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Another moment where we scream ‘yay.’

2017 NHL Awards And Expansion Draft Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Vegas Golden Knights players now have numbers to go with those jerseys.

The team unveiled the numbers for all players signed to NHL contracts Wednesday. Some were unsurprising, like Marc-Andre Fleury keeping his No. 29 sweater. Jonathan Marchessault is also keeping his No. 81 that he wore with the Florida Panthers, and Vadim Shipachyov will don No. 87.

James Neal (No. 18) and Nate Schmidt (No. 88) carry the same numbers from their prior stomping grounds, as well.

Here’s the full list.

Numerical by position

Forwards

13 Brendan Leipsic

18 James Neal

19 Reilly Smith

20 Paul Thompson

21 Cody Eakin

24 Oscar Lindberg

25 Stefan Matteau

28 William Carrier

37 Reid Duke

38 Tomas Hyka

41 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

55 Keegan Kolesar

56 Erik Haula

57 David Perron

67 Teemu Pulkkinen

68 TJ Tynan

71 William Karlsson

81 Jonathan Marchessault

84 Mikhail Grabovski

87 Vadim Shipachyov

89 Alex Tuch

92 Tomas Nosek

97 David Clarkson

Defensemen

3 Brayden McNabb

4 Clayton Stoner

5 Deryk Engelland

6 Colin Miller

7 Jason Garrison

8 Griffin Reinhart

15 Jon Merrill

27 Shea Theodore

45 Jake Bischoff

47 Luca Sbisa

76 Chris Casto

77 Brad Hunt

88 Nate Schmidt

Goaltenders

29 Marc-Andre Fleury

31 Calvin Pickard

33 Maxime Lagace

35 Oscar Dansk

A couple of observations: Cody Eakin is wearing 21, my favorite number. That’s another reason to hope the former Dallas Star does well in Sin City. Shea Theodore, meanwhile, is rocking No. 27, which is a bad-ass number for a defenseman, for some reason.

Reilly Smith is now No. 19 after being 18 in Florida. Nice of him to be a good Samaritan toward Neal. And I dig Alex Tuch going way against the grain with the No. 89, because why not?