Who Wore it Best: Number 62

There have only been three players to have worn number 62 for the Colorado Avalanche.

Wes O’Neill (GP5, 0G, 0A, 0 PIM)

The defenseman was drafted 115th overall by the New York Islanders in 2004. He signed as a free agent with the Avalanche in 2007. O’Neill only played two partial seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, he did not play for any other NHL team. Over two seasons he played 5 games, and had no points.

Paul Stastny (GP 538, 160G, 298A, 264 PIM)

Paul Stastny was born in Quebec while his father and two uncles played for the Quebec Nordiques. Stastny did not have a chance to play for the same team as his father and uncles because the team moved to Colorado for the 1996 season. Paul Stastny was drafted 44th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005 Draft. Paul was a Calder Memorial Nominee. John-Michael Liles gave up his number 26 so that Paul could don the same number 26 that  his father wore while with the Quebec Nordiques, as soon as Liles gave up the number 26 Stastny changed from number 62 to number 26. In 2007 he had a 20 game point streak which set a NHL record. He left for the St Louis Blues as a free agent in 2014. This offseason he was rumoured to be thinking of signing with the Avs, but ended up with a signed contract with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Chris Wagner (GP 26, 4G, 0A, 9 PIM)

Chris Wagner was drafted 122nd overall by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 2010. He was claimed by the Avalanche off of waivers in 2015. Chris Wagner played in 26 games and had 4 goals for the Colorado Avalanche. He was placed back on waivers by the Colorado Avalanche in February 2016 and re-claimed by the Ducks. In July 2018 he signed to play for the Boston Bruins.

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