Here’s a quick update for those of you who missed the announcement by the Blackhawks late Tuesday. The newest members of the Blackhawks have chosen their jersey numbers for the 2011-12 season.

The defensemen took a predictable route, joining the single-digit club with Duncan Keith, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Brent Seabrook and Nick Leddy: Steve Montador will wear #5, and Sean O’Donnell #6.

Daniel Carcillo follows in the dubious footsteps of Alexei Zhamnov by donning the #13 jersey.

Andrew Brunette hopes to improve on the legacy of the #15 sweater after pathetic showings by the likes of Fernando Pisani, Peter White, Gary Valk and Andrew Ebbett. And we won’t mention the Tuomo Ruutu debacle.

Jamal Mayers inherits the #22 from Troy Brouwer, an appropriate transition.

And finally, assuming we don’t trade him or banish him to Toledo in the interim, Rostislav “Rusty” Olesz will be the first to wear #85 for the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s the year he was born, though I would hope he has a better reason than that.

It should be noted that Carcillo, Brunette and Olesz are playing with the same numbers as they wore on their former teams. Mayers has been with 4 NHL clubs, and has preferred #21 — that number has been raised to the United Center rafters with the name “Stan Mikita” and is therefore unavailable. Steve Montador returns to the number that he wore at the start of his NHL career with both the Flames and the Panthers.

And Sean O’Donnell has worn the jerseys of eight different NHL teams so far in his career, Chicago will be the ninth. He has worn the #6 jersey on every single one of them — with the exception of Anaheim. Why he wore #21 with the Ducks is indeed a mystery, because according to the team’s roster history, no other player was wearing the #6 jersey during the three years O’Donnell played there, and the jersey is not retired. Go figure…

Thanks to the guys at Hockey-Reference.com for this little gem. Next thing to add is a filter by team, fellas. The server is a bit slow, but if you wait your answer will come up. Handy, and fun for you hockey history buffs!