Oilers retire Glenn Anderson's No. 9

Another member of those great Edmonton Oilers teams in the 1980s has received one of the best honors possible.

Glenn Anderson’s No. 9 was raised to the rafters of Rexall Place prior to Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Anderson put up 498 goals and 1,099 points in 1,129 career regular season games. He was a five-time Stanley Cup winner with the Oilers and added one more with the New York Rangers in 1994.

He's fourth all-time among goal scorers in the playoffs with 93.

"It is so great to be back in this uniform again," Anderson said. "Putting this jersey on is like coming home. Home is where the heart is and that's where my heart is, right here. To be surrounded by this group of guys that I had the honor of going to battle with and bring Edmonton five Stanley Cups with is really special.

"We had so many unbelievable moments in this building and to be here with these people, what a remarkable journey it has been."

Anderson also represented Canada at the 1984 and 1987 Canada Cups, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.

"Putting Glenn's number up with the other honoured players at Rexall Place is absolutely deserving and it's the right thing for our organization to do," said Kevin Lowe, Edmonton's president of hockey operations and a former teammate. "Glenn could bring fans out of their seats with his unbelievable goals and they always seemed to be such timely goals, especially in the playoffs."

Anderson is the seventh member of the Oilers to have his number retired joining Al Hamilton (3), Paul Coffey (7), Mark Messier (11), Jari Kurri (17), Grant Fuhr (31) and this fella ya may have heard of.

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