Bill Ranford joined the Oilers in 1987 after he was traded from the Boston Bruins.
“I was living in Red Deer so I was a big Oilers fan so it was a huge honour for me,” he admits.
Needless to say, it’s a move the Oilers alumnus will never regret, having gone on to win two Stanley Cups with the team and make a lifetime of memories.
“It was a little overwhelming for me with the likes of Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Mark Messier and the legendary Grant Fuhr, it was a real honour for me,” he said. “I was excited about it and I spent 10 years here and this is a big family here. This is an incredible night and the fans here I can’t thank them enough.”