Bill Guerin calls it a career

Bill Guerin of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential...

Bill Guerin of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on September 28, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH -- Two-time Stanley Cup winner Bill Guerin has decided to call it a career.

Guerin, who played for eight NHL teams in an 18-year career, won a Stanley Cup with New Jersey in 1995 and with Pittsburgh in 2009. He will retire as a member of the Penguins after playing his last 95 games with the franchise.

"We were only here a short time, but my family and I developed such a deep connection to the city, the team and the fans," said Guerin in a statement released by the Penguins. "It was amazing. From ownership and [general manager] Ray Shero to the coaching staff and trainers, from my teammates to the arena workers to the people in the stands, they all treated us in such a first-class manner. It was an extremely positive experience. We all agree that retiring as a Pittsburgh Penguin is the perfect thing to do."

Guerin joined the Penguins in a March 2009 deal with the New York Islanders and helped the club to the Stanley Cup title that spring. He played just 17 regular-season games after the deal and notched five goals with seven assists, then posted seven goals and eight assists in 24 playoff games.

The 40-year-old Massachusetts native had a solid final season in 2009-10 with 21 goals and 24 assists in 78 games.

Guerin was selected by New Jersey with the fifth overall pick of the 1989 draft and broke in with the Devils during the 1991-92 season. He played with New Jersey until being traded to Edmonton in January 1998, and also played for Boston, Dallas, St. Louis and San Jose before joining the Islanders in 2007.

A four-time All-Star Game selection, Guerin finished his career with 429 goals and 427 assists for 856 points in 1,263 games. He added 39 goals and 35 assists in 140 Stanley Cup playoff games.

Guerin also represented the United States in the Olympics in 1998, 2002 and 2006.


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