๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Frans Nielsen Retires Following Denmark’s Elimination From Worlds


With Denmark’s shocking elimination from the 2022 World Championship, the end of an era in Danish hockey has come to a close, as national team mainstay Frans Nielsen, the first Dane to find success in the NHL, announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 38.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Patrick Marleau Announces Retirement From Hockey At Age 42


Canadian ironman forward Patrick Marleau, who broke Gordie Howe’s longstanding record of most games played in an NHL career after nearly a quarter century in the NHL, today announced his retirement from hockey, signing a one-day contract with San Jose to retire officially as a Shark.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ryan Getzlaf Retires From NHL At Age 36


Canadian forward Ryan Getzlaf, the longtime captain of the Anaheim Ducks, tonight played his final NHL game after announcing his retirement following the end of the Ducks’ season, wrapping a seventeen year career highlighted by a number of team records, two Olympic titles and a Stanley Cup.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Recurring Injuries Force Tuukka Rask Into Retirement


After making a failed comeback attempt with the Boston Bruins this season, recurring hip injuries have forced Finnish goaltender Tuukka Rask into early retirement at the age of 34.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hockey Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of 2020 Following Delay


After a sixteen-month pandemic delay, the Hockey Hall Of Fame tonight inducted their Class of 2020, inducting five legendary players to their ranks with a number of tremendous international achievements.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Mariรกn Gรกborรญk Formally Announces Retirement From Pro Hockey


After spending the past three seasons on injured reserve due to a herniated disk, Slovak star forward Mariรกn Gรกborรญk officially announced his retirement from pro hockey at the age of 39.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ American Forward David Backes Retires As Blue At Age 37


American forward David Backes, who has seen limited playing time over the past two seasons due to recurring injuries, today officially signed with St. Louis for a day to retire as a Blue, ending his career at the age of 37.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Long Live The King: Henrik Lundqvist Announces Retirement


Swedish goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, a Gold Medal winner at both the Olympics and World Championship, and the sixth winningest goaltender in NHL history after an illustrious 15-year career with the New York Rangers, today officially retired from hockey at age 39, after missing the 2020-21 NHL campaign after undergoing open heart surgery.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Niklas Hjalmarsson Retires From NHL, Tre Kronor At Age 34


Swedish stay-at-home defender Niklas Hjalmarsson, one of the best defensive defencemen of the modern era, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and Olympic Silver medalist for Sweden, today confirmed his retirement from hockey at age 34.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Pekka Rinne Retires As Winningest Finnish Goalie In NHL History


Finnish netminder Pekka Rinne, whose 13-year pro career saw him become the winningest Finnish goaltender in NHL history, today announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 38, spending his entire pro career with the Nashville Predators.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Jussi Jokinen Announces Retirement Following 21 Year Pro Career


Finnish forward Jussi Jokinen, a journeyman forward in the professional ranks who was a constant on the Leijonat roster, today announced his retirement following the end of the Liiga season, capping a 21 year professional career across eleven teams in four countries.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Mikko Koivu Announces Surprise Retirement At Age 37


After just seven games in Columbus, Finnish forward Mikko Koivu today announced his retirement from hockey after fifteen NHL seasons, noting his level of play was not up to his standard, just a month shy of his 38th birthday.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Triple Gold Club Member Jay Bouwmeester Forced To Retire At 37


After a cardiac incident nearly cost him his life during a game in 2020, Canadian defender Jay Bouwmeester today formally announced his retirement from hockey at age 37, eleven months to the day of his near-fatal game.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ CAS Shortens Russian International Sports Ban To Two Years


At a ruling today at the Court Of Arbitration For Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, Russia’s proposed four year sporting ban from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was reduced to two years, meaning that Russia will be banned from participating in any international sporting competition, including the 2021 Summer and 2022 Winter Olympics, until 17 December 2022.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2020


The Hockey Hall Of Fame today announced the newest members that will join as the Class of 2020, with two first-ballot inductees joining a trio of Canadian players who have long awaited their call to the Hallย in Toronto.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Aleลก Hemskรฝ Announces Retirement At Age 36


Aleลก Hemskรฝ, the workhorse Czech winger who spent 15 years in the National Hockey League, today announced his retirement from pro hockey at age 36, after a concussion prevented him from playing for the past three years.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Andrei Markov Retires Following KHL Season Cancellation


Andrei Markov, the Russian workhorse defenceman who anchored top bluelines for over 20 seasons in both Canada and his native Russia, today announced his retirement from Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL at age 41, three weeks after the KHL season was suspended over COVID-19.
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๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Thomas Vanek Retires From Pro Hockey At Age 36


Thomas Vanek, the most decorated Austrian hockey player in history, today announced his retirement at age 36 after not being claimed during the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline, ending his 15 year professional career with stops in eight cities.
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๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Marcel Goc Announces Retirement From Adler Mannheim


Marcel Goc, the longtime centre who was part of the first wave of German NHL stars during his NHL career from 2004-15, announced his retirement from Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, capping a 22 season pro hockey career.
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IIHF Hall Of Fame Announces 2020 Inductees


The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2020, to be inducted at May’s World Championships in Zรผrich, Switzerland, with two native Swiss players highlighting the class, as the IIHF will induct Ryan Smyth, Alexei Yashin, Kimmo Timonen and countrymen Mark Streit and Mathias Seger to the Hall.
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