EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers will raise a banner at Rexall Place to honor former coach, general manager and executive Glen Sather.
The ceremony will take place Dec. 11 before a game against the New York Rangers. Sather, who coached the Oilers to four Stanley Cup championships, is currently Rangers president.
Sather will become the ninth Oiler to be honored with a banner, joining Al Hamilton, Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Grant Fuhr, Paul Coffey, Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson and long-time radio broadcaster Rod Phillips.
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Sather was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997. He won Stanley Cups as Oilers head coach in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988) and a fifth in 1990 as the team’s president and general manager.
He played 10 NHL seasons, appeared in 72 playoff games, and also played one season with the Oilers in 1976-77 when the team was part of the World Hockey Association.