PATS TO RETIRE JORDAN EBERLE'S NUMBER

PATS TO RETIRE JORDAN EBERLE'S NUMBER

Joined: November 18th, 2004, 10:50 pm

July 12th, 2012, 10:26 pm #1

2012-07-12 whl.ca

Regina, Saskatchewan The Regina Pats Hockey Club has announced it will retire the jersey of former Pat and CHL Player of the Year, Jordan Eberle, October 9th when the Pats host the Portland Winterhawks at the Brandt Centre.
The announcement came during tonights Centre Ice Celebration in advance of the first Eberle and Friends Golf Classic which tees off tomorrow in support of the Hospitals of Regina Foundation.
Ranking thirteenth on the teams all-time scoring list, Eberle played for the Pats from 2006-2010 and scored 155 goals and added 155 assists. Jordan also suited up for 19 games with Canadas Under-18 and World Junior teams where he tallied 18 goals and 18 assists for a total of 36 points.
Regina Pats President, Brent Parker, on Eberles time in Regina, His on ice accomplishments are well documented with the Pats, Canadas National programs and now in the NHL, but for me it was the class with which he conducted himself off the ice and in our community that separates him from others and truly makes him one of the best Pats of all time. Jordan epitomizes what we want our players to be and what we want our organization to be about. It was special to watch him grow up over his time with the Pats. Theres no doubt hes very deserving of this honor.
Its definitely an honour to be up there and for Jordan its obviously well deserved, says Edmonton Oilers Director of Player Development Mike Sillinger. Heres a kid whos getting his jersey retired and hes only 22 years old. Any time you can have your jersey retired in junior hockey at that age; it speaks volumes of his performance.

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July 12th, 2012, 11:46 pm #2





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July 13th, 2012, 1:26 am #3

What part is a joke? Just wondering. I have some thoughts (surprise, surprise.)

I think Eberle is probably worthy of it. He put up good numbers as a Pat, obviously. His play away from the Pats with WJ's, WC's and the Oilers throws a little more clout behind this, also obviously.

His (Pats-- and Oilers for that matter) playoff record/performance isn't exactly... Well... It's non-existent. His teams weren't exactly winners and he was never thought of as a guy who could elevate the whole team either with his play or with his leadership. Couple strikes against, IMO.

Deserved or not (again, I think it probably is) the timing of this is-- contrary to Parker saying the timing is right-- completely off, IMO. Who gets their number retired at 22 years old? Unless it was under unfortunate circumstances... Nobody.

This all just smells like Parker and Lang trying to ride the coat tails of Eberle as long as possible. This should be done 10 (or more) years down the road, LIKE PRETTY MUCH EVERY OTHER TEAM DOES IT!

I see the obvious motive here. Sell out a Pats game early in the season and make Parker some money. I don't have a problem with marketing, but this is a little over the top.

Oh, well. Whatever.

Maybe MJ could hold a Ryan Smyth number retirement the same night! According to Parker's criteria, he should have had his number on the Civic Centre wall 15 years ago (at least he won a playoff round!)!
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July 13th, 2012, 6:25 am #4

and i agree entirely.

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July 14th, 2012, 3:25 am #5

2012-07-12 whl.ca

Regina, Saskatchewan The Regina Pats Hockey Club has announced it will retire the jersey of former Pat and CHL Player of the Year, Jordan Eberle, October 9th when the Pats host the Portland Winterhawks at the Brandt Centre.
The announcement came during tonights Centre Ice Celebration in advance of the first Eberle and Friends Golf Classic which tees off tomorrow in support of the Hospitals of Regina Foundation.
Ranking thirteenth on the teams all-time scoring list, Eberle played for the Pats from 2006-2010 and scored 155 goals and added 155 assists. Jordan also suited up for 19 games with Canadas Under-18 and World Junior teams where he tallied 18 goals and 18 assists for a total of 36 points.
Regina Pats President, Brent Parker, on Eberles time in Regina, His on ice accomplishments are well documented with the Pats, Canadas National programs and now in the NHL, but for me it was the class with which he conducted himself off the ice and in our community that separates him from others and truly makes him one of the best Pats of all time. Jordan epitomizes what we want our players to be and what we want our organization to be about. It was special to watch him grow up over his time with the Pats. Theres no doubt hes very deserving of this honor.
Its definitely an honour to be up there and for Jordan its obviously well deserved, says Edmonton Oilers Director of Player Development Mike Sillinger. Heres a kid whos getting his jersey retired and hes only 22 years old. Any time you can have your jersey retired in junior hockey at that age; it speaks volumes of his performance.

