Skip to content

Jaroslav Spacek announces retirement

Nov 19, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT

jaroslavspacekgetty Getty Images

It might be appropriate to add Jaroslav Spacek’s final season to the list of lockout casualties.

The 13-year NHL veteran announced his decision to retire on Monday, according to iSport.cz via TSN’s Amanda Stein.

Spacek spent his solid career bouncing around the NHL, spending time with the Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens and then part of 2011-12 with the Carolina Hurricanes.

In total, Spacek scored 82 goals and 355 points in 880 regular season games.

He fought some injuries recently, but he seemed pleased to get out of what he called the “circus” atmosphere in Montreal during his brief run in Carolina.

Perhaps the roller coaster ride of the lockout sapped his will to play just a little bit longer.

Latest Posts
  1. Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million

    Jul 28, 2015, 4:39 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Four Getty Images

    Nice payday after posting a career-high in goals this season.

  2. For Pens, Tuesday’s moves were all about depth and finances up front

    Jul 28, 2015, 4:23 PM EDT

    Jim Rutherford AP

    “When you look at the structure of our salaries and our cap, it’s important to get those bottom-six cap hits in better shape.”

  3. Journeyman Steckel signs in German League

    Jul 28, 2015, 3:21 PM EDT

    David Steckel AP

    With the Nurnberg Ice Tigers.

  4. Benning calls Sutter a ‘foundation piece’ for Canucks

    Jul 28, 2015, 1:45 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers - Game One Getty Images

    “When the games mean something, that’s when he’s at his best.”

  5. Here’s a chart that shows which teams have been good/bad at drafting

    Jul 28, 2015, 1:21 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Columbus Blue Jackets Getty Images

    The Blue Jackets have done well. The Canucks have not.

  6. Leafs sign Marner to entry-level contract

    Jul 28, 2015, 12:34 PM EDT

    Mitchell Marner AP

    Probably looking at another year of junior hockey.

  7. Agent: Kruger ‘will be patient’ with Chicago’s cap situation

    Jul 28, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Marcus Kruger Getty Images

    25-year-old didn’t file for arbitration, hoping instead to sign a long-term contract.

  8. Report: Antropov mulling NHL return

    Jul 27, 2015, 9:29 PM EDT

    Nik Antropov Getty Images

    But are any teams mulling his return?

  9. Mayers returning to ‘Hawks in front office role

    Jul 27, 2015, 8:21 PM EDT

    jamalmayersgetty Getty Images

    Where he’ll work as a community liaison.

  10. ‘I don’t want to play in the AHL next year,’ says Detroit’s Callahan

    Jul 27, 2015, 6:21 PM EDT

    MitchCallahan Getty Images

    24-year-old forward would require waivers to be sent down…

  11. Still unsigned, Briere contemplating retirement

    Jul 27, 2015, 5:22 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Colorado Avalanche Vancouver Canucks v Colorado Avalanche

    “I’ll have to start thinking about it more and more in the next couple of weeks.”

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. B. Holtby (2795)
  2. G. Bettman (2439)
  3. A. Larsson (2331)
  4. D. Stepan (2135)
  5. C. Ehrhoff (1666)
  1. P. Datsyuk (1583)
  2. A. Semin (1579)
  3. R. Johansen (1537)
  4. C. Smith (1518)
  5. A. Anisimov (1498)