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Today’s the last day to change your Derek Roy Sabres jersey into a Steve Ott for free

Jul 27, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT

From the Buffalo Sabres official Twitter feed:

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It was two weeks ago that Ott, who wore No. 29 in Dallas, said he’d reduce his numerical value by 20.

“Getting asked a lot,” he tweeted. “I’m excited to wear no. ‘9’ my minor hockey number and I thought it would be easy for Blo [B-Lo] fans to replace the name bar.”

What a guy. So thoughtful.

(Fun fact: Over the last decade, Ott’s had a tough time getting his hands on No. 9. He couldn’t wear it in junior as it was retired by OHL Winsdor to honor Adam Graves. When he got to Dallas, it was in use by franchise legend Mike Modano and hasn’t been issued since Modano left.)

While a cool initiative, the nameplate swap isn’t entirely original.

Columbus had a similar initiative following the Jeff Carter-Jack Johnson trade, giving fans a free changeover when it was learned Johnson would be wearing Carter’s old No. 7 with the Blue Jackets.

  1. Stiller43 - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Blo fans? Thats about right.

  2. sjsharks66 - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    I’m not sure who would even want an Ott jersey? That’s nice of the Buffalo organization though. Lol

  3. paledevil - Jul 27, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Ott is going to put this team over the playoff hump on to the second round.. Just watch They will be team players.. They already have the talent..

  4. crconsultoria - Jul 27, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Reblogged this on crconsultoria.

  5. cosmoandmelovepens - Jul 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    What has pht come to?

  6. themajorleagueblog - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    They could’ve been more clever. “Sabres fans, you Ott-ughta take up this deal…”

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