Get your tickets for the game on February 17th, 2009 against the Boston Bruins. The evening has been designated as Glen Wesley Night and his “number 2″ will officially be retired and lifted to the rafters preceeding that game.
What an appropriate opponent, since Wesley was originally drafted by the Bruins back in 1987 and was eventually acquired by trade in Jim Rutherford’s first deal as a Hartford Whalers General Manager.
Here is more information from the Hurricanes Press Release….
Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team will honor longtime defenseman Glen Wesley prior to and during its game on Tuesday, Feb. 17 against the Boston Bruins. The team will formally retire Wesley’s No. 2 jersey during a pre-game ceremony, and honor the Hurricanes’ all-time games-played leader throughout the evening.
“Glen played the most games as a Hurricanes player, and did so at a high level,” said Rutherford. “We are honored to have been a part of his distinguished playing career and look forward to paying tribute to his accomplishments.”
The game is part of two mini-game plans for partial season ticketholders. (12 game “white plan” and 26 gamers. ) I’ll have more about this later.