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Video: Montreal Canadiens pay tribute to Gary Carter

Feb 19, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT

Prior to the game between Montreal and New Jersey, the Canadiens took some time to honor the memory of Gary Carter, who passed away at the age of 57 on Thursday.

Gary Carter was taken by the Montreal Expos in the third round of the 1972 amateur draft. He went on to play in parts of 11 seasons with the Expos and represented them in the All-Star Game seven times. In 1985 he joined the New York Mets, where he participated in another four All-Star Games and earned a World Series ring in 1986. Carter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

The Canadiens had Carter’s No. 8 on the back of their jerseys as they participated in their pre-game warmup. Those jerseys will be auctioned off to help the Gary Carter Foundation.

  1. bcisleman - Feb 19, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Sigh…miss you Kid! The Kid dying seems like a metaphor for what has happened to the Mets under the Wilpons. Hopefully the team is put under more competent and honorable ownership before it is totally destroyed. And hopefully the Isles get an arena next store to CitiField where Shea used to be. Double sigh!

  2. viewsfromseat13 - Feb 19, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    is there a link to the auction of the jerseys???

  3. bcisleman - Feb 19, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    It is actually. They were likely discussing another trade. I expect that CLB will be making a number of trades in the next week and I do not think that Nash will be among them.

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