Yakupov to Wear #64 In 2012-13

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64 it is, then.

Shortly after I learned of this, the Twitter reaction was somewhat mixed.

Had you given me a dozen choices, I didn’t think Nail Yakupov would’ve pulled the Dennis Rodman routine in adding two numbers up to equal an old number. The number 64 doesn’t have a rich history on the Oilers (or the NHL for that matter).

The number 64 has been worn by only two other Oilers in forty years – Jason Bonsignore and Milan Kytnar.

Only fifteen players have worn the number 64 in the NHL’s history.  If you’re so inclined, you can click here to learn them all.  It’s a toss up as to who’s the most famous of the bunch, be it Nikita Nikitin of the Blues, or Jamie McGinn of the Sharks.

Put a few pucks in the net, and the #64 sweater will be just as popular as the 14, 93 and 4 models as well.

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