Friday, April 27, 2018
I know, you've probably seen a lot of these around the internet. But I looked around, and a lot of the articles I found with the same idea were missing numbers for no reason. Since 99 is forever retired by Wayne Gretzky, as no one stepped on the ice this season wearing numbers 69, 80 and 84. this should be a 95 section list, and is. Also, if this hits big, say 200 pageviews, I'll do one for the MLB at the end of the season. Finally, a lot of credit goes to Hockey-reference.com, where I found pretty much all of this info. So, let it begin. The top player to suit up in 2017-18 per jersey number, NHL.
#1: Roberto Luongo Other: Mike Condon, Semyon Varlamov, Keith Kinkaid
#2: Duncan Keith Other: Nick Leddy, Matt Niskanen
#3: John Klingberg Other: Keith Yandle, Seth Jones
#4: Tyson Barrie Other: Cam Fowler, Ryan Ellis, Justin Schultz, Niklas Hjalmarsson
#5: Aaron Ekblad Other: Mark Girodano, Noah Hanifin
#6: Brock Boeser Other: Shea Weber, Jake Muzzin, Collin Miller
#7: Jordan Eberle Other: T.J. Brodie, Kyle Turris, Brent Seabrook
#8: Alex Ovechkin Other: Drew Doughty, Joe Pavelski, Zach Werenski
#9: Taylor Hall Other: Artemi Panarin, Filip Forsberg, Mikko Koivu
#10: Brayden Schenn Other: Alex Wennberg, Corey Perry
#11: Anze Kopitar Other: Mikael Backlund, Jonathan Huberdeau, Zach Parise
#12: Josh Bailey Other: Eric Staal, Patrick Marleau
#13: Johnny Gaudreau Other: Mat Barzal, Cam Atkinson
#14: Jamie Benn Other: Sean Couturier, Mattias Ekholm, Tomas Plekanec
#15: Jack Eichel Other: Ryan Getzlaf, Artem Anisimov
#16: Aleksander Barkov Other: Mitch Marner, Max Domi
#17: Wayne Simmonds Other: Ryan Kesler, Jaden Schwartz
#18: James Neal Other: Ondrej Palat, Bryan Little
#19: Jonathan Toews Other: Nick Backstrom, Joe Thornton, Reilly Smith
#20: Ryan Suter Other: Sebastian Aho (CAR), Brandon Saad, Chris Kreider
#21: Kyle Palmieri Other: Vincent Trocheck, Brayden Point, Derek Stepan
#22: Kevin Shattenkirk Other: Daniel Sedin, Nino Niederreiter
#23: Oliver Ekman-Larsson Other: Sean Monahan, Sam Reinhart
#24: Matt Dumba Other: Travis Hamonic, Kasperi Kapanen
#25: James van Riemsdyk Other: Mike Green, Jonas Brodin
#26: Blake Wheeler Other: Jimmy Vesey, Thomas Vanek
#27: Alex Pietrangelo Other: Anders Lee, Ryan McDonagh, Dougie Hamilton, Nikolaj Ehlers.
#28: Claude Giroux Other: Damon Severson, Elias Lindholm
#29: Nathan MacKinnon Other: Marc-Andre Fleury, Leon Draisaitl, Patrik Laine
#30: Matt Murray Other: Henrik Lundqvist, Ben Bishop
#31: Carey Price Other: Martin Jones, Frederik Andersen
#32: Jonathan Quick Other: Antti Raanta, Kari Lehtonen
#33: Dustin Byfuglien Other: Henrik Sedin, Zdeno Chara, Viktor Arvidsson, Cam Talbot
#34: Auston Matthews Other: James Reimer, Jake Allen
#35: Pekka Rinne Other: Cory Schneider, Steve Mason, Jimmy Howard
#36: John Gibson Other: Mats Zuccarello, Jussi Jokinen
#37: Patrice Bergeron Other: Connor Hellebuyck, Yanni Gourde, Brian Elliott
#38: Ryan Hartmen Other: Boone Jenner, Nikita Scherbak
#39: Logan Couture Other: Anthony Mantha, Toby Enstrom
#40: Tukka Rask Other: Carter Hutton, Devan Dubnyk, Michael Grabner
#41: Paul Byron Other: Mike Smith, Craig Anderson
#42: David Backes Other: Joel Ward, Tyler Bozak
#43: Nazem Kadri Other: Conor Sheary, Tom Wilson
#44: Morgan Reilly Other: Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Josh Morissey, Calvin de Haan
#45: Sami Vatanen Other: Jonathan Bernier, Lukas Sedlak
#46: David Krejci Other: Jared Spurgeon, Pontus Aberg
#47: Alex Radulov Other: Hampus Lindholm, Sven Baertschi, Torey Krug
#48: Tomas Hertl Other: Vinnie Hinostroza, Matt Grzelcyk
#49: Victor Rask Other: Ivan Barbashev, Sam Girard (on Colorado)
#50: Corey Crawford Other: Adam Pelech, Antoine Vermette
#51: Frans Nielson Other: Jake Gardiner, David Desharnais
#52: Sean Kuraly Other: Michael Amadio, Jonathan Ericsson, Martin Marincin
#53: Shayne Gostisbehere Other: Bo Horvat, Jeff Skinner
