At a mere 5-foot-7, Brian Gionta knew the odds would be long at getting an opportunity to play in the NHL some 20 years ago after being drafted by the New Jersey Devils.
Ondrej Pavelec, who was a workhorse in the Jets' goal after the NHL franchise moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg, announced his retirement Thursday.
Henrik Zetterberg knew something wasn't right with his back last January when he stopped practicing. Despite the aches and pains, he did not miss a game all season for the Detroit Red Wings.
A lot has changed over the last two decades in professional hockey. Through it all, there was Jarome Iginla.
Former Calgary Flames star Jarome Iginla will announce his retirement from the NHL on Monday.
Forward Alex Burrows is entering the coaching ranks after announcing his retirement from the NHL as a player on Friday.
Forward Alexandre Burrows’ playing career has come to an end, following 13 seasons in the National Hockey League.
From the NHLPA and its players, congratulations to P-A Parenteau, who recently announced his retirement after 491 NHL games, and nearly 1,000 games as a professional hockey player.
Having recently announced his retirement, Francois Beauchemin, who was drafted in the third round (75th overall), by the Montreal Canadiens in 1998, spoke with NHLPA.com about the things he’ll miss most about the game.
It couldn't have been scripted any better.
Henrik and Daniel Sedin persevered to elevate themselves among the NHL's most dominant players for nearly a decade.
Longtime Coyotes captain Shane Doan has announced his retirement in a letter to fans in Phoenix.
Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher has retired in what he calls the hardest decision he's had to make, leaving the defending Stanley Cup finalists in need of a new captain.
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell announced today his retirement following 17 seasons in the National Hockey League. Campbell will join the Chicago Blackhawks business operations department, assisting with various marketing, community relations and youth hockey initiatives.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrew Ference has announced his retirement from professional hockey after 16 seasons in the National Hockey League.
Bryan Bickell sure knows how to leave a lasting impression. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, the forward announced his retirement after Carolina’s final regular season game on April 9 - and what a game it was.
Martin Havlat has announced his retirement today from the NHL, following 14 seasons. The two-time NHL All-Star played in 790 regular season games,
"Hockey was my life, but the last few years, I just couldn’t play the way I wanted to play. My heart wanted to keep on going, but my body didn’t allow me to do it. I felt it was time. I know I’ve made the right decision."
Travis Moen announced his retirement today from the NHL following 12 seasons. The forward scored three game-winning-goals in the 2007 playoffs, including the series-clincher for the Ducks in the run to their first Stanley Cup.
Ruslan Fedotenko has announced his retirement from the National Hockey League, following 12 NHL seasons and a professional hockey playing career that spanned two decades.