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Edmonton retires defenseman Coffey's No. 7

Updated: October 19, 2005, 11:18 PM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Paul Coffey wiped away tears as his No. 7 Edmonton Oilers jersey was raised Tuesday night in a ceremony marked by the sound of trumpets, the streaming of confetti, the flashing of lights in a darkened arena and the deafening roar of fans chanting his name.

"All I can say is it's great to be an Oiler," Coffey said as he stood at center ice with his family before the Oilers played the Phoenix Coyotes.

"I'll always consider myself to be an Oiler and ...

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