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Salem handed renowned Dees' jumper

Christian Salem in action during a Melbourne Demons training session at Gosch's Paddock, Melbourne on November 27, 2013. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Christian Salem will wear the No.3 at Melbourne next year
GARRY Lyon made the No.3 famous at Melbourne – now the club's most recent first-round draft pick, Christian Salem, has the chance to do the same.
 
The Demons have allocated their jumper numbers for 2014 and Salem has been given the honour of wearing the prestigious No.3 guernsey.
 
Ex-Demons defender Clint Bartram, who announced his retirement following the 2012 season, was the most recent player to wear the number.
 
Speedy forward Jay Kennedy-Harris will wear the No.24 guernsey in 2014, previously worn by high leaping forwards Liam Jurrah and Russell Robertson.
 
The Demons' third pick in the draft – Jayden Hunt – has been given the No.29 jumper.
 
Hunt has a distinct family link with the number, with his uncle – Andrew Moir (who played 73 matches for the club between 1977 and 1981) – having worn the jumper.
 
Melbourne's rookie listed players – Alex Georgiou (No.41), James Harmes (No.43) and Max King (No.47) – have also been given their numbers.
 
The Demons' key recruits have also assumed their numbers, with Bernie Vince (No.23), Dom Tyson (No.12), Daniel Cross (No.18) and Viv Michie (No.22) among those.
 
2014 Melbourne guernsey numbers
1 – Jesse Hogan
2 – Nathan Jones
3 – Christian Salem (new player)
4 – Jack Watts
5 – Jimmy Toumpas
6 – Chris Dawes
7 – Jack Viney
8 – James Frawley
9 – Jack Trengove
10 – Shannon Byrnes
11 – Mitch Clark
12 – Dom Tyson (new player)
13 – Jordie McKenzie
14 – Lynden Dunn
15 – Mitch Clisby (new number – previously No.50)
16 – Dean Kent (new number – previously No.34)
17 – Sam Blease
18 – Daniel Cross (new player)
19 – James Strauss
20 – Colin Garland
21 – Cameron Pedersen
22 – Viv Michie (new player)
23 – Bernie Vince (new player)
24 – Jay Kennedy-Harris (new player)
25 – Tom McDonald
26 – Daniel Nicholson
27 – Aidan Riley (new player)
28 –
29 – Jayden Hunt (new player)
30 –
31 – Jack Grimes
32 – Michael Evans
33 – Dom Barry
34 –
35 – Luke Tapscott
36 –
37 – Max Gawn
38 – Jeremy Howe
39 – Neville Jetta (regained No.39 after being re-drafted)
40 – Mark Jamar
41 – Alex Georgiou (new player)
42 – Jake Spencer
43 – James Harmes (new player)
44 – Rohan Bail
45 – Matt Jones
46 – Dean Terlich
47 – Max King (new player)
48 – Jack Fitzpatrick
49 –
50 – Maia Westrupp (his first number)