Calgary Roughnecks Kaleb Toth accepts the applause of the crowd after scoring nice goal on Colorado Mammoth in NLL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, on January 21, 2012. MIKE DREW/CALGARY SUN/QMI AGENCY
It was time for the face of the franchise to face the unfortunate truth.
Arguably the greatest player in the history of the Calgary Roughnecks organization, forward Kaleb Toth announced his retirement Thursday after an injury prevented him from cracking the opening night roster for the National Lacrosse League squad that has employed him for the past 11 campaigns.
“I wanted to see if I still had it. My head and my heart, they're there, but my body just wouldn't allow it,” Toth said. “I still have the passion to play and I still really enjoy the game. It was just my old legs couldn't do it anymore.”