Tierney follows in the footsteps of Pacioretty

Tierney follows in Pacioretty's footsteps


Acquired through waivers on Thursday, new Montreal Canadiens forward Chris Tierney will become the third player in franchise history to wear the number 67. 

The Habs organization confirmed it all Friday morning, a few hours before the duel against the Flyers in Philadelphia. 

Previously, Max Pacioretty was the first jersey holder 67: he wore it during his stay in Montreal, from 2009 to 2018. Subsequently, veteran Michael Frolik briefly used the bib in 2020-2021, a campaign during which he played eight games with the Bleu-Blanc- Red.

If Pacioretty was successful in attack as evidenced by his 226 goals in 626 career clashes with the Canadiens, it was quite the opposite for Frolik, unable to score a single point in the metropolis Quebec. He played his last game in Montreal on May 12, 2021, just before the start of the playoffs, in which he did not take part.

Tierney signed a contract with the Panthers of Florida last summer. With these, he used the number 71 and it was also the case during his time with the Ottawa Senators, from 2018 to 2022. The former second-round pick of the San Jose Sharks sported the 50 during from his years in California.

In the history of the Glorious, a few numbers have been completely ignored so far, namely 50, 66, 69, 87, 96, 98 and, unsurprisingly, 99, the figure made famous by Wayne Gretzky in the entire National Hockey League. The latter withdrew it in 2000.