CALGARY, Alberta -- Team Canada captain Joe Sakic of the Avalanche will wear No. 91 instead of his usual 19 at the Torino Olympics as Hockey Canada honors Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman.
Yzerman, who wears No. 19 in Detroit, withdrew his name from
Olympic consideration in early December.
Sharks center Joe Thornton also wears No. 19 in the NHL, but he'll go with No. 97 in Torino, Hockey Canada announced Monday in
releasing the Olympic team numbers.
Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi will don No. 14 because his
usual 44 will be worn by international veteran Chris Pronger of
Because veteran defenseman Rob Blake of the Avalanche has dibs
on No. 4, center Vincent Lecavalier of the Lightning will wear No. 40.
Simon Gagne of the Flyers will be No. 21 because No. 12 is worn by Flames forward Jarome Iginla.