Since the signing of Jason Heyward, many people have asked me what number I planned on wearing for the 2015 season. I have been very fortunate to have worn the same number for almost all of my career, and the number 22 will always have deep significance to me and the foundation Kristin and I started, the Catch 22 Foundation.
I am now very proud to take on a number that one of our players, Trevor Rosenthal, has worn for the past three seasons. I approached Trevor about number 26, after the passing of a young man who wore that number for his short hockey career. Sean Glanvill was 12 years old when he was involved in a single car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Despite the fact that Sean was given less than a 1% chance of surviving the first night, he continued to defy the odds. For seven years, Sean displayed a toughness and fight for his life, while the rest of the Glanvill family displayed the kind of love, faith, support, and commitment that was truly remarkable.
Sean lost his courageous fight against this devastating injury on November 10th, 2014. In honor of Sean, as well as his parents Derek and Penny, who are two of my closest friends, I am honored to wear the number 26 on my Cardinal jersey for the upcoming season.