If the Pats are gonna retire Eberle after winning zero Memorial Cups, the Chiefs have alot of work to do be 'cool', too.

If they start retiring the Chiefs' kids that actually won something they'll have alot of new numbers.........Falloon, Whitney, Kidd, Klemm, Johnson, Tokarski, Cowen, Rutherford, Blackwater, Bruton, etc.

All of these kids (plus many more) won an MCup. Most of the others have won other league titles (pro & otherwise), World Championships or have hoisted The Lord's Cup.

Regina's really reaching for a little P.R. Put a good product on the ice and the front office isn't left scrambling like this to excite their fanbase............JNMO.


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July 14th, 2012, 9:26 pm #6

2012-07-12 whl.ca

Regina, Saskatchewan The Regina Pats Hockey Club has announced it will retire the jersey of former Pat and CHL Player of the Year, Jordan Eberle, October 9th when the Pats host the Portland Winterhawks at the Brandt Centre.
The announcement came during tonights Centre Ice Celebration in advance of the first Eberle and Friends Golf Classic which tees off tomorrow in support of the Hospitals of Regina Foundation.
Ranking thirteenth on the teams all-time scoring list, Eberle played for the Pats from 2006-2010 and scored 155 goals and added 155 assists. Jordan also suited up for 19 games with Canadas Under-18 and World Junior teams where he tallied 18 goals and 18 assists for a total of 36 points.
Regina Pats President, Brent Parker, on Eberles time in Regina, His on ice accomplishments are well documented with the Pats, Canadas National programs and now in the NHL, but for me it was the class with which he conducted himself off the ice and in our community that separates him from others and truly makes him one of the best Pats of all time. Jordan epitomizes what we want our players to be and what we want our organization to be about. It was special to watch him grow up over his time with the Pats. Theres no doubt hes very deserving of this honor.
Its definitely an honour to be up there and for Jordan its obviously well deserved, says Edmonton Oilers Director of Player Development Mike Sillinger. Heres a kid whos getting his jersey retired and hes only 22 years old. Any time you can have your jersey retired in junior hockey at that age; it speaks volumes of his performance.

They retired their first number, #9 on Remembrance Day 2006 in honour of Red Tilson who was killed in World War II the year after winning the league scoring championship in 42/43. The OHL Player of the Year award is also named after Red Tilson. #9 had actually not been worn since 1985 when then #9 General Bruce Melanson died in a pre-season practice from congenital heart failure.
The only other 2 Generals numbers to ever be retired where in 2008, Bobby Orr #2 and Eric Lindros #88.

Not retired:
Ted Lindsay - won Oshawa a Memorial Cup, NHL Hall of Fame, his #7 jersey is retired in Detroit and there is a statue of him inside the Joe Louis Arena.
Alex Delvecchio - NHL Hall of Fame and his #10 jersey is retired in Detroit
And recently:
John Tavares - 45 goals + CHL rookie of the year as a 15 year old, 72 goals/134 points + CHL player of the year as a 16 year old, team captain 2008 as a 17 year old, world junior MVP 2009.
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July 14th, 2012, 9:36 pm #7

