The late Gary Carter meant a lot to the city of Montreal.
The legendary catcher spent 12 of his 19 seasons there with the Expos, establishing himself as a fan favorite with his unparalleled work ethic and his desire to connect with the French-speaking fanbase, despite the fact that he didn’t know a lick of French when he first came to the team. Today the Montreal Canadiens paid tribute to Carter by taking to the ice as a team prior to their game with the New Jersey Devils wearing jerseys bearing “Carter 8″ on the back.
These jerseys, while aesthetically pleasing and a lovely tribute to a legendary ballplayer on their own, are going to do more than just remind people of the impact Carter had on the city of Montreal. Per the Canadiens’ official Twitter feed (@canadiensMTL):