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Tuesday morning, the Washington Capitals published photos on their Facebook page of Steve Oleksy, Matt Niskanen, and Chris Brown getting in a skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. One of those photos seemed a bit odd to reader Matt, so he sent us a tweet.
@russianmachine Oleksy changed his number from 61 to 62? Looks that way from the pics on Caps FB page. Maybe we're signing Afinogenov 😉
— Matt O'Rourke (@MattORourke) August 27, 2014
Hmmm, yeah that’s not right.
With all the number changes happening recently, I went directly to the source to inquire if all those Binkaholics in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC-area needed to buy a new #62 sweater.
It definitely suits him. (Photoshop by me!)
Update 11:10 PM: A Caps spokesman has confirmed the number change.
After spending parts of four seasons in the Washington Capitals organization wearing a whole bunch of jersey numbers that add up to 9, it appears Russian defenseman Dmitry Orlov finally has his childhood number.
The change is live and can be seen on the Caps’ roster page.
Graphic by Ian Oland.
We have sad news to report out of Russia today. We can no longer refer to Evgeny Kuznetsov as EK92 because the 2010 Washington Capitals first-round pick has decided to change his jersey number to 84, per Traktor Chelyabinsk’s official website. Traktor has not provided any reasoning behind the decision.
Kuznetsov has always worn #92 with Traktor Chelyabinsk and Russia’s national team. On the junior national team, he wore #25.
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