Conor Sheary will accomplish an obscure piece of history as soon as he plays one game for the Washington Capitals. Sheary signed a one-year, $735,000 contract with his former Metropolitan Division rival on Tuesday.
The Capitals announced Sheary will wear the number 73. According to Hockey Reference, Sheary would be the first player in the team’s 47-year history to rock the arcane number.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 22, 2020
Sheary would also become the fourteenth player in Capitals history to wear a number in the 70s. That list includes five members of the Capitals 2018 Stanley Cup team (Braden Holtby, Travis Boyd, John Carlson, and TJ Oshie).
David Steckel 2006
Braden Holtby 2011-2020
Travis Boyd 2018-2020
Brantt Myhres 2001
John Carlson 2010-2020
Chris Hajt 2004
Darcy Verot 2004
Garrett Mitchell 2017
Adam Oates 1997-2002
Joe Corvo 2010
T.J. Oshie 2016-2020
Tyler Lewington 2019-2020
Nathan Walker 2018-2019
Sheary was forced to change from his former number 43 because Tom Wilson rocks those digits in DC.
Headline photo courtesy of the @Capitals
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