We already know the jersey numbers of the Red Wings’ newest additions but with today’s release of Detroit’s roster for the annual prospects tournament, a few more numerical changes are now known.
Joakim Andersson is the only prospect returning to camp with a different number, switching from #62 to the #63 worn last year by tryout Antonin Honejsek. Ryan Sproul will take Andersson’s vacated #62.
Gustav Nyquist makes his first camp appearance in Derek Meech‘s old #14 while Brian Rafalski‘s #28 goes to Tomas Jurco.
Other 2011 draft picks claiming abandoned numbers are Marek Tverdon, who takes the #71 of 2010 try-out Brenden Kichton, and Xavier Ouellet, who gets try-out Marc Zanetti’s #61.
With Sergei Kolosov returning to Europe, try-out Evan Mosher gets his #68.
Try-outs Nick Oslund, Adam Estoclet and Brian Rufenach replace players who were in a similar position last year, as Oslund takes Darren Archibald‘s #58, Estoclet takes Stephen Johnston’s #64, and Rufenach gets Alex Cord’s #56.
Six players make their first appearance at camp wearing a number that was un-used last season.
Brooks Macek will wear #50, Alan Quine will take #74, and Richard Nedomlel picks up #73.
A trio of try-outs rounds out the new numbers. Zach Frank will have #72, Artem Sergeev will take #75, and Ramis Sadikov will take #76.