Calgary Flames legend Miikka Kiprusoff will have his number retired on Saturday (March. 2) at Scotiabank Saddledome, after backstopping the "C" of Red for nine years.

The man known to Flames fans as "Kipper" had 305 wins while donning the Red and Yellow, posting a terrific 2.46 goals against average (GAA) and a .913 save percentage. For context, the league average for goalies in the NHL over the past three seasons is well above 3.00 GAA, while the average for save percentage is at .910. 

Kiprusoff was a fan favourite quickly after he was traded from San Jose to Calgary in 2003. He was the backbone in the Cinderella run during that same season bringing the Flames within one win of the Stanley Cup. 

'Thank You, Kipper' signage at the Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome.'Thank You, Kipper' signage at the Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome.

Kiprusoff will now join Flames heroes Jarome Iginla, Lanny MacDonald, Mike Vernon, Al MacInnis, and Joe Nieuwendyk in the rafters where his name and jersey belong. After Saturday night, no future or current Flame will be able to use the number 34. 

Flames take on the Penguins at 8:00 Saturday night at the 'Dome. Be sure to arrive early to the game to be a part of the Kiprusoff celebration.