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Oilers to retire Hall of Famer Coffey's jersey

Updated: October 17, 2005, 8:21 AM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Paul Coffey is going back home to the scene of his greatest hockey triumphs.

The 44-year-old Hall of Fame defenseman will have his No. 7 retired by the Oilers on Tuesday night, before Edmonton takes on Phoenix -- and former teammate and current Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky.

Coffey, drafted sixth overall by the Oilers in 1980, played 21 NHL seasons -- including his first seven in Edmonton. He was a key member of three of the franchise's five Stanley Cup-winning teams. ...

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