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12/6/2006 12:20:44 PM

Mark Messier will have his No. 11 raised to the Rexall Place rafters alongside Wayne Gretzky, Grant Fuhr, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey and Al Hamilton.

According to the Edmonton Journal, the Oilers will make an official announcment today that on February 27th, the Oilers organization will retire Messier's number.

The Oilers will host Gretzky's Phoenix Coyotes that night.

Messier led the Oilers to a 1990 Stanley Cup victory - their fifth in seven seasons and just two years after the team traded Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings. He left Edmonton in a dispute over money and went to New York for the 1991-92 season, helping restore Ranger pride. With Messier as captain, New York topped the league and won the Cup in '94, defeating the Canucks in seven games.

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