NHL teams are starting to get used to the “tooth” numbering system.
On Monday, the league announced the beginning of the league-wide numbering scheme.
In keeping with its tradition, the new system will start with a new “toon number,” which will replace the previous number for teams that are new to the league.
The new numbering system will be implemented on Oct. 31, and will remain in place until 2020.
The goal is to give teams the ability to designate which players will play with which number.
There will be no more changes to the way the NHL works.
The NHL is still waiting on a ruling on whether it will allow players to wear numbers other than their assigned number on their jerseys.
That decision is still pending.