Glen Wesley spent all but a few months of his NHL career with one of two franchises. Fittingly, he'll be honored -- and his No. 2 jersey retired -- when the Carolina Hurricanes host the Boston Bruins on Feb. 17.
"It makes it pretty special, starting my career out there," Wesley said. "Finding that out today, it was pretty exciting to hear that."
Wesley retired in June after 20 seasons in the NHL, the first seven with the Bruins and the final 13 -- minus a stint with the Maple Leafs in the spring of 2003 -- with the Hartford Whalers and Hurricanes. Only Ron Francis played more games in a Hartford/Carolina uniform than Wesley's 913. He was the last player left from the move to North Carolina in 1997.
When Wesley, 39, announced his retirement on June 4, he was still sitting at the dais when Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford announced the team would retire his jersey at some point during the next season.
The Feb. 17 date is included in the team's "white" 12-game ticket mini-plan, also announced Tuesday, and is included in the 26-game mini-plan.