Sakic on Giguere: ‘His achievements speak for themselves’
After 16 seasons in the NHL that spanned from playing for the Hartford Whalers, Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and ultimately the Colorado Avalanche - calling it quits at the age of 37 is just fine. He ends his career with 262 career wins, a Conn Smythe Trophy in 2003 and a Stanley Cup in 2007.
Colorado Avalanche president of hockey operations Joe Sakic had this to say about Giguere riding off into the sunset:
After being a first-round pick by the Whalers in 1995 (13th overall), he managed to have quite the career and was the face of a Ducks team for nine seasons backstopping them to two Stanley Cup Final appearances. Getting to have a Hockey Hall of Famer like Sakic to say some nice parting words upon retirement makes for a pretty nice gift.