#54: Charles Hudon Other: Adam McQuaid, Oskar Lindholm
#55: Mark Scheifele Other: Colton Parakyo, Rasmus Ristolainen, Johnny Boychuk
#56: Eric Haula Other: Magnus Paajarvi, Marko Dano
#57: Tyler Myers Other: David Perron, Trevor van Riemsdyk
#58: Kris Letang Other: David Savard, Anton Slepyshev
#59: Roman Josi Other: Jake Guentzel, Jake Dotchin
#60: Markus Granlund Other: Collin Delia, Carson Soucy
#61: Rick Nash Other: Mark Stone, Justin Braun
#62: Carl Hagelin Other: Denis Malgin, Andrej Sustr
#63: Brad Marchand Other: Tyler Ennis, Jesper Bratt, Evgeni Dadonov
#64: Mikael Granlund Other: Tyler Motte, Nail Yakupov
#65: Eric Karlsson Other: Andre Burakovsky, Danny DeKeyser
#66: Josh Ho-Sang Other: None
#67: Max Pacioretty Other: Rickard Rakell, Michael Frolik
#68: Mike Hoffman Other: Jaromir Jagr, Melker Karlsson
#69: None, last worn by Andrew Desjardins in 2011-12
#70: Braden Holtby Other: Tanner Pearson, Joonas Korpisalo
#71: Evgeni Malkin Other: William Karlsson, Nick Foligno, Dylan Larkin
#72: Sergei Bobrovsky Other: Patric Hornqvist, Anthony Beauvillier
#73: Tyler Toffoli Other: Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Pirri
#74: John Carlson Other: Jake Debrusk, Jaccob Slavin
#75: Ryan Reaves Other: Jaycob Megna, Brandon Halverson
#76: P.K. Subban Other: Brady Skjei
#77: Victor Hedman Other: T.J. Oshie, Jeff Carter, Oscar Klefbom
#78: Beau Bennett Other: Filip Chlapik, Maxim Mamim
#79: Michael Ferland Other: Justin Auger, Nathan Walker
#80: No one, last worn by Matt Tennyson in 2015-16.
#81: Jonathan Marchessault Other: Phil Kessel, Kyle Connor
#82: Nathan Beaulieu Other: Jordan Oesterle, Justin Kloos
#83: Trevor Daley Other: Ales Hemsky, Jay Beagle, Matt Nieto
#84: None, last worn by Mikhail Grabovski and Phil Varone in 2015-16
#85: Mathieu Perreault Other: None
#86: Nikita Kucherov Other: Teuvo Teravainen, Nikolay Kulemin
#87: Sidney Crosby Other: Vadim Shipachyov, Liam O'Brien
#88: Patrick Kane Other: Brent Burns, David Pastrnak, Andrei Vasilevskiy
#89: Alex Tuch Other: Mikkel Boedker, Pavel Buchnevich, Sam Gagner
#90: Ryan O'Reilly Other: Marcus Johansson, Vladislav Namestnikov, Jason Spezza
#91: Steven Stamkos Other: John Tavares, Tyler Seguin, Vladimir Tarasenko
#92: Ryan Johansen Other: Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jonathan Drouin, Gabriel Landeskog
#93: Jakub Voracek Other: Mika Zibanejad, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Sam Bennett
#94: Sam Girard (on NSH) Other: Andrei Mironov
#95: Matt Duchene Other: Justin Bailey, Henrik Borgstrom
#96: Mikko Rantanen Other: None
#97: Connor McDavid Other: None
#98: Mikhail Sergachev Other: Jesse Puljujarvi
#99: Retired forever by Wayne Gretzky
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The New York Yankees have acquired RHP A.J. Cole from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash considerations, and have DFA'd RHP David Hale.
Lacking pitching depth to go behind sort starts, Cole is a starter/reliever they need, and they get him for a decent price. Cole was the 5th starter for the Nats after injuries, and could be a bargain for the Yanks.
Cole, 26, has a 13.06 ERA with 10 strikeouts and a 2.13 WHIP in 10.1 innings for the Nats this year. In his MLB career, all in Washington, Cole has a 5.32 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 102 strikeouts in 110 innings.
Hale, 30, made his Yankees and season debut yesterday, pitching two scoreless innings with three strikeouts. In his MLB career for the Yankees, Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves, Hale has a 4.43 ERA, with a 1.46 WHIP and 123 strikeouts in 180.2 innings.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Atlanta Braves have signed 3B/RF Jose Bautista to a minor league deal, after not signing through Opening Day. And yes, that is correct. He is being signed as a third baseman, his original position, to fill their need at 3B.
