Oilers honour Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss during first game of their 2021 NHL season

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The Edmonton Oilers took the ice for warmups prior to their first game of the 2021 NHL regular season wearing Joey Moss jerseys.

Every Oilers player, including captain Connor McDavid, had ‘Moss’ on the back of their sweaters.

Moss was with the Oilers for five Stanley Cup championships and the Edmonton Football Team for five Grey Cup titles. He left a legendary mark for the person he was above anything else.

Moss passed away in late October 2020 at 57 years old.

Wayne Gretzky and Moss were together for years in Edmonton and fostered a close relationship. The Great One wants the citizens of the Alberta capital to decide how the beloved man should be remembered.

The Joey Moss Cup is awarded to the winner of the Oilers intrasquad game at the end of training camp each year. Moss was recognized by the NHL Alumni Association with the Seventh Man Award for his service in the league following the 2003 season.

His dedication to each team was painted in stone with a mural on 99th Street in Edmonton, which was unveiled on October 20, 2008. He earned the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in November 2012. Moss was immortalized in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in May 2015.