NHL veteran Brian Rolston retires

Boston Bruins Chris Kelly (L) celebrates with teammate Brian Rolston after scoring the game winning...

Boston Bruins Chris Kelly (L) celebrates with teammate Brian Rolston after scoring the game winning goal in overtime against the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final hockey playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts April 12, 2012. (REUTERS)

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Brian Rolston, an NHL veteran of 17 seasons, announced his retirement Tuesday.

The 40-year-old Flint, Mich., native appeared in 1,256 NHL games, scoring 342 goals, 419 assists and 761 points with five teams: the New Jersey Devils, Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders.

“Getting the chance to play the game I love for 17 years has truly been a dream come true,” said Rolston. “My career has taken me to many great places where I had the privilege to play with some exceptional teammates and in the best league in the world. The memories of all my experiences will certainly stick with me for the rest of my life. I am grateful for the overwhelming support of my friends, family and fans throughout my career.”

Rolston was selected 11th overall in the 1991 draft by the Devils and helped the team win it’s first Stanley Cup in 1995.

 


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