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A Series: Looking into Avalanche and Nordiques Player Numbers: Number 47

Rick Stewart, Getty

Since the 1951 only 90 guys have sported the number 47in the NHL.Only three guys have worn the number 47 for the Colorado Avalanche and the Quebec Nordiques.

Claude Lapointe (91-96): Claude was drafted in the 12th round of the 1988 draft by the Quebec Nordiques. In his time with the Quebec Nordiques and the Colorado Avalanche Claude played 256 regular season games, he had 40 goals, 73 assists and 299 penalty minutes. He played 11 playoff games, had 2 goals, 4 assists and 16 penalty minutes. He was traded from Colorado during the 1996 season for a 7th round draft pick in the 1996 draft.

Ray Macias (09)
: Ray was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round of the 2005 draft. He played 6 games in 2009 and he had one assist. He switched to number 42 for the 2011 season.

Evan Brophey (12)
: Evan was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the third round of the 2005 draft. Colorado signed him as a free agent in July 2011. He played 3 games had no points, no penalty minutes and was a +/- 0.