This Sunday, January 18, the Oilers will honour Glenn Anderson by retiring his #9 in a special on-ice ceremony prior to the 7:00 p.m. game versus the Phoenix Coyotes at Rexall Place.
Rexall and the Oilers will once again present a celebration weekend featuring tribute events to commemorate the retirement of Anderson's jersey.
Anderson will become the seventh Oiler to have his jersey retired by the team, joining Al Hamilton, Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Grant Fuhr, Paul Coffey and Mark Messier with their numbers raised to the rafters of Rexall Place.
Anderson, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 10th, was one of the great offensive stars in NHL history, scoring 1,099 points in 1,129 regular season games during a 16 season career. Beginning his NHL career with the Oilers in 1980-81, Anderson scored 498 goals and 601 assists with 1,120 penalty minutes before retiring following the 1995-96 season. He scored 50-or-more goals twice during his career, netting 54 goals as an Oiler in both 1983-84 and 1985-86, and had three seasons with 100-or-more points.
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Sunday, January 18th will see another great Edmonton Oilers player honoured by having his number raised to the top of Rexall Place in a pre-game ceremony.
To launch the Glenn Anderson celebration the City of Edmonton will once again host a Civic Ceremony at City Hall, open to the public and the many fans who cheered for and watched Glenn during his spectacular career with the Oilers in Edmonton.
The Civic Ceremony will begin at 12:00pm on Friday, January 16th in the City Room at City Hall. The ceremonies to honour Glenn at City Hall and at Rexall Place are presented by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies.
Glenn Anderson is joining the other Oilers players who have been honoured by having their numbers raised in a pre-game ceremony, Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey, Grant Fuhr, and Al Hamilton, at Rexall Place on January 18 when the Oilers play the Phoenix Coyotes. The ceremony begins at 6:00pm and the puck drops at 7:00pm. All fans with tickets are asked to be in their seats by 5:45pm.
The entire pre-game ceremony and the game will be carried live on Molson Canadian Oilers Pay Per View beginning at 5:45pm MST on Sunday January 18th.
Oilers great Glenn Anderson will have his jersey retired this Sunday, January 18. Every day until then, we are rolling out video and features on number nine.
Click on the links below to view the Glenn Anderson features including his top nine favourite memories during his time with the Oilers.
The featured memory for Day 3 is Game 7 of the 1987 Stanley Cup Final against the Philadelphia Flyers during which he scored the pivotal insurance marker late in the third period.
To view the rest of Glenn's top moments & finish reading this article visit the Edmonton Oilers' Website.