UPDATED: Paul Coffey Arena and Park officially opens Sept. 23

Wildwood Park and Malton Arena are being renamed to honour Canadian hockey legend Paul Coffey. (Photo: City of Mississauga)
Wildwood Park and Malton Arena are being renamed to honour Canadian hockey legend Paul Coffey. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

A northeast Mississauga park and arena renamed in honour of a national hockey legend are officially being unveiled Sept. 23.

That’s when Malton Arena and Wildwood Park will be known as Paul Coffey Arena and Park.
“We are so proud of Paul and everything he has accomplished,” said Ward 5 Coun. Carolyn Parrish.
“As an iconic figure within the community, we’re honoured to name two prominent locations in Malton after him.”

Malton is where Coffey grew up, playing in the Mississauga Hockey League.

Drafted sixth overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 1980, he played 21 NHL seasons, winning four Stanley Cups and suiting up in 14 NHL All-Star Games.
Coffey snagged a Norris trophy three times and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Residents are invited to attend a community celebration from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
5 p.m. Free BBQ
Family skateChildren’s activities
6 p.m. Musical performance by Hotel California
7 p.m. Official Ceremony
7:30 p.m. Musical performance by Newton’s Grove School
8 p.m. Musical performance by Hotel California
9 p.m. Fireworks display show
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