EXCLUSIVE: on-ice ceremony pics

Sunday, January 18. 2009

as it's happening... sent from Susan Anderson's mobile phone.

Glenn Anderson takes to the ice for his #9 jersey retirement ceremony, and his adorable daughter Autumn runs in for a hug.


To see Autumn steal the stage during Glenn's Hockey Hall of Fame speech in Toronto, click here

Oilers PR: Anderson honoured by Edmontonians

Friday, January 16. 2009

Oilers Great joined by former teammates & fans at City Hall ceremony
Edmonton Oilers Press Release
Jan 16, 2009, 5:58 PM EST

January 16th, 2009 (Edmonton, AB) - Hundreds of loyal Glenn Anderson fans packed City Hall today to celebrate his impressive NHL career, contribution to hockey in Edmonton and commitment to Oil Country. The ceremony was highlighted by a $10,000 donation made by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies in Glenn Anderson's name to support the Cross Cancer Institute.

"Glenn Anderson's dedication to this community should be saluted in equal measure to his accomplishments on the ice," said Michael Bobroff, VP of Marketing, Rexall Family of Pharmacies.  glenn anderson honored at edmonton city hall

Anderson was joined today by his former teammates Kevin Lowe, Jari Kurri, Ron Lowe, Dave Hunter, Dave Semenko and Ken Linseman who were on hand to celebrate and acknowledge his milestone. "Andy, we are all proud of you and know how deserving you are to have your jersey raised to the rafters," said Kevin Lowe, President, Hockey Operations. "You are going down in Edmonton history."

Glenn Anderson's #9 jersey will be the seventh raised to the rafters at Rexall Place at Sunday's pre-game ceremony. Anderson played 16 NHL seasons, celebrated six Stanley Cup victories, played in four NHL All-Star Games and still holds the Oilers franchise record of 126 powerplay goals. He was one of the great players to have worn the Oilers jersey and that was evident today when fans across Oil Country gathered in his honour.

"I am so proud and privileged to be here," said Anderson. "It's because of you the fans and all of your support, we were able win five Stanley Cups here in Edmonton."

A number of Anderson's former teammates, including fellow Oilers jersey retirees Al Hamilton, Wayne Gretzky, Grant Fuhr, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri and Mark Messier will be standing at his side during Sunday night's ceremony.

Anderson's Retirement Ceremony will take place at 6:00pm. The game is sold out; however fans can catch the game, ceremony and special features with Oilers greats on Molson Canadian Oilers Pay Per View beginning at 5:45pm.

Glenn Anderson Trivia!

Tuesday, January 13. 2009

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Oilers Press Release

Sunday, January 11. 2009

Just the Facts: Anderson By the NumbersGlenn Anderson and Larionov at the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony 2008

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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Oilers Website: Nine Days of Glenn Anderson

Friday, January 9. 2009

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.