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Mike Comrie calls it a career

Feb 13, 2012, 11:56 AM EDT

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It was a short career, but an eventful one for Mike Comrie.

The 10-year NHL veteran announced his retirement from hockey today after playing in 589 games with seven different teams. Sportsnet’s Gene Principe reports Comrie’s announcement comes just two weeks after having surgery on his hip.

Comrie finished his career with 168 goals and 365 points. He played in just 21 games last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins before having his season ended thanks to injury. Twice Comrie was a 30-goal scorer, once with Edmonton and Phoenix each, and scored 20 goals or more three other times.

Of course, you might remember him more in recent years for marrying Hollywood starlet Hillary Duff. If you can’t win a Stanley Cup, finding a lovely bride makes for a decent win in life as well.

Getting to retire at age 31 and play the part of house dad just helps everyone get even more jealous of the guy that gets to coast on the earnings of The Brick furniture store chain in Canada, which his father Bill founded over 40 years ago.

  1. rob1986s - Feb 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Holy crap, I had no idea Comrie’s family owned The Brick.

    Do you think Comrie’s contracts had a clause that said no payments and no interest for a full year?

    Nobody Beats The Brick! ™

  2. hockeyfan1701 - Feb 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Married to a movie star, family worth millions, and played in the NHL……if we all could be so lucky. Good for you Mike Comrie.

  3. cmutimmah - Feb 13, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Hey, he could have tried a come back, toiled in the minors, and eventually gone out on the game’s terms. Good to see him realize there’s more to life and go out on his own. I have always been a Comrie fan for some odd reason… Really fast smooth skaters with a quick release. A poor man’s Paul Kariya.

  4. ragingyinzer - Feb 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Lazy Mike. Get off your Duff and play hockey!

    • barkar942 - Feb 13, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      Would you want to get off of his Duff, I mean get off of Duff, I mean her Duff?
      I have always thought that was a very nice Duff!

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