Bautista is an experienced veteran, who has made six consecutive all-star teams, from 2010 to 2015. He has hit thirty homers four times, leading to three silver sluggers. He is a good player to add to the Atlanta locker room, or the Gwinnett one (AAA).
Bautista, 37, had a .203 batting average, with 23 homers and 65 RBIs in 686 Plate Appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017. In his MLB career for the Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Kansas City Royals, Bautista has hit .250, with 331 homers, 927 RBIs and 66 stolen bases in 6845 Plate Appearances.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The New York Yankees have selected the contract of OF Shane Robinson from AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, signing him to an MLB deal. Also, U Jace Peterson was designated for assignment.
Injuries to outfielders Aaron Hicks, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clint Frazier and Billy McKinney have put a big hole in what was supposed to be a very strong Yankees OF depth chart. Plus, Giancarlo Stanton hasn't been able to hit his stride yet. So, with Stanton in left, Brett Gardner in center and Aaron Judge in right, it seems like a very good outfield. But, manager Aaron Boone prefers to put someone else on left and Stanton as the DH. So, with Robinson, a more natural outfielder than Peterson, a normal 2B, it makes more sense to bring him up.
Robinson, 33, has a .226 batting average, six homers, 64 RBIs and 18 stolen bases in 795 career Plate Appearances for the St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels.
Peterson, 27, went 3 for 9 in two games with the Yanks this season. In his MLB career for the Yanks, San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves, Peterson has a .234 batting average, with 15 homers, 98 RBIs and 22 stolen bases in 1288 Plate Appearances.
After a 15 year career, winger Patrick Sharp has officially retired from the NHL.
After a career at the University of Vermont, Sharp was selected in the 3rd round (95th overall) by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2001 NHL draft. Sharp, a Winnipeg native, made his debut with the team the next season. After two and one half seasons with the team, Sharp was traded midseason to the Chicago Blackhawks with Eric Meloche for a 3rd round draft pick and Matt Ellison. That began the success of Sharp's career. Sharp went on to spend 10 seasons in Chicago, scoring twenty goals seven times and thirty four times. He also won three cups with the team. But a huge cap crunch forced Chicago to trade many of their better players. Michael Frolik, Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd, Brandon Saad and Sharp are prime examples of that. Sharp was traded with defenseman Stephen Johns to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Trevor Daley and Ryan Garbutt. Currently, only Johns remains with the organization they moved to after the trade. Sharp spent two seasons in Dallas, and saw age creep up on him in his second Dallas season, which he managed to appear in just 48 games. As a 36 year old free agent, Sharp decided to return to Chicago for an 11th season there, on a one year, $800,000 deal. After that season, which was this season, he announced his retirement.
In all, for the Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars and Philadelphia Flyers, Patrick Sharp scored 287 goals and 333 assists for 620 points in 939 games. That's a pretty solid NHL career.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
With injuries to outfielders Aaron Hicks, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clint Frazier and Billy McKinney, the New York Yankees looked to the recently DFA'd pile to boost their depth. So, the team went out and claimed OF Trayce Thompson off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers, and acquired LF/3B/DH Cody Asche from the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later (PTBNL) or cash. Asche signed a minor league deal with the Royals this offseason, and isn't required to be added to the 40 man roster, while Thompson is, and was added while RHP Ben Heller was moved to the 60 day DL. Both were assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
Thompson, 27, hasn't played this year in the MLB. In his three year MLB career for the Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, Thompson has hit 19 homers and 50 homers, plus six stolen bases and a .233 batting average in 452 Plate Appearances. His brother, Klay Thompson, is an NBA star for the Golden State Warriors, and his father, Mychal Thompson, was the first overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.
Asche, also 27, has a .234 batting average, 32 homers and 159 RBIs in 1349 Plate Appearances in his MLB career for the White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
The Los Angeles Angels have acquired 2B/3B Ryan Schimpf from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for C Carlos Perez.
For the Angels, starting second baseman Ian Kinsler was recently placed on the 10 day DL, leaving Kaleb Cowart as the starter, and Nolan Fontana as the backup. Schimpf adds more depth at second base behind Cowart, and Kinsler when he returns. With Martin Maldonado and Rene Rivera ahead of Perez on the depth chart, and Perez out of options, the time came to trade him.
Schimpf, who will turn 30 in 10 days, hasn't played in this short season. In his two year career, all for the San Diego Padres, Schimpf has a .195 batting average, 34 homers and 76 RBIs in 527 Plate Appearances. This marks the third time Schimpf has been traded since the end of the 2017 season. The Padres traded him to the Rays, who traded him to the Braves, and now the Braves have traded him to L.A.
For the Braves, Schimpf didn't crack the roster. He was just extra depth. Perez will slot above Chris Stewart as the third catcher. The Braves could go with three catchers, so Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki can pinch hit.
Perez, 27, hasn't played in this short season. In his MLB career, all for the Angels, Perez has a .224 batting average with 10 homers and 55 RBIs in 595 Plate Appearances.
I think this is an even trade, since both teams get depth players at a needed position.