The newest installment of the Chicago Wolves’ Your Favorite Number series, presented by Jewel-Osco, proves No. 13 has been anything but unlucky for the Wolves. Take a look and then pick your favorite skater to wear No. 13!
Over the course of the organization’s first 26 years, most Wolves jersey numbers have been shared by several great players. To celebrate their brilliance, we are creating highlight reels of Wolves who wore the same jersey number and asking you to vote for your favorite.
When Baker joined the Wolves for the 1997-98 season, he already had 390 NHL games under his belt. The 31-year-old center from Nepean, Ontario, promptly became an important part of the lineup for a Wolves squad destined to win the Turner Cup championship. Baker posted 11 goals and 34 assists in 53 regular-season games (he spent some time midseason with the Toronto Maple Leafs), then added four goals and five assists in 22 postseason appearances to help the Wolves hoist the cup for the first time. Baker has been part of the San Jose Sharks’ broadcast team since 2005.
Lessard enjoyed two stints with the Wolves as one of the most physical players in organization history. He joined the team near the end of the 2001-02 season — just in time to help the Wolves capture the 2002 Turner Cup. He played in seven regular-season games and 15 postseason games that season. After spending most of the 2002-03 season with the Wolves, Lessard enjoyed two-plus years with the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers before rejoining the Wolves midway through 2005-06. He finished his tenure with six goals, nine assists and 389 penalty minutes in 93 regular-season appearances.
Deveaux, a native of The Bahamas, was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the sixth round of the 2002 NHL Draft. In 2007, the Tampa Bay Lightning traded Deveaux to the Atlanta Thrashers — which meant Deveaux joined the Wolves for the stretch run of the 2006-07 season. During his two-plus years with the Wolves, the physical center stacked up 34 goals and 38 assists in 167 regular-season games. He also helped the 2007-08 squad hoist the Calder Cup as he played in all 24 postseason games.
Months after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Davies joined the Wolves during the 2010-11 season and became a reliable scorer for four years. The suburban St. Louis native produced 47 goals and 52 assists in 205 regular-season appearances. After wrapping up his time with the Wolves, Davies played six more seasons in Europe — where he contributed 186 points in 243 games.
If you missed any of the previous episodes, here they are:
Your Favorite Number 2
Your Favorite Number 3
Your Favorite Number 4
Your Favorite Number 5
Your Favorite Number 6
Your Favorite Number 7
Your Favorite Number 8
Your Favorite Number 9
Your Favorite Number 10
Your Favorite Number 12