January 2, 2007: In a pre-game ceremony, Yzerman's 19 was lifted to the rafters of the Joe.
In an emotional statement to the crowd, Yzerman said:
"My jersey is going to go up there and I hope as you watch it
go up, and when you come back and see it, you give yourself a pat
on the back because you're a big reason why that jersey is up
there," he said. "It doesn't represent what I did, but what we
did as an organization."