On June 3rd, Calgary Roughnecks star Curtis Dickson was presented with his Peterborough Century 21 Lakers jersey.
The number on the back of Dickson’s new jersey is 71 – the digits that retired Roughnecks and Lakers star Tracey Kelsey wore during his MSL career.
This is the second time that Dickson has inherited Kelusky’s jersey number. The former captain left the Roughnecks and his No. 17 to Dickson in 2011 following a trade with the Buffalo Bandits.
When Dickson asked Kelusky’s permission to wear his No. 71 for the Lakers, the now-defensive coordinator of the New England Black Wolves agreed.
“I know he’ll wear it as proud as I did and he’ll put up a few more goals than this old guy did,” Kelusky told The Peterborough Examiner.
Dickson has done a great job replacing number 17 at Scotiabank Saddledome, as he was the NLL Rookie of the Year in 2011. Since then, he has averaged just under 40 goals per season and has seen his season point total increase each season.
He is looking to continue his success with the Peterborough Lakers alongside Roughnecks teammate, and NLL leading-scorer, Shawn Evans.