Canucks announce jersey numbers for Ian Cole, Carson Soucy, and Teddy Blueger
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On Friday afternoon, the Vancouver Canucks have announced the jersey numbers for the three players they signed on day one of free agency on July 1st.
Defencemen Ian Cole and Carson Soucy will wear number 28, and number 7, respectively, while forward Teddy Blueger will wear Bo Horvat’s old number 53.
The Canucks signed Soucy to a three-year contract with an average annual value of $3.25 million on Saturday. The 6’5 left shot blueliner spent the past two seasons with the Seattle Kraken in a bottom four role, and the Canucks are hoping he can take another step at the age of 28. Will Lockwood, who the Canucks traded along with a seventh-round pick to the New York Rangers in exchange for now KHL-bound forward Vitali Kravtsov, was the last Canuck to wear number seven.
Some other notable Canucks to wear number seven are Cliff Ronning, Brendan Morrison, David Booth, and more recently, Linden Vey, Nic Petan, and the aforementioned Will Lockwood.
Cole comes to the Canucks on a one-year deal worth $3 million, and like Soucy, the Canucks are hoping he can bring some stability to both their even strength defending along with their penalty killing, which was historically bad last season. Both Soucy and Cole have worn number 28 for the majority of their careers, and it would appear Soucy gave the number to the veteran blueliner. The last Canuck to wear number 28 was the late Luc Bourdon.
All three of the Canucks’ free agent signings at the NHL level bring strong penalty killing ability and received nearly unanimous support from the fanbase thanks in part to the low-risk contracts the Canucks signed them to.
Will you be changing the name bar on your Bo Horvat jersey to a Blueger one? Let us know that, and if you’ll be getting any of these players’ jersey, in the comments section below!
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