You Make the Call: Who's the best No. 17?

July, 17, 2012
In honor of July 17, let's take a look at the 26 players who wore No. 17 on their sweater for the 2011-12 season.

Ilya Kovalchuk helped the Devils to the Stanley Cup finals with eight goals and 11 assists in the postseason to add to his 83 points (37 goals-46 assists) in the regular season.

Ryan Kesler had a drop off this past season as he played with a shoulder injury but won the Selke Trophy (best defensive forward) for the 2010-11 season.

At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, Milan Lucic is hard to push around on the ice, and he finished the regular season with 26 goals and 35 assists.

So you tell us, who is the best player currently wearing No. 17?

Rene Bourque, Calgary
Chris Campoli, Montreal
Brandon Dubinsky, N.Y. Rangers
Patrick Eaves, Detroit
Eric Fehr, Winnipeg
Marc-Andre Gragnani, Buffalo
Ryan Kesler, Vancouver
D.J. King, Washington
Chuck Kobasew, Colorado
Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey
Filip Kuba, Ottawa
Mark Letestu, Columbus
Milan Lucic, Boston
Matt Martin, N.Y. Islanders
Jon Matsumoto, Florida
Torrey Mitchell, San Jose
Ethan Moreau, Los Angeles
Brendan Morrison, Chicago
Chris Mueller, Nashville
Nick Palmieri, Minnesota
Toby Petersen, Dallas
Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia
Vladimir Sobotka, St. Louis
Lubomir Visnovsky, Anaheim
Radim Vrbata, Phoenix
Casey Wellman, Minnesota

Make your pick for the best best No. 17 in the comments field, on Facebook or on Twitter @ESPN_NHL or @sarahgold8.



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