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  1. Report: Milan Hejduk to announce retirement

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:12 AM EDT

    Milan Hejduk

    He played 14 seasons in the NHL, all with Colorado.

  2. Report: Kyle Wellwood to retire from hockey (Updated)

    Oct 10, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

    Kyle Wellwood

    He played nine seasons in the NHL.

  3. Report: Tomas Holmstrom set to retire

    Jan 7, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

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    He’s played 15 seasons with the Red Wings.

  4. Mike Comrie calls it a career

    Feb 13, 2012, 11:56 AM EDT

    Mike Comrie

    Comrie finishes his career with 168 goals and 365 points at the age of 31.

  5. Mike Grier calls it quits after 14 seasons and no new job offers

    Dec 1, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

    Mike Grier

    Mike Grier has always been a tough customer in the NHL. Now he rides off into the sunset after 14 seasons.

  6. NHL Network, NHL.com will cover Mike Modano’s retirement press conference today

    Sep 23, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT

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    Mike Modano

    NHL Network and NHL.com will carry Mike Modano’s retirement press conference at 2 pm ET today. A special program “American Icon” will air at 6 pm ET on Saturday, as well.

  7. Mike Modano will retire as a Dallas Star, after all

    Sep 22, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT

    Mike Modano

    In a fitting gesture, the Stars signed Mike Modano to a “one-day contract” so that he’ll retire with his franchise of 20 out of 21 NHL seasons.

  8. Mike Modano explains retirement: ‘It’s just time’

    Sep 21, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Mike Modano reflects on his retirement decision, while former teammates such as Joe Nieuwendyk and Chris Osgood also share their thoughts on one of the best (and most important) American hockey players of all-time.

  9. Mike Modano retires after 21 seasons, announces decision via Facebook

    Sep 21, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

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    After an outstanding career in which he broke most of the all-time records for American born NHL players, Mike Modano announced his retirement via Facebook today. He’ll hold a press conference to make it official on Friday.

  10. Cory Stillman to announce retirement from NHL after 16 seasons

    Sep 8, 2011, 12:39 AM EDT

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    Cory Stillman

    Cory Stillman won two Stanley Cups in his career and after 16 seasons in the league, he’s calling it quits to join the Florida Panthers in an off-ice role.

  11. Chris Osgood adapting to a new life as a goalie coach

    Sep 1, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT

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    Chris Osgood

    Chris Osgood’s life after retirement is starting quickly as he’s going from playing goal to coaching the position.

  12. Retirements of Paul Kariya and Dave Scatchard send clear message to NHL about concussions

    Aug 23, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    Ben Walter, Dave Scatchard

    The retirements of Paul Kariya and Dave Scatchard this summer thanks to lingering concussion problems should be all the NHL needs to get even tougher on illegal shots to the head.

  13. Chris Drury retires from NHL after 12 seasons

    Aug 19, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

    Chris Drury

    After 12 seasons and an injury riddled 2010-2011 season, Chris Drury is hanging it up for good and retiring from the NHL leaving a legacy as a leader and clutch performer.

  14. Question: Was Alexei Kovalev too talented for his own good?

    Aug 12, 2011, 1:59 AM EDT

    Alex Kovalev

    Sure, Alexei Kovalev has some of the most impressive talent the NHL has seen over the last 20 years. But did his pure talent handicap the talent Russian over the last two seasons?

  15. Kris Draper announces retirement from NHL after 20 seasons

    Jul 26, 2011, 11:11 AM EDT

    Kris Draper

    After a 20 year NHL career, Kris Draper calls it quits after what ended up being an outstanding career from one that started off inauspiciously.

  16. Report: Red Wings’ Web site caption reveals that Kris Draper will announce retirement on Tuesday

    Jul 25, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

    Colin Wilson, Kris Draper

    A caption on a Kris Draper photo reveals that the grinding forward will probably announce his retirement on Tuesday.

  17. Report: Patrick Lalime set to retire from NHL

    Jul 20, 2011, 12:39 PM EDT

    Patrick Lalime

    Reports indicate that Patrick Lalime will retire from the NHL. This post discusses his highest and lowest moments in the NHL, revealing an overachieving career.

  18. Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood retires after 17 seasons; Is he a Hall of Famer?

    Jul 19, 2011, 12:35 PM EDT

    Chris Osgood

    Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood will hang it up after 17 seasons in the NHL and a strange, winning career. Is he a Hall of Famer though?

  19. Todd Marchant ends his NHL career after 17 seasons, joins Ducks’ front office

    Jun 29, 2011, 11:56 PM EDT

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    Anaheim Ducks v Dallas Stars

    Todd Marchant retired after his 17th season in the NHL, leaving behind a legacy as an underrated defensive forward … and, at one point, a guy whose speed made him a borderline star in the world of video games.

  20. Paul Kariya announces retirement from NHL, blames head shots for shortened career

    Jun 29, 2011, 4:23 PM EDT

    Paul Kariya

    NHL legendary scorer Paul Kariya announced his retirement from the NHL today and took aim at illegal head shots as the reason why his career ended prematurely.

  21. Blue Jackets let three former captains walk

    Jun 12, 2011, 2:21 AM EDT

    Patrik Berglund, Chris Stewart, Matt D'Agostini, Craig Rivet

    The Columbus Blue Jackets have informed Craig Rivet, Ethan Moreau, and Chris Clark that they will not be returning to Ohio next season.

  22. Recchi will retire if Boston Bruins can win Cup

    May 31, 2011, 1:08 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Three

    The elder statesman of the NHL confirmed what the media and fans alike have speculated for weeks: Mark Recchi will call it quits if the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup. Shocking no one, he has carried himself with class through the entire situation and even when reports brought it up before the team left…

  23. Poll: Is Mark Recchi’s career Hall of Fame material?

    May 30, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Mark Recchi

    Even at 43 years old, Mark Recchi manages to be a useful forward for the Bruins. Does he deserve to become a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame once he retires, though? Let us know in the poll.

  24. Doug Weight officially retires, becomes Islanders assistant coach and assistant GM

    May 26, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Doug Weight

    Doug Weight officially retired from the NHL today. He’ll take on a role as an assistant GM and assistant coach with the Islanders going forward.

  25. Brian Rafalski cites injuries and wanting time with family for retiring from NHL

    May 25, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    Brian Rafalski

    During Brian Rafalski’s retirement press conference today, the 11 year NHL veteran and 15 year professional cited his health and his wont to be with his family more as reasons to call it a career, money be damned.

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