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Watching "O Canada" Sung For The Last Time At Edmonton's Rexall Place Will Break Your Lil' Hockey Heart

Even the Great One was there.

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Wednesday night marked the end of an era in Edmonton as Rexall Place saw its last ever NHL hockey game.

Jason Franson / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Rexall Place has been the Edmonton Oilers' home since 1974, though it was then called Northlands Coliseum.

It's where Wayne Gretzky helped lead the Oilers to four Stanley Cup wins and the second-oldest NHL arena standing.

Naturally, they had to send the old girl off in style and the team was joined by more than 150 former Oilers players, including the Great One himself.

Jason Franson / THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Oilers, who have been eliminated from the playoffs, will play their next season at the new Rogers Place arena.

But if there was one moment from the emotional farewell that will tug at hockey lovers' heart strings most, it's this: The final singing of "O Canada."

This one's for you, Paul. 🍁 #FarewellRexallPlace https://t.co/chBd9XHhKC

The final anthem was dedicated to Paul Lorieau, who was the Oilers’ anthem singer from 1981 to 2011.

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