The Carolina Hurricanes will be retiring former captain Rod Brind’Amour’s number before their game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. During his 20 seasons in the NHL, Brind’Amour spent nine with the Flyers and 10 with the Hurricanes. Brind’Amour was dealt by the Flyers in the trade that brought Keith Primeau to Philadelphia. The trade worked out very well for both teams. I think that it’s only fitting that his number is being retired on a night when the Hurricanes take on the Flyers. To show their appreciation, the Flyers will be sporting #17 jerseys during their pregame skate.
I think this is a very classy move by the Flyers organization. Brind’Amour gave nine years of service to the orange and black and was clearly a fan favorite around the city. I’d personally like to see the Flyers have a ceremony for the “Rod” in the future. Brindy scored 235 goals and recorded 366 assists during his time in Philadelphia. He was one of my favorite players growing up and I even rocked his jersey as a child. I was very disappointed the day that Brind’Amour was dealt and I still remember exactly where I was to this day. Rod Brind’Amour will always be a Flyer and a total class act. Enjoy tomorrow night Rod, you deserve it!