What jersey numbers will Henrique and Carrick wear for the Oilers?

The trade to Edmonton Oilers sparks speculation on jersey numbers for acquired players Adam Henrique and Sam Carrick, adding excitement for fans.

Anaheim Ducks center Sam Carrick (39) scores
Anaheim Ducks center Sam Carrick (39) scores / Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports
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The recent trade involving Adam Henrique and Sam Carrick from the Anaheim Ducks to the Edmonton Oilers has sparked considerable interest among Oilers fans regarding the jersey numbers the new acquisitions will wear when they hit the ice for their new team.

Sam Carrick, known for his versatility and gritty play, has donned various numbers throughout his career. During his stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2014 to 2016, Carrick sported the number 53 jersey. Upon joining the Anaheim Ducks, he switched to number 56 from 2018 to 2020 before settling on number 39 from 2020 to 2024. It has been confirmed that he will continue wearing number 39 for the Oilers.

In the extensive history of the Edmonton Oilers, several players have worn the number 39. Among them, notable contributors include Doug Weight, who wore it from 1994 to 2001, and Alex Chiasson, who sported the number from 2019 to 2021. Other players who briefly wore number 39 for the Oilers include Chris Minard in 2010, Bogdan Yakimov in 2015, and Anders Nilsson in 2016.

On the other hand, Adam Henrique has maintained a consistent jersey number throughout his career, primarily wearing the number 14 wherever he has played. Henrique has developed a strong association with the number 14, considering it a part of his on-ice identity. However, the Oilers already have a player, Mattias Ekholm, who currently wears the number 14 jersey. Due to this, Henrique has opted to wear the number 19.

The number 19 jersey has seen its fair share of Oilers players over the years. Notable individuals who have worn this number include Marty Reasoner (2003-2008), Justin Schultz (2013-2016), Pat Maroon (2016-2018), and Mikko Koskinen (2019-2022). With his selection of number 19, Henrique will become the 22nd player in Oilers history to wear this jersey number.

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The process of selecting a jersey number is often deeply personal for players like Carrick and Henrique. It may be connected to significant numbers in their lives, such as birth years or childhood favourites. Since the exact jersey numbers for Carrick and Henrique with the Edmonton Oilers are officially confirmed, their choices undoubtedly add another layer of excitement for fans eager to support these new players by buying their jerseys.

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(Info provided by Hockey-Reference)