The Boston Bruins have made several free agent signings during the NHL offseason, and the team revealed new jersey numbers for those players on Tuesday.
Here's a list of the numbers announced:
- Nick Foligno, C/RW: 17
- Erik Haula, C: 56
- Tomas Nosek, C: 92
- Derek Forbort, D: 28
- Linus Ullmark, G: 35
Perhaps the most interesting number is Foligno wearing 17. He typically wears 71, but Bruins winger Taylor Hall already has that number. The previous two Bruins players to wear No. 17 were Ryan Donato and, of course, Milan Lucic.
No. 35 has been a pretty common number for Bruins goalies over the last 15 years. Ullmark is the first Bruins goalie to wear it since Anton Khudobin, who had it from 2012 through 2018. Manny Fernandez and Philippe Sauve also wore it during that 15-year span.
Nosek is just the third Bruins player ever to wear No. 92. Guillaume Lefebvre (2010) and Michael Nylander (2004) were the first two.