RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The NHL Stadium Series game is just nine days away and now we're learning a big name in Canes history is returning for an encore.
Days before the big game, the Canes will host Hall of Fame Night during the team's game on February 16 against the Canadiens. Former Goalie Cam Ward will be there to be celebrated as part of the inaugural class into the Hurricanes Hall of Fame. He will join Rod Brind'Amour, Ron Francis and Glen Wesley as players who have had their jerseys retired.
"It was a surprise. Obviously it was a huge honor, but I'm extremely thankful and humbled for. We're really looking forward to the 16th. It's really given my family an opportunity to all be in Raleigh, which I don't know if that's ever happened," said Ward.
The day after Hall of Fame Night Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest is going to be held in downtown Raleigh.
The free event will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., rain or shine. ABC11 is a proud sponsor of the event.
Then on February 18, it's the Canes against the Capitals at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Puck drops at 8 p.m. You can watch the game on ABC11 and ESPN+.
The fun continues on Monday, when Ward will actually take to the ice himself in the 10th annual Alumni Game, which will take place at the ice rink in Carter-Finley Stadium. That game starts at 4 p.m. and is open to the public.