Former New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Dan Girardi has announced his retirement from the NHL after 13 seasons.
When the New York Rangers decided to buy out the remaining three years of his contract last June, Daniel Girardi called on the same dogged determination he has exhibited throughout his career.
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Dan Girardi has come a long way from Welland, Ontario. Now in his 11th season with the New York Rangers, he points back to working at a local restaurant as a major factor behind the work ethic that helped shape his NHL success story.