On Monday afternoon, the New Jersey Devils announced that they acquired Nikita Gusev from the Vegas Golden Knights. While this is a huge deal and yes the New Jersey Devils are looking a little scary, the bigger announcement came when the Devils tweeted Gusev will be wearing jersey number 97.
Why is this jersey number such a big deal? According to local Edmonton producer and DJ, Dean V., it’s actually disrespectful to Connor McDavid. Vince points out that nobody wore number 66 when Mario Lemieux play and nobody wore number 99 when Wayne Gretzky played.
Connor McDavid, according to Dean, is on that level.