One of the most popular Calgary Flames to don the Flaming C will be a special guest on Calgary Flames Pay-Per-View tonight when the Calgary Flames visit the Pepsi Center to take on rival Colorado.
Theo Fleury will be in the broadcast booth as the color commentator for the game, filling in for Charlie Simmer, who misses the game for personal reasons.
Fleury, played for both the Flames and Avalanche during his NHL career and now lives in Calgary and runs a concrete coating business
Fleury, a former Flames captain, played 791 games for the Flames, scoring 364 goals and adding 466 assists. His 830 points stand as the all-time points leader for the Flames. Current Flames captain, Jarome Iginla
, surpassed Fleury in games played Saturday in a loss to Minnesota, playing in game No. 792 for the Flames. The all-time leader in that category is Al MacInnis, with 803 games.
Fleury, who also played for the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks, holds the NHL record for most short-handed goals in one game with three. Fleury was drafted by the Flames 166th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Many thought he was too small for the NHL but Fleury proved he could be a pest and put the puck in the net despite only measuring 5'6" and weighting about 180 pounds.
He was a member of the 1989 Stanley Cup Champion Calgary Flames. In his first full season with the Flames in 1989-90, Fleury tallied 31 goals and 35 assists. Fleury tallied two 100 point seasons, one 50+ goal season and three 40+ goal seasons in his time with the Flames.
Fleury was traded to Colorado in in the 1998-99 season in exchange for Rene Corbet, Wade Belak and Robyn Regehr. He was the last remaining Flame on the roster of their 1989 Stanley Cup winning team.
Tonight's game begins at 7 p.m. MT and can only be seen on Flames Pay-Per-View. Click here for Pay-Per_view ordering information