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Redden announces retirement

Wade Redden

Wade Redden has retired after 1,023 regular-season and 103 playoff games in the NHL, where he spent time with the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins.

“I would first and foremost like to thank my family and friends for their unconditional love and support. I would also like to thank my teammates, coaches and staff for all the great memories created throughout the years. To the fans, I appreciate all your support throughout my career,” said Redden. “Playing in the National Hockey League has been a dream come true and I feel very proud and privileged to have played more than 1,000 games in 14 NHL seasons.”

Redden had been hoping to keep playing, but the 36-year-old free-agent defenseman was ultimately unable to find a landing spot.

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