Report: NHL All-Star Joe Sakic to Announce Retirement on Thursday

July 8, 2009

(ChattahBox) — NHL All-Star and Colorado Avalanche’s longtime captain Joe Sakic, is reportedly set to announce he is retiring Thursday after a 20-year NHL career.

Sakic who led the Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles, and is a 13-time All-Star, turned 40 yesterday. With his anticipated retirement, he’ll likely be inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto in his first year of eligibility in 2012.

What remains unknown us whether he will play for Team Canada in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver as a final goodbye to hockey.



One Response to “Report: NHL All-Star Joe Sakic to Announce Retirement on Thursday”

  1. Nick on July 8th, 2009 3:21 pm

    Joe Sakic was and will always be the best professional athlete who ever lived. I have watch Joe Sakic play with the Avs since I was a kid. I watched him lead the way to both of the Stanley Cups won by the Avs. He was the best clutch player of the NHL. He number will always remain on my hockey, baseball jerseys.

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