By the Numbers

Author: Katharine Flanagan


525 – The jersey numbers of Jack (5) and Nick (25). The name was inspired by a photo of the two in their jerseys displaying these numbers.

60,000 – The number of high school students that Becky Savage has spoken to about prescription drug misuse since founding the organization. She has shared her sons’ story at conferences, to the United States Senate opioid crisis committee and in states as far as Texas and Oregon, according to

$6,928 – The net proceeds raised for the 525 Foundation by auctioning off the commemorative jerseys last February.

67,300 – The number of Americans who died from drug overdoses in 2018, according to the most recent data from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. More males than females die from overdoses, but there is no greater prevalence of drug misuse in the hockey world.