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With Flyers in town, Hurricanes to retire Brind'Amour's number on February 28

The Carolina Hurricanes announced today that they will retire Rod Brind`Amour's number 17 to the RBC Center rafters on February 28th prior to a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Brind`Amour retired from the NHL a few weeks ago.

Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will honor former captain Rod Brind’Amour by retiring his No. 17 sweater prior to the Hurricanes’ game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Brind’Amour announced his retirement from hockey on June 30.

Brind`Amour is obviously still a fan favorite in Philadelphia, and you have to expect that a lot of Flyers faithful will be making the pilgrimage down to Raleigh for the Friday night game. According to the Hurricanes, individual game tickets for that night will go on sale in December.