Habs to honor Bob Gainey
MONTREAL – The Canadiens will pay tribute to one of the greatest players in team history by raising Bob Gainey’s celebrated No.23 to the Bell Centre rafters on Saturday when the Columbus Blue Jackets will be the visitors.
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Auction to benefit the Gainey Foundation
As part of the evening’s tribute ceremonies, during the pre-game warm-up players from the Columbus Blue Jackets will be wearing their team jersey featuring No. 23 on the back while the Canadiens will don their traditional red home jersey with Gainey’s nameplate and No. 23 on the back. Each jersey will be signed by Bob Gainey and the player who wore it and will be featured in an on-line auction at www.auction.nhl.com. The bidding for those unique autographed jerseys will begin on February 25 and conclude at 9 p.m. on March 2, 2008.
Furthermore, the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation will present $25,000 to the Gainey Foundation which supports community-based charities aimed toward youth.