A moving video chronicled the Finnish player's career in Montreal, which included a triumphant return following chemotherapy treatment for non-hodgkin's lymphoma during the 2001-02 season.
He captained the team from 1998 until his departure to Anaheim after the 2008-09 season. No. 11 still holds a place in the hearts of Montrealers, and that affection was on display Thursday. The feeling is clearly mutual.