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Avalanche to retire Sakic’s No. 19

The Denver Post
Denver, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado – The Avalanche announced today that the organization will retire number 19 in honor of team captain Joe Sakic.

The club will raise Sakic’s number 19 in a ceremony before the start of the club’s 2009-10 season opener.

“It is appropriate and deserving that we launch the season by honoring Joe’s accomplishments,” Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix said in a team statement. “It will be a tremendous event for a very special person and hockey player. We can’t put into words what he meant to this franchise and to our hockey fans.

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_12798077

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