shilenj Posted August 25, 2017 Report Share Posted August 25, 2017 (edited) I know everyone has different opinions and preferences but I was just wondering how you guys feel about getting a jersey done with a player's "rookie number". For example, Brett Pesce of the Hurricanes came into the League wearing No. 54 in 2015-2016. After completion of his rookie season, he changed his number to No. 22 the following offseason after he had cemented himself as an NHL'er. The reason I ask is because I want to do up a William Nylander Leafs Home. Nylander has a bit of a unique situation though. He made his NHL debut in 2015-2016 and wore No. 39. However, since he didn't play in 25 games that season, his rookie season wasn't technically until this past season, when he wore No. 29 and the Leafs wore new jerseys. I'm feeling like I want to go with the 2015-2016 No. 39, even though he only played 22 games in that jersey because it was the jersey he wore during the season he debuted in the NHL even though his real rookie season wasn't until the following year with a new number. It was still the jersey he wore in his first taste of NHL action. I know there's no right or wrong answer but I just wanted to see what you all think of those "rookie numbers". Personally, especially if you followed the player and/or liked him before he got to the NHL, I think having his first number is kind of cool. It's definitely more unique and might signify you liked the player before his career really got started, which would feel especially nice if the player became a good one. How do you feel about this? No doubt some people hate those ugly, high numbers. Again, I personally think they're more unique and definitely rarer to see, so I don't mind them. Some, however, probably want the current number of the player instead of an old one that likely looks less appealing to most. I can see both sides. Edited August 25, 2017 by shilenj Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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