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Red Wings' Mike Commodore Chooses No. 22, Not 64

When the Detroit Red Wings signed defenseman Mike Commodore, there was a lot of talk about how he should choose 64 for his jersey number in honor of the Commodore 64 computer. At first Commodore embraced the idea, which led to a lot of buzz about him possibly becoming the first No. 64 for the Red Wings.

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After a couple weeks of not hearing too much about the jersey number, it came out on Wednesday that Commodore ended up choosing 22, not 64, for his number next season.

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The new will wear the following jersey numbers this season: (22); White (18); Conklin (29), Conner (41) and Exelby (3).

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Commodore commented about the decision to go with No. 22 on Twitter.

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wearing 64 would have been neat and cool, but I just didn't feel like this was the right year to do it. In my opinion getting an opportunity to play in Detroit is a special thing, and I felt like I needed to wear a # that is special to me. 22 is that # for me... I really appreciate the interest and support the #64 generated, I wish all the best with there computers, as a matter a fact I am going to order one when I get to Detroit, and I will get in touch with about the $64 pledges, and I will match it and donate money to charity. Which charity that is I don't know yet, but I will figure it that out in sept when I get to Detroit.

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That is a very nice gesture by Commodore, who can now start worrying more about hockey instead of what number he will be wearing next season.