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Aucoin announces retirement after 17 NHL seasons

TSN.ca Staff

11/19/2013 1:57:50 PM

Adrian Aucoin has announced his retirement from the National Hockey League after 17 NHL seasons.

The 40-year-old defenceman appeared in a total of 1,108 NHL games, amassing 121 goals, 278 assists and 399 points.

Aucoin suited up for seven different NHL clubs over the course of his career including the Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

“Having the opportunity to realize my childhood dream of playing in the NHL, and being able to have played professional hockey for 20 seasons, has been an incredible experience,” said Aucoin. “I really enjoyed playing with and against some of the best players in the game, and getting the chance to play in front of such great hockey fans. Thanks to my family, teammates, friends, fans and everyone in the hockey community who helped me in my career. I will look back on it with fondness and pride for the rest of my life.”

Aucoin was selected in the fifth round (117th overall) of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Canucks. He represented Canada at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, winning a silver medal. He also represented Canada, winning gold at the 1993 World Junior Championship and the 2000 IIHF World Championship.