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Jamal Mayers doesn’t want to retire yet

Jul 16, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

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Free agent forward Jamal Mayers wants to play at least one more season in the NHL.

That’s the message his agent Pat Brisson sent to the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday.

“[Mayers] would like to return,” Brisson wrote in an e-mail. “We are optimistic we will have a team come September.”

It also seems pretty certain that team won’t be the Chicago Blackhawks. The 38-year-old played in 19 regular season games but didn’t make a playoff appearance in 2013. Even so, Mayers thinks he can still play, as he said following the Blackhawks’ championship run.

“I feel like I can still skate, and in today’s game you have to be able to skate to keep up with those young kids,” Mayers said.

If there are no takers, he’s still made the most of his career, which spanned 915 regular season and 63 playoff games.

“If I do walk away, I can do it as a champion,” Mayers said.

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