Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers have announced their Tim Hortons Heritage Classic Alumni Game rosters.
Each roster currently features 23 players and three coaches. The majority of each team's roster was announced on August 5. Attached is the list of players currently committed to playing in the Alumni Game which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Investors Group Field.
Hockey Hall-of-Famer Dale Hawerchuk will captain the Jets and will be joined by legendary Winnipeg Jets players such as: Teemu Selanne, Thomas Steen and Teppo Numminen. A pair of players, goaltender Daniel Berthiaume and forward Eddie Olczyk, have been added to the roster along with coach Dan Maloney.
The Oilers roster will be led by team captain Wayne Gretzky. He will be joined by five other Oiler players in the Hockey Hall of Fame, Glenn Anderson, Paul Coffey, Grant Fuhr, Jari Kurri, Mark Messier and Hall-of-Fame coach, Glen Sather. The Oilers have rounded out their roster with the additions of Curtis Joseph, Craig Muni, Steve Smith, Steve Staois and coach John Muckler
The alumni game is a tribute to the hockey history between Edmonton and Winnipeg, going back to the two cities competing against each other in the WHA and the NHL. Over the 30 seasons of Edmonton versus Winnipeg hockey history, the Jets are 85-99-8 all-time against the Oilers franchise.
The NHL has recently announced that a limited number of tickets have gone on sale for the Tim Hortons Heritage Classic available here: www.Ticketmaster.ca/NHL.
The NHL and its corporate partners will extend the celebration with the 2016 NHL Heritage Classic™ Spectator Plaza, a two-day fan festival that will be free and open to the public. Additional details, including dates and hours of operation as well as location, will be announced at a later time.