Last month, the hockey world received tragic news that Columbus Blue Jackets 24-year-old goalie Matiss Kivlenieks was fatally struck by a firework during a July 4th celebration.
There was an outpouring of support from every nook and cranny of the hockey world following the devastating news and members of the hockey world are still finding ways to honour Kivlenieks now one month to the date of his death.
On Wednesday, the Winnipeg Jets shared the numbers that their new players will be wearing this season, but that list also includes Pierre-Luc Dubois, who is switching to the number 80 in honour of his former teammate.
Dubois wore number 18 when he was with the Columbus Blue Jackets and switched to number 13 following the trade to Winnipeg. But now he’ll be rocking number 80 going forward in honour of his late friend.