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Sean O’Donnell announces retirement

Jan 16, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

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One of the NHL’s oldest active players is hanging up his skates.

On Wednesday, 41-year-old defenseman Sean O’Donnell announced his retirement, according to TSN. The grizzled blueliner had hinted at retirement during the lockout, having failed to find a suitor for his services following the 2011-12 season, which he spent in Chicago.

With the Blackhawks, O’Donnell played in 51 games and recorded seven assists. He also appeared in two of six playoff games in the opening-round loss to the Coyotes.

O’Donnell biggest career highlight was capturing the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007. He also appeared in the 2001 Stanley Cup final with New Jersey, losing in seven games to the Colorado Avalanche.

All told, O’Donnell played in over 1,200 regular season games with nine different teams, which included two stints with the Los Angeles Kings.

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