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Raiders reveal famous artist Doig for Legends game

PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:17 23 August 2018

Peter Doig (far right) at a Raiders anniversary game (Pic: Recorder Archive)

Peter Doig (far right) at a Raiders anniversary game (Pic: Recorder Archive)

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Everyone Active Raiders have revealed that world famous artist Peter Doig will be in the Legends team to take on the current squad on August 26.

The Scottish-born forward, who grew up in Canada, made a total of 86 appearances for Gord Jeffrey’s Raiders across three seasons in the late 1980s and early 90s.

During his time at the club he was also studying art in London, and still managed a total of 66 points, after finding the net 32 times and picking up 34 assists.

Doig is probably most remembered for carrying out important man-marking jobs on dangerous rival players in play-off promotion-clinching campaign.

The 59-year-old is now known for his paintings and one of his pieces of work sold for $11.3million in 2007.

He has since surpassed that price multiple times with his 1991 canvas, “Rosedale,” of a Toronto snowfall, sold for $28.8 million to a telephone bidder.

Doig joins Finnish duo Timo Kauhanan and Jani Lehtovaara on the Legends roster, as well as Canadian star Rob Stewart, and Lithuanian Andrius Kaminskas, goalies Alan Blyth and Chris Douglas, defencemen Tari Suwari, Shaun McFadyen, Craig Britton and forwards Rich Tomalin, Stuart Low, Grant Taylor, Jason Buckman, Jamie Randall, Jon Beckett and Scott McKenzie.

The Legends will be coached by Troy Walkington and Erskine Douglas and take on the current Raiders at 5.15pm.

Tickets are on sale through Eventbrite, as well at the Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre in Romford during junior practice tonight (Wednesday, 7-9pm).

The last few announcements are expected over the next 48 hours.

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