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Commissioner Bettman Statement On The Retirement And Career Of Colorado Avalanche Captain Joe Sakic

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche

NEW YORK (July 9, 2009) - - National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman today made the following statement on the retirement of Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic:

"The National Hockey League celebrates the career of Joe Sakic, a consummate professional who led by example, led by achievement and led by his commitment to the highest standards of skill and sportsmanship. While the "C" on his jersey stood for captain, it also stood for courage, character, class, Canada and Colorado. We thank Joe for his many contributions and wish him and his family all the best in the future."

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