Franchise legend to have his number retired by Calgary next season

Published July 18, 2023 at 12:00

The Calgary Flames made a big announcement on Tuesday morning that another number will be raised to the rafters at the Saddledome.

Former goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff will have his number 34 retired by the Flames organization on March 2nd, 2024 prior to a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"I loved my time in Calgary," said Kiprusoff. "The fans are amazing and it's a wonderful place to live and play. Hockey really means something here and I was proud to wear the Flaming C and call Calgary my home for 9 years. I would like to thank the Flames ownership, the organization, and the fans for my time in Calgary and for this tremendous honour."

He added, "I am honoured and humbled by this recognition of my career in Calgary. To have my name and number hanging next to those great Flames players and especially my friend and legendary goalie Mike Vernon, is truly a highlight of my career."

The 46-year-old spent parts of nine seasons in Calgary after being dealt to them in November 2003 from the San Jose Sharks. He would go on to play a key role in helping the Flames make the Stanley Cup Final later that season.

In 576 career games with the Flames, the Turku, Finland native had a record of 305-192-68 with a 2.46 goals against average, a .913 save percentage and 41 shutouts. He currently holds several franchise records as a goaltender including games played, goals against average, save percentage, wins and shutouts.

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Franchise legend to have his number retired by Calgary next season

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