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.â†µ
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.â†µ
The new #RedWings will wear the following jersey numbers this season: @commie22 (22); White (18); Conklin (29), Conner (41) and Exelby (3).â†µ
Commodore commented about the decision to go with No. 22 on Twitter.â†µ
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 @Commodore64 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 @wyshynski 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.â†µ
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.