As we wait official roster updates from the Calgary Flames, some practice news from our pal Pat Steinberg: the rookies have new jersey numbers.
Dillon Dube swapped his training camp #59 for #29, while Juuso Valimaki has traded #42 for #8.
If you’re into this type of thing, Dube and Valimaki now have “NHL numbers”.
Dube from 59 to 29. Valimaki from 42 to 8. #Flames
— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) October 2, 2018
#29 was most worn recently by Deryk Engelland and most famously by longtime Flames forward Joel Otto. #8 was most recently worn by Niklas Grossmann and most famously by Doug Risebrough.
Dube and Valimaki are slated to make their NHL debuts Wednesday night in Vancouver.