Yakupov will wear 64 this Oil year says agent Igor Larionov. “Six and four? Ten, right?” said Igor. Nail was 10 in jr. but Horcoff has it
— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) August 20, 2012
64 it is, then.
Shortly after I learned of this, the Twitter reaction was somewhat mixed.
@oilonwhyte Oh no. Oh no.
— Ian Wood (@ibleedoil) August 20, 2012
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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