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by Meg Tilley / Edmonton Oilers

Oilers alumnus Rusty Patenaude made his mark as the first Oiler to score 100 goals in an Oilers jersey.

“I just feel very fortunate being a part of this organization,” he said. “It’s been a classy organization… and I can see nothing but great things for the Oilers and their new building and I’m just proud to be part of them.”

The “Original Oiler” played four seasons with Edmonton in the World Hockey Association and said he’ll never forget his time spent in Oil Country.

“Edmonton was a home that felt like a home away from home. People just endorsed you and the fans were so passionate, they just make you feel like you were something every night.

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