Quebec goaltender Corey Crawford announced his retirement from professional hockey on Saturday.
“I’m lucky to have a long career,” Quebecker said in a press release. I wanted to chase her, but I gave my all I could to hockey and decided it was time for retirement. ”
Crawford, 36, who has been associated with the Chicago Blackhawks throughout his career, joined the New Jersey Devils last October as a free agent, but eventually could not wear the uniform. He did not even attend the Devils training camp citing personal reasons.
In 488 regular season games, including 478 starts, Quebec has a 260-162-53 record and 2.45 goals against average. Most importantly, he won the Stanley Cup twice with the Blackhawks in 2013 and 2015.
“I thank the Chicago Black Hawks Company for giving me the opportunity to spend my childhood dream,” Crawford also said. I am proud to be part of two winning editions of the Stanley Cup in Chicago. ”
Amid reactions around the National Hockey League, Montreal Canadians player Philippe Donald said at a press conference on Saturday that he had a lot of respect for the Quebec goalkeeper.
“Corey doesn’t have a letter on his jersey, but he’s a great leader,” Donald said. When I got to Chicago, he took me under his wing. ”
Remember that Danault played 32 games with the Blackhawks early in his career. After two games in 2014-2015, he played 30 games the following season before trading to the Hobbs.