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Abbotsford, BC – The Abbotsford Heat announced today that NHL Legends Mike Bossy (November 9th) and Kirk McLean (November 29th) will be making appearances at Heat games in November. As part of the Abbotsford Heat Legends of Hockey series, Bossy and McLean will be available for autographs on the concourse of the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC) on a first come, first served basis. For fans who lead a group sale of 30 or more tickets for either of these games, they will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive meet and greet with Bossy or McLean.

Mike Bossy is an NHL Hall of Famer and four time Stanley Cup winner. Playing his entire career with the New York Islanders, Bossy has 1,126 points in 752 games played and holds 7 NHL records. Bossy won the Calder Trophy (1978), the Conn Smythe Trophy (1982), the Lady Byng Trophy (1983,1984,1986), and was a first team NHL All-Star five times (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986). Bossy was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991.

Kirk McLean is a Vancouver sports legend and played a key role in the Vancouver Canucks’ run to the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. McLean played eleven seasons with the Canucks (1987-1998), playing the most games (516) as a goalie in a Canucks uniform and earning the second most wins (211) in Canucks history. McLean was also named a finalist for two Vezina trophies (1989, 1992), named to two NHL All-Star Games (1990, 1992) and was a second team NHL All-Star (1992). McLean was inducted into the Vancouver Canucks Ring of Honour in November 2010.

Mike Bossy will be making his appearance on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 as the Heat play the Toronto Marlies (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs). The autograph session will begin at 530pm on Saturday November 9th.

Kirk McLean will be making his appearance on Friday, November 29th, 2013 as the Heat play the Utica Comets (AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks). Fans are encouraged to purchase the Comets flex package including two tickets to each Friday or Saturday night game against the Comets. The Comets package starts at $81, call 1-877-452-HEAT (4328) to purchase yours today!

In addition to calling 1-877-452-HEAT (4328), fans can purchase Abbotsford Heat single game tickets at, the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre box office, the Matsqui Recreation Centre, the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, and Whatcom Wine and Spirits.

The next Heat home games are Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th against the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche). Friday, October 25th is Heat magnetic schedule giveaway night, with the first 2,500 fans getting a free Abbotsford Heat magnetic schedule. Lake Erie also features three players from the Greater Vancouver area: Stefan Elliott (North Vancouver), David van der Gulik (Abbotsford), and Mark Oliver (Burnaby). To purchase tickets call 1-877-452-HEAT.

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