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Poti announces retirement

May 1, 2014, 3:47 PM EDT

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Tom Poti announced his retirement today after 14 seasons in the NHL.

The 37-year-old defenseman skated in 824 regular-season games for the Oilers, Rangers, Islanders and Capitals. He played in an All-Star Game in 2003 and won silver representing the United States in the 2002 Olympics.

“I was very fortunate to play in the National Hockey League for 14 years,” said Poti. “It was a dream come true and I had an awesome ride and met so many great people along the way. I’d like to thank my family and my wife and children for all their love and support.”

Related: Poti done with Caps: ‘It’s time to move on’

  1. Eutaw's Finest - May 1, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    THANK YOUUUU!!!!

  2. stcrowe - May 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    I cannot believe he is 37. Time sure flies.

  3. 7mantel - May 1, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Good luck Tom Poti !

  4. wethog66 - May 1, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    TY to Poti for his time as a Cap. Wish he could of ended his career healthy, and on the ice, last years Caps could of used a healthy Poti.

  5. govtminion - May 1, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    This is one of those things that should have come a few years ago… seriously, if ever there was a player who just was snakebit when it came to injuries, this is your guy. It never was the same thing twice, always something different keeping him off the ice. That’s not to say he was a bad player, at all, but… when you can’t get in more than a handful of games before going right back on IR, it’s time to re-evaluate your career.

    • captnstabn - May 1, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      Sounds a lot like Mike green…

  6. RoseTintedVisor - May 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    You were a good egg, Tom. Isles fans wish you well.

  7. mangoman1966 - May 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Never heard his name called much. Meant he was a good solid d management

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