MAJOR | Ian Cole and the Canucks release an official statement

Published July 8, 2023 at 5:21 PM
The Canucks signed Ian Cole via free agency and the veteran defenseman made his decisions regarding his jersey number. His first choice was to wear the #28 and it caused quite the controversy since it used to be the late Luc Bourdon's number.

Due to the consternation it caused, Ian Cole released an official statement through the team's Twitter announcing that he wasn't aware of the situation. Due to the number's significance, the veteran opted to switch to number 82:

'When I signed with the Vancouver Canucks, I was asked what number I wanted. I responded that I would love to wear #28. the number I've worn on my jersey since I was 12 years old and basically mv whole professional career. When the selection was made public, I found out the significance of the number. While I did not know Luc nor did I know he wore #28 with the Canucks, I certainly remember his heartbreaking story and tragic passing. Out of respect to him and to honour his memory I have decided to change my jersey
number to #82''

This shows the professionalism Ian Cole has and hopefully he reflects that not only in his play, but also in the locker room.
July 8   |   678 answers
MAJOR | Ian Cole and the Canucks release an official statement

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