Former Montreal Canadiens defenseman Guy Lapointe will have his No. 5 jersey retired on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
Lapointe's will be the 18th Canadiens jersey to be retired and marks the last of the Big Three defensemen from the juggernaut Montreal team of the 1970s to get the honor. Serge Savard's No. 18 was retired in 2006 and Larry Robinson's No. 19 in 2007.
The ceremony will begin 30 minutes before the Canadiens play the Minnesota Wild, where Lapointe, now 66, has been a scout since 1999.
Lapointe played 777 games with the Canadiens, scoring 166 goals and adding 406 assists for 572 points.
He also played for the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins before ending his stellar career in 1984. His final tally: 622 points, including 171 goals, in 894 games.