DENVER, Colo. -- Colorado Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote has called a press conference for Friday to announce his retirement after 19 seasons in the NHL.
It has been a difficult season for the 39-year-old Foote. Injuries have limited him to just 46 games and he has totaled just eight assists and a minus-nine during that time.
He is currently sidelined with a leg injury that has kept him out of play since March 16. The Denver Post said he could play Friday and Sunday's home games against Dallas and Edmonton, however, he did not travel with the team for Thursday's game in Dallas.
Originally a second-round draft pick of the Quebec Nordiques in 1989, he made his debut with the team during 1991-92 and spent his first 13 seasons with the team. After the lockout in 2004-05, he signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets and played there till he was traded back to the Avalanche on February 26, 2008 for draft picks.
During his first stint with Colorado, he was a member of a team that won the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001 and played with All-Stars Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg and Patrick Roy.
Of the 1,153 games he has played, all but 187 of them were with the Avalanche franchise.
He has totaled 56 goals and 203 assists with Colorado and 66 goals and 242 assists overall. He added seven goals and 35 assists in 170 playoff games and has been the team captain since Sakic retired after the 2008-09 season.
He also won a Gold Medal in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Olympic Games as a member of Team Canada.