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by Paul on 10/02/09 at 09:03 AM ET
from Rick Sadowski at NHL.com,
Joe Sakic returned to the area where he has always felt the most comfortable—the ice.
But on Thursday, he stepped onto the ice to be honored by the Colorado Avalanche, who retired his No. 19 jersey and raised a banner honoring their longtime captain to the Pepsi Center rafters, joining those of Patrick Roy (No. 33) and Ray Bourque (No. 77).
“You never could imagine you’re going to have that honor, have your number raised up in the rafters – not growing up, not ever,” Sakic said following a 45-minute ceremony before the Avalanche and San Jose Sharks met in the season opener for both teams.
“To see it up there with Patrick and Ray, it’s a tremendous honor.”
continued and watch the full ceremony (42 minutes) below…
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