexander Burmistrov will change things up (again) as he switches to #91 while defenceman Mark Strait goes with #47 and as I wrote about earlier, goalie Connor Hellebuyck will don #37 after receiving support from the Snyder family.


Who wore the # previously:

#16 is now Shawn Matthias but was worn by former captain Andrew Ladd (2015-16).

#21 will be worn by local product Quinton Howden but previously by T.J. Galiardi (2014-15).

#37 returns with Connor Hellebuyck who received the support of the Snyder family for the number last worn by their son Dan Snyder (2002-03).

#47 goes to Mark Strait and you have to go back to the Thrashers days to when Rich Peverley wore it (2010-11).

#91 will be the third number worn by Alexander Burmistrov but had been donned by Jiri Tlusty (2014-15).