The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they will unveil plans to a new team legacy initiative that will honour the club's former greats on Thursday.
Team President Brendan Shanahan will be joined by alumni at the Air Canada Centre for the announcement.
According to The Toronto Sun, the plan is to place three life-sized statues of Maple Leafs legends near the arena's West entrance, with a long-term plan to add at least three more each year leading up the club's centennial anniversary in 2017-2018.
Names could include former Leaf greats such as Dave Keon, Darryl Sittler, Tim Horton, Johnny Bower, Borje Salming, Frank Mahovlich, Bill Barilko, King Clancy and Doug Gilmour.
The Sun adds that one name - of a now-deceased Leafs legend - will be announced on Thursday with his family in attendence while the other two will be announced at the team's Fan Fest on Sept. 5.
On Tuesday, TSN Senior Correspondent Rick Westhead reported that the Leafs also plan to award Stanley Cup rings to players who won championships for the team during the 1960s at the same event, a move that helps to repair possibly bruised relations with some alumni.