Red Wings

Brian Rafalski Retires

View Comments
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings
Upcoming Games

Buy Red Wings Tickets Full Schedule
Monday Nov 24
vs. Senators
Wednesday Nov 26
vs. Flyers
Sunday Nov 30
vs. Canucks
Red Wings Central
Shop for Red Wings Gear
Buy Red Wings Tickets

NHL Scoreboard
NHL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Brian Rafalski’s NHL career came to an end today after 15 seasons, 3 Stanley Cups, and a Silver Medal as part of the 2002 and 2010 US Men’s Hockey team. During a news conference Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena, Rafalski announced his retirement. “After 15 years of playing professional hockey, I’d like to announce my retirement. It’s been a challenging season…physically, mentally and spiritually, but also rewarding,” adding that he had made his decision 2 months ago. Rafalski still had a year remaining on his contract with the Red Wings worth $6 million. Rafalski won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 2000 and 2003 and won The Cup with the Wings in 2008. In addition to the silver medals, he was named the best defenseman of the 2010 Olympics. Check back soon for audio of the news conference.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,053 other followers