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Canadiens set to retired Guy Lapointe's No. 5 on Saturday night

FILE - In this June 19, 2014, file photo, Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lapointe smiles at the Canadiens Hall of Fame in Montreal. Lapointe's jersey retirement ceremony will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, before a hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, for which Lapointe serves as coordinator of amateur ccouting. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes, File)

FILE - In this June 19, 2014, file photo, Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lapointe smiles at the Canadiens Hall of Fame in Montreal. Lapointe's jersey retirement ceremony will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, before a hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, for which Lapointe serves as coordinator of amateur ccouting. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes, File)  (The Associated Press)

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.