Wade Redden quit playing the waiting game Thursday and hung up his skates.
The former Senators' defenceman, who had a brilliant career that spanned 14 seasons, had been skating with the WHL's Kelowna Rockets and hoping to get one last shot but when the call never came he called it a day.
Redden, 36, who played 1,023 games and had 109 goals, 348 assists for 457 points, also had stints with the Rangers, Blues and Bruins during a standout career. He left Ottawa as a unrestricted free agent in 2008 after refusing to accept a trade to the San Jose Sharks at mid-season.
He is regarded by many as one of the best Ottawa players to ever wear the uniform. Drafted by the Islanders in 1995, he was brought to Ottawa in a three-way deal with the Leafs that sent Bryan Berard to New York and landed the Senators goalie Damian Rhodes in 1996.