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Regina, Saskatchewan The Regina Pats Hockey Club has announced it will retire the jersey of former Pat and CHL Player of the Year, Jordan Eberle, October 9th when the Pats host the Portland Winterhawks at the Brandt Centre.
The announcement came during tonights Centre Ice Celebration in advance of the first Eberle and Friends Golf Classic which tees off tomorrow in support of the Hospitals of Regina Foundation.
Ranking thirteenth on the teams all-time scoring list, Eberle played for the Pats from 2006-2010 and scored 155 goals and added 155 assists. Jordan also suited up for 19 games with Canadas Under-18 and World Junior teams where he tallied 18 goals and 18 assists for a total of 36 points.
Regina Pats President, Brent Parker, on Eberles time in Regina, His on ice accomplishments are well documented with the Pats, Canadas National programs and now in the NHL, but for me it was the class with which he conducted himself off the ice and in our community that separates him from others and truly makes him one of the best Pats of all time. Jordan epitomizes what we want our players to be and what we want our organization to be about. It was special to watch him grow up over his time with the Pats. Theres no doubt hes very deserving of this honor.
Its definitely an honour to be up there and for Jordan its obviously well deserved, says Edmonton Oilers Director of Player Development Mike Sillinger. Heres a kid whos getting his jersey retired and hes only 22 years old. Any time you can have your jersey retired in junior hockey at that age; it speaks volumes of his performance.

They retire WHL numbers based on what was done at the WHL level. Now, is there supposed to be a 5 year waiting list? I dont think so. Eberle was a monster his entire career with the Pats and was known as a team Canada hero. There isnt much more he could do on that Pats team(i know a championship wouldve been nice, but even he, cannot do it all himself)

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July 14th, 2012, 11:01 pm #8

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If it means you can put up another poster you're going to be all for it
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July 14th, 2012, 11:55 pm #9

So Ziggy, since you're obviously an "old age, non-cream puff fan" Please tell me, what is the amount of time you should wait before retiring a number?

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July 15th, 2012, 1:23 am #10

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Regina, Saskatchewan The Regina Pats Hockey Club has announced it will retire the jersey of former Pat and CHL Player of the Year, Jordan Eberle, October 9th when the Pats host the Portland Winterhawks at the Brandt Centre.
The announcement came during tonights Centre Ice Celebration in advance of the first Eberle and Friends Golf Classic which tees off tomorrow in support of the Hospitals of Regina Foundation.
Ranking thirteenth on the teams all-time scoring list, Eberle played for the Pats from 2006-2010 and scored 155 goals and added 155 assists. Jordan also suited up for 19 games with Canadas Under-18 and World Junior teams where he tallied 18 goals and 18 assists for a total of 36 points.
Regina Pats President, Brent Parker, on Eberles time in Regina, His on ice accomplishments are well documented with the Pats, Canadas National programs and now in the NHL, but for me it was the class with which he conducted himself off the ice and in our community that separates him from others and truly makes him one of the best Pats of all time. Jordan epitomizes what we want our players to be and what we want our organization to be about. It was special to watch him grow up over his time with the Pats. Theres no doubt hes very deserving of this honor.
Its definitely an honour to be up there and for Jordan its obviously well deserved, says Edmonton Oilers Director of Player Development Mike Sillinger. Heres a kid whos getting his jersey retired and hes only 22 years old. Any time you can have your jersey retired in junior hockey at that age; it speaks volumes of his performance.

Basically the players play four seasons maximum. Likely three more common. And some two and less. With the player turnaround a club could have every single and double digit number retired within twenty to thirty years. What is the cutoff point.

About the number one reason in my mind for retiring jersey numbers is if the player is killed or dies while part of the junior organization. The Swift Current Broncos come to mind and there are other cases. After that the numbers would have to be retired after much consideration (totally agree with Bobby Orr's jersey number retirement and that should have been done earlier. He played four seasons with Oshawa starting as a fourteen year old and put up close to one hundred points as both a sixteen and seventeen year old.

Interesting point: Estevan/New Westminster Bruins never retired a number (even Lorne Henning's wasn't even though when he graduated he was the WHL all-time scorer) but in their first season in New Westminster in 1971-72 d-man Bobby Smith was killed in a car crash and his number two was hung up for goood (not retired) but no one ever wore it again (that is until the team ended up in Kamloops as the Junior Oilers. The second New Westminster Bruin franchise didn't even use a number two jersey though a completely different franchise.
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