Did Robin Lehner just choose a new number in Vegas to honor David Ayers?

Robin Lehner was traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Vegas Golden Knights on deadline day. Now, Vegas, will have two elite goalies closing in on the playoffs and at the same time, Malcom Subban’s heading to the Blackhawks as a part of the deal.

Lehner had a great start of the season but ended his stint with the Blackhawks at his lowest this season. In total, he’s had 33 games, with 31 starts, with a 3.01 goal against average and a .918 save percentage.

The Golden Knights went into deadline day with a six-game winning streak have a three point lead in the Pacific division.

Lehner played with number 40 in Chicago as well the New York Islanders. But in Vegas, the Swede have chosen another number.

The Golden Knights announced Lehner’s chosen to play with number 90 on his back. And soon afterwards, the Carolina Hurricanes had a basic, but funny question.

Could Lehner have chosen number 90 to honor David Ayers, the 42 year old emergency goalie who helped the Canes to a victory over the Maple Leafs last week?

Well, Lehner at least gave an answer. If it actually is in honor of Dave Ayers or not, time will tell.