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Report: Giguere to announce retirement next week

Aug 15, 2014, 2:24 PM EST

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One of just five players to win the Conn Smythe despite losing the Stanley Cup final is officially hanging ‘em up.

J.S. Giguere will announce his retirement next week, according to TSN. The decision will mark the end of a solid 16-year career in which Giguere posted 262 wins in 597 NHL games, boasting a career .913 save percentage and 2.52 GAA.

Giguere, 37, enjoyed his greatest success with the Anaheim organization, backstopping the Ducks to the Cup Final in 2003 (when he won the Conn Smythe after being defeated by the Devils) and the club’s first and only championship in 2007.

Giguere also spent time with the Leafs, Flames and Avalanche.

  1. govtminion - Aug 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    I thought he announced it at the end of the season? Or is this sort of the ‘official’ thing with the paperwork and all, and that was more just the ‘last lap’ kind of thing?

    • i1theinternet - Aug 15, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      never announced. assumed by most.

      • govtminion - Aug 15, 2014 at 4:03 PM

        Apparently I’m one of the assuming types. (granted, that lap around the ice with Selanne was a pretty good hint, right?)

        Either way, a fond farewell to one of the greats. His performance in the Finals against New Jersey a few years ago was just unworldly.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 15, 2014 at 4:35 PM

        A few years ago = eleven years ago. I know, it seems way more recent than that to me too. I don’t think I’ll ever forget him waving ‘no goal’ in that first OT against Detroit, or pulling the puck off the goal line in OT against Gaborik.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

        Oops, it was in the second. Got confused because that whole game felt like OT.

  2. areaman714 - Aug 15, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Thanks for 2007 Giggy. You have earned a long and happy retirement.

  3. skr213 - Aug 15, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Will never forget his performance in 2003. Amazing. That Conn Smythe was well-deserved.

  4. tolbuck - Aug 15, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    How can you have an item on Giguere retiring without mentioning he was the last active player to have played with the Hartford Whalers?

  5. eanxdivr - Aug 16, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    He was a joy to watch. I hope he has a healthy and happy retirement.

  6. wutangwild - Aug 16, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    I still remember that series against the Wild where he only let in like…one goal in four games or something crazy. Best of luck in your future endeavors, JS!

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