A big night here in Edmonton as Wayne Gretzky makes his first appearance here as the Coyotes' coach. To top it off, there are paying tribute to #7 Paul Coffey as they retire his jersey at this sold out game. Will Mark Messier show up, what will Wayne have in store for Paul? Have to wait till the news comes on.
Coffey played 21 seasons in the NHL, winning four Stanley Cups and three Norris trophies as one of the best defensemen in league history. His 209 goals, 460 assists and 669 points with Edmonton are all good for fifth on the team's all-time lists.
Coffey's number will be the fifth retired by Edmonton, joining Al Hamilton #3, Jari Kurri #17, Grant Fuhr #31 and Gretzky #99.
Damn, just reading those names brings back a lot of memories of the dynasty years.
The boys are back in town!
Wish I was there to see this.