BUFFALO, NY - Crews were putting together the final touches Thursdayin preparation of the official unveiling of the Buffalo Sabres' Alumni Plaza.

The unveilingceremony will take place Friday night at 7pm.

The centerpiece of the new plaza will be a 10-foot bronze statue of the French Connection.

PHOTO GALLERY: Final Touches Before Unveiling Sabres' Alumni Plaza

Last week,former Sabres' playersGilbert Perreault and Rene Robert were on hand as Sabres officials showed off a few of the brick plates that will adorn Alumni Plaza.

Each brick column in the plaza will be dedicated to a specific decade of Sabres history. The names of every player who's ever played a game will go up on the pillars.