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Owen Nolan to formally retire Tuesday in San Jose?

Feb 3, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT

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This just in from the San Jose Sharks:

WHAT: Former Sharks captain Owen Nolan will make an announcement regarding the future of his hockey career.

WHEN: Tues., Feb. 7, at 2:30 p.m. (PDT)

WHERE: The Grill at HP Pavilion

WHO: Owen Nolan, Doug Wilson, and “special guests”

And why? The Sharks didn’t include that part, but the speculation is Nolan will formally retire.

The 39-year-old hasn’t played in the NHL since 2010. He tried out with the Canucks in the fall, but was released.

Nolan was selected first overall in 1990 by the Quebec Nordiques. He spent eight seasons with the Sharks from 1995 to 2003, scoring 206 goals and 245 assists (not including the playoffs).

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Owen Nolan isn’t retired?

  2. sknut - Feb 3, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    I enjoyed watching him for many years and it was fun to see him on the Wild, even though he was about done by that point. Enjoy retirement.

  3. shutyourfivehole - Feb 3, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    My second favorite all-time Shark, right behind Mike Ricci. Good luck Buster!

  4. sjsharksfan11 - Feb 4, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Nolan was the best to suit up for the Sharks. He did everything you needed and was the last real captain the Sharks have had. Thanks for the memories. Just wish Lombardi would have never traded you. You were the heart and soul of the franchise and put them on the map as a contender. 11 should be retired and hung in the rafters of the Tank.

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