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Penguins honor Ben Roethlisberger with awesome jersey tribute

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are paying tribute to a local sports legend on Tuesday night ahead of their clash with the New York Rangers. Ben Roethlisberger was in the house on Tuesday and was treated to an awesome surprise when the entire Penguins team came out of the locker room wearing No. 7 jerseys, with the name Roethlisberger plastered on the back.

The players took the ice in the special warmup jerseys as a sign of respect to the recently-retired Steelers quarterback, who spent nearly two decades as the face of Pittsburgh football.

It seems Roethlisberger wasn’t aware that the entire team would be donning his jersey during warmups, and the reaction shared between him and his son was truly heartwarming when the players took the ice, all donning the No. 7 on their backs.

As part of the tribute to Roethlisberger, the former quarterback was tasked with dropping the ceremonial opening puck for the game.

Witnessing Big Ben at center ice at PPG Paints Arena alongside Sidney Crosby is surely a moment to behold for any Pittsburgh sports fans.

Roethlisberger and his son are surely set for an incredible night, and hopefully the Penguins can run up the score against the Rangers and put on a show for the Super Bowl champion quarterback.

Roethlisberger announced his retirement from the NFL shortly after the Steelers were eliminated from the playoffs by the Kansas City Chiefs. He had served as the team’s quarterback since 2004, when he was drafted 11th overall out of the University of Miami, Ohio.