Retirement

Kunitz takes front-office role with Blackhawks after announcing retirement

By: Canadian Press

Four-time Stanley Cup-winning forward Chris Kunitz has retired after 15 seasons in the NHL.

July 30, 2019

Veteran centre Matt Cullen retires, won three Stanley Cups over career

By: Canadian Press

Veteran centre Matt Cullen is retiring after a 21-season career that includes three Stanley Cup titles.

July 10, 2019

Roberto Luongo announces retirement from NHL

By: Florida Panthers Media Release

Franchise goaltender with third-most career wins in NHL history retires after 19 seasons, 11 with Florida.

June 26, 2019

Brooks Orpik announces retirement from NHL after 15 seasons

By: NHLPA Media Release

Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement today from the NHL after 15 seasons.

June 25, 2019

Antoine Vermette retires after 14 NHL seasons

By: NHLPA Media Release

Antoine Vermette has announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL) following 14 seasons.

January 31, 2019

Josh Gorges announces retirement after 13 NHL seasons

By: NHLPA Media Release

The defenceman skated in 783 regular-season NHL games.

January 14, 2019

Longtime NHL winger Rick Nash retires because of concussion symptoms

By: Canadian Press

Rick Nash has announced his retirement from hockey after suffering a concussion last March.

January 11, 2019

Ex-Sabres captain Brian Gionta retires after 16 NHL seasons

By: Canadian Press

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.

September 24, 2018

Former Jets workhorse goalie Ondrej Pavelec retires after 11 NHL seasons

By: Canadian Press

Ondrej Pavelec, who was a workhorse in the Jets' goal after the NHL franchise moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg, announced his retirement Thursday.

September 20, 2018

Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg calls it a career

By: Canadian Press

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.

September 14, 2018

Jarome Iginla retires leaving Flames legacy behind him

By: Nadia Vocaturo

A lot has changed over the last two decades in professional hockey. Through it all, there was Jarome Iginla.

July 30, 2018

Jarome Iginla returning to Calgary to announce retirement from NHL

By: Canadian Press

Former Calgary Flames star Jarome Iginla will announce his retirement from the NHL on Monday.

July 25, 2018

Veteran NHL forward Burrows retires after 13 seasons to take coaching job

By: Canadian Press

Forward Alex Burrows is entering the coaching ranks after announcing his retirement from the NHL as a player on Friday.

July 6, 2018

Burrows retires after 13 NHL seasons

By: Chris Lomon

Forward Alexandre Burrows’ playing career has come to an end, following 13 seasons in the National Hockey League.

July 6, 2018

A congratulations to P-A Parenteau on his retirement

By: Nadia Vocaturo

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.

June 27, 2018

My Top 5 | Francois Beauchemin

By: Chris Lomon

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.

May 22, 2018

Perfect Goodbye: Daniel Sedin overtime hero in final game in Vancouver

By: Canadian Press

It couldn't have been scripted any better.

April 6, 2018

Canucks stars Henrik and Daniel Sedin say they will retire after the season

By: Canadian Press

Henrik and Daniel Sedin persevered to elevate themselves among the NHL's most dominant players for nearly a decade.

April 3, 2018

Shane Doan announces retirement from NHL

By: Canadian Press

Longtime Coyotes captain Shane Doan has announced his retirement in a letter to fans in Phoenix.

August 30, 2017

Predators captain Fisher retires after 17 seasons in NHL

By: The Canadian Press

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.

August 3, 2017