CH: Sean Monahan has chosen his number

CH: Sean Monahan chose his number

UPDATE ; DAY

Montreal Canadiens forward Sean Monahan has always worn No. 23 in the National Hockey League, but he could not keep this number with his new formation since he has been retired since February 23 2008 in honor of Bob Gainey.

The native of Brampton, Ontario, therefore set his sights on the number 91. He thus becomes the second player only in the history of the franchise to wear that number, the other being Scott Gomez.

Monahan was acquired from the Calgary Flames last week, along with a first-round pick, in return for future consideration.< /p>

In his career on the Bettman circuit, the 27-year-old center hit the target 212 times and provided 250 assists for 462 points in 656 games. Monahan, however, has seen a marked downturn in his last two campaigns. Last year, he had 23 points (8-15) in 65 games. He was also dropped from the Flames' roster during their playoff run.