The Edmonton Oilers will honour Oklahoma State University star running back Chuba Hubbard Friday, December 20 during their home game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Affectionately known as “Canada’s Cowboy”, Hubbard captured the attention of North America with his exceptional on-field exploits, setting records and trailblazing through the NCAA this past season.
His achievements will be recognized in a special pre-game ceremony. Hubbard will also sign autographs for fans during the first intermission on the Rogers Place main concourse behind section 101.
The Sherwood Park, Alberta native had a historic year at Oklahoma State this season, leading the NCAA in nearly every statistical rushing category. His 1,936 rushing yards were the second-most in a single season at Oklahoma State since NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders‘ NCAA-record season total of 2,850 in 1988.
Hubbard was recently named the 2019 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and earned consensus All-American status. The 20-year-old will lead the Cowboys into the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl against Texas A&M on December 27 in Houston.
Oilers great Wayne Gretzky knows greatness when he sees it.