Photo of Cole Caufield
Photo credit: The Hockey Writers

It may be over soon for number 22 and Cole Caufield with the Canadiens

Published February 27, 2024 at 9:56

One of the jerseys, by far the most sold by the Montreal Canadiens at the moment, is that of Cole Caufield.

At every Habs game, we see thousands of #22 wandering through the corridors of the Bell Centre.

Many of us love the little forward, who quickly becomes a major pillar for the Canadiens organization.

A number change coming for Caufield, soon the association between 22 and Cole to end?

As my colleague Keven Mawn accurately reports, Caufield may not wear this number forever.

At least, it's a possibility that has been mentioned by journalist Stu Cowan.

In a recent article, the journalist from "The Montreal Gazette" raised the real possibility of seeing the Canadiens organization retire the number (and jersey) of former legend Steve Shutt.

The #22 of Steve Shutt retired by the CH?

Obviously, such an announcement would force Caufield to change his number.

Before arriving in Montreal, notably at the university level (NCAA), Cole wore the #13 (and with Team USA, he also sported this same #13).

Nothing is confirmed, and these are speculations, but it's a possibility to keep in mind.

If the organization goes ahead with such an announcement, they might decide to change your #22 jerseys for Caufield's new jersey for free, so no reason to worry about buying a jersey of the young sniper who is 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Shutt has several Stanley Cup rings (5) and 424 goals to his credit.

Yes, he would deserve such an honor.


February 27   |   673 answers
It may be over soon for number 22 and Cole Caufield with the Canadiens

Do you believe that Carey Price's number 31 should be retired by the Canadiens?

Yes51075.8 %
No16324.2 %
Latest 10 stories