Adam Foote to see his No. 52 retired by Colorado Avalanche
The list of retired numbers with the Avalanche grew Friday, when the team announced the No. 52 belonging to Adam Foote will be raised to the Pepsi Center rafters next season. The Avs will retire Foote's jersey during a game still to be determined. He becomes the fifth player in Avs history to receive the honor, joined by Joe Sakic (19), Peter Forsberg (21), Patrick Roy (33) and Ray Bourque (77). Foote, 41, played 19 seasons in the NHL, 17 with the Avalanche/Nordiques franchise. He was a member of Colorado's 1996 and 2001 Stanley Cup championship teams and helped the franchise capture an NHL-record nine consecutive division titles from 1995 to 2003. Originally selected by Quebec in the second round (22nd overall) of the 1989 entry draft, Foote appeared in more regular-season games (967) and playoff games (170) than any defenseman in franchise history.
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